Whereas, The Academic Senate supports educationally sound strategies and mechanisms for improving student success;
Whereas, Strategic implementation of the recommendations (as of September 30, 2011) of the California Community Colleges Task Force on Student Success (established in response to Senate Bill 1143, Liu, 2010) will permit the state and California community colleges to assess the results of these recommendations, including the effectiveness in improving student success, in closing the achievement gap, and in increasing student attainment of certificates, degrees, and transfer; and
Whereas, Parties remain interested in performance-based funding for community colleges, and, without reliable data that can be easily studied to see which recommendations created the most positive change, the state will not be able to make informed decisions about the future of student success measures or subsequent funding;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support a phased approach to any implementation of the California Community Colleges Task Force on Student Success recommendations that controls for multiple variables and leads to validated conclusions about the effectiveness of the recommendations.
This was on the SSTF. It's no longer an issue.