ERIC Number: ED255259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Remediation: Proposals for Board Policies and Actions.
Farland, Ronnald W.
A staff analysis by the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges is provided of a report and recommendations from the Task Force on Academic Quality entitled, "Remediation in the California Community Colleges: Proposals for Board Policies and Actions." In part I, background material examines the origin of the Task Force report as a response to the recommendations made in "Promises to Keep: Remediation in California's Public Colleges and Universities." Part II presents a summary of the major proposals from the Task Force Report. Part III describes the extent of need for remediation among California adults. Part IV contains the staff recommendations to the Board, including proposals that the Board: (1) adopt as policy a uniform definition of remediation which would disallow the awarding for degree credit for remedial courses and result in modifications to the Course Classification System; and (2) give priority in matriculation funding to colleges agreeing to participate in a state evaluation of remedial instruction. Finally, part V discusses intersegmental issues in the provision of remediation including ways to improve high school preparation, interface with state universities, and delineate responsibility with adult schools. This section also includes the recommendation that the Board develop an initiative for a coherent public policy regarding the provision of remediation to meet the needs of skill-deficient adults in California. (Author/HB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Note: Discussed as Agenda Item 2 at a Meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Sacramento, CA, April 18-19, 1985). For a related document, see ED 253 267.