Whereas, Credit and noncredit basic skills and English as a Second Language (ESL) serve the most diverse student population in higher education in the world;
Whereas, Equity should include not merely equitable access but also equitable support and equitable outcomes;
Whereas, As cited in the paper Practices that Promote Equity in Basic Skills in California Community Colleges, current research shows that basic skills and ESL work in California community colleges does not typically have equitable outcomes; and
Whereas, Resolution 3.05 S07 requested that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges create a paper about effective practices in basic skills with regards to equity;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopt the paper Practices that Promote Equity in Basic Skills in California Community Colleges.
MSC Disposition: Local Senates, Chancellor’s Office
Paper published and posted on this website.