Whereas, Implementation of noncredit progress indicators will require training of noncredit faculty;
Whereas, Implementation of noncredit progress indicators will require training of noncredit faculty, and over 90% of noncredit faculty are part-time or adjunct faculty for whom access to typical training methods is more difficult;
Whereas, Professional development for faculty concerning curriculum issues, particularly those associated with student assessment and accountability reporting, provides an excellent opportunity to address and update noncredit faculty on many curricular issues, including important career technical education, basic skills, and ESL issues; and
Whereas, The Noncredit Accountability Taskforce has developed training materials which are posted on the Basic Skills website and has successfully conducted noncredit grading and progress indicator training both face-to-face and via webinars;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges explore mechanisms to fund and support faculty training for implementation and use of progress indicators and/or grades in noncredit.
MSC Disposition: Local Senates
Update 6/25/2015: Reassigned to SACC by Noncredit Committee
Deem completed based on breakouts at Noncredit Summit. 2017 - 18: The co-chair will discuss this resolution with noncredit and 5C, does one presentation at a conference really complete this resolution? Should a Rostrum or PDC module be developed to share the information wider?