Whereas, Part-time faculty comprise roughly two-thirds of the teaching faculty in the California community colleges;
Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges should find ways to address the issues and viewpoints of such a large number of faculty in the state that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges represent;
Whereas, Many part-time faculty around the state are just as involved in their campus governance and activities as full-time faculty and just as knowledgeable about state-wide issues and can be valuable assets to our goals as a faculty representative body; and
Whereas, Too few part-time faculty attend plenaries or participate in the academic senate committees and activities;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to, if possible, send at least one part-time faculty from their college or district to each plenary; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges actively recruit part-time faculty onto senate committees and senate liaison positions.
The ASCCC continues to encourage local senates to include part-time faculty participation in all aspects of local activities including professional development, committee service, and other leadership opportunities. At the state level, the ASCCC has clarified in awards, service at state level applications, and other venues that part-time faculty are encouraged to participate in all statewide activities. For example, the Hayward Award was modified to recognize part-time faculty in two area each year. In addition, much of the ASCCC materials were modified to ensure that all faculty --part and full-time--should be recruited to participate in statewide activities.