ERIC Number: ED234864
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Minimum Standards for Instructional Programs, Faculty and Facilities.
This report highlights recommendations to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges for new minimum standards in the areas of instructional programs, faculty and facilities. Part I describes prior attempts to address the question of minimum standards in the community colleges and responds to the Educational Policy Committee's review and analysis of accreditation and the scope of statewide standards. Part II provides a revised analysis and recommendations concerning: (1) instructional programs, which cover program objectives, course and program approval, curriculum balance, program review, articulation with high schools and four-year institutions, information dissemination, academic calendar, criteria for credit and non-credit courses, class size, and program priorities; (2) faculty standards, which deal with the adequacy of education and training, sufficiency of faculty numbers, faculty evaluation, in-service training and professional growth, academic freedom, compensation, terms of employment, faculty role in governance, core faculty, and affirmative action; and (3) facilities standards, including the adequacy of libraries and learning resources and facilities planning. Part III provides staff proposals for new minimum standards in these areas. Appendices include current minimum standards, criteria, and sample language for minimum standards. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Note: Discussed as Agenda Item 6 at a Meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Millbrae, CA, October 27-28, 1983).