Whereas many instructional programs which require state-of-the art equipment to provide adequate instruction are working with equipment which is out of date, and
Whereas there has been no categorical state funding for instructional equipment in five years, and
Whereas capital funding through budget change proposals does not provide adequate funding for instructional equipment , and
Whereas funding through the Instructional Support Services category of Program Based Funding has been reduced by the state from 57% to 54% of the level needed by community colleges,
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Board of Governors to seek restoration of state categorical funding for instructional equipment above and beyond the base allocation provided to each district, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Board of Governors to seek funding at a level of at least 1% of the base allocation, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Board of Governors to seek legislation requiring each District to match funding from its base allocation.