Collegial Consultation with Local Senates on Student Learning Outcomes Policies and Procedures

Resolution Number
Assigned to
Relations with Local Senates Committee
Local Senates
Status Report

Proposed Rostrum Article for Spring 2017. 2017 - 18: Could not locate the Rostrum article. If article was not written, then a Rostrum article should be developed.12/6/17 update - a joint article with the Accreditation Committee was written for the October 2017 Rostrum Article.

Whereas, The revised accreditation standards adopted in June 2014 by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) may require colleges to adjust or revise their already adopted processes or policies to address changes to the new standards (Standard 1.B.6), especially in the manner in which colleges collect, assess, and use student learning outcome data for courses and academic programs; and

Whereas, Additional pressure to meet new standards may result in administrations instituting immediate changes to established processes or policies without collegial consultation with local academic senates as required by Title 5, either by relying primarily on or reaching mutual agreement with local senates;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges assert that the adoption and revision of local policies and procedures regarding student learning outcomes data collection, assessment, and use are academic and professional matters requiring collegial consultation with local academic senates, with either mutual agreement or a primary reliance on the recommendation of the academic senate prior to implementation.