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

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,


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