Whereas, Students who enter the workplace need effective oral communication skills to interview, work in groups, give reports and interact with the public and co-workers;
Whereas, Students who transfer to many universities need to complete an oral communication course to graduate; and
Whereas, Many community colleges do not require oral communication proficiency or coursework for Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degrees;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to evaluate whether their college's current graduation requirements meet the oral communication needs of their students;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to consider a proficiency or course in oral communication for an Associate of Arts (AA) or an Associate of Science (AS) degree.
Has also emerged during discussions of AA/AS degree changes and basic skills competencies.
Not a current issue.