Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct the Executive Committee to examine the relationship between tuition and access to community colleges.
Whereas the Board of Governors has adopted regulations strengthening the role of students in governance, as required by AB 1725, and
Whereas students have valuable contributions to make to local governance, and
Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has many past resolutions encouraging student involvement in both local senates and the state senate,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges oppose any legislation or regulation that would permit local districts to raise tuition for California resident students.
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges provide sufficient information to local senates to effectively participate in the local decisions regarding participation in the Stafford Loan Program, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges alert local senates to be involved in the local decisions regarding participation in the Stafford Loan Program.
Whereas the California Community College system is unique in its commitment to an "open door" policy, and
Whereas there are many students who enroll for purposes other than vocational education and transfer, and
Whereas the importance or relevance of those purposes cannot be quantified, and
Whereas learning is a lifelong endeavor, especially given the complexities of a rapidly changing society and world,
Whereas new revisions to Title 5 require that each college district have in place a policy that will address academic accommodation for disabled students, and
Whereas academic accommodation for disabled students is clearly an academic and professional matter and is under the authority of local academic senates, and
Whereas faculty involvement in setting these policies and making decisions regarding academic accommodation of disabled students is critical,
Whereas students have not been represented on the Board of Governors for nearly a year, and
Whereas a student member on the Board of Governors is required by law, and
Whereas the student viewpoint and input at the state level is vital for the implementation of shared governance,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the Governor to work with CalSACC to fill immediately the student position on the Board of Governors.
Whereas all community college students currently pay an enrollment fee of $6 per unit up to $60 a semester, and
Whereas proposed legislation would limit enrollment of some students by requiring those with a large number of units or a Bachelor's degree to pay differential fees, and
Whereas many students return to community colleges for retraining, upgrading of skills and continuing education needed to obtain or maintain employment, and
Whereas a well educated work force is necessary for the economic growth and stability of California, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct the Executive Committee to develop a policy concerning instructional faculty access to student placement information which balances need-to-know and privacy issues with quality education for our student population.
Whereas the adoption of the Student Equity Policy by the Board of Governors appears imminent, and
Whereas local districts need specific, practical examples to develop and implement local student equity plans for each college, and
Whereas the time frame anticipated for response is short,