Loan Forgiveness

Whereas faculty in K-12 as well as in the California State University system currently can arrange for loan forgiveness for some educational loans for subsequently teaching in those two segments of public education, and

Whereas opportunities for a wider range of students to pursue higher education and become community college faculty would be enhanced by such educational loan forgiveness for community college teaching,

IRS Ruling

Whereas recent IRS policy discourages colleges from employing their own students and reduces the opportunity for students to gain the benefit of work experience, and

Whereas colleges are not required to pay social security taxes on student hourly wages, and these contributions are not withheld from student hourly checks, and

Whereas a recent IRS ruling has defined a student's status for the exemption to be a minimum of 12 units, and

Dialogue with High School Teachers

Whereas community college faculty share many issues and concerns with their high school colleagues, and

Whereas community college faculty and high school faculty would benefit from dialogues about mutual concerns, yet there are few, if any, opportunities for such dialogues,

Impact of Compressed Schedules on Student Success

Whereas Resolution 9.05 S99 directed the Executive Committee to study and research compressed course offerings, including the effects on student learners, and

Whereas certain courses are taught in time periods less than 18 weeks, such as weekend courses, 4-week courses, and 9-week courses, and there seems to be a tremendous amount of variety now existing with respect to length of course, target population, and selection of courses offered in a compressed schedule, and

Board of Governors Student Member

Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Legislature to amend the Education Code to require two student members on the Board of Governors, appointed by the Governor from nominees furnished by California Student Association of Community Colleges (CalSACC), and

Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Legislature to amend the Education Code to extend the term of the student members of the Board of Governors from one to two years with such terms to be staggered.

Athletic Eligibility

Whereas the Community College Commission on Athletics is mandated by the Legislature to oversee the administration of athletics in community colleges,

Resolved that the Academic Senate direct the Executive Committee to urge the Community College Commission on Athletics to clarify the use of distance education courses to satisfy the State residency transfer eligibility for student athletes.

Honors Programs

Resolved that the Academic Senate seek facilitation, support, and funding for recruitment, retention, and academic advancement of students of disadvantaged socioeconomic status in community college honors programs.

Work based Learning

Whereas there is a chasm between the world of education and the world of work, and many students are unprepared to minimally function in today's work environment, and

Whereas the traditional education model does not typically integrate academic and occupational education, and

Whereas there is inadequate career guidance or work-based learning opportunities to help student see the connection between the world of education and the world of work, and

Honors Programs

Whereas honors programs have consistently proven an effective path for the recruitment, development, and transfer of community college students, even without extensive state support or assistance,

Resolved that the Academic Senate urge local academic senates to support the establishment of honors programs at their colleges, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate urge local academic senates to promote regional and state faculty organizations that support honors programs, and

Fees Impact Study

Whereas the political rhetoric of higher education reform focuses on the need to increase fees for community college students, and

Whereas the "2005: A Report of the Task Force for the Chancellor's Consultation Council" document indicates substantial disparate effects on student enrollment when fees are increased, and

Whereas additional political rhetoric suggests through anecdotal accounts that the balance to the impact of high fees is high student financial aid, and


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