Whereas, Adult recipients in a one-parent assistance unit in the CalWORKs program are required to participate in welfare-to-work activities for 32 hours per week;
Whereas, Community college students may apply hours spent in classrooms, laboratories, or internship activities toward the 32-hour a week requirement, but may not apply study time; and
Whereas, This limitation is having a detrimental effect on student academic success and retention;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate support the inclusion of study time, based on the Carnegie Rule, in the hours required for welfare-to-work activities for community college students in the CalWORKs program.
Such changes were advocated for, but unsupervised study time remains ineligible for the 32 hours of activity.