Legislative Positions

Datesort ascending Bill Author ASCCC Position Summary Position Letter
August 5, 2019 Request Clarification and Direction The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) sends this message to request clarification and direction from the legislature regarding the legislative intent for the fully-online community college created in the 2018 budget act. Two specific and conflicting issues, accreditation requirements and duplication of programs, have led to confusion and thus have inhibited the ability of the ASCCC to assist with the development and advancement of the online college. PDF icon The Fully-Online Community College Letter
June 19, 2019 SB462 (Stern) Community colleges: Forestland Restoration Workforce Program (as of 13 June 2019) Stern Removal of Opposition The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) is writing to express its removal of opposition to SB462 (Stern, as of 06/13/19). SB462 would require the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges, working in collaboration with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, to establish a model curriculum for a forestland restoration workforce program with specific curricular requirements that could be offered at campuses of the California Community Colleges. PDF icon SB 462 Removal of Opposition
June 17, 2019 AB 130 (Low, as of 3 June 2019) Postsecondary Education: Office of Higher Education Performance and Accountability Low Support The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is writing to express our support for AB 130 (Low, as of 3 June 2019), which would “establish the Office of Higher Education Performance and Accountability as the statewide postsecondary education coordination and planning entity,” as well as our gratitude for the amendments added to the bill in June. PDF icon Support AB 139 (June 3, 2019)
May 31, 2019 SB462 (Stern) Community colleges: Forestland Restoration Workforce Program (as of 05/25/19) Stern Oppose The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) is writing to express its reluctant opposition to SB462 (Stern, as of 05/25/19). SB462 would require the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges, working in collaboration with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, to establish a model curriculum for a forestland restoration workforce program with specific curricular requirements that could be offered at campuses of the California Community Colleges. PDF icon SB462 Oppose Letter
May 30, 2019 2019-20 Budget Conference Committee:California Community College Budget 6870-101-0001 Offer Recommendations We write to reiterate our appreciation for your demonstrated support of community colleges, and to respectfully offer recommendations as they relate to the final 2019-20 State Budget negotiations and their direct impact on our state’s 72 public community college districts and the 2.2 million Californians we serve. PDF icon Budget Conference Committee 2019-20 Budget Letter
May 30, 2019 Assembly Proposal for Increased Funding for Diverse Full-Time Faculty Support We would like to express our support for the Assembly’s budget proposal of $40 million in ongoing funding for full-time faculty while requiring colleges use Equal Employment Opportunity best practices when hiring. PDF icon Full-Time Faculty Diversity Support Letter
May 6, 2019 AB 302 Berman Support The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is writing to express our support for AB 302 (Berman, as of 25 March 2019), which “would require a community college campus that has parking facilities on campus to grant overnight access to those facilities, on or before July 1, 2020, to any homeless student who is enrolled in coursework, has paid any enrollment fees that have not been waived, and is in good standing with the community college, for the purpose of sleeping in the student’s vehicle overnight” and “would require the governing board of the community college district to determine a plan of action to implement this requirement, as specified.” This position reflects the collective wisdom of the 60,000 faculty of the California Community Colleges system as expressed at our organization’s 2019 Spring Plenary Session through Resolution 6.04 SP19 (https://www.asccc.org/resolutions/support-ab-302-berman-march252019-and-identify-housing-assistance-representatives). PDF icon Letter of Support for AB 302
May 6, 2019 SB 3 Allen Support The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is writing to express our support for SB 3 (Allen, as of 1 May 2019), which would “establish the Office of Higher Education Performance and Accountability as the statewide postsecondary education coordination and planning entity,” as well as our gratitude for the amendments added to the bill in March and April. PDF icon Letter of Support for SB 3
May 6, 2019 Support The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges wishes to express its support for the expansion of funding in order to support a greater number of student parents and to provide academic preparation for teachers and related child development professions. PDF icon Letter of Support for Student Parents' Success
May 6, 2019 AB 130 Low Oppose unless amended The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is regretfully writing to express our opposition to AB 130 (Low, as of 10 April 2019), which would “establish the Office of Higher Education Performance and Accountability as the statewide postsecondary education coordination and planning entity,” unless the bill is amended to include segmental faculty representation. This position represents the collective judgment of the 60,000 faculty in the California community college system as expressed at our organization’s 2019 Spring Plenary Session through Resolution 6.01 SP19 (https://www.asccc.org/resolutions/oppose-ab-130-low-april-10-2019-unless-amended). PDF icon AB 130 - Oppose unless amended

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