Funding Mechanisms and Academic Rigor

Fall
1997
Resolution Number: 
05.06
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Budget and Finance
Status: 
Completed

Whereas the use of student achievement outcomes as determinants of funding for colleges and districts will create institutional pressures on grades, degree and certificate requirements, and general academic rigor, and

Whereas such institutionalized pressures can undermine the credibility of our programs, degrees, and certificates in the eyes of transfer institutions and employers, and

Whereas the Chancellor and the Board of Governors remain publicly committed to phasing in such performance based funding for the California community colleges,

Whereas the use of student achievement outcomes as determinants of funding for colleges and districts will create institutional pressures on grades, degree and certificate requirements, and general academic rigor, and


Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Board of Governors to reject any funding mechanism that would institutionalize pressures toward grade inflation and the reduction of academic rigor.

Status Report: 

See Comments under Resolution 5.02