The Role of Noncredit in the California Community Colleges

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					       Update from SACC



 Michelle Pilati, Faculty, Rio Hondo College
Randy Lawson, Vice President, Santa Monica
                    College
              Preview
• Working together at the state level
• Accomplishments of SACC
• Lessons learned about collaboration
                  Preview
•   Math & English Levels
•   Stand Alone Course Approval (AB 1943)
•   New Title 5 Areas under discussion
•   SB 361 Implementation
•   Hot Off the Presses – ASCCC Positions
•   Future Issues
 Faculty & Administrators
         at SACC
• SACC= System Advisory Committee on
  Curriculum
• Agency Review recommendation
• Evolution of committee
• Growing pains
            SACC’s Progress

•   Stand Alone course approval (AB 1943)
•   Program & Course Approval Handbook
•   Guidelines on Tutoring & Learning Assistance
•   Title 5 discussions
•   Other topics
         Lessons Learned
        about Collaborating
         at the state level

Everyone benefits when decisions include field
  input from administrators and faculty
       Additional areas where
       collaboration is needed

•   New program development
•   Program reduction & discontinuance
•   Administrator Retreat rights
•   Others
               Strategies
• Avoid: “Us” vs “them”
• Move from small collaborations to bigger
  (builds trust)
• Share information (demonstrate openness)
• Invite participation; it’s up to us!
• Faculty /administrators can’t do it alone
• Take advantage of natural alliances
  (curriculum; challenging Board)
              Math & English
•   BoG action
•   Title 5 changes will take place in Fall 2009
•   What the change will say
•   What is being done state-wide (Basic Skills
    Initiative)
        Stand Alone Approval
•   AB 1943
•   What stand alone courses are (and are not)
•   Fact Vs Fiction
•   Can’t be implemented without guidelines
•   Status quo for now
New areas of Title 5 under
 discussion for revision
 a. Article 2 of subchapter 1, sections 55100-
    55183
    Approval of courses, programs and classes
 b. Subchapter 9, sections 55750-55765
    Standards of Scholarship
 c. Subchapter 10, sections 55800-55809,
    Degrees and Certificates
 d. Course repetition
 SB 361 Implementation

• The legislation
• The emergency Title 5 regulations
  – How developed
  – Status
  Supplemental Learning
  Assistance & Tutoring

• New Guidelines
• Supplemental Instruction
• Online tutoring permitted
  – Referrals to tutoring required
• Questions people raise
             Section 58172
• Learning assistance as required component
  of the course--for all students in the course

                       OR

• Optional & provided through open entry/
  open exit
    Open Entry/Open Exit Courses

• The course outline of record must
  • identify the other course or courses that it supports
  • include the specific learning objectives to be
    addressed and the educational competencies
    students are to achieve.

• Students must actively enroll
                 Tutoring
• Section 58170 – Apportionment for Tutoring
• Conditions for Apportionment include. . .
• Important change: The individual student
  tutoring is conducted through a designated
  learning center.
                  Referrals
•   Electronic referrals OK
•   Individual referrals preferred
•   Records of referrals need to be kept
          ASCCC Positions

• Resolved, That the Academic Senate for
  California Community Colleges work with
  local senates, local curriculum committees,
  and chief instructional officers (CIOs) to
  eliminate the use of the term “transfer” in
  program titles for the associate degree.
            ASCCC Positions
• Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California
  Community Colleges urge local senates, through
  their curriculum committees, to ensure that their local
  processes support and promote high quality,
  academic rigor, and integrity of their courses by
  implementing a curricular review of all courses with
  delivery methods that regularly replace classroom
  time with an alternative mode of delivery, regardless
  of the percentage of classroom time being replaced.
           ASCCC Positions
• Resolved, That the Academic Senate for
  California Community Colleges oppose the
  use of IGETC and/or CSU GE Breadth as the
  sole basis for the associate degree; and
• Resolved, That the Academic Senate for
  California Community Colleges support
  interpretation of Title 5 that prohibits the use
  of IGETC and/or CSU GE Breadth as the sole
  basis for the associate degree.
          ASCCC Positions
• Resolved, That the Academic Senate for
  California Community Colleges recommend
  to the Board of Governors a change in Title 5
  language to require a minimum grade of “C”
  in all courses required in the area of
  emphasis/major for an associate degree and
  System Office approved certificates.
           ASCCC Positions
• Resolved, That ASCCC recommend that a
  change in, or any interpretation of, Title 5
  reflect that a college may choose (in its local
  policy) to permit additional course repetitions
  for substandard grades, without
  reapportionment
      On down the road. . .

• Program & Course Approval Handbook
• More about Noncredit
• Associate degrees

				
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