Abolishing the 50% Law

Resolution Number
State and Legislative Issues

Whereas, The 50% Law was never revised to apply to community colleges post AB1725;

Whereas, The 50% Law has fostered division between instructional faculty and non-instructional faculty;

Whereas, The 50% Law has been used as a rationale for not spending general fund money on necessary student support services; and

Whereas, Life without the 50% Law would allow for honest discussions about planning and budget to better foster student success;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support the abolition of the 50% Law.

MSR Disposition: Referred to the Executive Committee to research the data, craft a new resolution that considers the ideas included in all of the referred resolutions and our previous position in resolution 8.04 S01 and bring back to the Spring 2010 plenary session.