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Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2019
Shifting demographics within the state of California and more specifically within the California Community College System have created a need for equitable processes to promote the success of students. Students who enter community colleges should be afforded the same level of support whether they enter virtually or in-person. The development of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Online Courses, Tutoring
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2019
Work-based learning provides students an opportunity as aspiring employees to explore careers and to turn theory and simulation into practice by gaining on-the-job experience. The hands-on experience gained from work-based learning opportunities, especially when considered in combination with the attainment and application of employment soft…
Descriptors: Work Experience Programs, On the Job Training, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2019
Libraries are the central resource for supporting faculty and students in their research and information needs, both physically and remotely. This essential role of libraries and library faculty has remained consistent amid significant technological and pedagogical changes within the community college system. As librarians continue to determine…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Role, Library Personnel, College Faculty
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2019
The hiring of faculty is at the heart of developing and maintaining programs, as well as the success and achievement of students, in all educational systems, and the California Community College System is no exception. While hiring practices may vary in terms of specifics in the 72 community college districts in California, basic principles and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Selection, Employment Practices, Community Colleges
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2019
This paper provides information about noncredit instruction in the California Community Colleges and updates the 2009 paper "Noncredit Instruction: Opportunity and Challenge" to incorporate subsequent changes from the last decade. Since the passage of SB 361 (Scott, 2006), noncredit instruction has seen significant changes, including the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Noncredit Courses, Educational Finance, Misconceptions
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2018
This paper is the first issue of the Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) Symposium Collective Works publication, devoted to summaries of the presentations that took place at the 2018 symposium. The guiding topic of the symposium, assessment of student learning, was interwoven in breakout sessions with a great variety of topics such as equity,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Outcomes of Education, Conferences (Gatherings)
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to address the need for guidance on professional standards for educational practices in online education. Since 1995, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) has provided leadership in the introduction and successful implementation of distance education. During this time, the ASCCC has played a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Distance Education
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2018
The most important components of an academic institution are the educational programs it offers. California Education Code and accreditation standards emphasize the essential nature of a college's educational programs to that college's existence, and often a college's programs reflect the individual personality of the college and the uniqueness of…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Program Development, Educational Practices, Curriculum Development
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2017
The Rostrum is a quarterly publication of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) Power in the Collective: Faculty, Collegial Consultation, and Collaboration (Julie Bruno); (2) The ASCCC Budget and Fiscal Reporting (Julie Adams and John Freitas); (3) Building Bridges:…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Leadership Responsibility, Governance, Budgets
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2017
The Rostrum is a quarterly publication of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) Effective Participation in Governance: Policies and Practices (Julie Bruno); (2) TOP Code Alignment Project and Impacts on Local Coding (Craig Rutan); (3) Focus on Transfer: ADTs, UCTP Degrees, and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Leadership Responsibility, Governance, State Legislation
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2016
Curriculum is the heart of the mission of every college. College curriculum approval processes have been established to ensure that rigorous, high quality curriculum is offered that meets the needs of students. While some concerns may exist regarding the effectiveness and efficiency of local curriculum processes, all participants in the process…
Descriptors: Guides, College Governing Councils, Curriculum Development, Educational Quality
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2015
Every college struggles to create processes of quality assurance and continuous improvement to demonstrate and ensure its service to students and community. Accreditation is one avenue that ensures some uniformity across many institutions in the eyes of the public. While this paper focuses on accreditation processes and meeting the needs of…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Practices, Program Effectiveness, Guides
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2014
Assessing a student's ability to be successful in courses and programs is an important and necessary aspect of student success. Two major practices exist to predict a student's likelihood of succeeding in a course or program: (1) Successful completion of prerequisite or advisory courses (as documented on transcripts) and (2) the assessment for…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, College Students, Student Placement
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2014
Credit by Exam is a mechanism employed in the California community colleges as a means of granting credit for student learning outside of the traditional classroom. In some instances, credit by exam is the means used to award college credit for structured learning experiences in a secondary educational setting, while in other instances knowledge…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Credits, Student Evaluation
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2013
The goal of this" Statement on Competencies in Mathematics Expected of Entering College Students" is to provide a clear and coherent message about the mathematics that students need to know and to be able to do to be successful in college. While parts of this Statement were written with certain audiences in mind, the document as a whole…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Freshmen, Majors (Students)
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