Whereas AB 1725 recognizes the noncredit programs as part of the mission and goals of the California Community Colleges, and
Whereas while the course offerings to the noncredit student do differ, they often parallel the college's credit offerings, and
Whereas it is in the best interest of the student, the college, and the State of California to assure that the noncredit courses include consideration of Title 5 standards of integrity and success, and
Whereas presently Title 5 language, Section 55002 is not specific and leaves doubt that it includes noncredit courses,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges reaffirm its position that noncredit programs are appropriately placed in the community college system and are an integral and important part of the mission, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges affirm that AB 1725 recognition of faculty's responsibility for curricular development and Title S's educational standards such as faculty-student interaction, integrity in student assessment, critical thinking and writing standards also applies to noncredit course offerings as well as to credit courses, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates, where noncredit programs exist, to ensure the intent of AB 1725 by including noncredit faculty and courses in the local curriculum process.
M/S/C DISPOSITION: Executive Committee, Chancellor's Office, College/district CEOs, Board of Governors, Legislature, Local boards of trustees, local senates, CIOs