Whereas the national average cost of instruction for one FTES is $6,000 at a community college, and
Whereas at California community colleges the apportionment is $3,500 and ranks last in the nation, and
Whereas the UC, CSU, and K-12 apportionment is much higher than that of community colleges,
Resolved the Academic Senate urge the legislature and the Governor to increase Full-time Equivalent Student (FTES) funding for community colleges so that they can carry out their missions, and
Resolved that Academic Senate support the position that any increase in FTES funding not rely on a performance based funding mechanism.
The Partnership for Excellence proposal was passed and includes a $100 million based on FTES to increase student success.