Surveying Equity and Diversity in Co-Curricular Programs

Fall
2006
Resolution Number: 
03.02
Contact: 
Category: 
Equity and Diversity
Status: 
Found Not Feasible

Whereas, Co-curricular programs significantly impact student transfer success and access by enabling students to attain scholarships and transfer acceptance to universities and professional schools (i.e., law school and medical school);

Whereas, Many universities are using `holistic' application processes in response to the June 2003 U.S. Supreme Court decision that ruled that the University of Michigan's undergraduate admissions process was unconstitutional, and consequently, co-curricular participation directly impacts a student's transfer success;

Whereas, Co-curricular programs enable students to increase their ability to enter into leadership roles and salient decision-making roles through their enhanced learning and experience derived through participation in co-curricular programs; and

Whereas, Variance in an institution's degree of support and commitment toward co-curricular programs exists and a skewed relationship in commitment may exist, it is vital that we examine equity in co-curricular programs;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges survey co-curricular programs regarding support of staff, curriculum (e.g., units awarded), technology, facilities, faculty, and compensation (e.g., stipends, release/reassigned time) allocated for co-curricular programs; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges compare diversity data and the surveyed co-curricular program data, and report the results. MSC Disposition: Local Senates

Summary: 
Survey co-curricular programs regarding support of staff, curriculum (e.g., units awarded), technology, facilities, faculty, and compensation (e.g., stipends, release/reassigned time) allocated for co-curricular programs; and compare diversity data and the surveyed co-curricular program data, and report the results
Recommendation: 
Need help clarifying "co-curricular" and intent of the resolution. Get the data from the old survey and see what it says. Might need to rewrite this one to make more sense and get at specific issues.
Status Report: 

This resolution was deemed infeasible because the intent is unclear.