1988

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

Student Governance

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senate presidents to meet with local student body presidents to discuss ways to strengthen student participation in campus governance as mandated by AB 1725, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to encourage, recommend, and support ways in which to make local student body leadership and participation in campus governance, as mandated by AB 1725, more effective.

Staff Development - Great Teachers

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges congratulate the California Great Teachers seminar on its tenth anniversary and commend David Gottshall, past and present staff and participants, CACC, and all other parties who have contributed to this successful faculty development program.

Faculty Development - Part-Time Faculty

Whereas part-time faculty at California community colleges are an integral part of the educational program, and

Whereas part-time faculty represent a significant percentage of faculty and special needs,

Faculty Development

Whereas AB 3938 has successfully provided occupational and vocational teaching and counseling faculty with opportunities to enhance their knowledge and technical skills in the business and industrial workplace,

Educational Leadership Colloquia III

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges ask the Advisory Committee of the Educational Leadership Colloquia to draft a series of local colloquia (4-6 colleges per colloquium) for CEOs, trustees, top campus administration, CB representatives and senate leaders for the purpose of addressing specific campus-based educational and governance issues in a collegial, shared governance mode.

AB 1725 College Staff Development Planning Committees

Whereas the Academic Senate has recommended that local senates be recognized as the appointing/nominating bodies for faculty on college committees, and

Whereas AB 1725 states that faculty should serve on college staff development planning committees,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to select their representatives to serve on the staff development planning committees created by AB 1725 and that faculty compose a majority of such committees.

AB 1725 Staff Development Funds

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges request the Chancellor to recommend to the Board of Governors that the Board develop regulations stipulating that staff development expenditures as per Section 87150 of AB 1725 be augmentations to existing and future staff development expenditures.

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