Resolving Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID)
Split Decisions


RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) encourage the
Intersegmental Curriculum Workgroup, the SB 1440 work group, and the C-ID Steering Committee to develop a transparent process to collaboratively resolve differences over the approval of courses evaluated against a C-ID course descriptor; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU caution that the perception of a failure of mutual agreement, following a split decision, could undermine the very good work and strong intersegmental cooperation that has been the hallmark of faculty interactions surrounding the implementation of SB 1440 (the “Star Act”); and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU encourage the development of a consistent set of processes and criteria that contribute to building trust in the quality and content of the offerings provided by the educational professionals across the range of educational institutions potentially impacted by “statewide transfer” initiatives such as C-ID and SB 1440; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU distribute this resolution to the Intersegmental Curriculum Workgroup, the Campus Senates, Campus Provosts/Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs, Articulation Officers (CIAC), Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges, Executive Committee, C-ID Steering Committee, and the CSU SB 1440 Implementation Task-Force.

RATIONALE: The approval process involves two faculty reviewers (one from the California Community Colleges [CCC] and one from the CSU) who evaluate each course against a statewide C-ID descriptor to determine if the course meets the content of the descriptor.

The ASCSU is concerned that the current C-ID approval process does not contain a set of procedures that clearly define how both segments come to agreement in the case of a split-decision.

Approved Unanimously – May 3-4, 2012


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