ERIC Number: ED110100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Guichard, Gus; McPherran, Archie L.
A recent Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR 151) called for the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to prepare a plan to provide for addressing and overcoming, by 1980, ethnic, economic, and sexual underrepresentation in the makeup of student bodies as compared to the general composition of recent high school graduates. This document is a status report on affirmative action plans and policies in California community colleges. Of 59 responding districts, 34 submitted affirmative action plans, and 35 submitted affirmative action policies; 14 reported plans underway with completion pending. All 59 districts stated that they would meet the requirements of ACR 151 by 1980. Analyses of these plans and policies indicate that many need improvement; however, the number of districts with plans is encouraging. The report reviews the impact of ACR 151 and notes that its emphasis on recent high school graduates is inappropriate; that it provides no direction as to the procedures to be used in determining economic underrepresentation; and that a single plan cannot be made for 70 local districts, many of which already have their own plans. Various Board resolutions, affirmative action program outlines, the text of ACR 151, and a table indicating the status of affirmative action plans and policies in each responding district are appended. (Author/DC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California