Budgetary Practices

Fall
2007
Resolution Number: 
13.06
Contact: 
Category: 
General Concerns
Status: 
Completed

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

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.
Recommendation: 
Take the paper to Fall 2009 Plenary for possible adoption.
Status Report: 

Paper was adopted 2009