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 • Article 2 of subchapter 1, sections 55100-55183 Approval of courses, programs and classes b. Subchapter 9, sections 55750-55765 Standards of Scholarship • Subchapter 10, sections 55800-55809, Degrees and Certificates • 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