The Senate representatives to the SB1143 Task Force continued to share concerns with the task force membership and others, which ultimately informed the task force recommendations. During 2013 - 14, the Senate representatives served on many of the implementation groups and continued to influence conversations.
Whereas, SB 1143 (Liu, 2010) directs the Board of Governors “to adopt a plan for promoting and improving student success within the California community colleges and to establish a task force to examine specified best practices and models for accomplishing student success. … The bill would require the board, prior to implementation of the plan, to report the contents of the plan, and the recommendations of the task force, to specified legislative committees by March 1, 2012”; Whereas, 75-90% of California community college students who take a placement test place into basic skills in at least one subject; and Whereas, Students with needs for basic skills development are diverse in age, preparation level, income level, ethnicity, and intellectual ability; Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the Chancellor’s Office and task force to ensure that the basic skills needs of students are addressed as a central part of the work undertaken by the SB 1143 (Liu, 2010) task force. MSC Disposition: Chancellor’s Office, Local Senates