Whereas, The state budget, especially as regards education, is facing potentially severe cuts with the result that many faculty positions are not being staffed or re-staffed and many funds for senate duties are either being cut or the senates are being asked to give back those funds (or time); and
Whereas, Such temporary reductions, although necessary to meet severe reductions in state funding, should not become permanent;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges advise local senates that non-staffing of faculty positions or reduction in funds or reassigned time for local academic senates should be negotiated by the senate and unions on a year-by-year basis.
In December 03 a recommendation was made to Executive Committee that no further action be taken on this resolution. The resolution was determined to be infeasible.