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,


Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges supports student success, and

Whereas many CalWORKs students enter college underprepared in basic skills, and

Whereas 12-18 months is not an adequate time to complete most basic skills programs, and

Whereas the federal program Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) allows 24 months for completion,

Textbooks: Model Policies and Ethical Considerations

Whereas, Local academic senates face questions and conflicts regarding textbook selection, price, authorship, copyright, etc.; and

Whereas, Local academic senates need guidance on the applicability of academic freedom with regard to textbook issues;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges produce a position paper on model policies and ethical considerations regarding textbooks and other course materials.

Textbook Pricing Policies

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

Whereas textbook pricing policies are thereby a major academic concern of faculty,

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to the Executive Committee that the Senate collaborate with Ca1SACC to investigate textbook pricing policies systemwide, identify issues, and report back to the Academic Senate for the 1996 Fall session any appropriate recommendations for action.

Textbook Pricing

Whereas, Textbook prices have increased beyond the resources of many students;

Whereas, New editions are often published with few content changes, making used books unavailable, and unnecessary bundling increases the costs to students;

Whereas, Marketing costs account for over 15% of the cost to students; and

Whereas, Textbooks are sold to individuals via the Internet for significantly less than they are sold in bulk to college bookstores;

SB 1300 -15% Reduction of Student Fees

Whereas high student fees hinder access to the California Community Colleges, and

Whereas SB 1300 requires that California community college districts reduce student fees by 15% effective January 1, 1996,

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support the concepts in SB 1300 as they exist on April 2, 1995. M/S/C Disposition: Articulation Coord Council, COFO, Chancellor's Office, Executive Committee, FACCC, Governor, Legislature, CalSACC, Board of Governors


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