2017 - 18: This resolution is old and calls for research regarding budget cuts in 2010 - 11. This resolution should be deemed not addressed because it is no longer relevant.
Whereas, Deep state budget cuts in education have necessitated many community colleges to cut their budgets in waves of 2%, 4%, and even 6%, which has often resulted in a comparable reduction in course sections offered;
Whereas, Both the University of California and the California State University systems have also had reductions in their budgets, causing them to raise entrance requirements and reduce enrollment, which has displaced many of their traditional students, who have since sought enrollment in the community colleges; and
Whereas, The course section cuts and influx of new non-traditional students have displaced many of the historically underserved community college students who often register late for classes, thus changing the makeup of our student populations;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges research how the state budget cuts have changed the makeup of our student populations and the impact that future cuts to education will have;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges discuss with its educational partners ways in which all educational segments can seek to support those historically underserved students who have been displaced by budget cuts; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges disseminate the results of its research and discussions and publish a Rostrum article on its findings.
MSC Disposition: Local Senates, Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates