Every year the Academic Senate for California Community College conducts a review of the Disciplines List, which establishes the minimum qualifications for the faculty of California community colleges. The annual process was implemented following the adoption of Resolution 10.01 F16, and the change to the annual process was initiated with the 2017-2018 cycle. Disciplines List revision proposals received by September 30 that meet all the required criteria will undergo a first hearing at the fall plenary session immediately following the submission deadline, and may be considered for approval by the delegates at the following spring plenary session. The annual review cycle begins each February. The forms and timeline are listed below.
Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges
The twelfth edition of Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges is an update of the disciplines lists including those adopted by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges at their July 2017 meeting. This edition includes the new Public Safety discipline that was recommended to the Board of Governors by a vote of the delegates at the Spring 2017 Plenary Session.
Considering a Disciplines List Revision? Please review the Disciplines List Revision Handbook for important information about the Disciplines List Revision process. Check out the FAQs to learn if a change is actually necessary. If you read the FAQ document and are still unsure if a change is necessary, please contact the chair of the Senate's Standards and Practices Committee. Current information can be found here.
Archived editions of the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges is available on this website here.
For more information or to submit input about the discipline proposals currently being vetted please send to the following: disciplineslist [at] asccc.org.