A budget change proposal for 2008-2009 was been submitted focusing on issues of transfer and articulation.
Members of the 2008-09 committee continue to be troubled by declining support for TDAs and AOs, but it's not clear what the committee can do to advance this goal.
Whereas, Student success in transfer is a significant thrust of the California Community College Strategic Plan (Section B: Student Success and Readiness);
Whereas, Successful transfer relies upon full articulation and transfer activities supported by a transfer center;
Whereas, Articulation officers have historically relied upon small, individual, annual grants of approximately $5,000 as their sole guaranteed funding source; and
Whereas, Ongoing articulation and transfer efforts to serve students and enable them to achieve their transfer objectives require stable, dependable funding from year to year;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges advocate through the system budget process for a dedicated revenue stream for articulation and transfer activities, as well as a continuation of an annual grant to each college's articulation officer and transfer center director that would be awarded, as it was in prior years, to the individual rather than through general fund allocations to the district. MSC Disposition: System Office, Local Senates