At approximately 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, Chancellor Greenwood
joined with student leaders to announce a consensus on addressing
student concerns following the passage of Proposition 209. As
a result, students have left the Hahn Student Services Building,
which will open as usual on Thursday morning.
The following is a copy of the consensus statement
that resulted from Wednesday's intensive communications.
Wednesday, November 6, 1996 Statement of Consensus
The following items represent the consensus of understanding reached
today among students, faculty, staff and administration. These
points represent commitments to work together in partnership for
the future in this post-Proposition 209 era.
- A sum of $10,000 will be set aside for ongoing annual programs/events
dedicated to recruitment and retention. Eligibility for the funding
will be determined by the Committee on Ethnic Programming. For
the current year, Vice Chancellor Hernandez will determine the
source of funds. For future ongoing funding, this proposal will
be presented to the Student Fee Advisory Committee.
- Assistant Vice Chancellor Heit will convene a series of meetings
with students and appropriate/affected unit managers in the Division
of Student Affairs to discuss the most effective organization
of an Office of Student Retention.
- There is agreement to increase the number of students involved
in the recruitment of new students in Monterey, Santa Cruz, Santa
Clara and San Benito Counties, and to assess an appropriate wage
for these student recruiting positions.
- The Chair of the Senate Committee on Educational Policy agrees
to invite an appropriately designated student representative to
the CEP meeting scheduled for Monday, November 18. At this time
the student will be welcome to put forward a recommendation for
the formation of an ad hoc committee to review the ethnic and
gender studies curriculum. If CEP agrees, a proposal will be put
forward to the Senate Committee on Committees to form an official
ad hoc senate committee to review the ethnic and gender studies
- Vice Chancellor Hernandez has agreed that as soon as an outreach
position can be identified, built into that official position
description will be desired qualifications to include expertise
in, understanding of, and sensitivity toward issues impacting
Native Americans and their eligibility to the University of California.
In the interim, the Vice Chancellor has agreed to strengthen existing
recruitment programs with this expertise. Furthermore, Associate
Vice Chancellor Thompson will initiate early academic and admission
outreach collaboration with organizers of the May 1997 Powwow
event, so that this event may be more fully developed as a recruitment
and retention activity.
- Student Affairs will bring together a group of students, faculty
and staff to formulate a proposal for the development of an Asian
Pacific Islander Resource Center. This proposal will be presented
to the Student Fee Advisory Committee by the end of winter quarter
- Chancellor Greenwood has agreed to form within the next ten
days the Post-Prop. 209 Commission. This group will comprise representatives
of students, faculty, staff and administration. Its purpose will
be to develop strategies for ensuring continued and enhanced access
and diversity. Toward that end, the Commission will plan a major
campuswide forum to be held by early winter quarter 1997.