Affirmative Action

Fall
1986
Resolution Number: 
05.01
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Diversity and Equity
Status: 
Completed

Whereas the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges has affirmed that equal educational opportunity for all California citizens is of compelling interest and necessity for the future of the State of California, and,

Whereas the Board of Governors and the Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges, and the California State Legislature have been noted for their long-standing commitment to the principle of equal opportunity and affirmative action, and,

Whereas the California Postsecondary Education Commission has found that previous gains in the hiring of faculty members from underrepresented minorities have been eroded during the 1980's, while at the same time the minority and underrepresented populations in the state are growing,

Therefore be it resolved that the Educational Policies Committee of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges be directed to draft guidelines for California community college faculty to use in recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion practices to ensure continued commitment to the values and goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action, and

Be it further resolved that the Academic Senate Educational Policies Comittee be directed to select and annotate those laws that directly affect recruitment, hiring and promotion practices so that they may be included with the proposed guidelines, and

Be it finally resolved that the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action guidelines developed by the Academic Senate Educational Policies Committee be brought to the 1987 Spring Conference for consideration.

Summary: 
Draft guidelines for California community college faculty to use in recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion practices to ensure continued commitment to the values and goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action; select and annotate those laws that directly affect recruitment, hiring and promotion practices so that they may be included with the proposed guidelines; bring back the guidelines to the 1987 Spring Conference for consideration.