Provide Guidelines on Significant Lapse of Time

Resolution Number
Craig Rutan
Assigned to
General Concerns
Status Report

T5 regulations on significant lapse of time were changed.  This is no longer relevant.

Whereas, Title 5 §55043 allows districts to “permit or require repetition of a course where the student received a satisfactory grade the last time he or she took the course but the district determines that there has been a significant lapse of time since that grade was obtained”;

Whereas, No guidelines currently exist to help districts determine reasonable standards for course repetition due to a significant lapse of time, and therefore this concept is applied inconsistently throughout California community colleges; and

Whereas, Recent changes to other sections of Title 5, especially those regarding repeatable courses, may lead to increased requests to allow course repetition due to significant lapse of time; Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the Chancellor’s Office to develop and provide guidance for local districts and colleges regarding policies on course repetition due to a significant lapse of time.