Support AB 421 (Ward, 2021) as of March 8, 2021

Spring
2021
Resolution Number: 
06.03
Category: 
State and Legislative Issues

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommends in the position paper Noncredit Instruction: Opportunity and Challenge 1 that the ASCCC should work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to revise regulations and the Student Attendance Accounting Manual to provide noncredit attendance accounting options in addition to positive attendance in a manner similar to those available for credit courses;

Whereas, AB 1727 (Weber, 2019), which was vetoed on October 19, 2019 due to funding concerns and reintroduced as AB 421 (Ward, 2021) on March 8, 2021, would create parity between the funding methods for credit and noncredit courses that already have parity in enrollment and scheduling 2; and

Whereas, The ASCCC has numerous positions supporting the equalization of noncredit funding and curriculum with that of credit curriculum 3;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support AB 421 Career Development and College Preparation Courses (Ward, 2021) 4 as of February 16, 2021.

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1. See Recommendations to the Board of Governors: https://www.asccc.org/papers/noncredit-instruction-opportunity- and-challenge-0
2.  See the April 2019 ASCCC Rostrum article “Changes Ahead for Noncredit?” by Craig Rutan
3. Resolutions F20 13.02, S19 9.02,  F18 9.02
4. AB 421 (Ward, 2021): https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB421