State and Legislative Issues

Provisionally Support SB 3 (Allen, as of February 25, 2019)

Whereas, California law established the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) as the coordinating and planning agency for statewide postsecondary education, and CPEC performed a variety of useful functions for California higher education, including data collection for all public segments and advising the governor regarding budgetary priorities to preserve access for students, prior to being defunded by the governor and ceasing operations in 2011;

Oppose AB 130 (Low, as of April 10, 2019) Unless Amended

Whereas, California law established the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) as the coordinating and planning agency for statewide postsecondary education, and CPEC performed a variety of useful functions for California higher education, including data collection for all public segments and advising the governor regarding budgetary priorities to preserve access for students, prior to being defunded by the governor and ceasing operations in 2011;

Support for Changes to Title 5 §§ 55200-55210

Whereas, The Title 5 language around distance education classes has not been updated since 2008, and significant changes have occurred during that time that warrant a reexamination and updating of the language;

Whereas, The Distance Education and Educational Technology Advisory Committee (DEETAC) has proposed changes to Title 5 §§55200-55210[1] regarding requirements for distance education classes, and those changes were sent to the field for comment; and

Oppose AB 1786 (Cervantes, as of April 10, 2018)

Whereas, AB 1786 (Cervantes, as of April 10, 2018)[1], would “require a statewide articulation officer at the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, who would be designated by the chancellor under the bill’s provisions by March 31, 2019, to, using common course descriptors and pertinent recommendations of the American Council on Education, determine, by July 1, 2019, for which courses credit should be awarded for prior military experience”;

Support SB 1009 (Wilk, as amended April 3, 2018) Community Colleges: Tutoring

Whereas, Numerous studies have demonstrated the positive effects of expanded tutoring on student success [1] and, “the value of learning support and tutoring services to student success cannot be overestimated given the various levels of preparation our students bring to the classroom.” [2];

Whereas, The California Community College Chancellor’s Office in the Vision for Success has tasked the California Community College system with aspirational goals of increased student success and completion [3];

Support AB 2767 (Medina, as amended April 4, 2018) California Community Colleges Funding Formula Study

Whereas, The 2018-19 Governor’s Budget for the California Community Colleges (CCC) proposes a radical change to the system’s funding formula that would limit apportionment based on enrollment, provide funding in support for low-income students, and implement performance-based funding to incentivize increasing the number of certificates and degrees awarded [1];

Opposition to the Proposed California Online Community College District

Whereas, The proposed California Online Community College District represents an investment in a new enterprise that expands the scope of the work of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) such that a regulatory agency tasked with ensuring the compliance of the colleges with regulation and law would be in competition with the colleges by potentially drawing students away from existing California community college districts and puts limited state educational resources into duplicating efforts already underway;

Oppose Proposed Consolidation of Categorical Program Funding

Whereas, The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office recently distributed a survey [1] to the system about the consolidation of categorical programs to prepare a proposal for the May revision to the Governor’s 2018-19 budget proposal;

Whereas, Categorical programs were established to guarantee support services and open access to students with disabilities and students who are educationally and financially disadvantaged;

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