Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges propose that the Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates encourage free access for faculty from all segments of postsecondary education to library resources at all public institutions of higher education.
Articulation and Transfer
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct its members on the Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates to work to modify the language in the considerations involved in determining what constitutes a baccalaureate level course by modifying section C.1.a. to say: "...be directed toward an understanding of theory and concepts which are grounded in the disciplines," and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges ask the Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates to address ways to improve articulation between community colleges and other segments of higher education for associate degree nurses who wish to pursue baccalaureate nursing degrees.
Whereas community colleges in California are enrolling a large number of students who are ill-prepared to undertake college-level work, and
Whereas entering students with inadequate academic preparation are contributing disproportionately to an unacceptably high rate of early dropout, and
Whereas community colleges have not developed adequate mechanisms to communicate essential information about expected competencies of entering students to high schools,
Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has long encouraged a greater role for community college faculty in articulation with the public schools, and
Whereas faculty on a local level can offer significant assistance to their peers in elementary and secondary education and through assistance can also help to improve the preparation of students entering the community colleges, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges strongly support the Master Plan Commission recommendation that the University of California and the California State University maintain a 40:60 ratio of lower to upper-division student enrollment.
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges commend the Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates, the UC Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools, the western Association of Schools and Colleges, and the State Department of Education for their joint effort in establishing and piloting the Curriculum Consultant Project, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge that adequate state funding be provided to continue this worthwhile effort.
Whereas the final report of the Commission for the Review of the Master Plan, The Master Plan Renewed, urges an "enhanced role" for community college faculty in establishing and maintaining relations with the public schools, and
Whereas thirty-seven college presidents, under the leadership of Donald Kennedy, President of Stanford University, in September urged all college presidents to make a "new commitment to working with schools on many issues of mutual interest," and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges reaffirm its support of the Curriculum Consultant Project by urging that more community college faculty participate.
Whereas there are many programs outside our system that provide assistance to us and to our students, and
Whereas these programs, such as mentor programs, high school articulation, and bridging projects such as the Puente Project, are not known by or easily accessible to our faculty, and
Whereas the compiled information concerning these programs would be valuable to all connected with community colleges,