ERIC Number: ED393513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Establishing Prerequisites and Corequisites: A Guide for Departments.
Arnold, Carolyn; And Others
Designed to provide the academic departments at California's Chabot College with information on state matriculation and academic standards, this handbook provides information on procedures for establishing course prerequisites and corequisites, as well as background information on conducting content reviews, course research, and assessments of student skills. The first section presents an overview of the procedures for establishing prerequisites and corequisites, while the second provides a table summarizing the level of review necessary for 11 types of requisites. The content review process is described next, focusing on the purposes and goals of the review and including a prerequisite skills matrix form and a sample course outline for a chemistry course. The next section summarizes the purposes and procedures for conducting research to establish requisites, while the following section presents sample forms for the following purposes: (1) justification of an equivalent prerequisite and corequisite at University of California and California State University campuses; (2) request for research data collection; (3) establishment of prerequisites and corequisites due to health and safety concerns; and (4) justification of course enrollment limits. The final sections discuss the assessment of student skill levels and general questions and answers about prerequisites. (TGI)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research, Guidelines, Prerequisites, Required Courses, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Two Year Colleges
Office of Matriculation/Academic Standards, Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94545.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Chabot Coll., Hayward, CA.