Resolutions of Academic Senate for CCC
Regarding Information Competency
9.03 Reaffirm the need for Information Competency
Shaaron Vogel, Butte College, Executive Committee
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for
California Community Colleges reaffirm its support for information
competency for associates degrees;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges conduct a survey of the certificate and degree programs in California community colleges to determine which information competency requirements have been implemented by which colleges; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with local senates to encourage more colleges to require information competency for associate degrees and certificates.
5.01 Reaffirmation of Resolution on Department of Finance Interference
Dan Crump, American River College, Executive Committee
Topic: Budget and Finance
Resolved, That the Academic Senate reaffirm Resolution 6.01
F01 stating that the Academic Senate "seek legal clarification and a
legislative solution to the interference by the Department of Finance in the
establishment of system policy and prepare a short analysis and critique to
publicize this newest concern"; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate call upon the Board of Governors and the Chancellor's Office to provide leadership in addressing the legal requirement that system regulations be reviewed by the Department of Finance.
9.01 Information Competency
Kate Clark, Irvine Valley College, Curriculum Committee
Resolved, That the Academic Senate respond to the Department of Finance
regarding its recent determinations that an information competency graduation
requirement would result in an unfunded mandate;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate continue to pursue its recommendation for a statewide information competency graduation requirement to ensure that the California community colleges best serve the needs of students; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate urge local senates to pursue information competency requirements on their own campuses to ensure that California community college students are appropriately prepared to function in this information era.
Resolved, That the Academic Senate adopt the paper Information Competency:
Challenges and Strategies for Development.
Assigned to: Executive Director
The paper was published and is now posted on the Senate web.
9.03 Information Competency Requirement in Certificates
Barbara Sawyer, Diablo Valley College, Area B
Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Collegesí recommendation
for the inclusion of information competency in both associate degree
requirements and certificates of 18 units or more was formulated after
extensive research, discussion at multiple plenary sessions, and debate and
deliberation at five statewide hearings attended by discipline faculty; and
Whereas, The recommendation supported the concept that each college be empowered to use its local curriculum process and the expertise of discipline faculty to determine how best to implement the information competency requirement, allowing wide latitude to attend to local collegesí needs (including such myriad approaches as developing stand-alone courses, co-requisites, infusion in selected courses with or without additional units and/or infusion in all general education courses, with or without additional units);
Resolved, That the Academic Senate reaffirm its support for Resolution 9.01 S 01 in its entirety, ensuring that both students who receive associate degrees and students who earn Chancellorís Office approved certificates of 18 or more units will possess necessary information competency skills.
Resolved, That the Academic Senate recommend to the Board of Governors that
information competency be a locally designed graduation requirement for degree
and Chancellor's Office Approved certificate programs;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate urge the Board of Governors to provide resources for implementation and appropriate faculty development activities;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate support the concept that each college be empowered to use its local curriculum processes to determine how to implement the information competency requirement, including the possibilities of developing stand-alone courses, co-requisites, infusion in selected courses with or without additional units, and/or infusion in all general education courses with or without additional units; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate develop a best-practices paper to be presented at the Spring 2002 Plenary Session that includes suggested competencies, recommended models, and colleges that are implementing each of the models.
16.01 Information Competency
Kathy OíConnor, Santa Barbara City College, Midcoast Area C
Topic: Library and Learning Resources
Resolved that the Academic Senate table the paper on "Information Competency"
until the Spring 2001 Plenary Session to allow further discussion and input
from local senates about the paper and its far-reaching recommendations,
particularly those on page 11, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate direct the Executive Committee to hold regional meetings to discuss the impacts of the proposal and to share good practices, particularly inviting curriculum chairs, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate request that a grant from the Fund for Student Success be directed to support these regional meetings, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate send the "Information Competency" paper to curriculum chairs and other interested parties so that it can be a major topic of discussion at the July 2000 Curriculum Institute.
16.01 Information Competency Paper
Richard Rose, Santa Rosa Junior College, Executive Committee
Topic: Library and Learning Resources
Resolved that the Academic Senate adopt "Information Competency in the California Community Colleges," an issues paper authored by the Counseling and Library Faculty Issues Committee of the Academic Senate.
Resolved that the Academic Senate adopt the following definition of
information competency for California Community Colleges: "Information
competency is the ability to find, evaluate, use, and communicate information
in all its various formats. It combines aspects of library literacy, research
methods, and technological literacy. Information competency includes
consideration of the ethical and legal implications of information and
requires the application of both critical thinking and communication skills."
16.02 Information Competency
Dan Crump, American River College, Area A
Topic: Library and Learning Resources
Whereas information competency is the ability to: a) recognize the need for
information, b) acquire and evaluate information, c) organize and maintain
information, and d) interpret and communicate information, and
Whereas information literacy is a curricular development responsibility of library faculty, and
Whereas library faculty see information competency as an important component of learning, and
Whereas a Board of Governorís member plans to propose at the November 1996 Board of Governors meeting that the 10% Fund For Instructional Improvement set aside be used for the development of information competency component;
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Chancellor's Office and the Board of Governors to acknowledge that any development of information competency components and/or programs be the primary responsibility of the Academic Senate.
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