Whereas, The Student Centered Funding Formula determines budget allocations based on student populations and completion, and the California Community Colleges system metrics play a key role in providing colleges data regarding student success;
Whereas, The metrics and cohort definitions are currently lacking in accurate data elements, resulting in rates that are not representative of the correct coursework or student populations in many cases;
Whereas, Legislative accountability is reported based on these metrics and additional new metrics that are being designed to track the implementation of AB 705 and other legislative agendas; and
Whereas, These data and accountability reports are now tied to student financial aid funding through the California College Promise, AB 19 (Santiago, 2017);
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to identify any code errors and incorrect cohort construction and develop a process to allow colleges to correct these errors; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to revise and test current metrics for implications that would negatively impact student success and funding allocations.