Adopt the Proposal to Add Kinesiology to the Disciplines List

Spring
2013
Resolution Number: 
10.01
Contact: 
Category: 
Disciplines List
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Executive Committee, having evaluated the evidence concerning the proposal to add Kinesiology to the Disciplines List, has resolved not to forward the addition of Kinesiology to the Disciplines List to the Board of Governors for adoption because “the identical discipline of Physical Education currently exists and to add Kinesiology would be redundant”;1

Whereas, The Academic Senate Executive Committee erred in its assessment that the Kinesiology proposal:

Master’s degree in kinesiology, physical education, exercise science, education with an emphasis in physical education, kinesiology, physiology of exercise or adaptive physical education OR bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND master’s degree in any life science, dance, physiology, health education, recreation administration, or physical therapy OR the equivalent [emphasis added]

is identical to the current discipline of Physical Education:

Master’s degree in physical education, exercise science, education with an emphasis in physical education, kinesiology, physiology of exercise or adaptive physical education OR bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND master’s degree in any life science, dance, physiology, health education, recreation administration, or physical therapy OR the equivalent2

as a master’s degree in kinesiology is specifically included in the Kinesiology minimum qualifications (MQ) proposal but not in the Physical Education MQ;

Whereas, The criteria outlined in the document Disciplines List Proposal Process include “changes within the profession or field” and “inclusion of new degrees” as acceptable criteria for a proposal, which were highlighted in the proposal and faculty in the discipline followed the two-year published review process in good faith; and Whereas, The proposal was vetted at both the Spring 2012 and Fall 2012 Plenary Session hearings where 11 testimonies from ten different colleges supported and no testimonies opposing the proposal were recorded;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend that the Board of Governors adopt the proposed addition of Kinesiology to the Disciplines List.

MSC

1. Resolution 10.01 S13 Disciplines List — Kinesiology, Executive Committee Resolutions packet, 45th Spring Session Resolutions For Discussion at Area Meetings.

2. Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges, January 2012, p. 34. http://www.asccc.org/sites/default/files/Minimum_Qualifications_Handbook_for_2012-2014_(MB2)_020212.pdf

Status Report: 

Disciplines List Revision adopted by the Board of Governors in November 2013.