April 28, 2019

Curriculum Update

I am grateful for our hard-working Curriculum Committee. They have their work cut out for them! Approximately 50 curriculum submissions await their review at the next meeting! Help me thank Chair Sean Thomas, Coordinator Courtney Loder, and committee members Nicole BryantLescher, Steve Brown, Jennifer Burlison, Justine Shaw, Levi Gill, and Marla Gleave.

Statewide, the Chancellor’s Office released a memorandum clarifying noncredit curriculum submissions.  The Chancellor’s Office has observed a concerning increase in the number of noncredit curriculum proposals submitted for state approval (many non-credit courses will receive higher base funding under the new funding formula). They clarified that degree-applicable courses reclassified from credit and highly specialized courses for continued professional development are not eligible for noncredit apportionment funding.

Accreditation Update
George Potamianos and I will present at the 2019 ACCJC conference this Wednesday. Our presentation about CR’s successful Institutional Self-Evaluation process is ready, but we’re still working on ACCJC-appropriate jokes to entertain our audience.

CR’s Career Education Division hosted several accreditation visitors last week.

  • A visiting team from the Association for Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) performed a site visit to reaffirm CR’s Construction Technology and Manufacturing Technology programs.
  • A visiting team from the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation was also here to evaluate CR’s Automotive Technology program.

I attended both teams exit reports and I was glad I did because both teams were extremely impressed with the quality of programs. I heard compliments about the labs, the ability of CR’s graduates in the workforce, and curricular innovation!

Joint Roles Next Year

  • Wendy Riggs will join Lisa Sayles as Faculty Co-Coordinators of Distance Education
  • Justine Shaw will join Dana Maher as Co-Coordinators of the Honors Program

Fast Fact

Non-Credit Enrollments at CR

2017-2018

Ethnicity

Credit

Non-credit

African-American

3.7%

7.1%

American Indian/Alaskan Native

4.6%

6.5%

Asian

2.7%

3.4%

Hispanic

19.5%

26.9%

Multi-Ethnicity

9.4%

7.5%

White Non-Hispanic

57.6%

46.0%

Other

2.50%

2.50%

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It is the policy of College of the Redwoods not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its educational programs and its employment practices.

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