Whereas, The composition of the faculty in California community colleges does not reflect the diversity of the students;
Whereas, Research studies indicate that a diverse faculty can improve critical thinking and enhance learning outcomes for all students;
Whereas, Coalitions of education organizations say that students achieve better when there are campus faculty that reflect their diverse background; and
Whereas, A diverse faculty can improve education across the board and can help narrow the achievement gap;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, in order to educate a very diverse student body, support increased funding to heighten awareness and to recruit, to create internships for, to hire, to train, and to mentor more diverse faculty. MSCDisposition:Consultation Council
Rostrum completed in 2009.