2020

Ethnic Studies Graduation Requirement

Whereas, Ethnic studies is an interdisciplinary and comparative study of race and ethnicity with special focus on four historically defined racialized core groups—Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latina/o Americans—offered through various disciplines including Ethnic Studies, Chicana and Chicano Studies, Latina and Latino Studies, African-American Studies, Black Studies, Asian-American Studies, Native-American Studies, Africana Studies, Mexican-American Studies, Indigenous Studies, Filipino Studies, La Raza Studies, and Central American Studies;

Update Paper on Local Curriculum Committees

Whereas, Local curriculum committees play a critical role in the California Community College system;

Whereas, The role of local curriculum committees has expanded tremendously with the dynamics of local governance, demands for curriculum that is responsive to the needs of our diverse student populations, changes in regulations, and local and statewide emergency and crisis situations; and

Legislative and Systemic Support for Academic Freedom

Whereas, Academic Freedom is a fundamental concept, supported by faculty tenure, that exists to ensure that institutions of higher education function for the public good and assures that colleges are constructed on the foundations of genuine trust and integrity but is not codified or protected in California Education Code;

Oppose the Legislation of Curriculum without Inclusion of Academic Senate Participation

Whereas, Curriculum, especially curriculum that leads to the expansion of required courses and units, should be driven by faculty to meet the educational needs of the community it serves with consideration of transfer opportunities and the capacity to hire faculty in disciplines that could be required due to the legislation;

Whereas, Title 5, Division 6 of the California Code of Regulations, established by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and including curricular requirements for the California Community Colleges, has the strength of law;

Adopt the paper Effective and Equitable Transfer Practices in the California Community Colleges

Whereas, Resolution 4.01 S18 directed the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges to “develop a paper identifying effective practices around transfer to assist colleges to create and apply uniform and equitable transfer policies and bring the paper to the Fall 2019 Plenary Session for adoption”;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopt and disseminate broadly the paper Effective and Equitable Transfer Practices in the California Community Colleges. [1]

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Develop Resources on Effective Practices for Anti-Racist, Equitable, and Inclusive Instructional Strategies

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopted resolution 3.03 F19, which approved a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement that acknowledges institutional discrimination and implicit bias exist and “Our commitment to diversity requires that we strive to eliminate those barriers to equity and that we act deliberately to create a safe and inclusive environment where individual and group differences are valued and leveraged for our growth and understanding as an educational community”;

Adopt Anti-Racism Education Paper

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopted Resolution 3.02 F19, Support Infusing Anti-Racism/No Hate Education in Community Colleges;

Whereas, Recognizing the national history of discriminatory laws and history of racial diversification and equity efforts in the California Community Colleges system informs current faculty diversification and anti-racism efforts; and

Recommendation to Update Title 5 Language for Section 53022

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopted a new inclusivity statement in fall 2019—Resolution 3.03 F19, Replacing the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Inclusivity Statement—that aligns with the Board of Governor’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement; [1]

Support The Anti-Racism Pledge

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopted at the Fall Plenary of 2019 resolution 3.02 F19, Support Infusing Anti-Racism/No Hate Education in Community Colleges; and

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