Concern Regarding Chancellor’s Office Staffing

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We have done this to the greatest degree that we can on numerous occasions.  It should be either completed or ongoing.  I would say completed to take it off the list--it is something we would continue to do anyway.

Whereas, The enactment of SB1440 (Padilla 2010)[1] and SB440 (Padilla 2013)[2] requires community colleges, within tight deadlines, to create an associate degree for transfer in every major and area of emphasis offered by that college for any approved transfer model curriculum, as prescribed, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program;

Whereas, The Governor has supported both pieces of legislation[3] as efforts to increase California's competitive edge in creating a skilled work force to effectively compete in the global marketplace;

Whereas, Title 5 §51021 requires that credit courses, certificates, and degrees are reviewed and approved by the Chancellor's Office before colleges list these courses and programs in their college's catalog and subsequently offer those courses and programs; and

Whereas, Recent departures in the Division of Academic Affairs in the Chancellor’s Office have resulted in serious understaffing that has compromised the ability of the Chancellor’s Office to handle the volume of course and program submissions from colleges, as well as its ability to provide timely guidance to the field;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges strongly urge that the staffing at the Chancellor's Office be immediately restored to the levels necessary to perform the critical work that directly impacts curriculum, especially the timely processing, review and approval of course and program submissions in support of student success.