Whereas, “Placing courses within disciplines” is identified within Title 5 § 53200(c)(1) as an academic and professional matter under the purview of local senates, and no exception regarding the placement of apprenticeship courses within disciplines is cited in statute or regulation;
Whereas, Local senates are responsible for identifying and recommending to local governing boards the appropriate minimum qualifications to teach courses by assigning all courses to disciplines specified in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in
California Community Colleges handbook, also known as the Disciplines List;
Whereas, The Disciplines List does not include apprenticeship, nor does it specify the disciplines for which the apprenticeship minimum qualifications may apply and under which conditions they may be used, which presents difficulties for local senates in their considerations of appropriate placement of apprenticeship courses within disciplines; and
Whereas, The adoption of resolution 10.03 S10 established Academic Senate support for including all faculty minimum qualifications in the Disciplines List, yet the apprenticeship faculty minimum qualifications are the only faculty minimum qualifications not included in the Disciplines List;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the Chancellor’s Office and appropriate discipline faculty, including apprenticeship faculty, to identify the most appropriate means for including the apprenticeship minimum qualifications into the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook, also known as the Disciplines List, and report its findings by Spring 2018.
2017 - 18: The committee to determine how best to accomplish this resolution and a timeline for completion.