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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)
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2013
This paper is a response to Academic Senate Resolution 19.05 F11, which called for an update of the 1990 Academic Senate Paper Guidelines for Developing a Faculty Evaluation Process. The current paper presents the position that faculty evaluations should be focused on professional development and on personal and professional growth and should…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Feedback (Response)
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2013
Colleges have long had mechanisms for awarding students credit for prior learning, from evaluating transcripts to establishing standards for the units and course credit to be associated with designated scores on nationally and internationally recognized curricula and exams. While the processes for awarding credit via these traditional mechanisms…
Descriptors: College Governing Councils, Prior Learning, College Credits, Courses
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2012
This ninth edition of "Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges" is an update of the disciplines lists including those adopted by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors at its regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 7, 2011. It incorporates changes that resulted from recommendations…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Degrees, Administrators, State Regulation
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2012
The original paper, "The Role of Counseling Faculty in the California Community Colleges" (1994), provided principled positions of the Academic Senate regarding the essential functions of counselors and the delivery of counseling services in helping students achieve success. The paper concluded with specific guidance on appropriate roles…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Trend Analysis, Educational Trends
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2012
The 1998 Academic Senate for California Community Colleges paper Program Discontinuance: A Faculty Perspective presented issues of program discontinuance and addressed principles and key factors for effective faculty participation in the development of fair and equitable program discontinuance processes. In 2009, an Academic Senate resolution…
Descriptors: College Administration, Community Colleges, Faculty College Relationship, Program Termination
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