Faculty Degrees

Fall
1986
Resolution Number: 
01.01
Contact: 
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Category: 
Accreditation
Status: 
Assigned

Whereas community colleges are working toward full partnership in higher education, and

Whereas the quality of degrees is an important consideration in the pursuit of this partnership, and

Whereas the Commission for Review of the Master Plan for Higher Education in its report, "The Challenge of Change," recommends a greater role for local senates in peer review, hiring and promotion, and

Whereas, for the purpose of this resolution, "accreditation" means either accreditation by one of the six regional accrediting associations or, in the case of foreign institutions, recognition as such by the University of California,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges amend the position paper on credentials adopted at the 1986 Spring Conference to read "from a regionally accredited institution" wherever a degree is mentioned as a requirement for teaching or for administration, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate recommend to local senates that faculty members serving on hiring committees evaluate the degrees offered by candidates and consider only degrees from regionally accredited institutions, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate recommend to local senates that college publications list only degrees from regionally accredited institutions, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate recommend to local senates that for salary schedule placement and academic rank only degrees from regionally accredited institutions be considered, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate recommend to local senates that they establish a Professional Standards Committee where necessary to consider these recommendations and related issues.