Whereas thousand of adults are currently enrolled as students in community college noncredit programs which include adult basic education, secondary skill courses, ESL, citizenship, older adult, DSP&S, parent education and short-term vocational education, and
Whereas these programs are acknowledged to be of high quality and efficiently operated since the early 1970s when community colleges entered into agreements with unified school districts, and
Whereas credit and noncredit faculty support each other and provide articulation to facilitate student movement from noncredit programs to credit courses,
Resolved that the Academic Senate support the concepts in proposed legislation AB 1056 (Alpert) for the continuation of noncredit education within the community colleges which had a noncredit operation on or before January 1, 1993, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Chancellor's Office to make enactment of AB 1056 a high priority for action.