TTIP Funds for Internet Connectivity and Systemwide Technology Projects

Spring
2004
Resolution Number: 
05.09
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Budget and Finance
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, California community colleges have received annual Telecommunications and Technology Infrastructure Program (TTIP) categorical funds for Internet connectivity and systemwide technology projects since 1996;

Whereas, The use of TTIP funds on a systemwide level has permitted Internet connectivity for all colleges regardless of location and relative cost;

Whereas, The use of TTIP funds on a systemwide level has permitted educational programs and projects of benefit to all colleges, such as CCCConfer, CCCApply, and @ONE; and

Whereas, The proposal to move TTIP funding into general apportionment to be allocated by FTES would result in small colleges losing their ability to fund their Internet connectivity and the loss of funding for systemwide projects of benefit to all colleges;


Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges oppose the folding of Telecommunications and Technology Infrastructure Program (TTIP) funds into general apportionment;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge districts and colleges to continue to provide funding for adequate high-speed Internet connectivity regardless of changes in the distribution of TTIP funds; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the California Community College Board of Governors to maintain the current allocation model for TTIP funds for Internet connectivity and systemwide technology projects.

Status Report: 

Technology breakouts, and discussions withrepresentatives to TTAC and DeTAC, who have been asked to carry forth thismessage as well.