Whereas, Successful passage and implementation of any equalization proposal will be dependent upon comprehensible formulae in several related budget areas and consistent definitions of terms such as "growth;"
Whereas, Calculating district growth figures has long been a complex task predicated on competing definitions and faulty assumptions;
Whereas, Historical inequities in growth calculations and resulting over-cap enrollment problems undermine systemwide faith in any funding allocation model; and
Whereas, Disparities between non-credit and credit funding for instructional activities have created serious inequities in the resources available to our students;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support, as part of a wider equalization plan, efforts in the 2004-05 system budget proposal to:
resolve central definitional problems in funding allocation formulae;
improve the historically in accurate growth formula to allow correction of past inequities and better control of future over-cap enrollment problems; and
resolve the long-standing inequities between non-credit and credit funding.
Ongoing in discussions of CBO/CCLC proposal.