Public Debate and Funding Mechanisms

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See comments under Resolution 5.02

Whereas the Chancellor and the Board of Governors have committed the system "in concept" to an outcome or performance based approach to additional funding for the community colleges, which represents a fundamental policy departure from historical funding approaches, and

Whereas the use of student achievement indicators to distribute additional funds will have differential impacts on college and district budgets depending on the demographics of the service area, and

Whereas the use of performance based funding approaches will impact the balance and mix of funds directed to the community colleges multiple missions of transfer, basic skills, vocational education, and economic development,

Resolved that the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges urge the Board of Governors to reconsider its decision to alter the fundamental funding mechanism absent internal system dialogue and opportunities for public debate and comment concerning the wisdom and implications of performance based financing mechanisms.