Stand-Alone Courses

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State and Legislative Issues

Whereas, The Academic Senate supported the delegation of approval of stand-alone courses by the California Community College System Office to the local districts in resolution 9.10 S00;

Whereas, The Academic Senate adopted the position paper Regional Curriculum Colloquia and Delegated Approval Authority (1997) instituting the mechanism for local approval of credit courses not part of approved programs; and

Whereas, AB 1943 (Nava) seeks to delegate approval of stand-alone courses to local districts;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support the changes to Education Code 70901 (b) (10) and 70902 (b) (2) designed to authorize local Boards of Trustees to approve stand-alone courses as stated in AB 1943 (Nava) as of March 15, 2006.MSC Disposition: Board of Governors, Consultation Council, Local Senates

Status Report: 

Regulatory language to implement AB 1943 is in progress and should be approved by July 2007.