Diversity and Equity

Affirmative Action, Not-for-Credit Faculty Hiring Process

Whereas AB 1725 established the goal that by 2005 California's community college workforce as a system should reflect the diversity of the state, and

Whereas AB 1725 has established as a goal that 30% of new hires within the community colleges as a system should be ethnic minorities by fiscal year 1992-93, and

Whereas AB 1725 requires that each district have an Affirmative Action Plan that includes steps that the district will take in meeting and improving hiring goals for both full- and part-time faculty, and

Ethnic Extermination

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is part of the worldwide community, and

Whereas the famines in Somalia and Sudan are rooted in tribalism and civil war, and

Whereas the net results of deaths from the famines are similar in nature to the ethnic cleansing occurring in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and

Whereas human torture and agony in both countries are crimes against humanity,

Ethnic Extermination

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is part of the worldwide community, and

Whereas news developments reveal the presence of ethnic cleansing and detention camps in the communities of Bosnia-Herzegovina, and

Whereas news reports of the destruction of villages, executions and indiscriminate killings continue, and

Whereas reports of human torture, mutilation, rape, and overall human agony continue, and

Whereas Belgrade's policy of ethnic cleansing - ethnic extermination (cesenje) is intensifying, and

Multicultural Curriculum

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, in the late 1980s, supported the very effective Fund for Instructional Improvement funded Educational Leadership Colloquia workshops on shared governance, and

Whereas the success of the Educational Leadership Colloquia (ELC) was attributable, at least in part, to the attendance at the ELC of a team from each college, including faculty, students, trustees, administrators, and classified, and

Affirmative Action Job Announcements

Whereas Title 5 requires that job announcements be reviewed by college affirmative action committees,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to work with their local districts to ensure that their hiring policies have a provision for the review of all job announcements by their local Affirmative Action committees.
M/S/C DISPOSITION: Local senates, Affirmative Action Officers

Appropriate Affirmative Action Training for Faculty Hiring Committees

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to include in their faculty hiring policies a requirement that all members serving on faculty selection committees be trained in the principles of Affirmative Action and in promoting Affirmative Action, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to include in hiring policies the stipulation that no one will be allowed to serve on selection committees without receiving Affirmative Action training, and

Affirmative Action: Representation

Whereas in 1970, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopted a resolution to "Urge local senates to support the increased membership of ethnic minorities on faculties at large, and increased participation by ethnic minorities in local senates, the Academic Senate, and on accreditation teams," and

Whereas the resolution was reaffirmed in 1992, and

Whereas despite previous resolutions, little progress has been made in implementing these two resolutions encouraging diversity in local senates and elsewhere,

Americans with Disabilities Act

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to assist their faculty to become fully informed about the Americans with Disabilities Act and about the implications of this Act as it affects community colleges.
M/S/U DISPOSITION: Local senates

Legislation to Repeal Affirmative Action

Whereas affirmative action has had many positive consequences for the California Community Colleges, and

Whereas repealing affirmative action is not the best solution if the reform of affirmative action is desirable, and

Whereas AB 211, AB 727, AB 833, SB 940, SB 983, and ACA 2, would repeal affirmative action if the legislation were enacted,

Support Affirmative Action

Whereas affirmative action programs do not use quotas, lower standards, or support any type of discrimination, and

Whereas attempts are now being made to eliminate affirmative action programs, even though elements of discrimination continue to permeate the American society,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support continued efforts to maintain affirmative action programs as long as discrimination exists.

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