Whereas, Chancellor’s Office Student Success Task Force (SSTF) Recommendation 3.4 states that “Community Colleges will require students to begin addressing basic skills deficiencies in their first year and continue remediation as part of their education plan”;
Whereas, In March 2011 the Board of Governors adopted Title 5 language that allows colleges the option of establishing communication and computation prerequisites based on either statistical validation or content review alone, thus professionalizing the implementation of prerequisites at local colleges;
Whereas, Implementation of appropriate prerequisites is the most efficient and least intrusive way to fulfill SSTF Recommendation 3.4, as students would be required to begin addressing basic skills deficiencies early in their college careers in order to meet the prerequisites for the classes they wish to take; and
Whereas, Implementation of appropriate prerequisites throughout the California Community College System would not only enhance student success but could render any Title 5 changes to address SSTF Recommendation 3.4 unnecessary;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local colleges to begin discussions of prerequisite implementation and to implement appropriate prerequisites in a timely manner in order not only to respond to Student Success Task Force Recommendation 3.4 but also to enhance student success throughout the curriculum.
MSC Disposition: Local Senates
Update 6/25/2015: Mulitple breakouts; worked with the CCCCO to draft guidelines.