During the 2015-2016 review of CCC student equity plans, the plans were read by a panel of 42 volunteers that included faculty, students, researchers, and administrators. As part of that reading process, readers were asked to identify colleges that had well-constructed plans that could be used as...Read more
During the 2015-2016 review of CCC student equity plans, the plans were read by a panel of forty-two volunteers that included faculty, students, researchers, and administrators. As part of that reading process, readers were asked to identify colleges that had well-constructed plans that could be...Read more
This paper is one of a collection of papers written by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCC) to support the use of content review as the basis for establishing communication and computation prerequisites. "Student Success: The Case for Establishing Prerequisites Through...Read more
In 1988 The Community College Reform Act (AB 1725) began to phase out credentials for faculty in favor of a process for establishing minimum qualifications to teach in a discipline. Part of that process included a way to determine equivalencies that are at least equal to the state-adopted minimum...Read more
The pressure to increase degree and certificate completion numbers has been mounting since the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and other leaders in higher education signed an agreement in 2010 to enact the Obama Administration’s College Completion Challenge. This ambitious...Read more
This Web page offers links to videos and handouts (infographics and text equivalents) to troubleshoot common issues faculty can experience with Canvas. Topics covered include: Creating a Virtual Office Navigation Link in Canvas (using the redirect tool) Customizing Your Dashboard in Canvas...Read more
This article discusses the creation of a Habits of Mind-inspired value system (Dream, Organize, Learn, Persist, Have a plan, Innovate, and Never give up; DOLPHIN) for a tutoring center in a medium-sized community college. This article is intended for those who are interested in the application of...Read more
Title 5 (§ 55204. Instructor Contact.) requires that "Any portion of a course conducted through distance education includes regular effective contact between instructor and students, through group or individual meetings, orientation and review sessions, supplemental seminar or study sessions, field...Read more
This resource positions tutors as agents of change who can strengthen student grit and foster a growth mindset. Links to videos on grit and growth mindset are included, and suggestions for how tutors can support grit and growth mindset are provided. The Grit, Growth Mindset, and Tutoring paper can...Read more
Every college struggles to create processes of quality assurance and continuous improvement to demonstrate and ensure its service to students and community. Accreditation is one avenue that ensures some uniformity across many institutions in the eyes of the public. While this paper focuses on...Read more
This video is the third from a series about online course "exchanges" developed by e-literate. It looks at the Online Education Initiative's (OEI's) investment in academic infrastructure and how it provides benefits that go well beyond the courses and students participating in the course exchange...Read more
This paper provides guidelines on local decision-making processes that were developed by a joint task force of representatives of the California Community College Trustees (CCCT), Chief Executive Officers of the California Community Colleges (CEOCCC), and the Academic Senate for California...Read more
Curriculum is the heart of the mission of every college. College curriculum approval processes have been established to ensure that rigorous, high quality curriculum is offered that meets the needs of students. While some concerns may exist regarding the effectiveness and efficiency of local...Read more
The Online Education Initiative's (OEI) Online Accessibility Resource Documents page provides information about online accessibility. This page has modules on Creating Accessible Courses in Canvas and introductions to Online and Media Accessibility, video tutorials on how to make accessible...Read more
The original paper, " The Role of Counseling Faculty in the California Community Colleges ", provided principled positions of the Academic Senate regarding the essential functions of counselors and the delivery of counseling services in helping students achieve success. The paper concluded with...Read more
Appropriate course enrollment maximums are an essential aspect of guaranteeing the quality of instructional programs. Colleges must consider many factors in establishing these enrollment limits, including legal codes, student and instructor safety, instructor workload, and the fiscal viability of...Read more
The California Community Colleges have long had mechanisms for awarding students credit for prior learning, from evaluating transcripts to establishing standards for the units and course credit to be associated with designated scores on nationally and internationally recognized curricula and exams...Read more
Credit by exam is a mechanism employed in the California community colleges as a means of granting credit for student learning outside of the traditional classroom. In some instances, credit by exam is the means used to award college credit for structured learning experiences in a secondary...Read more
This paper considers noncredit instruction in the California Community College System. Noncredit students pay no enrollment fees and normally receive no college credit or official course grades. State apportionment funding is provided for noncredit instruction in specified areas. The paper...Read more
The 1998 Academic Senate for California Community Colleges paper, Program Discontinuance: A Faculty Perspective presented issues of program discontinuance and addressed principles and key factors for effective faculty participation in the development of fair and equitable program discontinuance...Read more