Counseling

Standards of Practice for Counseling Faculty and Programs

Whereas, The Standards of Practice for California Community College Counseling paper was developed and adopted by the Academic Senate in 1997, and the "Standards" paper continues to serve as a guide for counseling faculty in the California community colleges; and

Whereas, The student services area has experienced vast changes over the past decade, including new approaches to counseling;

Learning Centers

Whereas Resolution 19.03 F96 supports the recognition of learning centers on campuses, and

Whereas other groups such as counseling and library faculty have an entry into Academic Senate for California Community Colleges through a dedicated committee and Learning Center faculty continue to be left out with no such committee,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct the Executive Committee to develop a position paper on the role of Learning Center faculty in California community colleges, and

Counseling Faculty

Whereas, The matriculation cuts in the Governor's Budget may lead to vulnerability of counseling positions; and

Whereas, Counseling faculty provide essential matriculation services that have direct impact on the success of our students;


Resolved, That the Academic Senate oppose the layoff of any counseling faculty as a result of matriculation budget cuts.

Opposition to Counseling Faculty Licensure

Whereas, California community college faculty must meet minimum qualifications as established under Title 5; and

Whereas, The movement to require licensure for California community colleges counseling faculty is unnecessary;


Resolved, That the Academic Senate oppose the licensure of California community college counseling faculty; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community College work with the Council of Faculty Organizations to present a united position in opposition to counselor licensure.

Amending the 50% Law

Whereas, California Education Code 84362(d) clearly establishes a minimum percentage of any community college district's apportionment that must be spent on "classroom instructor" salaries;

Whereas, The intent of California Education Code 84362 is to establish a minimum standard of commitment and financial support by community college districts for the quality instruction of students in the California Community Colleges;

50% Law and Student Success

Whereas, Counseling and library faculty are a critical link in student success, and AB 1725 clearly outlines the role of all faculty in shared governance and other related activities designed to increase all aspects of student success;

Whereas, Matriculation mandates in Title 5 Regulations outline the role and responsibilities of counseling faculty in student success and Title 5 58724 provides for minimum standards for library faculty;

Whereas, showing progress in Title 5 Regulations include counseling and library faculty in the 75/25 ratio; and

Appropriate Uses of Paraprofessionals

Resolved that the Academic Senate urge local academic senates, in consultation with the counseling faculty, to review and adopt the principles outlined in the Academic Senate's 1994 paper "The Role of Counseling Faculty in the California Community Colleges," and

Degree Audit Check

Resolved that the Academic Senate urge local academic senates to support the adoption at their colleges of an automatic degree audit check when a student completes 45 units, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate urge local academic senates to support the use of a motivational letter automatically generated through their Management Information Systems (MIS) to students completing 45 degree applicable units which includes a list of courses needed to complete their Associate degree.

Reaffirm Counseling Faculty are Faculty

Resolved that the Academic Senate reaffirm its previous position that counselors, librarians, and other faculty whose assignment may not be primarily in the classroom are faculty.

UC Catalog Rights (Nonurgent from Spring 1999)

Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the University of California system to adopt a policy of catalog rights for continuously enrolled California community college transfer students.

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