Amendment to Resolution 5.04

Replace the resolve to read:

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support efforts to more equitably address funding level disparities among districts, but do so in a manner that would take a blended approach, preserving the most essential aspects of program-based funding, such as allowances for student mix, basic skills enrollment and small-college factors.

Reauthorization of Perkins

Whereas, The Carl Perkins Vocational Technical Education Act (Perkins) is presently being rewritten;

Whereas, The Bush Administration continues to claim that the current Perkins legislation is not effective and has recommended that Perkins be replaced by other initiatives that would redirect funding from vocational education programs and possibly lead to their demise;

Whereas, Perkins funds support critical vocational programs that are essential to students' attaining success in their chosen career goals; 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);

Student Removal

Whereas, California Education Code 76032 states that "the adopted rules of student conduct may authorize an instructor to remove a student from his or her class for the day of the removal from class and the next class meeting";

Whereas, This provision presumes the class is a traditional college class that meets on alternate days (i.e. MWF or TTH) while most vocational classes meet daily and/or at off campus sites where many student services are not immediately available;

Chancellor's Coordinator of Library and Learning Programs

Whereas, Library and learning resources programs are essential to student success; and

Whereas, College library and learning resources programs benefit from having a staff presence at the Chancellor's Office;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the Chancellor's Office to reconsider its decision to eliminate the position of coordinator of library and learning resources programs.

Support for New California Articulation Number (CAN) Model

Whereas, the California Articulation Number (CAN) System has provided a numbering system for effective articulation and transfer;

Whereas, The draft of the new CAN Articulation Model indicates an expansion of CAN numbering to include not only required courses within a major or discipline but also elective courses and prerequisites for the completion of the major;

Online Course Outline Repository with OSCAR

Whereas, The ASSIST project has successfully piloted an Online System for Curriculum and Articulation Review (OSCAR) to enable community colleges to submit course outlines electronically for review by UC and CSU faculty who evaluate them for IGETC and CSU Breadth compliance;

Whereas, These online submissions, if made available to other community college faculty, may be useful in designing and improving their own curricular offerings; and

Corporate Governance Models

Whereas, Faculty and their governing boards have the ultimate responsibility for shaping the academic environment at the California community colleges;

Whereas, There are attempts to wrest academic control from faculty and replace it with a corporate managerial model; and

Whereas, Imposing a corporate model necessitates overthrowing the existing structure, thereby changing faculty roles in governance, institutional planning and other academic and professional matters;

Faculty Senate President Compensation During the Summer

Whereas, Local senate presidents need to serve as the official spokespersons and advocates for the faculty in academic and professional matters throughout the year, including the summer;

Whereas, Local faculty senate presidents often need to meet with college/district presidents/superintendents/chancellors, vice-presidents and other administrators during the summer;

Whereas, Involvement of local faculty senate presidents in decisions made during the summer can reduce conflict between faculty and administration; and

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