Review Experience Requirements for Disciplines Not Requiring a Master’s Degree

Spring
2017
Resolution Number: 
10.04
Category: 
Disciplines List
Status: 
Assigned

Whereas, The professional experience components of the minimum qualifications for faculty in disciplines not requiring a master’s degree are identical regardless of whether or not the degree earned is in the discipline; and

Whereas, The lack of any credit from earning an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in the discipline directly related to the faculty member’s teaching assignment towards the professional experience requirement disregards the expertise gained by completing a degree in that discipline;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with discipline faculty to explore the potential of revising the minimum qualifications for disciplines not requiring a master’s degree in order to allow for appropriate credit for years of professional experience when an associate’s or bachelor’s degree is completed in the specific discipline and report its findings by Fall 2017.

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