Improving Major Preparationfor Transfer

The Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS) has been working for the last two years on a project to improve the lower division major preparation of students transferring to UC and CSU. The collaboration of the UC, CSU, and community colleges academic senates in ICAS has created a fledgling project called the Intersegmental Major Preparation Articulated Curriculum (IMPAC) based on the principle that direct, face-to-face meetings of discipline faculty are the best means of increasing articulation.

Curriculum Committee Breakouts

"Curriculum 101" was the theme of the Curriculum Committee's breakout at the Spring Session that focused on writing up or revising course outlines using the process of aligning course objectives, student assignments, and evaluation criteria. This breakout featured Diane Glow, San Diego Miramar College, walking the participants through the steps of reorganizing the way course outlines are written.

The Treasures of Sacramento

Greetings from the Treasurer. At each plenary session I provide the delegates and attendees with a report of the financial activities and condition of the Academic Senate for California's Community Colleges. The scope of the financial reports is generally limited to quantitative facts about past cash flows, future obligations, current fund balances, and the cost value of the Senate's assets. These reports do not tell the entire story. The most valuable assets in the Senate's treasury are not included in the financial reports at all.

Affirmative Action Committee Breakout

The Affirmative Action and Cultural Diversity (AA/CD) Committee presented a breakout at the Spring Plenary Session on the Commitment to Diversity. The following information was disseminated: 1) the Community California College Commitment: Action Plan; 2) Affirmative Action Regulations: Guidelines with Questions and Answers; 3) Guidelines for Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination.

State Committees

Have you ever wanted to participate on a state-level committee? Have you thought about how you can impact state policy? The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is in the process of selecting faculty to serve on standing committees, Chancellor's Office advisory commitees and task forces, and various other liaison committees. Contact the Senate Office at (916) 445-4753 for an application to serve or visit our website at: http://www.academicsenate.cc.ca.us/Senate/Forms/nomination.pdf


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