Whereas, California Education Code 76032 states that "the adopted rules of student conduct may authorize an instructor to remove a student from his or her class for the day of the removal from class and the next class meeting";
Whereas, This provision presumes the class is a traditional college class that meets on alternate days (i.e. MWF or TTH) while most vocational classes meet daily and/or at off campus sites where many student services are not immediately available;
Whereas, All students, be they enrolled in vocational or other courses, need time and opportunity to reflect and to consult with counselors, psychological services or administrators after having been removed from class; and
Whereas, Some positive attendance classes allow a total of only one or two days absence per term before a student is dropped;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the Legislature to change Education Code 76032 to allow a faculty member to remove a student from his or her class for the day of the removal from class and the next class meeting or the next two business days, whichever the teacher deems appropriate so as to mitigate any positive attendance problems.
Not addressed during the 2003-04 Legislative Year.