Academic Senate

Redefining "Faculty Productivity"

Whereas productivity models such as TQM/CQI are being promoted as a means to restructure the academy, and

Whereas often these models take the form of narrow application of productivity models, and

Whereas a review of the literature raises serious questions as to the appropriateness of such models in the academy setting, and

Whereas a faculty driven process would examine the components of educational excellence,

Faculty Perspective on the Future

Whereas during the last decade there have been numerous documents published by non-academic entities recommending the future direction of higher education in California, and

Whereas each of these documents evokes a sense of impending crisis to propel politically expedient solutions, and

Whereas these documents do not reflect academic expertise or faculty perspectives, and

Whereas the Board of Governors are considering a number of these policy document as they frame their perspective for the future of California community colleges,

Participation of Part-time Faculty on the Executive Committee

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has long been committed to full participation of part-time faculty, most recently expressed in Resolution 17.2, Fall 1995, and

Whereas currently no provision exists in the Bylaws of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges to assure participation of part-time faculty on the Executive Committee,

Part-time Faculty Participation on the Executive Committee

Resolved that the Academic Senate direct the Executive Committee to develop a program to address and rectify the lack of academic equity for part-time faculty. This program will involve:
1. Research and the collection of data in an effort to determine the best practices for integrating part-time faculty into local institutional processes and to determine which California community colleges door do not employ those practices;

In Memory of Jonnah Laroche

Whereas Jonnah Laroche, beloved former president of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges passed away July 12. 1994, and

Whereas Jonnah Laroche as president of the Academic Senate from 1982-1983 through her leadership and support inaugurated concerns for the academic standards and academic rigor in the community colleges which eventually culminated in the AB 1725 reform legislation, and


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