Honors Programs

Resolved that the Academic Senate seek facilitation, support, and funding for recruitment, retention, and academic advancement of students of disadvantaged socioeconomic status in community college honors programs.

Work based Learning

Whereas there is a chasm between the world of education and the world of work, and many students are unprepared to minimally function in today's work environment, and

Whereas the traditional education model does not typically integrate academic and occupational education, and

Whereas there is inadequate career guidance or work-based learning opportunities to help student see the connection between the world of education and the world of work, and

Whereas most of the external funding sources available on our campuses today include these issues as priorities,

Honors Programs

Whereas honors programs have consistently proven an effective path for the recruitment, development, and transfer of community college students, even without extensive state support or assistance,

Resolved that the Academic Senate urge local academic senates to support the establishment of honors programs at their colleges, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate urge local academic senates to promote regional and state faculty organizations that support honors programs, and

Fees Impact Study

Whereas the political rhetoric of higher education reform focuses on the need to increase fees for community college students, and

Whereas the "2005: A Report of the Task Force for the Chancellor's Consultation Council" document indicates substantial disparate effects on student enrollment when fees are increased, and

Whereas additional political rhetoric suggests through anecdotal accounts that the balance to the impact of high fees is high student financial aid, and

Student Fees

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has consistently opposed student fees over the years (e.g., F90 12.1, 12.2; F92 13.4; S94 19.1, 19.4, 19.7,19.8; F94 20.1.0, 20.2.0, 20.3.0, 20.6.0; S95 20.1.0, 20.2.0, 20.7.0, 20.8.0,20.11.0; F98 20.01; F02 20.03);

Gender Equity in Athletics

Whereas the Academic Senate in resolution 3.04 Spring 1994 supported gender equity in athletics, and

Whereas it has been 25 years since the Congress adopted Title IX in 1972, and

Whereas there are still, after 25 years, compliance issues regarding Title IX in California community colleges, and

Whereas there is a Community College Commission on Athletics,

Resolved that the Academic Senate reaffirm its commitment to gender equity in athletics and to Title IX, and

Financial Support of Student Senate

Whereas students are guaranteed a right to effective participation in issues regarding academic matters at the college level, and that voice deserves adequate support Statewide, and

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has a long history of support (first resolution: Fall 1969) of student participation in local and State community college governance, and

IRS Ruling

Whereas recent IRS policy discourages colleges from employing their own students and reduces the opportunity for students to gain the benefit of work experience, and

Whereas colleges are not required to pay social security taxes on student hourly wages and these contributions are not withheld from student hourly checks, and

Whereas a recent IRS ruling has a defined student's status for the exemption to be a minimum of 12 units, and

Student Material Fee

Whereas the Academic Senate adopted resolutions 20.10 (Fall 94) and 1.2 (Spring 95) urging its Executive Committee to conduct a survey of student material fees as a result of concerns raised by CalSACC and Saddleback College Student Body relating to instructional and student representation fees, and

Whereas the Chancellor's Office provided all colleges with several legal opinions (M 94-27) and (M 96-28) on community college student fees in response to the issues raised, as well as specific procedures for challenging alleged illegal student fees, and

Student Loan Options

Whereas students and recent graduates are acutely aware of rising student debt, and

Whereas consolidation of debts through the direct loan program has been an excellent option for students, and

Whereas students with private loans deserve the same loan consolidation option under the same terms as the direct loan program would offer, and

Whereas there is legislation proposed that will expand the Pell Grant Program to more students,

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