Whereas, California Community College enrollments are expected to increase and will be further impacted by the enrollment limitations and caps in place at UC and CSU, and Matriculation student support services must be expanded to meet growing student demands;
Whereas, The Matriculation process is complex and contributes, as research has repeatedly demonstrated, to every element of student success, significantly increasing student retention, academic success and the completion of student education goals;
Whereas, Both the credit and non-credit Matriculation process ensures the fair and equitable assessment and placement of students statewide; and
Whereas, We recognize that, in this era of diminishing budgets and increasing student need, it is essential to identify Matriculation funding, thereby safeguarding each college's ability to retain the critical Matriculation-funded student support services essential to student success;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support the California Community College system in opposing folding the Matriculation funds into the base funding allocation.
Have done so and will continue to do so in discussions of04-05 and 05-06 budgets and in Matriculation Task Force efforts.