Faculty Development Funds

Spring
2001
Resolution Number: 
12.01
Contact: 
Category: 
Faculty Development
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, One original intent of AB 1725 was to provide funds for faculty development and the improvement of classroom instruction;

Whereas, Funds for professional development are now used for faculty, staff, and administrators;

Whereas, Funding for professional development has remained the same since its implementation in 1989 under AB 1725; and

Whereas, The number of faculty in the California Community College System has increased, as have faculty development needs in the areas of technology, diversity issues, and pedagogy;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate affirm the primacy of faculty in the planning of all campus and district professional development programs;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate support local senates in their effort to ensure that professional development funds are appropriately used for instructional and program improvement; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate continue to work with Consultation Council groups to increase state funding for professional development.

Summary: 
Affirm the primacy of faculty in the planning of all campus and district professional development programs; support local senates in their effort to ensure that professional development funds are appropriately used for instructional and program improvement; and continue to work with Consultation Council groups to increase state funding for professional development.
Status Report: 

The governor did not include the BCP in the January 2006 budget; the May Revise (2006) also did not include Faculty Development funding. Final budget June 06 did include funding on a one time basis. This is an ongoing task for permanent line in budget. BOG did ask for unused growth funds to possibly be used for faculty development.