Matricuation Funding

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General Concerns

Whereas matriculation is a keystone of community college reform, and

Whereas matriculation promotes and sustains the efforts of students in reaching their educational goals, and

Whereas it has been recognized from the outset that counselors are centrally involved in the following processes:

facilitating admissions

providing orientation to college programs and procedures

providing pre-enrollment assessment and counseling

offering support services and referral

following student progress, and

Whereas these functions require sufficient staffing, and

Whereas in spite of significant matriculation funding released to the community colleges in 1988, the January 1989 Interim Report to the Board of Governors on matriculation has found the following dismal results:

only 14% of colleges have provided training related to matriculation to counselors or advisers

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support the funding of counseling services to meet the mandates of matriculation, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate urge local senates to raise this issue on their own campuses to encourage more progress in implementing the counseling component of matriculation.