Whereas Resolution 6.01R S 96 was referred to the Executive Committee, and
Whereas Area C is still concerned that an ombudsperson is essential to the work of local senates,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct the Executive Committee to work with the Chancellor's Office to establish the position of ombudsperson to receive complaints from local senates and to investigate violations of state law and regulations pertaining to community colleges, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct the Executive Committee to explore possible ways to fund an ombudsperson, including, but not limited to, charging the colleges for services rendered, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate report to the l997 Fall Session progress made in securing an ombudsperson for community colleges.
Given the status of systemwide funding and the impracticality of such a position, the committee requiests that this resolution be declared infeasible and removed.