Whereas, In response to the implementation of the requirements of AB 705 (Irwin, 2017) colleges are creating credit and noncredit support courses for English and mathematics, including required credit co-requisite courses;
Whereas, The regulatory language in Title 5 section 55041 on repeatable courses did not foresee the requirements of AB 705 (Irwin, 2017), and thus does not address the repeatability of credit support courses for English and mathematics;
Whereas, If a student needs to repeat an English or mathematics class because of an earned substandard grade, that student cannot repeat a required co-requisite support class unless he or she also earned a substandard grade in the co-requisite support course; and
Whereas, Noncredit support courses in English and mathematics may not be a viable option for all colleges for a variety of reasons;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to explore options to allow for credit co-requisite course repeatability, including possible changes to Title 5 section 55041, to address repetition of credit co-requisite support courses for English and mathematics.