Equal Education Opportunities

Spring
1995
Resolution Number: 
13.16
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Academic Senate
Status: 
In Progress

Whereas, for over twenty years, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has consistently recognized that the quality of instruction and of other academic and professional issues has been negatively impacted by the institutional structures that use part-time faculty, reducing student access to faculty availability for professional duties beyond the classroom, and

Whereas these conditions have escalated under the impact of the fiscal shortages over the past few years, and

Whereas AB 1725, Section 4 (d), stated legislative intent as, "Decisions regarding the appropriateness of part-time faculty should be made on the basis of academic and program needs, however, and not for financial savings,"


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct the Executive Committee to develop a model policy and urge the Board of Governors and other bodies to seek legislation and/or establish regulations which will achieve students' equal educational opportunity whether they be enrolled in sections taught by full or part-time faculty, to include, but not be limited, to the provision of equal office hours, phone mail, and other means of faculty-student interaction required of all faculty, full- or part-time, and report back at a future session, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges request the Board of Governors and other bodies to seek legislation and/or make regulations that will require the establishment of hiring and evaluation procedures for part-time faculty that are identical to those required for the hiring and evaluation of full-time faculty, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct the Executive Committee to develop a model policy and urge the Board of Governors and other bodies to seek legislation and/or establish regulations which will achieve the removal of barriers to the payment of part-time faculty for academic and professional work to include, but not be limited to, payment for local senate work, curriculum, department and division work, and other professional shared governance duties.
M/S/R Disposition: Executive Committee