Whereas, Learning outcomes are a function of institutional support of programs, students and faculty;
Whereas, Learning outcomes are a function of economic, physical, social and emotional circumstances of students; and
Whereas, Part-time faculty often receive significantly reduced instructional support compared to regular faculty;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate urge the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges to remove from the new accreditation standards any reference to faculty evaluation on the basis of learning outcomes measures.
As noted above, extensive written and oral testimony was submitted to ACCJC, including objections to evaluating faculty based on learning outcomes measures.The Commission did not respond.