Prerequisites as a Pathway to Student Success. Mark Wade Lieu, ASCCC President Jane Patton, ASCCC Vice President Janet Fulks, ASCCC Curriculum Chair. Current Status with prerequistes. Take a quiz. True or False .
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Mark Wade Lieu, ASCCC President
Jane Patton, ASCCC Vice President
Janet Fulks, ASCCC Curriculum Chair
“. . . a condition of enrollment that a student is required to meet in order to demonstrate current readiness for enrollment in a course or educational program.”
“. . . a condition of enrollment consisting of a course that a student is required to simultaneously take in order to enroll in another course.”
“. . . a condition of enrollment that a student is advised, but not required, to meet before or in conjunction with enrollment in a course or educational program.”
Standard research methods :
From Good Practice for the Implementation of Prerequisites p.5
Content review including, at a minimum, all of the following:
i. involvement of faculty with appropriate expertise;
ii. consideration of course objectives set by relevant department(s);
iii. be based on a detailed course syllabus and outline of record, tests, related instructional materials, course format, type and number of examinations, and grading criteria;
iv. specification of the body of knowledge and/or skills deemed necessary;
v. identification and review of knowledge and/or measures skills identified under iv.
vi. matching of the knowledge and skills in the targeted course and those developed or measured by the prerequisite or corequisite (i.e., the course or assessment identified under v.); and
vii. maintain documentation that the above steps were taken.
From The Model District Policy on Prerequisites, Corequisites, and Advisories on Recommended Preparation
page 5 Board of Governors September 1993
Courses in communication or computational skills outside discipline. . .
Math 4A as a Prerequisite for Physics 2A
Assessment for Placement (for use within the same discipline). . .
Score on placement or ESL 63 as prerequisite for ESL 64
Limitation on Enrollment – Performance courses. . .
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4. faculty have an obligation to establish a learning environment that is conducive to the success of all students
5. validation processes that are dependent upon student failure are contrary to aiding their students to achieve their academic goals
6. college-level courses should expect and require students to use and further develop college-level skills
7. prerequisites decisions should be made based on academic considerations, not programmatic or enrollment/apportionment impact
8. there should be easily identifiable course options for all students – regardless of their skill level
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