Whereas, The California Legislature, under Assembly Concurrent Resolution 119, 2014, has encouraged Chancellor Brice Harris to lead affected stakeholders in exploring a variety of issues to fund high cost programs and course offerings adequately, which has led to the formation of the Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation, and a Strong Economy which is in part charged to examine such issues;
Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) has many long-standing positions opposing performance-based funding models, particularly where these models pertain to general fund apportionment, but ASCCC positions are less clear regarding requirements for categorical funding, grant funding, and differential formulaic funding; and
Whereas, The ASCCC acknowledges that funding improvements to promote success, access, and equity may be necessary but as yet has endorsed no specific alteration to the community college funding model;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work toward possible improvements that may change the California community college funding model as long as those changes do not detract from existing services and programs and do not diminish success, access, and equity; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support the establishment of differential apportionment tied to higher cost instructional areas, primarily laboratory and activity courses, as long as these changes do not reduce or redirect current allocations in both general and categorical funding.