Diversity and Equity

EOP&S Commendation

Whereas established at California Community Colleges in 1969 by Senate Bill 164, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S) has endeavored to meet the unique educational needs of educationally disadvantaged and low-income students by providing programs and services over and above, and in addition to, the established programs offered at the colleges, and

Whereas by assisting in the students' opportunity to pursue a college-level education, EOP&S programs help encourage the growth and development of students as individuals, and

Raise Funding Floor for Staff Diversity

Whereas increased staff diversity in California Community Colleges has been mandated in AB 1725, and

Whereas staff diversity activities are funded based on ADA with a floor of $1,000, and

Whereas the current floor of $1,000 prohibits effective participation in job fairs, travel required for recruitment, and broad-based advertising costs,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges request that the Chancellor seek to raise the funding floor on staff diversity funds from $1,000 to $5,000 beginning 1990-91.

Paper on Hiring

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges accept the paper Ramifications and Implications of Affirmative Action on Hiring.

Retention

Whereas the California Community Colleges provide the windows of educational opportunity for a vast number of minority, disabled, and disadvantaged students, and

Whereas institutional commitment (i.e., systemwide, districtwide, collegewide) to these students can be measured by the success and retention rates,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges take the position that the retention rate of minorities, disabled, and the disadvantaged be improved systemwide, by at least 5%, prior to the year 1992, and

Affirmative Action Officer/Representative

Whereas a district that appoints an affirmative action officer/representative as a voting member of a selection/interviewing committee puts that individual in a conflict of interest position, and

Whereas an affirmative action officer/representative who votes for or against the selection of a job applicant is not then focusing attention upon due process, and

Whereas an affirmative action officer/representative who votes for the selection of a job applicant is unlikely to recommend that the process be aborted because of a violation in due process,

Part-Time (Adjunct) Faculty

Whereas a large percentage of recent full-time contract hires have previously been employed by their districts as non-contract (adjunct) faculty, and

Whereas the ethnic make-up of currently employed non-contract faculty does not reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity consistent with the existing or projected demographics of California, and

Staff Diversity Data

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the Board of Governors to direct the Chancellor's Office to disseminate in its entirety the staff diversity in hiring data collected from the districts.

College Reporting

Whereas AB 1725 (Chapter 973, Statutes of 1988) requires local boards of trustees to submit to the Chancellor's Office affirmations of compliance and report success rates in increasing the hiring of ethnic minorities, and

Whereas the goal that 30% of all new hires by 1992-93 be ethnic minorities will best be met if every district strives to meet that goal, and

Whereas the goal cannot be realized if individual districts assume that other districts will exceed this 30% goal, leaving them free not to meet it,

Ethnic Minority Faculty Hires

Whereas AB 1725 (Chapter 973, Statutes of 1988) states, "...that by fiscal year 1992-93, 30% of all new hires in the California Community Colleges as a system will be ethnic minorities," and

Whereas districts are including classified and administrative hires when reporting hires in this category, and

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is concerned that such practices may reduce the number of ethnic minority faculty hires,

30% Ethnic Minority Hires

Whereas AB 1725 (Chapter 973, Statutes of 1988) affirms the dynamic role of the California Community Colleges in the postsecondary arena, and

Whereas the Chancellor's Office for the California Community Colleges is vital in facilitating and guiding local districts in implementing the mandates set forth in the legislation,

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