Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges supports student success, and
Whereas many CalWORKs students enter college underprepared in basic skills, and
Whereas 12-18 months is not an adequate time to complete most basic skills programs, and
Whereas the federal program Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) allows 24 months for completion,
Resolved that the Academic Senate direct the Executive Committee to seek changes in California's CalWORKs legislation to increase the work preparation plan completion time to 24 months as allowed by Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and
Resolved that the Academic Senate recommend that the Chancellor's Office identify effective CalWORKs programs and share these programs with other colleges.
Ongoing. A bill to this effect is in the Legislature. To this point, collaboration with the Chancellor's Office on effective CalWORKs programs has not occurred.