General Concerns

Research and Publish CCC Districts’ Current Expense for Administration

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has not researched nor published administrator to faculty ratios;

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has not researched nor published California community college districts’ current expense for administration; and

Whereas, There is no legislation or regulation that mandates the amount or percent of a district's current expenses that can or should be spent on administration;

Improving Faculty Interest in Administrative Leadership

Whereas, Some estimates indicate that in the next 10 years, 60% of current administrators will retire;

Whereas, Many colleges are having difficulty developing adequate applicant pools for existing administrative positions; and

Whereas, Many qualified faculty do not consider moving into administration because of their dedication to teaching and the perceived need to abandon teaching entirely when entering administrative ranks;

Academic Integrity Resource Library

Whereas, Academic integrity is a key principle of higher education which should be woven throughout the entire fabric of an institution;

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has adopted the paper Promoting and Sustaining an Institutional Climate of Academic Integrity, which addresses issues relating to academic integrity; and

Reexamination of Lab Space Allocations

Whereas, Regulations currently treat science and career technical education (CTE) lab space equivalently in terms of state definitions of capacity load space allocations;

Whereas, Title 5 language has not changed in this regard in more than 40 years, while the nature of both science and CTE has evolved; and

Whereas, The current allocation formula inappropriately combines the different needs of science and CTE programs under the same formula;

Noncredit Accountability Measures

Whereas, The need for noncredit accountability measures is increasing, especially for the new instructional category of Career Development and College Preparation;

Whereas, Noncredit accountability measures of student and program success in the community colleges can provide valuable information in order to evaluate educational effectiveness, learning outcomes, and build on successful strategies;

The Effect of Calendar Compression on Noncredit Instruction

Whereas, While noncredit instruction has many similarities with credit instruction, there are also some differences;

Whereas, If a college that has noncredit instruction changes to a compressed calendar, some of those differences might translate into a different effect on noncredit students and faculty than for credit students and faculty;

Whereas, Many noncredit classes already meet 2.5 - 4 hours per day; and

Basic Skills Advisory Committee

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges’ Basic Skills Committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending positions and actions on issues related to under-prepared students and is responsible for gathering information on best practices to provide instruction and support services to underprepared students and conveying this information to the field;

Whereas, The Chancellor’s Office has established a new Basic Skills Advisory Committee that will advise the Chancellor’s Office on the direction for basic skills efforts within the state; and

Executive Order 1048, CSU Student Remediation

Whereas, California State University (CSU) Executive Order 1048, “Early Start Program,” requires that beginning in “summer 2012, incoming freshmen who have not demonstrated proficiency in English and/or mathematics will be required to begin remediation prior to the term for which they have been admitted, e.g., summer prior to fall”;

Whereas, Executive Order 1048 further allows that each individual CSU campus “will design a program for incoming freshmen to develop proficiency in mathematics and/or English before they enroll as matriculated freshmen”;

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