Meeting Ethnic Studies Requirement

Spring
2009
Resolution Number: 
09.01
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Curriculum
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, Resolution 9.05 S08 requested that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges research the current statewide practices for implementing ethnic studies as required in Title 5 55063 (b) (1) and report back findings and recommendations; and

Whereas, Research on statewide practices indicated that approximately 50% of the community colleges have instituted an ethnic studies requirement based upon a specific course, while the rest of the colleges have followed Title 5 by embedding ethnic studies classes within the required General Education subject areas identified in Title 5;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local curriculum committees to review the Title 5 requirements with respect to the ethnic studies requirement and assess whether or not their practices are compliant and, if issues are found, consider ways to meet the requirements.

MSC Disposition: Local Senates, Curriculum Committees

Summary: 
Encourage local curriculum committees to review the Title 5 requirements with respect to the ethnic studies requirement and assess whether or not their practices are compliant and, if issues are found, consider ways to meet the requirements.
Status Report: 

The resolution was addressed at a Fall 2009 breakout and in a January 2010 Rostrum article by committee members David Morse and Pamela Watkins.