BOG Fee Waiver Rules to Establish Different Academic Policies for Students Based on Differing Ability to Pay

Fall
2011
Resolution Number: 
07.03
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Consultation with the Chancellor's Office
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, The California Community Colleges Task Force on Student Success (established in response to Senate Bill 1143, Liu, 2010) recommends (as of September 30, 2011) withholding Board of Governors fee waivers from students who have exceeded 110 units or have failed to identify a degree, transfer, or career advancement goal; and

Whereas, The poorest students cannot enroll in classes without fee waivers with the result that these students would be denied access to classes that they would be permitted to enroll in if they had financial resources;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recognize that withholding Board of Governors fee waivers denies enrollment to the poorest students but not to those who have the resources to pay fees;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recognize that recommendation 3.2 (as of September 30, 2011) of the California Community Colleges Task Force on Student Success will have the same effect as establishing different academic policies for students based on their differing ability to pay fees;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the California Community Colleges Task Force on Student Success to acknowledge that recommendation 3.2 (as of September 30, 2011) is a proposal to establish different academic policies for students based on their differing ability to pay fees; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges oppose recommendations that establish different academic policies for students based on their differing abilities to pay.

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Appendix A: California Community Colleges Task Force on Student Success

Status Report: 

This was on the SSTF. It's no longer an issue.