Whereas, There is growing national concern regarding the digital divide and differential access to technology, which adversely impacts students of various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds as well as those with disabilities;
Whereas, The availability of technology is a student access and equity issue; and
Whereas, The ability to understand and utilize information technology and tools is an essential skill for all students;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate conduct research to investigate the impact of technology on student access and success in the California Community College System, particularly as it relates to ethnic and socio-economic diversity and students with disabilities; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate report back in a paper the research findings and recommended solutions to any problems identified.
The Committee completed work on the paper, The Impact of Computer Technology on Student Access and Success in the California Community Colleges, which was adopted at the Spring 2003 Plenary Session.