ERIC Number: ED444678
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Alternative Calendars: Recommendations and a Progress Report, Adopted April 2000.
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
As a consequence of changes to the 175-day rule governing the length of the school calendar, many colleges are considering moving to alternative calendars. To assist in the deliberations on the multiplicity of issues involved in such a change, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is offering a set of recommendations regarding alternative calendars that was adopted by the Plenary Body and a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding alternative calendars along with their answers. Recommendations include such items as: local academic senates should consult collegially and take a leading role in developing the process to determine calendar changes; they must work closely with their bargaining units to identify issues of concern and clarify appropriate provinces for decision-making as it affects faculty; and faculty should debate within and between disciplines the academic and pedagogical advantages and disadvantages of any proposed calendar. FAQs address such issues as: What is meant by an "alternative" calendar? What exactly are intersessions? What prompts these discussions about alternative calendars now? Do students perform better with the traditional model? What are the forms of such alternative calendars? Do alternative calendars provide advantages/disadvantages for faculty/students? How is matriculation handled? and Would all colleges in a multi-college district have to agree on a single calendar? (VWC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.