Legislation

Principles of AB 462 and SB 507

Whereas Assembly Bill 462 is the omnibus legislation which updates the Donahoe Higher Education Act, also known as the statutory master plan for higher education, to reflect the policy recommendations of the Joint committee for Review of the Master Plan for Higher Education found in its April 1989 report "California faces...CALIFORNIA'S FUTURE." The major provisions of this comprehensive higher education reform legislation are described in an attached document, and

Legislation

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges request that the Executive Committee assign an appropriate Senate Committee to study and report on the implementation of faculty load banking (SB 683) and the effect of load banking on the implementation of the 50% law.

Student Transfer Guarantee

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates and administrators to campaign in support of the principles of individual student transfer guarantees found currently in SB507 (Hart).

Fund for Instructional Improvement

Whereas in 1977 the California Legislature created the Community College Fund for Instructional Improvement, and

Whereas the purpose of the Fund was, and is, to support the improvement of learning in community colleges through a program of grants and loans, and

Whereas since its inception the Fund has been the only State-level source of support for curricular and pedagogical innovation and professional development for community college faculty, and

EERA Study

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges discuss with faculty unions the now required study of the EERA.

Legislative Update - Proposition 98

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges inform local senates, districts, and colleges of the urgency of preserving Proposition 98, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend colleges send as many letters as possible to the Governor and the legislature urging the Proposition 98 be preserved, and

Legislation Concerning Prerequisites

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges oppose legislative attempts to regulate prerequisites in California Community Colleges.

Representatives

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support the principle in AB 2043 (Lee) which includes a position long supported by the senate that all constituent representatives should be elected or appointed by those constituencies.

Community College Funding

Whereas Proposition 98 has stabilized public school and community college funding in California and has permitted school boards, administrators, and teachers to plan, implement, and maintain programs more coherently, and

Whereas Proposition 98 has enabled schools to improve the quality of education by allowing them to purchase additional and updated textbooks, obtain modern equipment and additional supplies, and hire more teachers, and

SB 121 - Transfer Bill

Whereas SB 507 was vetoed by the previous governor, and

Whereas the principles in SB 507 have been incorporated into SB 121, and

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges supported the principles contained in SB 507,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support the principles contained in SB 121 dated March 8, 1991.

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