ERIC Number: ED366385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar-10
Reference Count: N/A
Title 5 Regulations: Distance Education. Third Reading, Action Scheduled (Public Hearing Item).
Cepeda, Rita M.
Distance education in the California Community Colleges (CCC) has been limited to courses that are transferable to baccalaureate institutions because of restrictions in funding regulations in Title 5 of the California Education Code. The CCC currently enroll an average of 93,000 students annually in distance education courses, accounting for 7% of their total enrollment, and expanding distance education efforts would increase access and reduce strain on facilities. To give colleges the option of expanding their efforts, the Office of the Chancellor of the CCC developed revisions to the Title 5 regulations to make nontransferrable general education courses, occupational education, precollegiate basic skills, English as a Second Language, worksite instruction, and noncredit adult education eligible for apportionment. While proposed revisions to regulations will eliminate the barriers to expanding distance education, colleges will still require funding for start-up costs, including equipment purchase and maintenance, licensing fees, staff and faculty training, as well as funds to support additional student-faculty contact when required. In looking to implement these changes, however, the CCC is concerned about maintaining the integrity and transferability of the existing courses. The revisions to the regulations on distance education, findings from a 1992 survey of distance education practices nationwide, 82 references, and a glossary are appended. Contains 82 references. (MAB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.