Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct the Executive Committee to seek to amend line 266 of the Student Equity Proposal to read:Programs that encourage, recognize, and reward faculty who take additional courses which would have the probability of increasing their understanding and sensitivity to cultural diversity (such as gender studies; racial, ethnic, and religious studies; nonwestern cultures, etc.) or in ... (Document available from Senate Office)
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges endorse the document "A Taskforce Proposal: Policy Statement on Student Equity in the California Community Colleges" (Draft 4/3/92), and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges seek to incorporate in this document the following changes:
1. Delete in line 262 "... and evaluation standards for faculty and staff..."
2. In line 280, delete "... via telecourse..." (Document available from the Senate Office)
Whereas the United States Supreme Court has broadened the rights of students,
Whereas a recent study has shown that gender inequities may exist at schools and colleges,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the Legislature to rescind the $50 fee for Bachelor's degree holders.
Whereas the newly increased fees may well be prohibitive to low income students, and
Whereas current financial aid is very limited for part-time students, and
Whereas many low income students are working full-time and are only able to pursue their education on a part-time basis,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges seek legislation and regulations which ensure that financial aid be more available to part-time students at the community college.
Whereas California Community Colleges play an important role in the state's economic revitalization, and
Whereas more and more adults are returning to community colleges in order to acquire new job skills and for job training and retraining, and
Whereas noncredit students and part-time credit students often do not receive student services available to other California Community College students, and
Whereas we reaffirm the Academic Senate's 1986 Resolution 3.6 on Equal Services,
Whereas, Board of Governor (BOG) fee waiver students are not assessed health fees;
Whereas, There are state-mandated levels of minimum student health services for all students regardless of fees collected, resulting in fee-paying students subsidizing all students;
Whereas, At campuses with a high percentage of students with BOG fee waivers, student health services are being threatened or eliminated; and
Whereas, Student health services are often the only health care available to students;
Whereas the criteria and components required for an acceptable Student Equity Plan have not been adequately distributed, and
Whereas the procedure for the evaluation of Student Equity Plans seems inconsistent and the evaluation criteria used during the procedure were not clearly communicated to community college districts,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges request that the Chancellor's Office clearly delineate the criteria and standards to be used in evaluating the Student Equity Plans, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges request the Chancellor's Office to require that districts have in place an acceptable Student Equity Plan as part of the minimum conditions to receive State funding, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges request the Chancellor's Office to send a letter to Districts delineating the criteria and the five components for a quality Student Equity Plan.
M/S/R Disposition: Executive Committee
Whereas, The effectiveness of student government and student associated bodies is in decline; and
Whereas, One of the aspects of the community college mission is to prepare students to be good citizens and leaders;
Resolved, that the Academic Senate create a task force with representatives from the state Student Senate to explore ways to assist student government leaders in their efforts to reach their goals of effective participation in community college governance.