Equalization Plan:Maintaining Quality Standards

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These points and resolutions have been repeatedly sharedwith CoFO and Consultation.

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has long supported the concept of equalization to provide equal opportunities for access and success for students in every college and district;

Whereas, The current budget and political situation suggests that an equalization plan is likely to be adopted this year; and

Whereas, A plan based solely on FTES raises significant quality concerns by abandoning the previously established standards long associated with the program-based funding model;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support a system proposal for equalization, provided that it include these elements:
initialequalization to occur within three to five years, followed by a longer term plan based on the Real Cost of Education project;
adequate guarantees of previously established quality standards, such as comprehensive colleges and programs; progress towards the 75/25 ratio; compliance with the50% law; and improved student services, such as library standards and counselor-student ratios.