Agenda Item FA 17-34

Submitted by the Faculty Affairs Committee

Resolution: Opposing Florida Senate Bill 104 Pertaining to Computer coding Instruction

05/11/17: Passed

Resolution:
Opposing Florida Senate Bill 104 Pertaining to Computer Coding Instruction

 

 

Whereas universities in the Florida SUS system currently require two years of sequential foreign language or American Sign Language courses at the secondary school level for admission,

 

Whereas the study of a foreign language in K-12 and in universities prepares students for careers in
an increasingly globalized world and that knowledge of another language can overcome cross-cultural barriers,

 

Whereas empirical evidence shows that students who learn another language perform better on standardized testing and develop needed critical thinking skills,

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Association at the University of North Florida opposes Senate Bill 104 that would require SUS institutions to recognize two high school computer coding credits as equivalent to two years of foreign language instruction.