Whereas, English language learners (ELLs) represent an important demographic served across the three segments of higher education in California;
Whereas, The complexities in addressing the needs of ELLs in California public higher education remain unchanged in the last fifteen years, and recent statewide legislation along with national and international developments have rendered the landscape even more precarious for ESL instruction and support services;
Whereas, Faculty, intersegmental groups, and professional organizations are concerned with and seeking to prioritize meeting the specific needs of ELL students; and
Whereas, Legislators and local and statewide governmental entities may benefit from a greater understanding of ELL students and ESL instruction needs in colleges and universities to support intersegmental communication and coordination for ELL student success;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopt the Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS) ESL Task Force Report: A 2020 Update ; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with segment partners to advocate and support the recommendations in the ESL Task Force Report: A 2020 Update in order to provide ELL students equitable access to educational opportunities and pathways.