Clarifications on Math and English Recommendations

Fall
2005
Resolution Number: 
09.03
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Curriculum
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, Technical difficulties with implementation of the Spring 2005 resolutions on mathematics and English requirements for associate degrees require clarifications to confirm the original intent;

Whereas, The original section to be changed included provisions to include alternative courses fulfilling the same requirements;

Whereas, Previous Academic Senate resolutions may have left some doubt about the Senate's position on the AA/AS applicability of certain courses; and

Whereas, Cutting current courses from AA/AS credit would have an unduly negative impact on students;


Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges ensure that the same breadth of alternatives to specific courses originally agreed upon be included in any changes to Title 5 requirements for the AA/AS degree; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges make clear its continued support for the AA/AS applicability of mathematics courses at or above the level of elementary algebra and English courses no more than one level below the level commonly known as English 1A. MSC Disposition: Local Senates

Summary: 
Ensure that the same breadth of alternatives to specific courses originally agreed upon be included in any changes to Title 5 requirements for the AA/AS degree; make clear its continued support for the AA/AS applicability of mathematics courses at or above the level of elementary algebra and English courses no more than one level below the level commonly known as English 1A.
Recommendation: 
The Curriculum Institute and May Rostrum article completed this resolution. Note: ASCCC T-5 AA/AS Degree changes did not affect course degree applicability. The Committee and ASCCC Liaisons will work with SACC to ascertain authenticity and impact of reporting variations.
Status Report: 

Completed