Diversity and Equity

Teaching Incentives

Whereas the Academic Senate supports affirmative action in the hiring of new faculty members, and

Whereas it is essential to provide adequate staffing for the community colleges in the years ahead, and

Whereas the Joint (Legislative) Committee for Review of the Master Plan has directed the Student Aid Commission and CPEC to "explore programs intended to increase the possibility of students entering the teaching profession in the community colleges,"

Affirmative Action, Recruitment

Whereas the need to hire many additional faculty members in the community colleges during the 1990's will occur because of the increase in retirements, the projected increase in college enrollments, the implementation of matriculation, and the expansion of programs in vocational education, and

Whereas the Academic Senate has long supported a policy of affirmative action to ensure that community college faculty reflect the diversity of the population of the State of California,

Affirmative Action Guidelines

Whereas the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges has affirmed that equal educational opportunity for all California citizens is of compelling interest and necessity for the future of the State of California, and


Whereas the Board of Governors, the Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges, and the California State Legislature have been noted for their long-standing commitment to the principle of equal opportunity and affirmative action, and

High School Retention Study

Whereas the Academic Senate recognizes the changing demographics in the state, and

Whereas the community colleges have stated a commitment to affirmative action, and

Whereas the high school dropout rate among some minorities has increased to such a point that there is a disproportionately small pool for subsequent affirmative action hiring for community colleges,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges study the problem of the high school dropout rate, particularly among some minorities, and

New Majority Student Grants - State Senate

Whereas the Academic Senate has facilitated the development of New Majority Student recommendations, and


Whereas the Senate does not currently have funding to implement the New Majority Student recommendations,


Resolved that the Academic Senate seek funding from the Fund for Instructional Improvement and other sources to carry out the Academic Senate's New Majority Student recommendations, including the development of local programs by academic senates to sensitize faculty and staffs to the many diverse needs.

New Majority Grants - Local Senate

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend that the Hoard of Governors of the California Community Colleges establish the needs of the "New Majority" as a "Type B" priority item in the Fund for Instructional Improvement (FII), and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to the Chancellor's Office that it promote and encourage the local colleges to apply for HI grant proposals that reflect this priority, and

Hispanic Women's Leadership Conference

Whereas the number of Hispanic women in leadership roles (faculty, staff, and administration) in California Community Colleges fails to represent the percentage of the same in the population at large,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage each college's local academic senate to consider sending at least one Hispanic woman and one senate leader to the March 18, 1988, Hispanic Women's Leadership Conference at Southwestern College.

New Majority Student

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges be commended for beginning to address the needs of "New Majority Students," and

Resolved that the importance of this issue be reflected by allocating time and emphasis at future conferences, through appropriate breakout and keynote sessions, and

Resolved that when the Academic Senate's New Majority Student Report is completed, it be referred to an appropriate committee for the development of action policies and strategies.

CEO Affirmative Action Recommendations

Whereas the Academic Senate has a deep and longstanding commitment to a strong program of affirmative action in the California Community Colleges, and

Whereas the Chief Executive Officers Organization of the California Community Colleges, in cooperation with representatives of the Academic Senate, has recently published a "Policy Statement on Affirmative Action" containing nine specific recommendations for improving the effectiveness of affirmative action efforts, and

New Majority Survey Questionnaire

Whereas a study entitled "A Greater Role for Faculty in Support of the New Majority Student" consisted of a "Student Needs Survey" and a "Faculty Development Programs Survey," and

Whereas the "Student Needs Survey" produced a 67 per cent response and the "Faculty Development Programs Survey" a 31 per cent response, and

Whereas a larger sampling would provide more conclusive findings,

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