Diversity and Equity

Affirmative Action Achievement

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges conduct research to determine which colleges made the greatest strides in affirmative action hiring in 1989-90 and then present a general session in the future with a panel comprised of representatives from the five colleges with the best records, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges formally commend these colleges for that progress.

Hiring Model

Whereas at its 1989 Spring Session, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopted a model hiring document, "Contract Faculty Hiring Procedures: A Model Based on AB 1725" with the understanding that revisions would be made, if necessary, to refine the document, and

Whereas the Affirmative Action Committee of the Academic Senate has studied the document in regards to its possible impact and ramifications upon hiring of the underrepresented, and

Sign Off

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges request that the state Chancellor's Office require local academic senates to sign off on campus/district Affirmative Action Plans.

Hiring

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to adopt the following policy relating to search processes: when, at the point of selecting candidates for interviews, there appears to be a pool of underrepresented candidates insufficient to project a good possibility of hiring affirmatively, the position should be reopened at least once.

Affirmative Action Goals

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to the Board of Governors that it take action to apply the affirmative action goals of AB 1725 to all community college staff, including managers, classified personnel, and contractors.

Affirmative Action and Senate Participation

Whereas AB 1725 has mandated greater participation of faculty in the governance of California community colleges, and

Whereas there are few underrepresented faculty involved in the local and statewide academic senate,


Resolved that a model be developed by the Affirmative Action Committee of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges which will help facilitate and enhance access and participation of the underrepresented faculty within the local and statewide academic senate.

Support of Underrepresented Faculty

Whereas local colleges may need to provide special support for underrepresented faculty, including the disabled, to facilitate their retention,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to work with their districts to study the needs of their underrepresented faculty, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to work cooperatively with their districts to develop programs to meet the identified needs and enhance retention.

Executive Committee Diversity

Whereas diversity of staff is of primary importance to the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, and

Whereas gender and cultural diversity are important factors in determining the direction of the Academic Senate, and

Whereas there are no provisions within the by-laws of the Academic Senate to guarantee input from underrepresented populations,

Student Retention

Whereas the faculty is the prime factor in the retention of minority students, and

Whereas the faculty has been challenged to increase the retention rate for minority students,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges present a workshop on minority student retention at a future Session.

Executive Committee Retreat

Whereas cultural diversity and affirmative action are the primary focus of AB 1725, and

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is largely responsible for the implementation of AB 1725, and

Whereas the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is the body that provides direction and leadership to the local senates, and

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