Disciplines List

Disciplines List – Digital Media

Whereas, Oral testimony given through the consultation process used for the review of minimum qualifications for faculty in the California community colleges, known as the “Disciplines List,” opposed adding the following new discipline to the non-Master’s list called Digital Media;

A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Graphics, Digital Media, Multimedia, Animation, Fine Arts with an emphasis in digital media, or related field from an accredited college or university, and two years of non-teaching experience in a related discipline, or the equivalent.

Disciplines List – Peace Studies

Whereas, Oral testimony given through the consultation process used for the review of minimum qualifications for faculty in the California community colleges, known as the “Disciplines List,” supports the following addition of the Peace Studies discipline:

Master’s in Peace Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Peace and Justice Studies, or the equivalent.

Whereas, The Executive Committee of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, having evaluated this evidence, supports the addition of Peace Studies;

Disciplines List – Health Education

Whereas, Oral testimony given through the consultation process used for the review of minimum qualifications for faculty in the California community colleges, known as the “Disciplines List,” supports the following revision to the discipline of Health Education:

Disciplines List – Chicano Studies

Whereas, Oral testimony given through the consultation process used for the review of minimum qualifications for faculty in the California community colleges, known as the “Disciplines List,” supported and opposed the following addition of the Chicano Studies discipline:

Master’s degree in Chicano Studies OR Ethnic Studies OR the equivalent.

Whereas, The Executive Committee of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, having evaluated this evidence, supports the addition of Chicano Studies;

Adopt the Proposal to Add Kinesiology to the Disciplines List

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Executive Committee, having evaluated the evidence concerning the proposal to add Kinesiology to the Disciplines List, has resolved not to forward the addition of Kinesiology to the Disciplines List to the Board of Governors for adoption because “the identical discipline of Physical Education currently exists and to add Kinesiology would be redundant”;1

Whereas, The Academic Senate Executive Committee erred in its assessment that the Kinesiology proposal:

Reconsideration for Adding Peace Studies to the Disciplines List

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (Academic Senate) voted against a previous proposal for the creation of Peace Studies as a separate discipline on the 2010 Disciplines List, and the current Academic Senate process requires that resubmitted proposals provide substantively different rationale and come forward either as a resolution from a Senate Area meeting or as a resolution from the floor of the plenary session;

Removing Faculty Minimum Qualifications from Title 5

Whereas, Having the faculty minimum qualifications for specific positions delineated in Title 5 makes updating them more difficult;

Whereas, Some faculty positions, such as learning assistance faculty, Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) counselor, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) counselor, and noncredit faculty, have their minimum qualifications explicitly delineated in Title 5 regulation rather than in the Disciplines list; and

Disciplines List - Statistics

Whereas, Both written and oral testimony given through the consultation process used for the review of minimum qualifications for faculty in the California community colleges, known as the "Disciplines List," indicated much greater opposition than support for adding the Statistics Discipline:

Master's in statistics OR Bachelor's in statistics or applied mathematics AND Master's in mathematics or applied mathematics OR The equivalent; and

Disciplines List - Instructional Design/Technology

Whereas, Both written and oral testimony given through the consultation process used for the review of minimum qualifications for faculty in the California community colleges, known as the "Disciplines List," supports the following change in the Instructional Design/Technology Discipline:

Master's in instructional design/technology or educational technology OR The equivalent; and

Whereas, The Executive Committee of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, having evaluated this evidence, supports the revision;

Disciplines List - Humanities

Whereas, Both written and oral testimony given through the consultation process used for the review of minimum qualifications for faculty in the California community colleges, known as the "Disciplines List," indicates greater support than opposition to the following change in the Humanities Discipline:

Master's in humanities OR The equivalent
See Interdisciplinary Studies; and

Whereas, The Executive Committee of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, having evaluated this evidence, supports the revision;

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