Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support the concept of program-based funding as developed by the AB 3409 Finance Task Force.
Whereas an overwhelming number of educators urged the governor to use the state surplus for educational purposes, and
Whereas there is now an opportunity to make a public gesture of support for public education,
Resolved that the Academic Senate recommend to local senates that community college faculty donate their tax rebates to an appropriate educational institution or educational organization of their choice.
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work toward the incorporation in AB 1725 of Recommendation #58 of the Master Plan Commission report The Challenge of Change:
That the Board of Governors strengthen the role of faculty senates with respect to the determination and administration of academic standards, course approval; hiring, retention, and evaluation of faculty; and other academic functions,
Whereas AB 1725 authorizes granting of both the AA and AS degrees, and
Whereas this bill does not establish different requirements for the two degrees, and
Whereas the proposed general education transfer curriculum requires an amount of general education which may not be compatible with majors that require a large number of lower division courses,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support the concept that the AA and AS degrees may require different numbers of general education units, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct the Executive Committee to seek, in Section 87743.5 of AB 1725, the inclusion of a requirement that the bargaining agent negotiate the process, and the local senate establish the competency criteria to be submitted to the district.
Whereas AB 1725 (Vasconcellos), the community college omnibus reform bill, contains a great number of provisions which would significantly strengthen the Community Colleges, and
Whereas many of the provisions and recommendations of the Academic Senate on transfer, matriculation, professional standards, faculty development, part-time faculty, and other issues, are reflected in AB 1725,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support the initiative for a constitutional amendment on the appropriations limit adjustment (the Gann limit).
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges endorse and support the Government Spending Limitation and Accountability Act for the June 1988 California ballot, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to local senates that they endorse and support the Government Spending Limitation and Accountability Act for the June 1988 California ballot.
Whereas 4-year merit-based awards made by the Student Aid Commission out of the state general funds exist for undergraduate education, and
Whereas five years of eligibility already exist for nursing and engineering students, and
Whereas teacher shortages presently exist and are projected to increase dramatically in the next decade,
Whereas the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 provides an opportunity for aliens to apply for permanent legal residency, and
Whereas an 18-to-30-month period beginning May 1987 exists for the processing of these individuals, and
Whereas the U.S. Congress has budgeted $1,000,000,000 for four years to assist states in processing these individuals, and
Whereas California is expected to receive half of those funds, and