Instructor Advisement

UC and CSU Advisement Models

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct an appropriate Senate committee comprised of equal numbers of instructors and counselors to conduct a study of the nature and conditions of faculty advisement in the UC and CSU systems and consider whether those models are appropriate for instructor advising in the California Community College system.

Advisement Funding

Resolved that the Executive Committee recommend sources of funding for the training and compensation of instructor advisers if this advisement is beyond the instructors' normal assigned duties.

Advisement Incentives

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct the Executive Committee to prepare a list of possible incentives that local districts might provide for instructors who volunteer to serve as instructor advisers.

Vocational Instructor Advisement

Whereas vocational fields change rapidly, and

Whereas students need current information about expectations of industry, and

Whereas vocational faculty are ideally prepared to advise students in this area,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges accept the Vocational Education Instructor Advisement paper, April 1988, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges distribute the paper to local senates for discussion by the faculty.

Incentives for Instructor Advisement

Whereas the student matriculation model adopted by the Board of Governors in 1984 encourages the involvement of faculty in instructor advisement of students, and

Whereas the Academic Senate adopted the position paper on instructor advisement at the 1985 Spring Conference, and

Whereas the 1985 OPEC report on community college transfer, Reaffirming California's Commitment to Transfer, recommends instructor advisement as a means of identifying and helping potential transfer students, and

Policy Paper Endorsement and Distribution

Whereas the Academic Senate Educational Policies Committee, working with representatives of the California Community Colleges Counselors Association, developed a statement of instructor advisement in 1985, and

Whereas that statement was adopted by the Academic Senate at its 1985 Spring Conference, and

Whereas a number of colleges have begun developing instructor advisement programs and have found the Academic Senate statement useful in that effort, and

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