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1 LET’S CELEBRATE!! Revisions to Title 5 Or What you never knew you needed to know but now you know you need to know this stuff! Presented by Randy Lawson and Lori Gaskin

2 WHO? WHAT? WHY? WHY? System Office Strategic Plan process System Office Strategic Plan process Legislative changes Legislative changes AB1943: Stand-alone course approval SB361: Enhanced funding for noncredit Noncredit alignment project Noncredit alignment projectWHAT? Chapter 6 of Division 6 of T5 covering course and program approval, curriculum standards, standards of scholarship, and requirements for the associate degree Chapter 6 of Division 6 of T5 covering course and program approval, curriculum standards, standards of scholarship, and requirements for the associate degreeWHO? SACC SACC

3 THE HIGHLIGHTS – PART 1 §55002 Course Standards §55002 Course Standards COR shall include the expected number of contact hours for the course as a whole § Credit Hour § Credit Hour Basic unit of college credit is defined to avoid reference to specific term lengths (was described in terms of hrs/week over a 16 week term):  48 hrs of lecture, study, lab work = 1 unit credit  96 hrs of lecture, study, lab work = 2 units credit  Credit shall be adjusted proportionately to lecture, study, lab work in ½ unit increments (may use < ½ unit increments)

4 THE HIGHLIGHTS continued §55007Multiple Enrollments §55007Multiple Enrollments Prohibits enrollment in two or more sections of the same credit course at the same time. §55022Pass/No Pass Option §55022Pass/No Pass Option CR/NC P/NP Implementation Date: Fall 2009 §55024 Withdrawal §55024 Withdrawal §55025 Grade Changes  Removal of W if determination of discriminatory treatment  Substitute faculty member for grade change request if student claiming discriminatory treatment, possibility of gross misconduct, or instructor not available

5 THE HIGHLIGHTS continued §55040Course Repetition – Substandard Work §55040Course Repetition – Substandard Work  Course repetition: allows 2 times (was one time) and may claim each for apportionment (for a total of 3 times: the original + 2 repeats)  May allow a 3 rd repetition for extenuating circumstances (no apportionment)

6 THE HIGHLIGHTS continued §55063 Associate Degree  Must have 18 units in a major or area of emphasis  These 18 units must be taken in a single discipline or related disciplines (as listed in the Taxonomy of Programs) or in an area of emphasis involving lower division coursework which prepares students for a field of study or for a specific major at UC or CSU.  May not award an Associate degree absent the 18 unit major or area of emphasis.  Associate degrees based solely on IGETC or CSU Breadth are non-compliant.  Students admitted Fall 2009: Each course in the major/area of emphasis much be completed with a grade of C or better or a P.

7 THE HIGHLIGHTS continued §55070Credit Certificates §55070Credit Certificates Sequence of Courses 18 units or more  Defined as an educational program requiring CO approval  Known as Certificate of Achievement  Transcripted  May develop a Certificate of Achievement based upon IGETC or CSU Breadth Sequence of Courses units  May submit to CO for approval and thus may be called Certificate of Achievement  Transcripted Sequence of Courses < 18 units and Not Approved by CO  May not be called certificate of achievement, certificate of completion, or certificate of competency.  Cannot be transcripted.  Ideas for names for these non-approved < 18 unit sequences: Skills Certificate or Career Certificate FALL 2008 – NAMING/DESIGNATION OF CERTIFICATES

8 THE HIGHLIGHTS continued §55100Course Approval §55100Course Approval  This is stand-alone course approval!!  Has your Curriculum Committee been trained?  Did you meet the November 1 deadline for submitting your certification of stand-alone training to the CO? § Noncredit Courses/Programs § Noncredit Courses/Programs  This memorializes in T5 the emergency regulations that were adopted by the BOG in January 2007 to implement the criteria for enhanced funding for noncredit courses.  §55151 defines noncredit certificates of completion and competency  May not be referred to as certificates of achievement. FALL 2008: NAMING/DESIGNATION OF NONCREDIT CERTIFICATES

9 THE HIGHLIGHTS continued § Distance Education § Distance Education  Incorporates language from the DE guidelines to clarify that a course is DE for reporting purposes if at least 51% of the hours of instruction occurs at a distance.  Separate approval of DE courses required if any portion of the instruction is designed to be provided through DE

10 THE HIGHLIGHTS continued §55220 Excursions and Field Trips §55220 Excursions and Field Trips  Colleges allowed to use grant or categorical funds or funds from an auxiliary organization to pay for student expenses (if allowable by the funding source).  Restrictions where a student cannot afford to attend do not apply to study aboard programs (apply only to trips which are integral to the completion of a course)

11 A SNEAK PREVIEW OF PART 2 Timeline Timeline Consultation Council – January BOG 1 st Reading - March §55024 Withdrawal §55024 Withdrawal  By July 1, 2009, establish a policy on W in credit courses – not to exceed 4 times  After authorized number of Ws, student must receive a grade or a different nonevaluative symbol.  Exemption to W policy – student who withdrew due to fighting wildfires, evacuation, suffered loss due to wildfires

12 PART 2 continued §55064 Acceptance of Noncredit Courses §55064 Acceptance of Noncredit Courses  Permits a student to petition to have a noncredit course counted toward credit for the Associate degree  Recommended to be repealed – use credit by examination §55154 Adult High School Diploma Program §55154 Adult High School Diploma Program  Delineates criteria for such programs including: number of high school units (160 hs credits) number of high school units (160 hs credits) types of courses types of courses categories of coursework (parallel to Associate degree) categories of coursework (parallel to Associate degree) hours of noncredit instruction to high school credit hours of noncredit instruction to high school credit

13 PART 2 continued § Coop Work Experience Education § Coop Work Experience Education  Cleanup language  Provides for alternatives to the in-person visit with the employer § Matriculation § Matriculation  Cleanup language §58106 Limitations on Enrollment §58106 Limitations on Enrollment  Revised to recognize recently enacted legislation allowing use of multiple criteria for admission into nursing programs

14 PART 2 continued §58160 Noncredit Course Funding §58160 Noncredit Course Funding  Cleanup language to address SB361  Spells out the 10 noncredit course categories eligible for apportionment: Elementary & secondary basic skills Elementary & secondary basic skills ESL ESL Short-term voc Short-term voc Workforce prep courses in basic skills Workforce prep courses in basic skills Citizenship Citizenship Parenting Parenting Persons with substantial diabilities Persons with substantial diabilities Older adults Older adults Home economics Home economics Health and safety education Health and safety education

15 PART 2 continued § Repetition of Noncredit Courses § Repetition of Noncredit Courses  The Chancellor shall report to the BOG by January 15, 2009 on appropriate limitations on state apportionment for repetition of noncredit courses including multiple enrollments in the same course during the same term.  Developed in consultation with Senate, CIOs and other appropriate groups  Adopt appropriate limitations by June 30, 2009.

16 That’s all, folks! ???


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