SB 1440 Long Term Impact Research

Fall
2010
Resolution Number: 
07.03
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Consultation with the Chancellor's Office
Status: 
Not Addressed

Whereas, The recently signed SB 1440 (Padilla, 2010) intends to improve the ability of students to transfer from California community colleges to California State Universities (CSU);

Whereas, The impact of this law will potentially affect enrollment patterns and other existing patterns of service and instruction provided to students by California community colleges;

Whereas, While the bill requires research on student transfer and success rates, nothing in SB 1440 (Padilla, 2010) requires research into possible unintended or undesirable consequences; and

Whereas, Now is the time to establish a research plan and baseline metrics for research to ensure California community colleges and CSUs continue to meet the needs of all our students and communities;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work collaboratively with the Chancellor’s Office and other system constituents to develop a research plan and current baseline metrics that will comprehensively examine the long-term impact of SB 1440 (Padilla, 2010) on enrollment trends as well as the instructional and service needs of our non-transfer and transfer students.

MSC Disposition: Chancellor’s Office, Local Senates

Status Report: 

At the time this was passed it was way too early to do anything.  There was no data yet. Such a study might be possible now.