Whereas, Statewide efforts are currently underway to align and integrate instruction for college preparation, including credit basic skills, noncredit basic skills, adult education, regional occupational programs, and both public and private K-12 education;
Whereas, The various approaches to college preparation lead to inconsistent expectations and standards across these systems, often causing incoming college students to be placed in lower levels before embarking on transfer-level study;
Whereas, Course Identification Numbering (C-ID) System course descriptors establish broad minimum expectations for a course and define the expectations for student achievement and success, and thus developing C-ID descriptors for the top pre-transfer level courses would provide a means for these systems to voluntarily adopt common curricular expectations for students entering into college; and
Whereas, The California Community College System and the State of California have not allocated sufficient resources to coordinate and support the efforts required to develop C-ID descriptors for pre-transfer level basic skills education;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with college preparation stakeholders to secure funding for the development, submission, and review of C-ID course descriptors for levels below transfer in order to establish consistent curricular expectations and pathways for California’s pre-transfer level students.
2017 - 18: C-ID Leadership will determine, in collaboration with nursing faculty, how to address this resolution.