(a) The purpose of the Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012 is to increase California community college student access and success by providing effective core matriculation services, including orientation, assessment and placement, counseling, and other education planning services, and academic interventions. The focus of the Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012 is on the entering students' transition into college in order to provide a foundation for student achievement and successful completion of students' educational goals, with a priority toward serving students who enroll to earn degrees, career technical certificates, transfer preparation, or career advancement. The Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012 targets state resources on core matriculation services that research has shown to be critical in increasing the ability of students to reach their academic and career goals. By focusing funding in these core areas and leveraging the use of technology to more efficiently and effectively serve a greater number of students, the goal of the Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012 is to provide students with a solid foundation and opportunity for success in the California Community Colleges.
(b) Any college or district receiving funding under this article shall agree to carry out its provisions as specified, but shall be bound to that agreement only for the period during which funding is received pursuant to this article. The obligations of the college or district under the agreement shall include, but not be limited to, the expenditure of funds received pursuant to this article for only those services approved by the board of governors and the contribution toward the purposes of this article of matching funds as the board of governors may require pursuant to Section 78216.
(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 624, Sec. 5.)