Whereas, Title 5 53200 provides that policies for faculty development are subject to collegial consultation;
Whereas, Local senates should regularly engage in defining professional development needs and designing and planning faculty development activities;
Whereas, Some local boards of trustees and administrators within the California Community College System are not appropriately supportive of local senate policies and requests for professional development and academic support; and
Whereas, Local senates need to review faculty development funding and its allocation on their local campus;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with local senates to facilitate understanding of the importance of their role regarding faculty development; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local governing boards and administrators to budget appropriately and to honor local senate requests for professional development and training. MSC Disposition: Local Senates
Reinforced this information at breakouts Fall 05. BOG requested unused growth funds for possible use in faculty development. Final June budget June 06 included funding on one-time basis for faculty development.