Provide Student Access to Free Open Educational Course Resources

Whereas, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Resolution 20.02 F20 Ensure Course Cost Transparency for Students [1] encourages “local academic senates to advocate for the implementation of a process for consistent, clear, and transparent messaging to students prior to registration regarding all material and supply costs in appropriate locations including the schedule of classes and the bookstore”;

Equitable Treatment of Part-time Students for Student Tutor Positions

Whereas, California Education Code §88076 [1] exempts from classified service “full-time students employed part-time” and “part-time students employed part-time in a college work-study program or in a work experience education program conducted by a community college that is financed by state or federal funds,” which results in fewer opportunities for employment for part-time students even though they make up over 65% of credit students [2];

Addressing the Health and Well-being Crisis Among California's Community College Students

Whereas, The physical health and mental well-being of California's young adults is currently at a crisis level, with potential devastating long-term effects on both the health status and financial stability of the state [1], and the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges affirmed the value of lifelong learning courses, including health, kinesiology, and physical education, in the Spring of 2023 with Resolution 15.02 [2];

Supporting Equal Rights for Part-time Faculty

Whereas, Many resolutions of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support assuring that part-time faculty have the same rights as full-time faculty in different, specific areas, including 01.02 F20 Develop a Resource to Communicate and Encourage Part-time Faculty Leadership [1], 19.01 S21 Create a Paper on Part-Time Faculty Equity [2], 17.02 S22 Increase Part-time Faculty Representation and Communication through Local Part-time Faculty Liaisons [3], and 01.01

Part-time Faculty Inclusion in OER and ZTC Pathways

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) is committed to the participation of part-time faculty in all academic and professional matters, as evidenced by the inclusion and recognition of part-time faculty though committee appointments, numerous resolutions, position papers, and the adoption of Resolution 01.01 S23 Add a Designated At-Large Part-time Representative to the Executive Committee [1];

Sustainability and Institutionalization of Zero-Textbook-Cost Pathway Efforts

Whereas, California Education Code §78052 [1] requires that districts “Develop degrees with consideration for sustainability after grant funding is exhausted, including how content is updated and presented,” and the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) recognizes open educational resources as the preferred and most sustainable mechanism for eliminating course costs as stated in Resolution 03.05 F21 Zero Means Zero Textbook Cost [2];

Requiring C grades for Cal-GETC

Whereas, The California General Education Transfer Curriculum (Cal-GETC) was approved by the Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates to be the “singular general education pathway for California Community College (CCC) students to fulfill lower-division general education requirements necessary for transfer and admission to both the California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC)" [1];

Support the AB 928 Associate Degree for Transfer Intersegmental Implementation Committee Recommendations as of October 2023

Whereas, AB 928 (Berman, 2021) [1] was signed into law on October 6, 2021 and required the formation of the AB 928 Associate Degree for Transfer Intersegmental Implementation Committee [2] consisting of 16 members, including one representative from the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges;

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