Financial Impact of Changes to Title 5, Math and English Graduation Requirements

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Direct the chairs of Senate Standing committees to inform volunteers in writing as to whether or not they have been appointed to a committee.
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The resolution is moot since the recommendation of the resolution has been completed.

Whereas, On September 11, 2006, the California Community Colleges' Board of Governors approved the recommendation of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to raise the Title 5 minimum graduation requirements in English and mathematics;

Whereas, In its analysis of this recommendation the System Office stated that the fiscal impact of implementing these changes will be "minimal"; and

Whereas, The costs associated with the additional instructional support, student services support, faculty professional development, hiring of faculty, and classroom space that will be necessary in order to assist our students to successfully complete the higher graduation requirements are not minimal;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend that the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges seek the necessary funding so that colleges may provide the additional support that students will need in order to successfully complete the higher graduation requirements. MSR Disposition: Revise resolution to avoid unfunded mandate problems and bring back in Spring 2007