Accountability Measures of Student Success

Resolution Number
State and Legislative Issues

Whereas, The original language in SB 1143 (Liu, 2010) predicated California community college funding on simplistic accountability measures of student success; Whereas, Performance based funding would likely have the unintended consequences of grade inflation, reduced funding for community colleges located in areas of low socio-economic status, and reduced access for students in need of remediation; andWhereas, The economic downturn has limited the type and number of course offerings, reduced overall student access, and, as a result, increased time to degree and certificate completion; Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges oppose educational legislation designed to alter the California Community Colleges’ funding structure to one based upon simplistic accountability measures of student success. MSR: Referred to the Executive Committee for action as the Executive Committee deems appropriate.