ERIC Number: ED231458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Minimum Standards for Instructional Programs, Faculty and Facilities.
In response to a mandate from the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, this report analyzes current minimum standards for instructional programs, faculty, and facilities in the community college system and offers proposals for Board discussion and modification. First, background information is provided on the Board's criteria for minimum standards and ongoing efforts concerning minimum standards' revision. The next sections review the adequacy of current standards in covering specific aspects of instructional programs, faculty, and facilities. With respect to instructional programs, the report focuses on objectives, curriculum consistency, course and program approval, curriculum balance, review process, articulation, information dissemination, calendar approval, credit/non-credit and state support criteria, class size, and program priorities. With regard to faculty standards, the report considers educational adequacy, number of instructional staff, faculty evaluation, inservice training, academic freedom, compensation, governance role, full-/part-time faculty, and affirmative action. Finally, in the area of facilities, the report examines standards for libraries and learning resource centers, general facilities and equipment, and facilities and educational planning consistency. Appendices present current minimum standards and the Board's criteria for minimum standards. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Note: Discussed as Agenda Item 1 at the Meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Sacramento, CA, July 14-15, 1983).