Whereas ten percent of California community colleges' FTES is provided through noncredit courses, and
Whereas there is currently a $40 million Budget Change Proposal for hiring full-time faculty in credit programs for 1999-2000, and
Whereas there is a plan for the California Community Colleges to continue to request a Budget Change Proposal of $40 million in each of the next 5 years to hire full-time credit faculty for a total of $200 million,
Resolved that the Academic Senate request that the Board of Governors include a $4 million Budget Change Proposal for the fiscal year 1999 - 2000 in the system proposal to fund the hiring of noncredit full-time faculty, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate continue to request a$4 million Budget Change Proposal for each of the following 4 years for a total of $20 million directed towards the hiring of full-time noncredit faculty.
The Academic Senate has supported AB420 with other faculty groups. The Governor signed the bill on October 8, 1999.