AB 1725 Implementation Questionnaire, Final Report

Research Committee

The results of this survey of initial AB 1725 implementation activities seem to indicate significant faculty involvement in mandated policy development in a majority of districts. The same degree of participation by faculty groups was not evident in the critical decisions that were made concerning the use of Program Improvement Funds. The "consultation process" and "shared governance" concepts which appear so often in the legislation were most evident between faculty groups who, in the great majority of colleges, seem to be cooperating in their efforts to empower faculty. It remains to be seen whether these processes will be transferred successfully to future faculty and management interactions.