Whereas, In 1991 the California Community College mission was expanded to include economic workforce development and this charge was added as a program in Economic Workforce Development Division of the Chancellor’s Office in the form of ten initiative areas of focus, now called Sectors;
Whereas, In 2011-2012 this program was revitalized under the Doing What Matters campaign in part to be more strategic with shrinking resources (63% reduction) resulting in reduced sector choices within each of the California community college regions;
Whereas, This cost cutting measure forced each region to make some challenging choices leading to reprioritizations for programs that are viable and actively serving students even though funding has significantly improved; and
Whereas, While an internal evaluation is in progress, the efficacy of the Doing What Matters campaign has not been evaluated by the stakeholders;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the Chancellor’s Office and stakeholders to evaluate the Doing What Matters campaign for the purpose of ensuring its effectiveness and, based on the results of the evaluation, consider restoring or expanding the sectors within each region by Fall 2016;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges present a breakout in Spring 2016 on the Doing What Matters campaign and prepare a report to the body on progress of the ongoing evaluation of the campaign by the Fall 2016 Plenary Session with specific recommendations from the Chancellor’s Office and stakeholders; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the Chancellor’s Office and other stakeholders to strengthen the awareness of and relations between colleges and the Economic Work Force Division.