Whereas, Counseling and library faculty are a critical link in student success, and AB 1725 clearly outlines the role of all faculty in shared governance and other related activities designed to increase all aspects of student success;
Whereas, Matriculation mandates in Title 5 Regulations outline the role and responsibilities of counseling faculty in student success and Title 5 58724 provides for minimum standards for library faculty;
Whereas, showing progress in Title 5 Regulations include counseling and library faculty in the 75/25 ratio; and
Whereas, Partnership for Excellence outcome measures clearly require the participation of counseling and library faculty;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate urge the Chancellor to protect counseling and library faculty from unwarranted attacks and work with the appropriate associations ingathering data and developing a survey to assess the impact of the 50% law on student success; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate work with the Chancellor on re-convening the 50% Law Task Force to review and study the data and to consider whether to recommend amendments to the 50% Law (such as substantially increasing the percentage to include counseling and library faculty).
The president and Consultation Council representatives continue to fight to protect the rights of counseling faculty.The Assessment Action Planning Group plans to conduct a survey in 2009-2010 in order to gather data to inform recommendations on this issue.
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