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Page for proposed Board Policies on Program and Course Development and Pre-reqs and Co-reqs

 

Proposed Policies:

BP 3010 Program and Course Development as proposed (see existing policy below)

Fred's suggested revisions to the proposed version of BP 3010

Administrative Procedure 3010 Program and Course Development

BP 3105 Pre-reqs and Co-reqs as proposed (see existing policy below)

Fred's suggested revisions to the proposed version of BP 3105

Administrative Procedure 3105 Pre-reqs and Co-reqs

 

Info on Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

A Selective History of CCC Prerequisites

by Richard Mahon, ASCCC Curriculum Committee Chair, 2009-10

This is a very useful summary of issues from a historical perspective.

 

Existing MPC Board Policies:

 

BP 2005 Academic Senate

"Pursuant to Title 5, California Administrative Code, the Governing Board recognizes the Academic Senate of Monterey Peninsula College as the faculty's primary representative for the formulation and revision of District policies on academic and professional matters."

 

BP 2010 Shared Governance

"Recognized Consultation Groups in the MPC Shared Governance Process Academic Senate

The Academic Senate shall represent the faculty in making recommendations to the administration and to the Governing Board with respect to academic and professional matters. The Governing Board shall rely primarily upon the recommendations of the Academic Senate regarding academic and professional matters.

 

Academic and professional matters include: curriculum, degree and certificate requirements, grading policies, educational program development, standards or policies regarding student preparation and success, governance structure as related to faculty roles, faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes, policies for faculty professional development activities, processes for program review, processes for institutional planning and budget development, and other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon between the Governing Board and the Academic Senate."

BP 3010 Curriculum Development and New Course Approval

"New courses may be proposed through a variety of sources: faculty, administration, community agencies, etc. Course proposals shall be submitted on course proposal forms developed by the Curriculum Advisory Committee and reviewed by the appropriate academic division and dean.

 

The Curriculum Advisory Committee, which is to be established in a way that is mutually agreeable to the District Administration and the Academic Senate, shall review all new courses to assure that they meet Title 5 standards, including grading, units, intensity, entrance requirements, basic skills requirements, difficulty, level, course outline, conduct of course, and repetition.

 

The President's Cabinet will review the budgetary and staffing considerations for all courses recommended by the Curriculum Advisory Committee.

 

All new courses must be recommended by the Curriculum Advisory Committee and President's Cabinet and have Board approval prior to implementation except when the course is approved through a Curriculum Advisory Committee recommended process in response to an unanticipated student or community need which requires a short response time.

 

New courses not part of an existing approved program and all new programs must be approved by the State Chancellor's Office before the course is offered by the college.

 

Individual courses offered as part of an approved program need not be approved by the Chancellor but shall be appropriately classified in accordance with Section 55001 of Title 5 of the California Administrative Code."

 

BP 3105 Prerequisites/Corequisites (this one is a few pages, please click to see entire document; only the key passage is reproduced below)

"The College certifies that the Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) has been established by mutual agreement of the administration and the Academic Senate as required in Section 55002 (a) (1) of Title 5. In its role of reviewing and recommending courses, the CAC will also review and recommend prerequisites, corequisites, advisories on recommended preparation, and limitation on enrollment pursuant to Sections 55002, 55201, 55202 and 58106 of Title 5."

 

Ed Code (CA Law) and Title 5 (BoG's interpretations and strategies for implementation of the Ed Code):

 

Ed Code Section 70902(B)(7):

The governing board of each district shall establish procedures to ensure faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to express their opinions at the campus level, and to ensure that these opinions are given every reasonable consideration, and the right of academic senates to assume primary responsibility for making recommendations in the areas of curriculum and academic standards.

 

Title 5 Section 53200:

 

(b) Academic Senate means an organization whose primary function is to make recommendations with respect to academic and professional matters.

 

(c) Academic and professional matters means the following policy development matters:

1. Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites and placing courses within disciplines,

2. Degree and certificate requirements.

3. Grading policies.

4. Educational program development

5. Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success.

6. District and college governance structures, as related to faculty roles.

7. Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes, including self-study and annual reports.

8. Policies for faculty professional development activities.

9. Processes for program review.

10. Processes for institutional planning and budget development.

11. Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon between the governing board and the academic senate.

 

(d) "Consult collegially" means that the district governing board shall develop policies on academic and professional matters through either or both of the following methods, according to its own discretion:

(1) relying primarily upon the advice and judgment of the academic senate; or

(2) agreeing that the district governing board, or such representatives as it may designate, and the representatives of the academic senate shall have the obligation to reach mutual agreement by written resolution, regulation, or policy of the governing board effectuating such recommendations.

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