ERIC Number: ED217959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Courses to be Deleted from the Credit and Noncredit Program of the Community Colleges.
Petersen, Allan L.
This report describes the procedures employed in the preparation of a list of courses to be deleted from the credit and noncredit programs of the California community colleges in response to a $30 million deduction from the total community college apportionments. The first section presents background on the 1982-83 budget bill, specifies three alternatives for realizing the savings, and notes the Chancellor's determination that the bulk of the savings could be made through deletion of avocational, recreational, and personal development courses that are more appropriately offered on a self-supporting basis. Next, the procedures for complying with the legislative mandate are presented and the criteria for the deletion of courses established. These criteria focus on courses which do not assist in the fulfillment of college missions, those in which students enroll for mainly private interest, those which should be offered on a fee basis, and those whose deletion would not inhibit a college's responsiveness to business or industry needs. After a discussion of the development of the list of courses to be deleted and of difficulties in implementation, the report concludes with an examination of the effect of the deletions on college missions. Appendices include a list of 19 types of courses to be deleted, including self-help courses in areas such as cooking, gardening, and personal finance, and physical education, fine arts, and real estate courses. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Board of Governors.
Note: Discussed as Agenda Item 5 at the meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (San Diego, CA, July 15-16, 1982).