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ERIC Number: ED351068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Student Equity Policy: A Status Report.
Guichard, Gus
Following the introduction of first-time student fees in the California Community Colleges (CCC) in 1984, minority student enrollments decreased markedly. A special statewide symposium was convened by the Board of Governors (BOG) of the CCC, and in 1986 a major policy statement was adopted to improve minority student access and achievement. In addition, a standing Board Committee on Equity and Diversity (BCED) was established in 1989. The BCED subsequently developed a policy document calling for increased emphasis on transfer and retention of underrepresented students; broader provision of English as a Second Language (ESL) and basic skills instruction; and greater representation of such students in occupational education programs. During 1990, two items were developed by the staff of the BOG. The first of these was a preliminary draft of a student equity goals statement, which led to the development of a report outlining what should be included in a comprehensive policy document. In addition, a compendium was developed, listing and describing specially funded projects targeting on student equity goals. In 1991, a significantly revised policy statement on student equity was developed and formally entered into consultation among the various governing councils of the CCC in 1991. The Academic Senate Executive Council proposed significant changes which were entered into the consultation process and a subcommittee of Council representatives developed a consensus statement. A chronology of the consultation process, and the BOG's policy statement are appended. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Board of Governors.
Identifiers: California Community Colleges
Note: Discussed as Agenda Item 8 at a Meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Livermore, CA, May 14-15, 1992). For a related document, see JC 920 549.