Whereas, Few colleges are hiring new full- or part-time faculty during this budget downturn, which gives faculty a chance to re-evaluate hiring practices, attitudes, and training for hiring committees;
Whereas, Providing excellent professional development opportunities that have been jointly developed by faculty, human resource directors, and other administrators should be a common goal prior to when districts return to hiring more faculty; and
Whereas, The Academic Senate fully endorses diverse hiring committees and practices that seek to find diverse individuals for community college faculty positions;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop a hiring toolkit or similar collection of resources for use by local senates that can be used to improve recruiting, screening, and hiring of full- and part-time faculty; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges provide professional development opportunities jointly with human resource directors and/or instructional officers at conferences or institutes about best practices for hiring diverse faculty.
MSC Disposition: Local Senates
Recommend creating a resource (ie tool kit) that merges S10 1.02 and S10 1.07 and includes tools for incoporating cultural competence and hiring diverse faculty; 10-11 committee discussed also exploring breakout/general session speaker opportunities related to cultural competence. Update 6/25/2015: Resolution continuing to be addressed through the creation of ASCCC Cultural Competence and Diversity Advocacy Plan (2014-2015 & 2015-2016).
In November, the CCCCO's EEO Committee released its EEO and Diversity Best Practices Handbook. Faculty, including past senate presidents and current Executive Committee members, served on the committee to create the handbook. In addition, EDAC coordinated two regional meetings on the topic and the topic of Cultural competency in the classroom and on campuses. The meetings were held on 2/10/17 and 2/11/17 in the north and the south. Several breakouts included representatives from ACHRO. 2017 - 18: A PDC module is under development and should be ready this fall. EDAC members will review the module for content.