Whereas new and special funding for categorical projects could reduce general fund appropriations used to support important existing California community college programs, and
Whereas AB 1593 would create in the State Treasury the Community Colleges Investment Fund for Innovation for the primary purpose of stimulating instructional innovations and paying for the professional development of faculty in learning new instructional approaches for a diverse student population, and
Whereas such a fund is good in principle, AB 1593 is silent on the amount of the fund and on whether the source of the fund would affect general fund appropriations,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges take the position that AB 1593 be amended to indicate the Community Colleges Investment Fund for Innovation be funded separately from the general fund appropriations.
M/S/U Disposition: Board of Governors, COFO, Chancellor's Office, Executive Committee, FACCC, Governor, Legislature