Whereas gender equity is a key component necessary for student success and satisfaction in occupational education, and
Whereas the Chancellor has indicated to the Legislature that he intends to "streamline and revise" the Education Code and Title 5 pertaining to the colleges, and
Whereas much of the Education Code and Title 5 use language that is gender biased (e.g., "manpower"),
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Chancellor, through consultation, to conduct a word search of the Education Code and Title 5 that pertains to the community colleges and replace gender-biased words/phrases with gender neutral terms.
A request was sent to the Chancellor in this regard and the issue has been referred to the Education Code Review Task Force.