IEPI Noncredit Summit- May 2017: Building Bridges and Programs, Developing and Sustaining a Culture of Noncredit

In collaboration with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, the Association of Community and Continuing Education, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the California Community Colleges Success Network, and the Career Ladders Project, IEPI hosted a noncredit summit in May 2017 so that practitioners and those looking to begin new noncredit programs could share and hear about the basics of noncredit, how to develop programs, common challenges, and promising practices. Videos of the general sessions are available below along with associated PowerPoints. These...

Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Fall Session 11/2016

Honoring the Past, Navigating the Present, Imagining the Future This session focused on examining the current state of our system and shared the challenges that affect our present circumstances. Included in this resource are videos capturing multiple sessions from Brian Murphy, President, DeAnza College. These include: Equity Philosophy Shared Governance Shared Governance (short) Follow Up Breakout

ASCCC Formerly Incarcerated Student Regional Meeting (November 2016)

In 2016 the Academic Senate of California Community Colleges hosted two regional meetings on how to effectively support formerly incarcerated students. As California Community Colleges have increased the number of courses offered to inmates, the ASCCC recognized the need for there to be a smooth transition for students released who are interested in continuing or beginning their community college education. The videos contained in the playlist below are from a regional meeting they organized to explain why supporting this student population is so important and share information about how some...

Practices that Promote Equity in Basic Skills in California Community Colleges

This paper provides an overview of proven practices that can be used to promote success for our varied and diverse student population. The paper describes the anatomy of concentrated efforts where the macro meets the micro on college campuses across the state. Three important strategies are described: Equity-Mindedness, Cultural Competence, and Universal Design for Learning. Equity-mindedness is an evidence-based practice that identifies and removes barriers to student success. Cultural Competence is an effort to understand the role of culture in equitable outcomes. And finally, Universal...

Implementing Content Review for Communication and Computation Prerequisites

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 Content Review" was adopted at the Fall 2010 Academic Senate Plenary Session and provides the rationale for recommending a Title 5 change that would permit the use of content review as the primary means of validating communication and computation prerequisites. This paper serves as a follow-up to the...

Equivalence to the Minimum Qualifications

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 qualifications for a particular discipline. According to Education Code §87359 and 87360, individuals who do not possess the minimum qualifications for service may be hired as faculty members if they possess “qualifications that are at least equivalent to the minimum qualifications.” The Disciplines...

Effective Practices in Accreditation - A Guide for Faculty

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 accreditation processes and meeting the needs of accrediting commissions, it is important to remember the overarching goals of service and improvement when devising systems appropriate to each individual college. Attribution-NoDerivs CC BY-ND

Participating Effectively in District and College Governance

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 Community Colleges (ASCCC). They have been endorsed by the boards of directors of the CCCT and CEOCCC and by resolution of the ASCCC. The guidelines augment ones developed in 1992 by a similar joint task force. The guidelines are grouped by issue area and are in the form of questions and answers. The...

Ensuring Effective Curriculum Approval Processes: A Guide for Local Senates

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 curriculum processes, all participants in the process must remember - and remind external stakeholders - that the faculty of the California community colleges have long worked to ensure that their college curriculum approval processes are sufficiently robust and deliberative to ensure that standards for...

The Role of Counseling Faculty and Delivery of Counseling Services in the California Community Colleges

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 specific guidance on appropriate roles for paraprofessionals, and an appendix addressed the role of faculty advisors. Much of the content from the original paper remains in this version because, nearly 30 years after the 1986 Seymour-Campbell Matriculation Act, it is still compelling and necessary for...