Collaborate with System Partners to Relocate Minimum Qualifications from Title 5 to the Disciplines List

Fall
2016
Resolution Number: 
10.03
Contact: 
Category: 
Disciplines List
Status: 
In Progress

Whereas, Faculty minimum qualifications for health services professionals, noncredit instructors, Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSP&S), Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), and learning assistance/learning skills/tutoring services are established in Title 5 and not the Disciplines List, and therefore revisions to those minimum qualifications require regulatory changes;

Whereas, Resolution 10.03 S10 called for removing faculty minimum qualifications from Title 5 and placing them in the Disciplines List so that all revisions to faculty minimum qualifications would occur through the same process; and

Whereas, Consultation and collaboration with the organizations that represent these disciplines of health services professionals, noncredit instructors, Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSP&S), Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and learning assistance/learning skills/tutoring services will ensure an effective approach to resolve any challenges in removing minimum qualifications from Title 5 and raise awareness of the Academic Senate for California Community College Disciplines List process with faculty in these disciplines as is necessary for the success of such efforts;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges collaborate with the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office and the organizations representing health services professionals, noncredit instruction; Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSP&S), Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), and learning assistance, learning skills, and tutoring services to determine the most effective means to place these specific faculty minimum qualifications in the Disciplines List; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges collaborate with the organizations representing health services professionals, noncredit instruction, Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSP&S), Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), and learning assistance, learning skills, and tutoring services to raise awareness of the Disciplines List process and ensure that faculty in these specific faculty minimum qualification areas are able to engage effectively in the Disciplines List process.

MSR    Referred to the Executive Committee indefinitely pending further conversation with         faculty in affected disciplines.

Status Report: 

President to lead this discussion. All of the parenthetical minimum qualifications in Title 5 have been incorporated into the disciplines list. Furthermore, because changes to the Disciplines List are the same as a change to Title 5, removing the MQs from Title 5 is irrelevant. The various organizations that represent faculty covered by the parenthetical MQs should be contacted and educated about the Disciplines List revision process. 2017 - 18: The chair to work with the president on how best to address this resolution and to provide her with any assistance in pulling together constituents. This resolution also seems related to adopted resolutions 10.01 and 10.03 S10. Possible join the conversations. Note: This resolution was referred for political reasons and does not necessarily require action.