Improving Noncredit Accountability Reporting through Progress Indicators

Spring
2010
Resolution Number: 
13.04
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
General Concerns
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, Resolution 13.01 S08 Noncredit Accountability Measures directed the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges to work with the Accountability Reporting for Community Colleges (ARCC), the Chancellor’s Office, and other appropriate committees, organizations, and agencies to develop appropriate noncredit accountability measures that demonstrate the multiple and complex measures of student success in noncredit instruction;

Whereas, Noncredit regional meetings and discussion with the Chancellor’s Office and ACCE (the Association of Community and Continuing Education) determined that the use of progress indicators is necessary to adequately report out student progress and success in mandated accountability reports;

Whereas, A recent survey of noncredit faculty and administrators indicated support for a taskforce to develop official noncredit progress indicators, possibly for all areas of noncredit, to eventually be vetted and agreed upon by the noncredit field, with any accompanying changes in Title 5 or elsewhere with the goal of implementation in Fall 2011; and

Whereas, This recent survey of noncredit faculty and administrators also indicated support for a voluntary pilot with a goal of implementation in Summer 2010 continuing into the 2010-2011 academic year, using some potential indicators (such as P-Pass, IP-In Progress, NP-No Pass or No Progress), with pilot results solely used as research information by the taskforce and others; Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop a task force of primarily noncredit faculty and administrators representing all noncredit areas and other representatives, as appropriate, to research options and develop progress indicators and implementation strategies and to prioritize and address accountability issues as soon as possible, continuing into the 2010-2011 academic year;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop a voluntary pilot using interim noncredit indicators with a goal of beginning in Summer 2010 and continuing into 2010-2011 academic year, with results to be used as research information for the taskforce and others; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges pursue necessary changes in Title 5 and Board of Governors’ policies with a goal of implementation of official noncredit progress indicators beginning in Fall 2011.

MSC Disposition: Local Senates

Status Report: 

SP Noncredit Indicators approved by the Board of Governors at its September 2016 meeting.