Whereas, Governmental agencies, including the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO), and external organizations have recommended a priority registration system to provide maximum benefit to those students whose educational goals are most closely aligned with the goals of the 1960 Master Plan (basic skills, transfer, and career and technical education);
Whereas, In a time of extreme reductions to public funding of community colleges that threaten the role of community colleges as open access institutions, colleges may wish to prioritize resources for those students whose educational goals are most closely aligned with the core mission of the California community colleges;
Whereas, Most colleges will already need to make difficult curricular and enrollment management decisions in light of pending budget cuts; and
Whereas, Priority registration is a complex tool, requiring awareness of existing educational commitments to the needs of local college communities as well as significant local computer programming expertise;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges explore state and local needs regarding registration priorities, engage in conversations about any changes, and make recommendations about enrollment priorities.
MSC Disposition: Local Senates
Senate representatives participated in discussion regarding priority registration as a result of the Student Success task force recommendations.