Whereas, Some estimates indicate in the next 10 years, 60% of current administrators will retire;
Whereas, Many colleges have difficulty developing adequate applicant pools for existing administrative positions;
Whereas, Many qualified faculty leaders may be so personally engaged in teaching that they would be reluctant to become administrators if that meant they had to abandon teaching entirely; and
Whereas, If this impediment were removed, more qualified applicants from the faculty ranks may consider moving into administrative roles;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges research current policies relating to educational administrators who are allowed to teach and report its findings in a Rostrum article or other appropriate venue; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local districts to examine their policies regarding educational administrators continuing to teach as part of their compensated duties. MSR Referred to the Executive Committee to perfect and bring back to the Spring 2008 Plenary Session.