1988

Gann Spending Limit

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges endorse and support the Government Spending Limitation and Accountability Act for the June 1988 California ballot, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to local senates that they endorse and support the Government Spending Limitation and Accountability Act for the June 1988 California ballot.

AB 2707 (Hughes): Merit-Based Grant Awards

Whereas 4-year merit-based awards made by the Student Aid Commission out of the state general funds exist for undergraduate education, and

Whereas five years of eligibility already exist for nursing and engineering students, and

Whereas teacher shortages presently exist and are projected to increase dramatically in the next decade,

SB 1753 (Torres): Allen Legalization Assistance

Whereas the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 provides an opportunity for aliens to apply for permanent legal residency, and

Whereas an 18-to-30-month period beginning May 1987 exists for the processing of these individuals, and

Whereas the U.S. Congress has budgeted $1,000,000,000 for four years to assist states in processing these individuals, and

Whereas California is expected to receive half of those funds, and

Senate Appointments

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges reaffirm previously adopted resolutions that faculty who serve on college or district committees dealing with academic and professional matters be nominated or appointed by the local or district academic senate, with appropriate consultation.

Faculty Participation

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to the planning committee for the 1988 Fall Conference that there be a breakout session on ways to enhance faculty participation not only in shared governance but also in other institutional activities including committee work, advising, and senate activities.

AIDS - Information Session

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges approved a resolution (8.02 F87) at the 1987 Fall Conference to support AIDS education in the California Community Colleges,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges be requested to plan, for the 1988 Fall Conference, a breakout session on AIDS education and on the development of AIDS education plans.

AIDS - Response to Resolution

Whereas the Chancellor's Office has not yet responded to Resolution 8.02 F87,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges request an immediate response to Resolution 8.02 F87 (AIDS) from the Chancellor's Office.

Child Care

Whereas a significant number of community college students lack adequate child care to enroll and/or continue their educational pursuits, and

Whereas inadequate child care support can adversely affect student performance in the classroom, and

Whereas many students with children are forced to drop classes each semester due to inadequate child care, and

Whereas many community colleges do not have existing child care facilities,

K-10 Students in California Community Colleges

Whereas SB 695 (Presley) permits students from K-10 to enroll in community college classes for credit, and

Whereas community college credit courses are postsecondary and designed for adult students, and

Whereas community college instructors are not required to take the relevant courses in child and adolescent development or primary or secondary pedagogy,

Honorary Degrees

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to expand community outreach and strengthen community ties by recommending that a limited number of honorary associate degrees be granted to outstanding individuals, and

Resolved that local academic senates be encouraged to participate in setting the standards and in playing an integral role in the selection of the recipients.

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