Whereas, Telecommunications and Technology Infrastructure Project (TTIP) funds have provided the only augmentation to faculty and staff development funds in the last five years;
Whereas, TTIP funds have enabled faculty to upgrade their technology skills in order to provide students with the guidance needed to use technology effectively in pursuit of their educational goals;
Whereas, TTIP funds have enabled training staff to implement, operate and maintain the data management systems needed to provide system accountability data; and
Whereas, The elimination of TTIP faculty and staff development funds leaves the largest postsecondary education system in the nation without the means for continued technology training for both faculty and staff;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate strongly support the restoration of the Telecommunications and Technology Infrastructure Project (TTIP) training funds to the 2002-2003 system budget; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate urge the Chancellor's Office to convey to the Governor and the Legislature the necessity of TTIP training funds to keep faculty and staff current with new technologies and to maintain the capacity of California Community Colleges to provide accountability data.
The"Budget Accountability Act" (Proposition 56) was defeated in the March 2004election.