Whereas, H.R. 3975 (Hurricane Regulatory Relief Act of 2005, as of October 6, 2005), sponsored by Representative Bobby Jindal (R-LA) to provide relief to victims of the recent hurricanes, contains an additional provision that denies colleges and universities the right to set transfer policies;
Whereas, The purpose of this bill is hurricane relief, not higher education policy;
Whereas, Processes and procedures for articulation are already in place; and
Whereas, Intrusive federalized institutional transfer policies are an attack on academic freedom;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges vehemently oppose the transfer provision of H.R. 3975 (Hurricane Regulatory Relief Act of 2005, as of October 6, 2005); and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to discuss the impact of this proposed federal mandate and to take appropriate action. MSC Disposition: System Office, Local Senates
Committee continues to monitor related federal legislation as it affects the transfer credits of colleges.