ERIC Number: ED252258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Ethnic Studies, Policies, and Programs: A Response to Assembly Concurrent Resolution 71.
Petersen, Allan; Cepeda, Rita
Assembly Concurrent Resolution 71 (ACR 71) requests California's three public segments of higher education to review those policies and programs that are aimed at ensuring that all graduates "possess an understanding and awareness of non-white ethnic groups" and to consider adopting necessary policies to ensure that goal. This report reviews existing community college ethnic studies programs and policies conforming to the guidelines of ACR 71, provides a summary of fiscal support sources for such offerings, and suggests areas in which policy changes may be needed to address deficiencies. Part I provides background to the development of ethnic studies programs and the debate concerning the importance of these programs that led to the passage of ACR 71. Part II highlights ACR 71 requirements and the actions taken by the State Chancellor's Office in compliance. Part III presents findings from a study of ethnic studies policies and courses in California's community colleges, including information on non-instructional support and fiscal implications. Part IV outlines policies, programs, courses, and other actions designed to promote the goal expressed in ACR 71 at both system and local levels; and offers three policy options for consideration by the Board of Governors. Appendices include the study questionnaire and a sample course approval format. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Note: Discussed as Agenda Item 3 at a Meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Sacramento, CA, January 24-25, 1985).