Equity goals under the now defunct Partnership for Excellence program have been subsumed into efforts regarding basic skills and Student Equity.
Whereas there will always be populations which, for reasons of a social, cultural, linguistic, economic, or educational nature, will be academically disadvantaged in a community college setting, and
Whereas the goals of Partnership for Excellence do not incorporate considerations of student equity, and
Whereas colleges, under pressure to achieve the Partnership for Excellence goals, might give insufficient attention to student equity in their pursuit of outcomes and might, in fact, pursue an increase in quantitative outcomes at the expense of student equity,
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Board of Governors to change regulations regarding Partnership for Excellence goals to include student equity as a component of every goal.