Disciplines List

Disciplines List - Agriculture

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 Agriculture Discipline:

Disciplines List - Biotechnology

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 addition of the Biotechnology Discipline:

Bachelor's degree in the Biological Sciences or Chemistry or Biochemistry or Engineering, and two years of full-time related work experience; and

Disciplines List - Political Science

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 for the following change in the Political Science Discipline:

Disciplines List - Mathematics

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 revising the Mathematics Discipline:

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

Disciplines List - Veterinary Technician

Whereas, The discipline revision for veterinary technician was submitted through the normal discipline revision process and the only comment received from the field was a correction on the format of the proposal from the author, which was recorded at the hearing but not transmitted to the Executive Committee for consideration;

Disciplines List - Speech Language Pathology

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 addition of the Speech Language Pathology Discipline:

Master's in Speech Pathology, Speech Language Pathology, Speech Language and Hearing Sciences, Communicative Disorders, Communicative Disorders and Sciences, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Education with a concentration in Speech Pathology, OR The equivalent; and

Disciplines List - Commercial Dance

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," supported and opposed adding a new discipline to the non-Master's list called Commercial Dance; Add as a discipline in which a Master's degree is not generally expected or available. Any bachelor's degree and two years of experience, OR any associate degree and six years of experience.

Disciplines List – Ethnic Studies

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend that the following proposed Discipline List change for Ethnic Studies be forwarded to the Board of Governors for adoption:

Master’s in the ethnic studies field OR A master’s in American Studies/Ethnicity, Latino Studies, La Raza Studies, Central American Studies, Latin American Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Race and Ethnic Relations, Asian-American Studies, or African-American Studies OR, the equivalent OR see interdisciplinary studies.

Supplemental Learning Assistance and Tutoring Center Coordinator Minimum Qualifications

Whereas, Title 5 §53415 includes a note that allows colleges to hire supplemental learning assistance and tutoring center coordinators who do not meet minimum qualifications if the colleges do not collect apportionment for the instruction that occurs in supplemental learning labs and tutoring centers (§53415 Minimum qualifications do not apply to tutoring or learning assistance for which no apportionment is claimed);

Associate Degree Equivalency Guidelines

Whereas, Many California Community Colleges struggle with determining equivalencies to the associate degree;

Whereas, Single course equivalency, eminence, equivalence to coursework, and other equivalency issues are serious and consistent problems for faculty across the state; and

Whereas, In the absence of established policies, faculty are often forced to defend decisions about equivalency without clearly defined guidelines;

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