Whereas, SB 850 (Block, 2014) authorized the Board of Governors to establish a statewide baccalaureate degree program at not more than 15 pilot colleges;
Whereas, Originally no additional funding was allocated to support the development of curriculum, student services, or implementation of course offerings beyond the $84 per unit additional fee for upper division offerings; and
Whereas, Six million dollars was allocated in the 2015-16 budget cycle to support the baccalaureate pilot programs;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates and the Chancellor’s Office to ensure the baccalaureate pilot programs are adequately supported with appropriate financial and other resources without negative impact on existing programs.
Approval of the Baccalaureate Degree Handbook and new Title 5 section 55009 by the BOG completes this resolution.
Assigned to the President in January.