Legislative Positions

Datesort ascending Bill Author ASCCC Position Summary Position Letter
May 6, 2019 SB 3 Allen Support The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is writing to express our support for SB 3 (Allen, as of 1 May 2019), which would “establish the Office of Higher Education Performance and Accountability as the statewide postsecondary education coordination and planning entity,” as well as our gratitude for the amendments added to the bill in March and April. PDF icon Letter of Support for SB 3
May 6, 2019 Support The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges wishes to express its support for the expansion of funding in order to support a greater number of student parents and to provide academic preparation for teachers and related child development professions. PDF icon Letter of Support for Student Parents' Success
May 6, 2019 AB 130 Low Oppose unless amended The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is regretfully writing to express our opposition to AB 130 (Low, as of 10 April 2019), which would “establish the Office of Higher Education Performance and Accountability as the statewide postsecondary education coordination and planning entity,” unless the bill is amended to include segmental faculty representation. This position represents the collective judgment of the 60,000 faculty in the California community college system as expressed at our organization’s 2019 Spring Plenary Session through Resolution 6.01 SP19 (https://www.asccc.org/resolutions/oppose-ab-130-low-april-10-2019-unless-amended). PDF icon AB 130 - Oppose unless amended
May 6, 2019 SB 291 Leyva Support if Amended The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges wishes to express its support for SB 291 (Leyva, as of 1 March 2019), which would “establish the California Community College Student Financial Aid Program, to provide need-based grant awards to eligible community college students who attend an eligible California community college, as specified,” if the bill is amended to ensure that the Student Aid Commission provides the oversight of financial aid. This position represents the collective judgment of the 60,000 faculty in the California Community Colleges system as expressed at our organization’s 2019 Spring Plenary Session through Resolution 6.03 SP19 (https://www.asccc.org/resolutions/provisionally-supportsb-291-leyva-march-1-2019). PDF icon SB 291 - Support if Amended
April 8, 2019 SB 462 Stern Oppose unless amended The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) is writing to express its reluctant opposition to SB462 unless the bill is amended to address specific concerns. SB462 would require the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges, working in collaboration with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, to establish a model curriculum for a forestland restoration workforce program that could be offered at campuses of the California Community Colleges. PDF icon SB462 Community Colleges Forestland Restoration Workforce Program
February 28, 2019 Revising the “Student Centered Funding Formula” to Incentivize Student-Focused Outcomes If the state wishes to continue performance-based funding, the ASCCC has three requests to improve the formula: 1. Level the point system for associate degree awards so that all educational goals and achievements of comparable unit values are counted equally. 2. Award colleges only once per year per student for the highest award achieved as a means of prioritizing per-student success, as opposed to incentivizing maximizing awards more generally. 3. Keep the performance metric portion set at 10% of the total allocation to ensure funding stability and to support college exploration of how best to serve students. PDF icon Revising the Student Centered Funding Formula
January 14, 2019 Expansion of Cal Grants Support The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges wishes to express our support for the expansion of Cal Grant eligibility to more low-income students and an increase to award amounts based on the total cost of attendance. PDF icon Cal Grant Letter of Support
May 21, 2018 Community College Budget Proposal 6870-101-0001 Opposed Establishment of a fully online community college: While some of the changes are proposed to clarify portions of the online college proposal, the underlying basis for establishing a separate fully online college remains problematic. As such, the Academic Senate remains opposed. Change to Funding Formula: The Academic Senate remains opposed to the change in the community college formula despite the changes in the May Revise. Performance based funding, even at 20 percent, represents a misdirected approach which is likely to harm students and magnify regional achievement gaps and equity gaps. Moreover, the point system presented by the May Revise is likely to disincentivize important Career Technical Education in favor of traditional transfer courses. PDF icon May Revise 2018 Letter.pdf
May 16, 2018 AB 2621 Medina Support The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges wishes to express our support for AB 2621 (Medina, as of April 10, 2018), which would require the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) to conduct a study on the feasibility of creating an exclusively online California community college and report its findings to the Legislature on or before July 1, 2019. PDF icon AB 2621 Suport Letter
May 16, 2018 AB 2767 Medina Support The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges wishes to express our support for AB 2767 (Medina, as of April 4, 2018), which calls for the Legislative Analyst’s Office to conduct a study of the funding formula used by the California Community Colleges for the 2017–18 fiscal year, submit a report to the Legislature containing its findings from the study, and provide recommendations as to various funding formula models the Legislature may wish to adopt for use by the California Community Colleges. PDF icon AB 2767 Support Letter

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