Whereas, The Basic Skills Initiative has raised awareness about the large number of underprepared students in the California Community College System, where 70-98% of first-time entering students assess as having basic skills needs;
Whereas, Student success data indicate that students who are not college ready are less likely to succeed than students already at college level; and
Whereas, Title 5 Regulations demand local college-by-college, course-by-course statistical validation of prerequisites documenting student failure for courses outside of a discipline, and these requirements are perceived as onerous, resulting in a lack of prerequisites for the vast majority of general education courses;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges research potential pilot projects, easily replicable at all colleges, for applying basic skills prerequisites to general education courses.
MSC Disposition: System Advisory Committee on Curriculum, Local Senates
The pilot projects were unnecessary because the prerequisite change was made to Title 5 and implementation of content review for establishing prerequisites has begun.