Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has long supported the concept of equalization to provide equal opportunities for access and success for students in every college and district;
Whereas, The current budget and political situation suggests that an equalization plan is likely to be adopted this year; and
Whereas, A plan based solely on FTES raises significant quality concerns by abandoning the previously established standards long associated with the program-based funding model;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support a system proposal for equalization, provided that it include these elements:
initialequalization to occur within three to five years, followed by a longer term plan based on the Real Cost of Education project;
adequate guarantees of previously established quality standards, such as comprehensive colleges and programs; progress towards the 75/25 ratio; compliance with the50% law; and improved student services, such as library standards and counselor-student ratios.
These points and resolutions have been repeatedly sharedwith CoFO and Consultation.