Whereas, Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites, is an academic and professional matter and Title 5 53200 establishes that faculty, through the academic senate, have the primary function of making recommendations with respect to such matters;
Whereas, The process of statistical validation of pre- and co-requisites has presented tremendous challenges, including circumstances in which faculty are unable to implement academically valid pre- and co-requisites;
Whereas, Complete and accurate student data for the purposes of statistical validation are difficult to obtain and require students to not succeed, contrary to our goal as faculty who seek to facilitate student learning regardless of student lack of preparation; and
Whereas, Non-validated pre- and co-requisites are routinely implemented at the request of outside agencies, "regardless of the ability to validate such requirements," in violation of current policy;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the System Office to review all policies, procedures, laws, and legislation related to pre-requisites, co-requisites, and advisories, including the current validation process;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges prepare recommendations for modifying the current validation process; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges review all recommendations, including possible changes to Title 5, at the Spring 2007 Plenary Session and, if appropriate, seek to implement desired changes.MSC Disposition: Local Senates, System Office
Completed. See new resolutions on prerequisites.