Whereas current community college funding does not permit alternate calendars which encourage optimum curriculum design, and
Whereas current community college funding based on the 525 hours is a hold over from the K-12 model and does not correspond with the university/college model, and
Whereas current community college funding is based on student seat time rather than a learner centered technology mediated instructional model,
Resolved that the Academic Senate direct the Executive Committee to hold a breakout at the 1997 Fall Session which would present information on possible alternatives to our current state funding mechanism which is based on FTES and WSCH, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate direct the Executive Committee to present at the 1998 Spring Session a position paper on an analysis of the FTES funding formula and changes that may include but not be limited to:
a) alternative funding models
b) control of funding from the legislature (Education Code) to the Board of Governors (Title 5)
c) other progressive approaches to community college finance.
The system has proposed an alternative funding model, and given the date of this resolution, we request that it be considered completed and removed.