Whereas, It is the strong belief of the faculty of the El Camino College Compton Community Educational Center that AB 318 (2006) has provided a viable mechanism by which the Center could be established under the aegis of El Camino College;
Whereas, Under this legislation, the enrollment at the Center has significantly risen - reaching 80% of its peak enrollment and growing by 75% in the last two years - and the institution's Fiscal Crisis Management Team (FCMAT) assessment scores have increased with each successive visit, documenting the steady, eventual return to eligibility as a candidate for accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC);
Whereas, This recovery has been led by former Special Trustee Tom Henry and current Special Trustee Peter Landsberger, in whom the faculty of the Center have the greatest confidence, and by the Chancellor's Office, the Board of Governors, and the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges; and
Whereas, The academic senates of El Camino College and the El Camino College Compton Community Educational Center have worked in a collaborative, mutually supportive way to foster the best interests of both campuses and the employees of same, and the Compton Community College District, working closely with the El Camino College District, is developing a long term strategic fiscal recovery and educational master plan, to guide the institution to complete recovery and eligibility as a candidate for accreditation in the near future;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges commend both the El Camino and Compton Community College Districts on the success to date of their partnership under AB 318 (2006) and extend its full support for the eventual recovery of the Compton campus to the point where it is fully eligible for candidacy as an accredited college by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).
Reference: (http://www.elcamino.edu/administration/ir), (http://www.compton.edu/campusinformation/currentnews/index.aspx);
MSU Disposition: College leadership at El Camino and Compton Community Educational Center, Local Senates
A letter of support was sent to the districts.