Whereas, One of the guiding principles of the System Strategic Plan for the California Community Colleges is to use existing governance processes and one of its missions is economic and workforce development, and five Goal Area Implementation Teams (GAIT) have been created and are charged with developing plans for implementing each of the five identified strategic goals;
Consultation with the Chancellor's Office
Whereas, Adjustments to academic calendars impact complexly interrelated institutional schedules that affect student access, student services, course and program delivery, facility availability, student learning and, most importantly, student success;
Whereas, Grant funds are often used to purchase equipment that serve students and local colleges in ways other than prescribed in these grants;
Whereas, Such funds are frequently designed to aid in the development of a program that is eventually to be institutionalized and supported locally;
Whereas, Typically, local colleges retain ownership of equipment technically belonging to the federal government, state government, or other grant-awarding entities; and
Whereas, The California Community College System Office will be developing a system-wide strategic plan;
Whereas, Consultants hired for the development of the strategic plan will request that colleges each send no more than ten participants to regional planning meetings;
Whereas, Faculty participation is a critical component of the process; and
Whereas, Effective participation required by Title 5 mandates that local academic senates identify participating faculty;
Whereas, The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) is scheduled to impose new fiscal reporting requirements on California community college districts beginning in 2007-08;
Whereas, The Community College League of California (CCLC) has issued an advisory with specific recommendations that include funding proposals prepared by a private investment firm; and
Whereas, Responses to the GASB requirements will have a significant effect on the provision of education in the California community colleges;
Whereas, The System Office agency review may include evaluation and adjustment of the way technology services are provided to the system; and
Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has many existing positions regarding technology;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support changes in the System Office that:
create a more effective technology oversight and budgeting structure;ensure the academic integrity of distance education offerings by providing training, support and stable infrastructure;
Whereas, Matriculation programs have demonstrated their effectiveness in studies of retention and success over the past 10 years; and
Whereas, The Governor's 2002 - 2003 budget proposes a 38% (26.8 million) cut in funding;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate urge the Chancellor's Office and the Board of Governors to stand firm in their support of and commitment to matriculation programs and not reduce standards of the colleges and to continue to provide these critical services.
Resolved, That the Academic Senate urge the Community College Leadership Institute (CCLI) to recognize the right of academic senates to select faculty representatives to the 2002 summer institute and all other programs;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate have a significant role in the planning and delivery of the Claremont Graduate University CCLI Summer program and any future programs; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate reaffirm its commitment to the principles of Title 5 that faculty best determine their own representation.
Resolved, That the Academic Senate reaffirm Resolution1.01 and 1.04 S01 to ensure that the Academic Senate has a significant role and substantive voice on the advisory committee of the Claremont Graduate University Community College Leadership Institute and that all programs developed by the Institute expressly address the development of collaborative and collegial leadership.
Whereas, Emerging documents from the Joint Committee on the Master Plan fail to address adequately the concept of quality education from a faculty perspective; and
Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has resolutions and papers that do address the concept of quality education;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate communicate to the Joint Committee on the Master Plan a definition of quality education based on adopted resolutions and papers of the Academic Senate.