Diversity and Equity

Affirmative Action Document on Hiring

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopt the paper from the Affirmative Action Committee entitled, "Ramifications and Implications of Affirmative Action on Hiring."

Affirmative Action Workshops

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to local senates that they work with their affirmative action officers and other appropriate college personnel to provide workshops to teach faculty how to assume their new responsibilities in hiring effective faculty.

Response to "Affirmative Action Regulations - A Response"

5. Validation of hiring criteria may be done by, among other methods, a group of faculty in the discipline in question who, after discussion with an affirmative action professional, certify that in their professional option the possession of the quality in question is either necessary to adequate performance in the discipline in question or desirable for fully effective performance in that position. [See section 53023, page 8]

Amendment to "Affirmative Action Regulations - A Response"

Amend Section 6 by adding the underlined words as follows: For every discipline requiring a master's degree as the minimum qualification, the master's degree or equivalent in the discipline will be presumed to be a valid desirable qualification without requiring validation as previously determined at the specific college or district.

Amendment to "Affirmative Action Regulations - A Response"

Amend by replacing #5 in the "Response" which reads: 5. Validation of hiring criteria may be done by, among other methods, a group of faculty in the discipline in question who, after discussion with an affirmative action professional, certify that in their professional opinion the possession of the quality in question is either necessary to adequate performance in the discipline in. . .

Student Equity Report

Resolved that the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges adopt as amended the report entitled "Student Equity: Proposals for Action" dated October 6, 1991, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the Board of Governors to incorporate the recommendations from the "Student Equity Report" into Board policies and Title 5 regulations.

Cultural Diversity Workshops

Whereas the Academic Senate is committed to cultural diversity in the curriculum, among the faculty, staff, and students, and

Whereas the Academic Senate is fully supportive of the varied array of multicultural heritages, and

Whereas during recent adverse economic times, acts of racism and prejudice have been noted to increase,

Affirmative Action/Cultural Diversity

Whereas the new Title 5 Affirmative Action regulations provide guidelines to facilitate the successful implementation of faculty and staff diversity programs, and

Whereas the Academic Senate's Affirmative Action/Cultural Diversity Committee has completed a draft of a question and answer document addressing major implementation questions raised by local districts, and

Whereas this question and answer document primarily presents conceptual materials that can be used in discussing the intent and spirit of the new Title 5 regulations, and

Affirmative Action/Contract Education

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges pursue action to increase the diversity of faculty hired in contract education.

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