Whereas, AB 705 (Irwin, 2017) implementation will result in most California community college students placing directly into transfer-level mathematics and English courses starting in the fall of 2019;
Whereas, The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office has recommended or strongly recommended that students taking mathematics and English courses receive additional academic and concurrent support based on their high school performance;
Whereas, The Student Centered Funding Formula for California Community Colleges will directly fund community college districts based on student success metrics such as completion of transfer-level English and mathematics, certificates, associate degrees, and transfer to a four-year institution; and
Whereas, Funding for tutoring, supplemental instruction, library, learning centers, and other learning resources at local colleges has often been insufficient, inconsistent, and/or subject to cutbacks;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and all stakeholders to develop guidance on providing sufficient resources to support implementation of AB 705 (Irwin, 2017); and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local colleges to develop and implement sound policies and practices to ensure adequate funding for academic, concurrent, and student support services, such as tutoring, supplemental instruction, library, and learning centers to ensure that all students have the support that they need to be successful after AB 705 (Irwin, 2017) implementation.