Whereas the students consultation group has requested a Title 5 regulation change requiring at least one voting member on the local curriculum committee, and
Whereas decision making authority on curriculum is vested in the faculty and the governing board with current regulations providing for local academic senates to allow student voting on the curriculum committee if it is appropriate in the context of their local processes, and
Whereas the professional expertise of the faculty in their decision making on curriculum maintains the integrity of the academic standards of instructional and student service curriculum for the purposes of course, degree, certificate, and articulation validation, and currently some faculty on local campuses are not allowed to vote on curriculum, and
Whereas the Chancellor has requested the primary advice of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges on this matter by November 30, 1995.
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support student input and participation in curriculum processes, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support the existing regulations respecting the right of academic senates to determine curriculum processes at the local level and allowing for the local faculty to determine through collegial consultation, the constitution and implementation of the curriculum committee, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges render this position as our primary advice to the Chancellor and the Board of Governors on this matter.
M/S/U Disposition: Board of Governors, CalSACC, Chancellor's Office, Executive Committee 21 VOCATIONALEDUCATION