PAC for Community Colleges

Spring
2003
Resolution Number: 
01.03
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Academic Senate
Status: 
Ongoing

Whereas, The California Community College System has experienced great disparity in funding compared to the UC and CSU systems;

Whereas, The lack of equitable funding results in a decreased ability of California community college students to reach their education goals in a timely manner; and

Whereas, A California community college education is the most cost effective higher-education opportunity in California and addresses the needs of its diverse student population;


Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with other faculty organizations to establish a more systematic approach to working in coalition with established Political Action Committees (PACs) and organizations to better promote a strong image of California community colleges; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge that this effort be systematically tailored to build public and legislative support for the community colleges and sound social and educational policies related to community college education.

Status Report: 

Worked with CoFO to determine strategies; strengthened relationships with ACCHOE, CIOs, CSSOs and other groups by joint participation in conferences. Begun more systematic visits with legislators and through Leg alerts to the field.