ERIC Number: ED247982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Annual Report: Program and Course Approvals.
Petersen, Allan L.; Berg, Ernest H.
Provisions of Title 5 of the California Administrative Code require that each new program offered by a California community college and each new course which is not part of an established program be submitted to the Chancellor for prior approval. The Chancellor is required to report approval actions to the Board of Governors. Highlights of approval activity in 1983-84 include the following: (1) the number of new programs approved decreased from 60 in 1978-79 to 16 in 1983-84, reflecting stringent fiscal conditions and the growing maturity of the educational programs in the community colleges; (2) the majority of new programs were in the areas of Engineering and Related Technologies and Computer and Information Science; (3) the number of noncredit course approvals increased by 267 or approximately 2.8%, though the current number of noncredit courses was less than that in 1981-82; (4) the number of new program approvals is anticipated to remain at current low levels, with most activity in the area of high technology. This annual report to the Board of Governors contains an explanation of the current approval process, a summary of approval activity in the areas of credit courses and programs and noncredit courses, and the text of Title 5, Section 55002, which establishes standards for credit, noncredit, and community service classes. (Author/LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Note: Discussed as Agenda Item 3 at a Meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Los Angeles, CA, September 13-14, 1984).