Whereas the California Community College system is the largest college system in the world, and
Whereas the governance of California Community Colleges has and continues to be a complex process of cultures that include the Board of Governors, the Council of Faculty Organizations, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, the Chief Executive Officers of the California Community Colleges, the Chief Instructional Officers of the California Community Colleges, and other groups, and
Whereas the complex interplay of policies and pedagogies require collective, collaborative study, determinations and implementation procedures,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges adamantly oppose the concepts in AB 444 as they exist on April 1, 1996, which would establish charter colleges which would receive public funding but not be subject to California laws governing community college districts, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adamantly oppose the concepts in AB 726 as they exist on April 1, 1996, which would permit existing community colleges to become independent by a petition of as few as 10% of a college faculty.
M/S/U Disposition: Board of Governors, COFO, Chancellor*s Office, Executive Committee, FACCC, Legislature
Work with advocacy groups to oppose concepts in AB444, AB726.