Eliminate Eminence as the Sole Criterion for Meeting Minimum Qualifications

Spring
2009
Resolution Number: 
10.01
Category: 
Disciplines List
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, Title 5 52270 was repealed several years ago and eminence is no longer specified in current regulations for community college faculty;

Whereas, Resolution 10.06 S07 called for the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges to "conduct a survey on local practices for assessing `eminence' and develop guidelines for local senates to consider when determining `eminence,'" and the survey illustrated that there is no consistent definition and usage of eminence;

Whereas, Eminence is typically a specialization within a discipline such that allowing eminence in a particular field is similar to a single-course equivalency; and

Whereas, Means of establishing eminence (publications, status, experiences, etc.) are already subsumed under locally developed and senate approved equivalency processes;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges conclude that eminence may no longer be used as the sole criterion to qualify faculty when evaluating minimum qualifications during the faculty hiring process; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges investigate whether a Title 5 change is necessary to eliminate eminence as the sole criterion to qualify candidates in hiring pools.

MSC Disposition: Local Senates

Summary: 
Conclude that eminence may no longer be used as the sole criterion to qualify faculty when evaluating minimum qualifications during the faculty hiring process; and investigate whether a Title 5 change is necessary to eliminate eminence as the sole criterion to qualify candidates in hiring pools
Status Report: 

The "Equivalence To Minimum Qualifications" was updated.