Budget and Finance

Enrollment Priorities

Whereas local colleges have the most knowledge of the needs of their students, and

Whereas local colleges are best able to determine enrollment priorities,


Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the legislature to permit local colleges and districts to set their own enrollment priorities.

Differential Fees

Whereas the California economy indicates a need for retraining of many workers who may be bachelor's degree holders, and

Whereas any exemptions to the fees are restrictive and difficult to administer, and

Whereas the differential fee discourages displaced workers with degrees from seeking retraining leading to underemployment which decreases the tax revenue base,


Resolved that the Academic Senate reaffirm its strong opposition to differential fees for Bachelor's degree holders.

CalSACC Budget

Whereas CalSACC (California Student Association of Community Colleges) is the recognized organization representing the students of the California Community Colleges, and

Whereas CalSACC has no state budget to perform the tasks necessary to fulfill its obligations,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the Board of Governors to provide CalSACC (California Student Association of Community Colleges) with an appropriate budget to fulfill its obligations.

Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Budget

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is mandated by regulation to be primarily responsible for academic and professional matters, and

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is the Board of Governors' consultation body which represents faculty on academic and professional matters, and

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has a budget insufficient to fulfill its obligations,

Growth Funds

Whereas AB 94, as of March 30, 1995, contains language which would reduce proportionately the funding for all districts given insufficient funds for its enrollment growth formula, and

Whereas this formula would create the potential for a "grow or lose" condition on the senate, and

Whereas such a condition would promote growth as a much higher value than educational quality,

AB 825 - Proposition 98 Funding

Whereas AB 825 restores the Proposition 98 split of eighty-nine percent to eleven percent K through 12 to California Community Colleges over the next three years,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support the concepts in AB 825 as they exist on April 2, 1995.
M/S/C Disposition: Board of Governors, COFO, Chancellor's Office, Executive Committee, FACCC, Legislature, CRLA

AB1593 - Community College Investment Fund for Innovation

Whereas new and special funding for categorical projects could reduce general fund appropriations used to support important existing California community college programs, and

Whereas AB 1593 would create in the State Treasury the Community Colleges Investment Fund for Innovation for the primary purpose of stimulating instructional innovations and paying for the professional development of faculty in learning new instructional approaches for a diverse student population, and

Transfer Services

Whereas student success historically depends on meaningful and appropriate budget support,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local boards of trustees to provide sufficient faculty and support staff to assure successful transfer services.
M/S/U Disposition: CCCT, Local Boards of Trustees, Local Senates, CalSACC, CSSO, Transfer Center Dir

Model for Budget Analysis and Planning for Local Senates

Whereas the challenges presented by diminishing financial support demand the educated use, sourcing, and investment of dollars, and

Whereas many local senates do not have the expertise necessary to effectively analyze budgets in order to influence critical budgeting decisions instead of relying on administrative reporting and interpretation, and

Whereas this knowledge is crucial to assure monies are effectively invested in and support academic programs.

Categorical Funding Including Block Grants

Whereas the Congress of the United States directs funds to the states in the form of block grants, and

Whereas a trend is emerging to focus on receiving funding from areas that do not come under shared governance such as foundations and bookstore accounts that can be spent freely by the governing board and administration without shared governance involvement, and

Whereas the practice of redirecting categorical funds with loosely defined decisions by as few as two or three individuals appears to be common operating practice at many community colleges, and

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