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HOT TOPICS IN CURRICULUM (SACC Update) Beth Smith, SACC Co-Chair, (ASCCC) Randal Lawson, SACC Co-Chair, (CCCCIO) Stephanie Low, Dean Curriculum and Instruction.

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1 HOT TOPICS IN CURRICULUM (SACC Update) Beth Smith, SACC Co-Chair, (ASCCC) Randal Lawson, SACC Co-Chair, (CCCCIO) Stephanie Low, Dean Curriculum and Instruction (CCCCO) ASCCC Fall Plenary 2010

2 System Advisory Committee on Curriculum What is it? Who is on it? What is its role?

3 2010 Course Scheduling Priorities  Focus on Transfer, Career Technical, and Basic Skills  Avoid Recreational/Avocational Course Offerings  Reduce Physical Education Offering

4 Noncredit Physical Education/Dance  Title 5, Section 58130:  No Apportionment for Noncredit Classes in “Dancing and Recreational Physical Education”  May still be approved as noncredit courses and offered, but not claimed for apportionment  Impact on Noncredit Older Adult Programs  Conversion to Fee-Based Offerings

5 Course Withdrawal and Repetition  It’s not over yet—the saga continues…  Long-awaited Guidelines to 2007-2008 Title 5 Changes Being Released with Cautionary Message  Pressure from LAO/Department of Finance for More Restriction (Student Access Issues)  Perhaps Restriction on Total Enrollments for Apportionment  Review/Reconsider “Activity” Course Repetition

6 Course Withdrawal and Repetition  It’s not over yet—the saga continues…  What To Do Now  Probably Best To Do Nothing Unless Current Local Policy Less Restrictive Than Permitted by Regulations Now in Effect

7 Local Approval of Stand-Alone Courses  AB 1943—”Sunset” of Local Approval in 2012  Determining Course of Action  Legislation?  Other Means of Extending “Sunset” Date?  Report to Legislature Being Prepared  Supporting Data—Based Upon CRCC  Possible Data Issues  Are Your College’s CB 24 Values Correct?

8 Course Coding Issues  SACC Review of CB (MIS Curriculum and Instruction) Codes  Inspired by Recent Experience with CB 21  Recommendations for Changes Being Made to Chancellor’s Office MIS  Deletion of Seemingly Archaic Codes  Clarification of Definitions/Explanations  Updating of Possible Values

9 Course Coding Issues  Discussing Pros and Cons of Moving from T.O.P (Taxonomy of Programs) to C.I.P. (Classification of Instructional Programs) Course Classification Codes  T.O.P. Codes Only Used in California  C.I.P. – Federal Classification Systems Used in Other States  Existing Code “Crosswalk” Because Chancellor’s Office Must Use C.I.P Codes for Perkins/Other Federal Reporting

10 Noncredit Title 5 Regulations  Proposed Revisions to Title 5, Sections 55150, 55151, 55152, 55153, and 55155 Currently Being Reviewed Various Noncredit Groups  Development of Program and Course Approval Handbook Module 3 Dependent Upon Status of Proposed Title 5 Changes

11 Basic Skills 30-Unit Limit  Considered Revision of Title 5, Section 55035  Based Upon “Uncodified Statute”  Would Therefore Require Legislation  Decided Seeking Legislative Change Unwise in Current Environment  Local Waiver Process Permitted Under Current Regulations for Students Making Progress

12 Mission Appropriateness of Courses  A program or course must  Be the appropriate level for community colleges; that is, not beyond the associate degree or the first two years of college  Address a valid transfer, career technical, or basic skills purpose  At this time, not address civic education or lifelong learning  Not be primarily avocational or recreational

13 Mission Appropriateness of Courses  Current Concern—Courses Offered for Faculty Professional Development  Clearly Beyond Associate Degree Level  Therefore Not Eligible for Apportionment

14 Skills Prerequisite Validation  Proposed Revision of Title 5, Section 55003 to Allow for Validation of Skills Prerequisites through Content Review  Academic Senate Task Force (with CIO and CSSO representation)—Recommendation of Further Revisions to Address Concerns/Questions from July 2010 BOG Meeting  Recommended Changes Reviewed by SACC at October 22 Meeting

15 SB 1440 Implementation  Statewide Academic Senate—Primary Role in Determining Degree Content  SACC—Future Advisory Role for Degree Approval Processes

16 Training Resources  Program and Course Approval Handbook Update  Pending Development of Module 3 (Noncredit)  Currently Planned for 2011  Matrix on Types of Instruction  Electronic Resource Being Developed by SACC

17 Warm Topics Curriculum Inventory implementation −Course coding issues −2011(?) Review of credit and noncredit programs −Credit certificates less than 18 semester units −Need for data on repeatability and prerequisites 30-Unit limit on Basic Skills enrollment Title IV Review −Focus of information requested was “regular effective contact” for students in a DE class and receiving financial aid −USDOE is undertaking these reviews at numerous types of institutions around the country based on the amount of financial aid and DE classes

18 Hot Topics Course repetition and withdrawal −Guidelines (version xx?) really are almost ready −Proposed limit to number of enrollments allowed for apportionment Prerequisite validation Conversion of credit courses to fee- based offerings −Community services offerings −Contract education SB 1143 – Task force on student success and completion

19 Hotter Topics Noncredit title 5 regulations −Require CCCCO approval for all noncredit courses −Continue to require approval for Adult High School and Career Development/College Preparation (SB361) certificates −Delegate authority to colleges to locally approve all other noncredit certificates Program and Course Approval Handbook −Revision to include Curriculum Inventory −Module 3 on noncredit curriculum development

20 Hottest Topics

21 SB 1440 Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act −Discipline faculty from CCC and CSU systems developing Transfer Model Curriculum −Community colleges must offer (and CSU must accept students who complete) an associate degree that includes: 18+ semester units / 27 + quarter units in a major or area of emphasis Completion of the CSU GE or IGETC pattern 60 transferable semester (90 quarter) units GPA of 2.0 −No additional graduation requirements Approval process will be announced

22 Hottest Topics Limitations on Enrollment Legal Opinion O 10-07 −Cohort of students enrolled in a section that is not open to other students −“Reasonable percentage” of all sections is defined as the majority of sections −Title 5 section 58106 allows exceptions Contracts with CTE Providers −Title 5, chapter 6, subchapter 7, commencing with 55600 −Sections 55602 and 55605 require annual approval by the Chancellor’s Office of contracts with CTE providers, i.e. cosmetology −New form and process will be distributed in spring 2011

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