Funding for Short Term Courses

Whereas current research has indicated that short term classes are necessary to compete in the education marketplace with proprietary schools, and

Whereas recent studies strongly indicate that current and prospective students prefer that community colleges offer more short term classes, and

Whereas many institutions are responding to this growing trend to restructure coursework into short term modules while not eliminating hours or course content, and

AIDS Education

Whereas AIDS is a disease that has impacted and will continue greatly to impact community college students and staff, and

Whereas all community college staff have a responsibility to educate themselves as well as their students,

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges schedule a breakout discussion on AIDS education at the next statewide session.

Amnesty Education

Whereas the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) has charged local school districts with providing accredited courses in English and in U.S. government and history to newly legalized aliens seeking permanent-resident status under the 1986 immigration reform law, and

Whereas community colleges are in need of immediate guidance to implement the amnesty program, and

Whereas there appears to be much confusion over the program implementation and reimbursement of expenses to districts, and

Child Care

Whereas the State of California, in particular, and the Nation, in general, are experiencing a crisis in meeting child care needs for infants through school-age children, and

Whereas the Board of Governors has identified in its Basic Agenda the need for child care as a state and local issue which should be addressed by community colleges, and

Sources of External Funding

Whereas the California Community Colleges are constantly seeking to develop new and innovative programs having far-reaching impact on the communities they serve, and

Whereas district funds are often limited, and external sources of funding are frequently available through government, industry, and private sources, and

Whereas locating potential sources of funding is a time-consuming process,

Ethnic Studies - Staff Development

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct its Research Committee to survey community college faculty to determine to what extent ethnic studies has been incorporated into staff development activities as a viable means of developing teachers for cultural diversity, and that the results of that survey be presented in a report at the 1989 Spring Session.

Ethnic Studies - AA Degree

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct the Executive Committee to develop strategies for developing ethnic studies as an AA degree discipline/program and/or a component of the General Education Curriculum.

Ethnic Studies - All Disciplines

Whereas the growth of the ethnic population in California is evident by AB 1725 and also by the thrust of this 1988 Fall Session, and

Whereas ethnic studies focus on some academic disciplines which attempt to bring to light cultural, sociological, and historical differences of the new majority,

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges embrace the idea of encouraging faculty members to include material which addresses the new majority in their courses as that material pertains to their disciplines.

Ethnic Studies - Faculty Evaluation

Whereas AB 1725 mandates California Community College academic senates to establish evaluation criteria for new faculty and administrators and to develop criteria that include a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students,

Ethnic Studies - Programs and Services

Whereas college environments can be perceived as being nonsupportive or even hostile to students in the "new majority," and

Whereas members of the "dominant culture" can, through their own ignorance and misunderstanding, contribute to a less-than-supportive learning environment for students in the "new majority," and

Whereas all faculty, staff, and students can benefit from learning to live more effectively in a diverse society,


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