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Article 7. Community College Fund for Instructional Improvement   

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(a) There is hereby created in the State Treasury the Community College Fund for Instructional Improvement. The fund shall consist of a revolving loan program and a direct grant program to support alternative educational programs and services within or on behalf of the California Community Colleges, including:

(1) Nontraditional forms, content, and methods of instruction, including, but not limited to, the following:

(A) Instructional programs which involve internships and experiential learning opportunities.

(B) Individualized instructional programs which require student development of learning objectives through learning contracts.

(C) Instructional programs which focus on the development of interpersonal skills.

(D) Instructional programs involving independent study.

(2) Programs for improving teaching abilities of faculty members.

(3) Programs addressing special learning needs of educationally disadvantaged students.

(4) Educational services for new clientele, including older, working adults.

(5). Efforts to improve traditional instructional programs.

(6) Programs for the improvement of the intellectual development of faculty and staff, including, but not limited to, the following:

(A) Intersegmental summer programs including research projects and seminars.

(B) College programs bringing visiting scholars to local districts.

(C) Interdisciplinary programs involving local noncollege institutions in the arts and sciences.

(D) Intersegmental research and public information projects on topics of special concern to rural and urban California regarding the environment, social history, and culture.

(E) Summer "bridge" programs for the transition period into college life.

(b) The board of governors shall adopt rules and regulations governing the administration of the direct grant program and revolving loan program.

(c) A district's request for and uses of a loan shall be made in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the board of governors.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1372, Sec. 669.)