Students

Textbook Issues Paper

Whereas, The rising cost of college textbooks has been a topic of public debate in the past year; and

Whereas, Faculty members who make textbook adoption decisions must consider, in addition to cost, a complex array of educational and ethical issues;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopt the paper Textbook Issues: Economic Pressures and Academic Values. MSCDisposition: Local Senates

Consultation Process - Student Role

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct the Senate's Student Committee to develop a packet of information explaining how students may now participate in the chancellor's consultation process, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct the Senate's Student Committee to distribute this packet to the local senates and encourage them to communicate this information to student leaders on their campuses.

Student Loans

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges oppose Secretary of Education William Bennett's proposal to deny federal education grants and loans to any college where more than 20% of the prior loans are in default, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges send this resolution to Secretary of Education William Bennett and send copies to all members of the California Congressional delegation.

Student Activities

Whereas studies have shown that student activities can contribute to student retention in college, and

Whereas appropriate student activities can meet the special needs of community college older and part-time students,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to recognize the significance of student activities at their colleges by supporting student governance and other student activities.

Students in the Consultation Process

Whereas the president of the California Student Association of Community Colleges (CalSACC) made a presentation on the proposed student government governance and consultation process at the 1987 Fall Conference of the Academic Senate, and

Whereas the proposal as presented at the 1987 Fall Conference was later accepted by the student delegates to the CalSACC fall conference, and

Whereas the proposal has the support of the California Community College Student Affairs Association and the Vice Chancellor of Student Services in the Chancellor's Office,

Student Involvement in Governance

Whereas the Academic Senate has a long history of support for shared governance, and

Whereas the Academic Senate recognizes that students must have an appropriate role in this process,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges endorse strengthening the role of students in governance as recommended by the Commission for Review of the Master Plan and as incorporated in the September 17, 1987, draft of AB 1725.

Students - Student Services

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to local senates that local California Community Colleges honors and scholars programs actively pursue and support increased recruitment, student services outreach, scholarships, and other support systems in order to promote and increase opportunities for the underrepresented student's persistence, performance, retention, and transfer.

Statement on Underrepresented Students

Whereas the Academic Senate has long been committed to success for all students and has been particularly concerned with meeting the needs of those students who are underprepared or underrepresented, and/or those who have special educational needs, and

Whereas the student population of the California Community Colleges is rapidly changing in such a way that in the near future students from hitherto underrepresented ethnic and cultural groups, as well as students facing special physical and learning challenges, will make up the majority in our classrooms, and

Student Involvement at State Senate Sessions

Whereas student involvement in community college governance is encouraged by AB 1725, and

Whereas student leadership should be aware of key issues facing California Community Colleges, and

Whereas input from students would be valuable in the breakout discussions and at other events at Senate Spring and Fall Sessions,

High School Scholarships

Whereas there are limited scholarships available for students entering community colleges, and

Whereas students are often unaware of what financial aid is available to them as they enroll in a community college,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend that local senates seek sources of funding for scholarships for students entering community colleges, and

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