Letter from president sent to CCCCO spring 2009.
Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is proud of its thirty-year history of support for equal opportunity--including but not limited to affirmative action measures;
Whereas, The California Supreme Court's broad interpretation of Proposition 209 in Hi-Voltage Wire Works, Inc. v. City of San Jose may have created the false impression that affirmative action requirements are no longer in effect at California community colleges; and
Whereas, Despite Chancellor's Office legal advisories stating that no provision of the Education Code or Title 5 has yet been overruled, local senates may be unsure as to whether affirmative action measures are still permissible;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate reaffirm its commitment to, and urge compliance with, affirmative action measures; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate recommend that the local academic senate presidents request technical assistance from the Chancellor's Office and/or lodge a formal complaint if a college or district does not follow affirmative action requirements.