Whereas welfare reform is a statewide and national issue, and
Whereas welfare reform measures, including changes in Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) will affect whether or not many community college students can continue to attend college, and
Whereas changes in welfare provisions may affect full-time equivalent student enrollment in community colleges, especially in vocational programs;
Resolved that the Academic Senate direct the Executive Committee to have breakout session at the 1997 Spring Session concerning welfare reform measures and the impact of changes in welfare on community college students and their continued enrollment in community colleges.
There was a breakout at the Spring 1997 Plenary Session of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, where input was received to complete the development of the Academic Senate Welfare Reform Position Paper. This paper has undergone two additional revision and is now available for discussion.