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2010 Faculty Leadership Institute Hot Topics Beth Smith, Treasurer Richard Mahon, Area D
Program Description Prerequisites, Enrollment Management, CCC Assess, SB1440 & developing new degrees: funding is gone but new ideas to better serve our students are on the increase. Big changes are (perhaps) on the horizon for prerequisites; declining budgets are making enrollment management decisions increasingly crucial; activity in the legislature is increasing the pressure to develop new local degrees focused on the need of prospective transfer students. Come be part of the conversation.
Enrollment Management (planning and budget processes) Budgets are declining… Focus on primary missions: basic skills, CTE, transfer Where does noncredit fit? PE & local planning process? Are fine & performing arts next?
CCC Assess (student preparation & success) A longstanding concern of the Board of Governors (July 2007 mandate) Colleges want local control… and they pay for tests locally (and tests are expensive and the matriculation funding that paid for them has been slashed…) The Chancellor’s Office is willing to provide a common assessment tool to colleges at no charge Opportunities: local cost savings, test portability Challenges: validation and alignment of cut score with local curriculum
Prerequisite Reform (curriculum and prerequisites; student preparation & success) Changing Title 5 §55003 (BoG info session in July, 2 nd reading in September?) Opposition concerns: validation, training, disproportionate impact, multiple measures Curriculum Institute Pre-Session, July 8 Model District Policy (1993) & local policy review Rigorous local procedures Campus collaboration will test local senates
Prerequisites: Content Review (curriculum and prerequisites; student preparation & success) i. Involvement of faculty with appropriate expertise ii. Consideration of course objectives set by relevant department(s) (the curriculum review process should be conducted in a manner that is in accordance with Title 5 and accreditation standards) iii. Be based on a detailed course outline of record, including detailed methods of instruction and methods of evaluation
Content Review cont. iv.Specification of the body of knowledge and/or skills which are deemed necessary at entry and/or concurrent with enrollment v.Identification and review of the prerequisite or corequisite which develops the body of knowledge and/or measures skills identified under iv. vi. Matching of the knowledge and skills in the targeted course (identified under iv.) and those developed in or measured by the prerequisite or corequisite (i.e., the course or assessment identified under v.)…
SB 1440 & Transfer Degrees (educational program development; student preparation and success) Seems to be proceeding through legislature with broad support Requires 60 units, transfer GE package (IGETC/CSU Breadth) and 18 units major prep as determined by CCC Requires CSU to admit students & graduate them with no more than 60 additional required units Does NOT guarantee admission to a campus or program ICAS conversations include UC, which is interested but not required by legislation to participate
Other Hot Topics on the Horizon SB 1143: Dual Census Funding AB 1126: Early Childhood Education Accreditation & 2012 Proficiency Articulation & Kaplan MOU Flexible categorical funding Changing Minimum Qualifications (MQs) What’s hot on your campus?
Affirm the Role of Local Senates (1) curriculum, including establishing prerequisites and placing courses within disciplines; (2) degree and certificate requirements; (3) grading policies; (4) educational program development; (5) standards or policies regarding student preparation and success; (6) district and college governance structures, as related to faculty roles; (7) faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes, including self-study and annual reports; (8) policies for faculty professional development activities; (9) processes for program review; (10) processes for institutional planning and budget development; and (11) other academic and professional matters as are mutually agreed upon between the governing board and the academic senate.
Ways to Stay Involved Use the Senate website & look for papers on key issues (e.g., “Enrollment Management Revisited”) www.asccc.org www.asccc.org Watch for the ASCCC President’s newsletter Area Meetings (Oct. 29-30) Fall Plenary Session (Nov. 10-13, Anaheim) Senate Institutes (see ASCCC website) Serve on an Academic Senate committee Join FACCC