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Student Equity Paper

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)

Gender Equity

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,

$50 Fee

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the Legislature to rescind the $50 fee for Bachelor's degree holders.

$50 Fee

Whereas the new $50 fee for Bachelor's degree holders may adversely affect the large number of California Community College students in need of job retraining and job skills,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to work with their governing boards to collect data on the impact of the $50 fee for Bachelor degree holders at their colleges and to submit such data to the Academic Senate for a possible position paper.

Financial Aid

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.

Student Services

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,

Health Fees

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;

Substitute Motion

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

Funding Based on Acceptable Student Equity Plans

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

Student Government

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.

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