Students

Student Activities

Whereas studies have shown that student activities can contribute to student retention in college, and

Whereas appropriate student activities can meet the special needs of community college older and part-time students,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to recognize the significance of student activities at their colleges by supporting student governance and other student activities.

Students in the Consultation Process

Whereas the president of the California Student Association of Community Colleges (CalSACC) made a presentation on the proposed student government governance and consultation process at the 1987 Fall Conference of the Academic Senate, and

Whereas the proposal as presented at the 1987 Fall Conference was later accepted by the student delegates to the CalSACC fall conference, and

Whereas the proposal has the support of the California Community College Student Affairs Association and the Vice Chancellor of Student Services in the Chancellor's Office,

Student Involvement in Governance

Whereas the Academic Senate has a long history of support for shared governance, and

Whereas the Academic Senate recognizes that students must have an appropriate role in this process,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges endorse strengthening the role of students in governance as recommended by the Commission for Review of the Master Plan and as incorporated in the September 17, 1987, draft of AB 1725.

Students - Student Services

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to local senates that local California Community Colleges honors and scholars programs actively pursue and support increased recruitment, student services outreach, scholarships, and other support systems in order to promote and increase opportunities for the underrepresented student's persistence, performance, retention, and transfer.

Statement on Underrepresented Students

Whereas the Academic Senate has long been committed to success for all students and has been particularly concerned with meeting the needs of those students who are underprepared or underrepresented, and/or those who have special educational needs, and

Whereas the student population of the California Community Colleges is rapidly changing in such a way that in the near future students from hitherto underrepresented ethnic and cultural groups, as well as students facing special physical and learning challenges, will make up the majority in our classrooms, and

Student Involvement at State Senate Sessions

Whereas student involvement in community college governance is encouraged by AB 1725, and

Whereas student leadership should be aware of key issues facing California Community Colleges, and

Whereas input from students would be valuable in the breakout discussions and at other events at Senate Spring and Fall Sessions,

High School Scholarships

Whereas there are limited scholarships available for students entering community colleges, and

Whereas students are often unaware of what financial aid is available to them as they enroll in a community college,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend that local senates seek sources of funding for scholarships for students entering community colleges, and

Student Governance

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senate presidents to meet with local student body presidents to discuss ways to strengthen student participation in campus governance as mandated by AB 1725, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to encourage, recommend, and support ways in which to make local student body leadership and participation in campus governance, as mandated by AB 1725, more effective.

Senate Involvement

Whereas Education Code Section 87107 mandates increased hiring of underrepresented faculty, and

Whereas the Academic Senate and local senates play a role in encouraging underrepresented students to consider careers as community college faculty,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges ask the Student Committee to prepare written recommendations for increasing the involvement of students, especially students from underrepresented groups, in Academic Senate statewide sessions, and

Matriculation

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges endorse the Chancellor's Office "Draft Matriculation Regulations" to be presented to the Board of Governors at its 1989 May meeting.

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