Whereas the Board of Governors Budget Change Proposals (BCPs) have grown to be a substantial part of the system's funding, proposed to be over $500 million of the over $4 billion proposed budget for 1998-99, and
Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has not had the opportunity to participate in the development of BCPs, even those involving academic and professional matters, and
Whereas BCPs have not consistently funded the full cost of functions they mandate to the districts, particularly the cost of full-time faculty positions,
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Board of Governors to provide for the substantial involvement of the Academic Senate in all steps of the Budget Change Proposal (BCP) process, from developing concepts to reviewing final drafts, particularly for BCPs involving academic and professional matters, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Board of Governors to ensure that BCPs that mandate district activities cover the full cost of implementation, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Board of Governors to ensure that BCPs that mandate faculty positions for implementation include the full cost of such positions and at least 75% of the workload to be performed by full-time faculty, with such full-time positions added to the maintenance of effort district requirement when those BCP funds are ongoing.
The Chancellor's Office has established an expanded BCP development process in which the Academic Senate has been a full participant. The issues listed have been advanced in the task force.