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Academic Preparation & Education Programs (APEP) Committee

Denise Fleming (East Bay), Chair

On November 2, 2015, the Academic Preparation and Education Programs (APEP) Committee spent the majority of our time in conversation with liaisons from the Chancellor’s Office. APEP exchanged views with Dr. Joe Aguerrebere (Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor of Teacher Education and Public School Programs) on a variety of topics, including the importance of shared governance and early faculty involvement in such matters as criteria for establishing collaborative activities with outside benefactors. With Dr. Aguerrebere and later, Dr. Ed Sullivan (Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Research and Resources), the committee discussed the types and sources of data that are viable for decision-making and evaluation of curricular initiatives, particularly those that are implemented in diverse ways at the campus level.
Dr. Eric Forbes (Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Academic Support) and Dr. Ken O’Donnell (Senior Director of Student Engagement and Academic Initiatives and Partnerships) were both present when APEP took up the matter of next steps in light of the recent extension of the community college system’s statistics-based curricular pathway pilots as well as the need to reconcile the absence of an intermediate algebra proficiency requirement in those pathways with California State University (CSU) GE B4 requirements. APEP will consider issuing a recommendation to host a gathering of CSU, University of California (UC), California Community Colleges (CCC), and K-12 representatives to discuss mathematics curriculum, requirements, and assessment at each level. The goal would be to identify where there is a need for enhanced articulation between segments and ways to achieve that end. Another topic slated for APEP’s December Interim meeting will be whether or not to propose a four-year high school mathematics requirement for entry into the CSU.
APEP welcomes your feedback and ideas about education programs (e.g., teacher, administrator, and counselor preparation) and educational preparation (e.g., entrance requirements, general education), math and English readiness and remediation, and any other items under our broad charge.
Please send your comments and questions to We value your input and look forward to hearing from you.