Whereas, The Governor's Budget for 2004-05 proposes to "redirect approximately 3200 University of California (UC) eligible and 3800 California State University (CSU) eligible students to first attend community college and then guarantee them transfer as juniors to a UC or CSU";
Whereas, There is concern expressed by community college transfer directors and other faculty that the redirected transfer students will have priority over the traditional community college students for the transfer slots in the CSUs and UCs; and
Whereas, There is no funding proposed to counsel these redirected students throughout their community college years (except for some funding to the CSUs and UCs to "orient" the redirects);
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges express concern to the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, the Chancellor of the California State University (CSU) and the President of the University of California (UC) that redirection will decrease the number of transfer slots available in the CSUs and UCs for the traditional (i.e., non-redirected) community college student;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the Chancellor of the CSU and the President of the UC to provide extra transfer slots for the redirected students in addition to the current number of slots that are available for the traditional community college transfer student; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges insist that the Legislature provide full apportionment funding to community colleges for redirected students, and in addition, funding for ongoing counseling for these students.
These arguments were presented to ICC members, ICASmembers, and the CSU Board of Trustees (July 2004).