Affirmative Action: Ramifications and Implications of Affirmative Action on Hiring

Equity and Diversity

The faculty via the academic senates has been given augmented authority and responsibility through the mandates of AB 1725, the faculty via the academic senates has acquired augmented authority and responsibility. Effective implementation of the legislative mandates is the prime responsibility of the academic senate(s). Inherent within this authority and responsibility is accountability. "Lip service", and "paper shuffling for compliance" are not surrogates for actual and effective implementation of the affirmative action mandates of AB 1725. The Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges has been in the forefront of aggressively translating the language of affirmative action into the actuality of affirmative action.