No on Prop 187

Whereas Proposition 187 violates the equal protection clause of both the State of California and the United States Constitutions, and

Whereas Proposition 187 appears to be in conflict with several federal laws that could result in the loss of federal revenue for California, and

Differential Fees

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges reaffirm Resolution 5.2 S 94 opposing differential fees.
M/S/C Disposition: College/District CEO's, Executive Committee, Local Boards of Trustees, Local Senates, Legislature. FACCC. Chancellor's Office

Open access

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage faculty and staff at California community colleges to support open access for all students without attempting to determine their immigration status.
M/S/C Disposition: Executive Committee, Local Senates. CalSACC

Identification of Illegal Residents

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support all faculty and staff who, for issues of conscience, choose not to participate actively in the identification of students who may be illegal residents of the state.
M/S/C Disposition: Executive Committee. Local Senates

Oppose Increase in Student Fees

Whereas only one in five students entering California community colleges, though eligible, receive financial aid and often do not have the funds to pay the myriad of sometimes uncounted costs associated with education such as parking, health, materials and other fees (catalogs, schedules, etc.), child care and transportation, and

Whereas California State University and University of California systems have over the last 3 years raised student fees by over 65 percent despite the State's policy that increases be gradual, moderate and predictable,

Tuition (See Appendix C)

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges oppose the shift of the burden of the cost of education from the state to the students as proposed in the CPEC staff recommendation #8 that calls for mandatory student charges to be called `tuition' rather than `fees' to permit their use to support the direct cost of instruction.
M/S/C Disposition: Chancellor's Office. Executive Committee. CPEC. FACCC, Legislature

Oppose CPEC Proposal Regarding Student Fees (See Appendix C)

Whereas the high school class of 2000 is expected to be the largest graduating class in the history of the State of California, and

Whereas the economic and civic well-being of California is dependent upon an equitably educated citizenry, and

Whereas increases in fees have proven to reduce access to higher education so that 67 percent of community college students already quali1~ for financial aid, and

Health Services Regulations

Whereas Education Code Section 7635 mandates that the Board of Governors shall adopt regulations that generally describe the types of health services included in the health services program, and

Whereas Education Code Section 76355 mandates that health fees shall be expended only to provide health services as specified in regulations adopted by the Board of Governors, and

Whereas the Health Services Association for California Community Colleges, which is comprised mostly of health services faculty, drafted the proposed "Health Services Regulations,"

Reimbursement for Health Fee Waiver

Whereas Student Health Services provide medical/nursing, psychological and other community college public health services, which are funded exclusively by health fees, and

Whereas approximately 20-40% of students are waived from paying the health fee, and

Whereas Student Health Services are called on to provide services for all credit students, and

Whereas there has been a significant increase in demand for complex medical/nursing and psychological services with no proportionate increase in staff to meet this demand,

Textbook Costs

Whereas the rising cost of textbooks has placed a financial burden on students, and

Whereas the availability of affordable texts and other assigned materials is critical to student success, and

Whereas the California Student Association of Community Colleges (CalSACC), in cooperation with UC and CSU students and faculty organizations, is introducing legislation in January 2000 to eliminate sales tax on textbooks and text-related supplies sold by college bookstores,


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