Faculty Leadership in Transfer

Fall
2008
Resolution Number: 
04.01
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Articulation and Transfer
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, In the 1990-91 academic year, the California Legislature allocated $4.365 million to develop transfer centers at each college and the Chancellor's Office published A Plan for Implementing Transfer Centers recommending full-time transfer center directors, and in the following year (1991-92) these funds were rolled into the general fund with a promise from colleges that this funding would continue to be used for transfer centers;

Whereas, The number of full-time transfer center director positions systemwide declined to a low of 22, several of which have been changed to classified positions while faculty serving as transfer directors are often assigned to transfer centers as part of a split assignment;

Whereas, It is essential that California community colleges maintain leadership of transfer by faculty who are experts in transfer, and diminished faculty transfer leadership has resulted in fewer knowledgeable faculty to respond when UC, CSU, and the Independent Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) implement new policies or practices regarding transfer; and

Whereas, Because of these reductions the Transfer Center Directors Association (TCDA) has had difficulty maintaining its leadership position and the Chancellor's Office has had difficulty securing representatives from the ranks of Transfer Center Directors to serve system needs;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the Chancellor's Office and urge local senates to strengthen transfer centers by encouraging the assignment of full-time faculty directors; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges further work with the Chancellor's Office to ensure that colleges provide transfer centers with the full funds allocated to them by the Legislature so that they can serve students effectively.

Disposition: Chancellor's Office, Local Senates

Summary: 
Work with the Chancellor's Office and urge local senates to strengthen transfer centers by encouraging the assignment of full-time faculty directors. Work with the Chancellor's Office to ensure that colleges provide transfer centers with the full funds allocated to them by the Legislature so that they can serve students effectively.
Status Report: 

The 2008-09 committee wrote an adopted Sp 09 resolution calling for the "Transfer Center Recommended Guidelines" to be disseminated through the ASCCC website.