Whereas, Many discussions of current curricular topics involve course-level discussions using terms such as "basic skills", "pre-collegiate", and "college-level";
Whereas, Such discussions are often hampered by the fact that understanding of these terms differs among individuals, community colleges, and systems of higher education; and
Whereas, A common understanding of such terms is necessary for productive discussion of curricular topics;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop definitions for commonly used terms for designating course level, such as "basic skills," "pre-collegiate basic skills," and "college-level," that can be used throughout the system; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges offer a breakout session at the Spring 2004 Plenary Session to begin exploration of the issues involved in the establishment of such definitions.
Completed as far as practicable with presentation of breakout F03 and publication of Rostrum article.