Improving Faculty Interest in Administrative Leadership

Spring
2008
Resolution Number: 
13.03
Category: 
General Concerns
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, Some estimates indicate that in the next 10 years, 60% of current administrators will retire;

Whereas, Many colleges are having difficulty developing adequate applicant pools for existing administrative positions; and

Whereas, Many qualified faculty do not consider moving into administration because of their dedication to teaching and the perceived need to abandon teaching entirely when entering administrative ranks;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges survey colleges and districts regarding whether or not educational administrators are allowed to continue teaching, whether this is as part of or in addition to their administrative load, if/how such teaching is compensated; and if/how such teaching affects the Faculty Obligation Number (FON); and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges report the survey findings in a Rostrum article and/or other appropriate venues. MSC Disposition: Local Senates

Summary: 
Survey colleges and districts regarding whether or not educational administrators are allowed to continue teaching, whether this is as part of or in addition to their administrative load, if/how such teaching is compensated; and if/how such teaching affects the Faculty Obligation Number (FON); and report the survey findings in a Rostrum article and/or other appropriate venues.
Recommendation: 
Consider options and possibly coordinating with a survey being given to administrators along with the Consultation Task Group or survey local senates/unions. Speak to union representatives.
Status Report: 

Monitor the work of the Consultation group considering this issue and support as needed. Direction from the ASCCC's representative to this group will be sought.