Reexamination of Lab Space Allocations

Spring
2009
Resolution Number: 
13.06
Assigned to : 
Category: 
General Concerns
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, Regulations currently treat science and career technical education (CTE) lab space equivalently in terms of state definitions of capacity load space allocations;

Whereas, Title 5 language has not changed in this regard in more than 40 years, while the nature of both science and CTE has evolved; and

Whereas, The current allocation formula inappropriately combines the different needs of science and CTE programs under the same formula;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges study the possibility of recommending changes to Title 5 with regard to the lab space allocation formulas to meet the distinctive needs of science and career technical education (CTE) programs.

MSC Disposition: Local Senates

Summary: 
Study the possibility of recommending changes to Title 5 with regard to the lab space allocation formulas to meet the distinctive needs of science and career technical education (CTE) programs.
Recommendation: 
The 08-09 committee recommended that the new curriculum chair or ASCCC president speak with Erik Skinner concerning this request to determine the correct pathway to make a change.
Status Report: 

The Title 5 regulations that affect space allocation were changed.