Advocate for State and Local Rising Scholars Funding to Support Faculty Professional Learning

Spring
2022
Resolution Number
13.05
 
Contact
Alec Griffin
Category
General Concerns

Whereas, AB 417 Rising Scholars Network: justice-involved students (McCarty, 2021) [1] charges the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) with establishing the Rising Scholars Network and providing funding to up to 50 community colleges for services in support of justice-involved students; and

Whereas, Faculty are integral participants in the education of justice-involved students, and ongoing professional learning specific to education in incarcerated environments is critical to ensuring the delivery of high quality instruction within the constructs and opportunities in these environments;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges request of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office through the Rising Scholars Network compensation to support ongoing preparation and delivery of statewide faculty professional learning and facilitation of a statewide faculty community of practice for incarcerated education; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local academic senates to advocate for designation of Rising Scholars funds or other monies to support ongoing professional learning at the local level for part-time and full-time faculty delivering incarcerated instruction.

ACCLAMATION


1. AB 417 Rising Scholars Network (McCarty, 2021)