Presentation on theme: "CURRICULUM HOT TOPICS Randal Lawson (Executive VP, Santa Monica College), SACC Co-Chair (CCCCIO) Beth Smith (Grossmont College), SACC Co-Chair, ASCCC Curriculum."— Presentation transcript:
CURRICULUM HOT TOPICS Randal Lawson (Executive VP, Santa Monica College), SACC Co-Chair (CCCCIO) Beth Smith (Grossmont College), SACC Co-Chair, ASCCC Curriculum Chair Sharon Lowry (VP, Academic Affairs, Antelope Valley College), SACC Member (CCCCIO) CCLC Fall 2010 Convention November 19, 2010, Pasadena
2010 Course Scheduling Priorities Focus on Transfer, Career Technical, and Basic Skills Avoid Recreational/Avocational Course Offerings Reduce Physical Education Offering
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mission Appropriateness of Courses Current Concern—Courses Offered for Faculty Professional Development Clearly Beyond Associate Degree Level Therefore Not Eligible for Apportionment
“Reasonable Limitations on Enrollment” Recent Legal Opinion: If a community college decides to limit enrollment to a cohort of students, a majority of the course sections offered need to be left for open enrollment. In other words… If one section is limited to a cohort students, there must be at least two sections open to all students.