Protection of Threatened Disciplines

Resolution Number: 
Assigned to : 
Budget and Finance

Whereas, Legislators and policy makers have been discussing proposals to fund specific disciplines for example, exercise science/physical education and music) differentially;

Whereas, The general education of students should include exposure to a vast array of coursework intended to improve the educational experience and quality of life for the student; and

Whereas, Differential funding of courses would negatively affect students, prevent colleges from fulfilling their stated missions and create fiscal hardship for individual institutions;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges vehemently oppose any legislation that designates any discipline as "low priority" relative to funding, and support the concept that all disciplines be fully funded by the state.

Status Report: 

Voice continual concern with BOG, legislators, and new administration members about the broader context of "budget priorities" established in Budget Act Language.