ERIC Number: ED369443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Placement of Courses within Disciplines [and] 1996 Discipline Review and Timeline.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Academic Senate.
California Assembly Bill 1725 repealed the credentials used to determine the subject areas that community college faculty could teach and mandated the development of a list of disciplines. This two-part paper describes policies of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) with respect to assigning courses and proposing changes to the disciplines list. The first part describes the process for placing courses in disciplines, indicating that, by law, courses must be placed by faculty through local academic senates. This section also provides the following guidelines for ensuring maximum faculty input: (1) obtain a complete list of course offerings; (2) form committees by subject for the initial assignment of courses into disciplines; (3) circulate the initial list to all faculty for comments; (4) make the final approved list available to campus departments and offices; and (5) develop a process for assigning new courses to disciplines. The second part offers a proposal for improving the current discipline review process, reviewing the reasons for proposing changes to the list (e.g., changes within the discipline, clarification, and the inclusion of new degrees), and indicating that changes should be submitted to the local academic senate or a recognized professional organization. This part also describes the response to proposed changes, indicating that, after review by the Standards and Practices committee, proposals will be sent to senate presidents and other administrators for review prior to two consultation meetings and three public hearings. Finally, this part indicates that final voting will occur at spring sessions of the ASCCC. Includes a discipline review timeline and a sample form for proposing changes. (KP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Academic Senate.