Bond-funded Building Projects

Fall
2005
Resolution Number
13.02
Contact
Susan McMurray
Assigned to
Educational Policies Committee
Category
General Concerns
Status
Completed
Status Report

A Rostrum article related to working with consultants was published in Fall 2005. The Legislative Agenda for the System includes proposals to provide some changes to the process for working with the Department of State Architect.

Whereas, Many California community colleges are involved in bond-funded building projects;

Whereas, Faculty are concerned not only about the quality of education, but in the quality of the environment in which education is delivered and in how the spending of the California community colleges is perceived; and

Whereas, Undue delays in building exacerbate costs, interfere with college planning and negatively impact student success;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to take an active role wherever possible in determining how bond funds are spent;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges explore the feasibility of providing a breakout session on best practices with respect to bond implementation;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges raise concerns in the Consultation Council about lengthy delays in approving community college construction projects from the Department of the State Architect; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support responsible efforts to streamline the building approval process. MSC Disposition: Consultation Council, Local Senates