Please refer to AP 4021 – Program Discontinuance for specifics about the Task Force and the overall process.
Program discontinuance is an academic and professional matter. Considerations that are integral to this procedure include its effects on students, curriculum, budget and planning, and regional labor needs in the case of career and technical disciplines.
The procedure for program discontinuance should have no adverse effect on current students, involve the creation of a timeline for review and recommendations for improvement and action, and ensure the responsibility for program discontinuance is the shared function of faculty and administration.
The Program Review Committee, the administration, or the faculty, in consultation with the Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Academic Senate, can request an analysis for the discontinuance of a program. This does not need to occur within the planning or program review period, which shall be every two years for career and technical education programs and every six years for academic programs.
The committee is charged with updating, creating, developing, and systematically reviewing Board Policies (BPs) and Administrative Procedures (APs). The workgroup will ensure a continuous evaluation of the BPs and APs and will create taskforces and invite subject matter experts (including students) when appropriate for input in the process. The committee forwards recommendations for changes to BPs/APs to the PFC.
Program Discontinuance Task Force
The Vice President of Academic Affairs, in consultation with the Academic Senate, will form the Program Discontinuance Task Force. The task force will be co-chaired by the Vice President and the Academic Senate President or their designees. Members shall include a faculty member in the division containing the program, the dean of the affected division, one other dean, and one faculty member who is not in the affected division. Faculty are appointed by the Academic Senate. Where appropriate, program support staff, student services personnel, and the community may be invited to participate. Meetings of the task force shall be public.
Charge of the Task Force
The charge of the Program Discontinuance Task Force is to:
- Gather and evaluable all qualitative and quantitative evidence; and
- Recommend to the Superintendent/President, the Academic Senate, and the Planning and Fiscal Council (PFC) that a program should:
- Continue with qualifications
Within 90 days of being convened, the task force will determine which recommendation shall be forwarded to the Superintendent/President, the Academic Senate, and the Planning and Fiscal Council.
Current programs under consideration for discontinuance:
- Alternative Energy Technology (AET) as of 12/2/22
|Alternative Energy Technology (AET)||Friday, December 2, 2022||1:30pm-2:30pm||https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86276094335|
|Alternative Energy Technology (AET)||Friday, February 3, 2023||1:30pm-3:30pm||https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86276094335|
|Alternative Energy Technology (AET)||Friday, February 10, 2023||1:30pm-3:30pm||https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86276094335|
|Alternative Energy Technology (AET)||Friday, February 24, 2023||1:30pm-3:30pm||https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86276094335|