Whereas, California State University (CSU) Dominguez Hills and the System Office for California Community Colleges have been discussing a possible Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a relationship between the two institutions whereby a CSU bachelor's degree would be offered via the California Community Colleges Satellite Network (CCCSAT);
Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has many unanswered questions about such a program, including potential costs to the system, including actual costs of CCCSAT as well as other undefined and/or hidden costs to colleges and the system; maintenance and sustainability of CCCSAT; precise revenue-sharing opportunities; and uncertainty about efficacy of using CCCSAT for such a project;
Whereas, To date the Academic Senate has not seen a business plan that specifies the costs, revenues and marketing research to support claims of a student demand; and
Whereas, The benefits to California community college students and relevance of such a project to the California Community College mission have not been demonstrated;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges not presently support the concept of an agreement between CSU Dominguez Hills and the System Office for California Community Colleges to offer a CSU bachelor's degree using CCCSAT; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges inform the System Office of its concerns over cost, sustainability and efficacy of such a collaboration.MSC Disposition: Board of Governors, Consultation Council, Local Senates
Opposition was voiced both in Consultation and in TTAC, but status of agreement is not yet resolved.