Whereas Section 53200(c)(10) of AB 1725 has provided for increased faculty involvement in committees having responsibility for development and/or oversight of budgets, and
Whereas faculty have the obligation to participate in a meaningful and timely manner in these budget processes,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges provide a breakout at its 1996 Fall session, the breakout to include:
a) an overview of the mechanism by which the state funds community colleges
b) training in standard budgetary procedures and meaningful review of financial reports and audits
c) zero-based budgeting by which individual areas budgets might be developed, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop a model budget process for use by faculty in their local senates.
M/S/U Disposition: Executive Committee, Local Senates
The committee provide a breakout session on the budget process which included the issues identified in the resolution identified above. The breakout was very successful with over 40 participants in attendance.