Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges endorse the position paper entitled Faculty Development Policy Guidelines.
Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has already supported a change (Fall, 1988) in course repetition regulations for adaptive PE, and
Whereas the Academic Senate has already supported a change (Fall, 1988) in course repetition regulations for music students to give them equal opportunity with four-year college students who have no restrictions on performance music course repetition and who are, in fact, required to take performance courses while in residence, and
Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges desires to fully implement and reinforce its commitment to cultural diversity across the curriculum in order to promote awareness, understanding, appreciation of, and respect for, underrepresented ethnic cultures and nationalities and to help students link their education with broader cultural perspectives,
Whereas as many as one-third of California's students now come from families where English is not the first language, and
Whereas the Curriculum and Assessment Cluster Committee of the Intersegmental Coordinating Council has completed a report entitled California's Limited English Language Students: An Intersegmental Agenda that merited the attention of the Academic Senate of the California State University, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to the Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates that the committee seek agreement from UC and CSU that they accept up to 85 semester transfer units from California Community College students.
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopt the General Education Transfer Curriculum
Whereas diversity of staff is of primary importance to the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, and
Whereas gender and cultural diversity are important factors in determining the direction of the Academic Senate, and
Whereas there are no provisions within the by-laws of the Academic Senate to guarantee input from underrepresented populations,
Whereas the faculty is the prime factor in the retention of minority students, and
Whereas the faculty has been challenged to increase the retention rate for minority students,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges present a workshop on minority student retention at a future Session.
Whereas cultural diversity and affirmative action are the primary focus of AB 1725, and
Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is largely responsible for the implementation of AB 1725, and
Whereas the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is the body that provides direction and leadership to the local senates, and
Whereas established at California Community Colleges in 1969 by Senate Bill 164, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S) has endeavored to meet the unique educational needs of educationally disadvantaged and low-income students by providing programs and services over and above, and in addition to, the established programs offered at the colleges, and
Whereas by assisting in the students' opportunity to pursue a college-level education, EOP&S programs help encourage the growth and development of students as individuals, and