Whereas, California community colleges have passed local bond measures for facilities construction based upon long term facilities master plans, and such construction cannot be halted once funding has been made available;
Whereas, The State Chancellor’s Office, as directed by the legislative intent of SBX3 41 (2009), has dictated that California community colleges make workload reductions in areas other than basic skills, transfer, and career technical education programs and requires that colleges submit a report demonstrating workload reductions that are consistent with this emphasis; and
Whereas, Many of the programs to be housed in these new facilities are not consistent with this emphasis, including regional performing arts centers and athletics complexes;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support local control in scheduling of courses and programs that meets the needs of local communities and reflects long term college planning.
MSC Disposition: Local Senates
The Senate continues to advocate for local control, especially in long term planning.