Budgetary Practices

Fall
2007
Resolution Number
13.06
Contact
Wheeler North
Assigned to
Educational Policies Committee
Category
General Concerns
Status
Completed
Summary
Research common district budgetary practices with the goal of producing and disseminating a brief budget primer for new local senate leaders; Inform the body about ways to access, understand and utilize publicly available budgetary data relevant to their colleges.
Status Report

Paper was adopted 2009

Whereas, The local budgeting process is an item of collegial consultation, as defined in Title 5 Regulations, that often leads to local senate involvement in analysis of the local college or district budget;

Whereas, Full understanding of fiscal and accounting practices used in college and district budgets can take many years to acquire;

Whereas, There are several relatively simple indicators that are common to most districts and that can be tracked and compared to statewide data for anomalies; and

Whereas, Many local senate presidents may leave office by the time they have acquired adequate practical budget expertise;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges research common district budgetary practices with the goal of producing and disseminating a brief budget primer for new local senate leaders; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges inform the body about ways to access, understand and utilize publicly available budgetary data relevant to their colleges. MSC Disposition: Local Senates