Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges stands on the principle that full-time faculty are essential to and an unequaled component of any effort to increase student success;
Whereas, The California Community Colleges Task Force on Student Success (established in response to Senate Bill 1143, Liu, 2010) proposes a variety of recommendations (as of September 30, 2011) to increase student success but omits this key element to overall student success and achievement that plays a significant role in addressing the equity gaps at momentum points and completion measures;
Whereas, Full-time credit faculty now teach about 56% of all credit instructional hours within the state, woefully shy of the 75% rule, and full-time noncredit faculty now teach approximately a dismal 5% of all noncredit instructional hours; and
Whereas, Any recommendations that seek to transform the California Community College System toward greater student success yet do not include increasing the number of full-time faculty in the colleges are incomplete and deny an obvious fact identified in research and literature reviews;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges strongly recommend that the California Community Colleges Task Force on Student Success (established in response to Senate Bill 1143, Liu, 2010) amend its recommendations (as of September 30, 2011) to include a policy statement and implementation steps to increase the number of full-time community college faculty in the state and funding to support such an increase.
This was on the SSTF. It's no longer an issue.