On-going concern throughout system's budget discussions for 04-05 and 05-06.
We have continued to fight for this, but so far we have not had success.
Whereas, AB 1725 recognized the need for dedicated funding for faculty professional development as vital to academic excellence and student success;
Whereas, Such funding was blended into the existing unfunded staff development line item;
Whereas, Such blending has led to conflict with other groups on campus for the use of such funds; and
Whereas, Such conflict has led to a dilution of funds available for faculty professional development;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the Board of Governors to advocate for a new line item dedicated to faculty professional development separate from staff development.