ERIC Number: ED351068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
Student Equity Policy: A Status Report.
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)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Community Colleges, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, English (Second Language), Enrollment Trends, Equal Education, Fees, Minority Groups, Nondiscriminatory Education, Policy Formation, Statewide Planning, Student Costs, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Board of Governors.