Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to the legislature that, for the purpose of tenure, "peer" be defined as a tenured faculty member.
Whereas many local senates now realize the importance of orienting new faculty, and
Whereas local senates are also seeking guidance about ways to develop and monitor faculty development programs,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop recommendations for local senates to consider as they make plans for orienting, mentoring, and training new faculty.
Whereas the flexible calendar is specifically designed to promote professional faculty development as an integral part of the responsibilities of community college faculty, and
Whereas professional development is critical in keeping up in our changing fields, and
Whereas maintaining currency is crucial to the viability of our instruction, and
Whereas professional development is more successful when individuals are allowed to design their own programs, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to send participants to the 1992 July Senate Leadership Institute.
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges commend 1990-91 Senate Faculty Development Committee Chair Irene Menegas and the 1990-91 Faculty Development Committee, including Pam Johnson, conference director, and Mike McHargue, conference facilitator, for their outstanding work in making the first annual Senate Leadership Institute held in July, 1991, at Granlibakken, Lake Tahoe, a successful, meaningful event for all participants.
Whereas the geography of California restricts the interaction of local faculty senate leaders, and
Whereas there is an increasing need for networking among local faculty senate leaders, and
Whereas there is a need for training faculty in leadership skills and the basic processes of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, and
Whereas the cost of the Summer Leadership Institute might be prohibitive for some colleges to send representatives, and
Whereas the participation of the Summer Leadership Institute is limited,
Whereas faculty now have expanded professional duties such as evaluation, budget planning, chairing hiring committees, etc., and
Whereas faculty often assume these expanded professional duties without any background in such work,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct the Executive Committee to investigate ways in which faculty can receive preparation for expanded professional activities they might undertake while retaining their faculty status.
Whereas faculty and staff development funds have had the effect of stabilizing, enhancing, and in many cases initiating faculty and staff development activities where there was little if any prior effort, and
Whereas faculty and staff development funds have led to an increased level of participation by all employee groups and particularly by classified staff and part-time faculty members, and
Whereas, Education Code 87151 and 87154 make reference to the provision of funds for the purposes of community college faculty and staff development; and
Whereas, Processes for faculty professional development activities and processes for institutional planning and budget development are among the ten-plus-one responsibilities of academic senates identified in Title 5 53200;
Whereas, The relevance of participatory governance is as strong today as it was in 1988, when AB 1725 came into effect;
Whereas, Participatory governance has been questioned by those who oppose the principles of mutual respect; and
Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges should strive to maintain its strength and educate college communities;