Whereas community college instructors must be current in matters of pedagogy as well as expert in their disciplines, and
Whereas half of community college students enroll in at least one basic skills course, and
Whereas an ever increasing number of instructors are assigned to basic skills courses, and
Whereas a paper on good practices would be valuable to support the efforts of faculty teaching basic skills courses,
Resolved that the Academic Senate direct the Executive Committee to prepare a paper on good practices in basic skills instruction on which both state and local senate policy can be based, especially curriculum development and resource allocation.
With the publication of Survey of Effective Practices in Basic Skills in Spring 2003.