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Resolution 19 - 2020

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 5/28/20 EH

Date: May 28, 2020 To: Board of Trustees From: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President Subject:Approval to require the Intro to Schools course as a Graduation Requirement

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Leonard, second by Trustee Donnellan, and

WHEREAS, Within the new Guided Pathways model, the five Schools will be requiring that all first time, full-time student take an Introduction to Schools course starting with the Fall 2020 semester. This course will introduce students to an understanding of academic planning, career development, and financial planning; and

WHEREAS, The course should be completed in the first Flex Start session of the semester but must be completed no later than the end of the first academic year; and

WHEREAS, The course will be listed on the degree evaluation as a competency and is clearly defined as a graduation requirement and therefore can be counted in the enrollment status for financial aid purposes; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the Introduction to the Schools courses be deemed a graduation requirement for all first-time, full-time students effective September 1, 2020.

ACTION

Yeas: Trustees Wortendyke, Rand, Dillon, Valentine, Donnellan, Eckert, Hilowitz, Ramos and Leonard
Nays: none
Motion passed: 9 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
May 28, 2020