Whereas, Students who are unprepared for college-level course work represent all ethnic, racial and economic groups and make up at least fifty percent of incoming students;
Whereas, Basic skills programs align instruction in reading, writing, mathematics and study skills technically study skills is not identified as basic skills in Title 5) with counseling and financial aid to create an efficient use of resources; and
Whereas, Many basic skills students declare goals of degree, certificate and/or transfer, according to Chancellor's Office data;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to engage their campuses in a full discussion of possible options and approaches for integrating basic skills into college-wide subject area programs.
Reiterated in recommendations in Spring 2003 Basic Skills paper. Included in questions for 2nd Basic Skills Grant.
We have done this many times over.