Credit-Noncredit Dialogue

Fall
2007
Resolution Number: 
09.07
Contact: 
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Category: 
Curriculum
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, Noncredit courses provide students with a less intimidating means of beginning a college career, students who otherwise might not view a college certificate or degree as an attainable goal;

Whereas, Credit by exam is an option, where available, for students to demonstrate that they have achieved the objectives of a course and to be granted college credit for that course; and

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges supports the use of noncredit courses as a bridge to credit programs and courses;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage a dialogue between faculty who teach credit and faculty who teach noncredit courses to discuss topics such as course rigor, teaching and assessment methods, goals, and means for aiding the transition from noncredit to credit programs and courses; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage credit faculty to consider developing credit by exam options for credit courses that have noncredit equivalents, where appropriate. MSC Disposition: Local Senates

Summary: 
Encourage a dialogue between faculty who teach credit and faculty who teach noncredit courses to discuss topics such as course rigor, teaching and assessment methods, goals, and means for aiding the transition from noncredit to credit programs and courses; and, encourage credit faculty to consider developing credit by exam options for credit courses that have noncredit equivalents, where appropriate.
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