Whereas the use of technology is an important option in the delivery of quality instruction to a diverse student population and in faculty development, and
Whereas the professional development of faculty is a responsibility of local academic senates under Title 5 Regulations 53200, and
Whereas faculty, as educational professionals, best understand the nature of faculty professional development activities needed to improve the quality of teaching and student services,
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Telecommunication and Technology Advisory Committee (TTAC) to retain the faculty training category in the criteria of the Telecommunications and Technology Infrastructure Program (TTIP) grant during the bridging year and beyond, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate ask the Telecommunication and Technology Advisory Committee to enhance communication to faculty by sending copies of all documents pertaining to the Telecommunications and Technology Infrastructure Program grant to local academic senate presidents, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate work to ensure that faculty, through their local academic senates, develop, implement, and sign-off on plans for technology training for faculty.
Cuts to system funding have eliminated technology training funds through TTIP.