ERIC Number: ED324084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
AB 1725: A Comprehensive Analysis.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Board of Governors.
A summary and analysis is provided of California Assembly Bill (AB) 1725, a reform bill that provides new direction and support for the state's community colleges. The analysis addresses each of the eight sections of the bill: (1) mission, highlighting reforms related to mission statements, transfer core curriculum, remedial limits, articulation of vocational programs, and a feasibility study of "interdisciplinary colleges"; (2) governance, including state and local board functions, the state Board of Governors' responsibility for legislative reviews, oversight of Board regulations, Board composition, and the academic senates; (3) finance, including information on the extension of the current funding mechanism, program-based funding, a transitional funding mechanism, and full-/part-time faculty ratios; (4) new programs and services, including staff development programs, an expanded Fund for Instructional Improvement, Career Resource and Placement Centers, and the dissemination of economic information to local districts; (5) affirmative action, including compliance and accountability regulations, a systemwide affirmative action plan, and the creation of a Faculty and Staff Diversity Fund; (6) employment policies, including a repeal of credentials, minimum faculty qualifications, local hiring criteria, administrator employment, employee evaluation, tenure reforms, collective bargaining, and a pilot option-rollover contract; (7) a new comprehensive educational and fiscal accountability system; and (8) operability and trigger mechanisms, AB 1725 appropriations, and the funding of AB 1725 reforms. An appendix charts responsibilities for AB 1725 implementation. (AYC)
Descriptors: Accountability, Affirmative Action, College Faculty, College Programs, Community Colleges, Compliance (Legal), Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Financial Support, Governance, Government School Relationship, Mission Statements, School Personnel, State Aid, State Legislation, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Board of Governors.
Identifiers - Location: California