Whereas the Berman-Weiler Staff Development Study found that community colleges spent less than 1% of their general fund budget for staff development, and
Whereas Berman-Weiler and the follow-up CPEC study recommend that staff development funding be increased to 2%, and
Whereas AB1725 also recommended that staff development funding be raised to 2%, and
Whereas the Academic Senate/Chief Instructional Officers ACR-39 Report recommended that staff development funding increase to 2%,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges endorse the AS/CIO-ACR-39 recommendations to increase state funding for staff development to 2% (approximately $20 million per year as opposed to our current $5 million) and that an additional 1/2% ($10 million) be made available to colleges on a 1:1 matching basis.