Whereas, The Basic Skills Initiative (BSI) has, over the last three years, evolved into a series of local efforts that require senate involvement due to the impact on budgeting and governance processes;
Whereas, The local academic senate president sign-off on the BSI action plans is meant to ensure that appropriate collegial consultation occurs in developing such action plans; and
Whereas, Local academic senate presidents are reporting a variety of levels of faculty involvement in developing the action plans;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges survey local senates regarding processes for developing the action plans and allocation of Basic Skills Initiative funds and report back to the body.
Disposition: Local Senates
This work has been conducted through a researh study done by the ASCCC on the action plans and by the ASCCC component of the BSI. While this is an important issue, the initial work has been done and the issue should remain a point of advocacy in years to come.