Stand-alone Course Approval Implementation

Fall
2006
Resolution Number: 
09.05
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Curriculum
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, AB 1943 (Nava) on Stand-alone Course Approval, which was recently chaptered into Education Code, will permit local districts to approve credit courses (known as "stand-alone courses") that are not a part of established educational programs;

Whereas, "AB 1943 does not give unfettered freedom to local districts" but rather requires the System Office to develop regulations identifying the processes and conditions for local approval of stand-alone courses;

Whereas, In its white paper "A Proposal to Locate Approval of Stand Alone Courses at the Local Level" (10/25/05), the System Advisory Committee on Curriculum (SACC) proposed various implementation strategies for the transition of approval to local districts including the identification of best practices for local stand-alone course approval; and

Whereas, The implementation of AB 1943 will not occur for a year, allowing time to research and recommend best practices to faculty;


Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the System Office in the development of implementation strategies for AB 1943; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the System Office to research best practices for the local approval of stand-alone courses and participate in the dissemination of best practices.
MSC Disposition: System Office, Local Senates

Status Report: 

SACC has worked with the System Office to develop the training required by legislation. This training emphasizes best practices in curriculum procedures and will be made widely available through in-person, distance, and online modalities.