Whereas, The ongoing California budget crisis may prompt attempts to increase various student fees, thus having the potential to further jeopardize student access and to force a choice between declining quality or reliance on increased fees to maintain quality of instruction; and
Whereas, The Academic Senate has long-standing positions in support of student access and in opposition to student fees;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the Chancellor's Office to study the impact that existing and proposed fees have on access of various groups of students (including under-represented populations, transfer-oriented students, vocational students, returning students, and those seeking improvement in basic skills); and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges report these findings at a future plenary session in the form of a breakout session and/or a position paper.
Breakout held Fall 04. Paper adopted Fall 04. Published.