Students

Students Voting on Curriculum

Whereas the students consultation group has requested a Title 5 regulation change requiring at least one voting member on the local curriculum committee, and

Whereas decision making authority on curriculum is vested in the faculty and the governing board with current regulations providing for local academic senates to allow student voting on the curriculum committee if it is appropriate in the context of their local processes, and

Adoption of Health Services Rules and Regulations

Whereas Section 76355 of the Education Code allows governing boards of community college districts to require students to pay fees (of no more than $10 per semester) to support health services programs, and

Whereas Section 76355 was approved by the legislature in 1992 and calls for the Board of Governors to adopt regulations that describe the types of health services included in the health service program, and

Funds for Health Services

Whereas Health Center services are essential to our students, and

Whereas the number of students who receive Board of Governors waivers is steadily increasing, and

Whereas Board of Governors grant recipients have their health fees waived, thus reducing the health fee funds available at a college for health services,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend that the Board of Governors include in Board of Governors tuition grants funds for campus health service fees, and

Training for Shared Governance

Whereas the roles of faculty and students in the governance of local colleges are supportive and compatible, and

Whereas the role of students could benefit appreciably from faculty support of mentoring, education, training, and appropriate voting status to assure their effective participation in the governance of local colleges,

Student Equity Update

Whereas Student Equity Plans have been mandated, and

Whereas Student Equity implementation strategies are also required,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges hold a breakout at a future session on the progress of Student Equity Plans and implementation strategies.
M/S/U Disposition: Executive Committee

Analyzing Student Outcomes in Special Programs

Whereas the results or outcomes of programs that were specifically designed and funded for success and transfer by non-traditional students are uncertain or unknown,


Resolved the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct the Executive Committee to set up a faculty task force charged with the responsibility of analyzing the student outcomes of programs that were designed specifically for helping on-traditional and diverse students to succeed in college, to complete their educational goals, and to transfer.
M/S/C Disposition: Executive Committee

Academic Senate Support of Diversity Programs

Whereas Section 76000 of the Education Code states that community colleges have a unique obligation to insure that all Californians have an equal opportunity to have access to higher education, and

Whereas Section 66030reinforces this mandate by declaring the intent of the Legislature that "public higher education in California strives to provide educationally equitable environments which give each Californian, regardless of ethnic origin, race, gender, age, disability, or economic circumstance, a reasonable opportunity to develop fully his or her potential,"

Financial Aid Phase II Reform

Whereas the United States Department of Education is currently preparing for Phase II Student Financial Aid Reform, and


Whereas preliminary discussion of issues relating to that reform include topics of great impact on California community colleges such as termination of financial aid eligibility for students taking English as a Second Language and Basic Skills courses,

Survey of Materials Fees

Whereas community college students are paying higher fees, and


Whereas college budgets for reprographics have been cut, and


Whereas many faculty are financing materials used in their classes,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the Chancellor's Office to conduct a survey of "materials" fees charged.
M/S/U Disposition: Chancellor's Office. Executive Committee

Student Access to Faculty

Whereas state law defines faculty as "those employees of a community college district who are employed in positions that are not designated as supervisory or management.., for which minimum qualifications for hire are specified by the Board of Governors." which does not distinguish between full-time and part-time faculty, and


Whereas student access and success are accepted as fundamental to the mission of the California community colleges, and

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