Whereas, AB 1725 recognized the need for dedicated funding for faculty professional development as vital to academic excellence and student success;
Whereas, Such funding was blended into the existing unfunded staff development line item;
Whereas, Such blending has led to conflict with other groups on campus for the use of such funds; and
Whereas, Such conflict has led to a dilution of funds available for faculty professional development;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the Board of Governors to advocate for a new line item dedicated to faculty professional development separate from staff development.
On-going concern throughout system's budget discussions for 04-05 and 05-06.
We have continued to fight for this, but so far we have not had success.