Whereas, The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office has issued a call to action, to look with fresh eyes at the limitations and barriers to educational equity in California Community Colleges;
Whereas, Educational equity is in the requirements of the California Education Code and Title 5 Regulations, and educational equity requires understanding the unique challenges and barriers faced by individual students or by populations of students and each student having equitable access, guidance and support in pursuing educational pathways and career goals;
Whereas, California community college faculty, students, graduates, and supporters from 105 institutions petitioned  in 2020 regarding the effects of the 2012 non-repeatability policy, unanimously sharing that the policy does not align with the advancement of equitable education in courses requiring practice-based skills for educational and career technical advancement, such as the arts and kinesiology;
Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recognizes and values the diversity in the California Community Colleges system, is committed to addressing structural racism as it impacts the most vulnerable and socially disadvantaged groups.
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend and support reexamining the 2012 non-repeatability policy’s effect on student success and completion rates as it relates to equitable access for all demographics in courses requiring practice-based skills across higher education campuses in California.