Support for Student Access to Educational Opportunities

Resolution Number
Fred Teti
Assigned to
General Concerns
Status Report

I do not even understand what this one was about.  I do not see the issue really. I think what it asks for is what happens.

Whereas, The State of California has established three segments of public postsecondary education-the University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges (CCCs)-with the goal of providing educational opportunity and success to the broadest possible range of Californians, especially those historically and currently underrepresented in high school graduation rates and in enrollment at California higher educational institutions;

Whereas, The State of California has clearly stated goals that educational equity is achieved not only through a diverse and representative student body and faculty, but also by affording all persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or economic circumstances an opportunity to fully develop their potential;

Whereas, Each segment of California public postsecondary education has its own distinct mission and responsibility and the CCCs (per Education Code 76000) must admit any California resident with a high school diploma or the equivalent or over the age of 18 who is capable of benefiting from instruction; and

Whereas, The California Community College Board of Governors and the local Boards of Trustees rely primarily on academic senate recommendations in all community college curricular matters;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate of California Community Colleges pursue policies that preserve the autonomy of the California Community College System and of the colleges themselves (per Education Code 70901(a) and 70902(b)) to develop their own curriculum in order to provide students with equal access to educational opportunity, the broadest educational experience, and the services necessary to optimize their chances for success. MSC Disposition: Local Senates