Minimum Qualifications for Learning Assistance Coordinators and Instructors

Fall
2008
Resolution Number: 
10.01
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Disciplines List
Status: 
In Progress

Whereas, The Disciplines List includes the minimum qualifications for Learning Assistance or Learning Skills Coordinators or Instructors (Title 5 53415): The minimum qualifications for service as a learning assistance or learning skills coordinator or instructor, or tutoring coordinator, shall be either (a) or (b) below:

(a) the minimum qualifications to teach any master's level discipline in which learning assistance or tutoring is provided at the college where the coordinator is employed; or

(b) a master's degree in education, educational psychology, or instructional psychology, or other master's degree with emphasis in adult learning theory.

Minimum qualifications do not apply to tutoring or learning assistance for which no apportionment is claimed;Whereas, Colleges need to understand the minimum qualifications of these coordinators or instructors in order to employ the correct faculty and correctly place courses in disciplines; and

Whereas, The expansion of increased learning opportunities for students, especially in basic skills, has called into question the placement of study and/or learning skills courses in disciplines and the qualifications necessary to teach such remedial or learning skills courses;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges clarify the scope and intent of the minimum qualifications for Learning Assistance and Learning Skills Coordinators or Instructors (Title 5 53415) and publish the results as soon as possible.

Disposition: Local Senates

Summary: 
Clarify the scope and intent of the minimum qualifications for Learning Assistance and Learning Skills Coordinators or Instructors (Title 5 53415) and publish the results as soon as possible.
Status Report: 

The Committee worked on developing a rubric summarizing the variety of issues surronding this subject. The Committee offered a breakout in Spring of 2011 that was attended by 28 faculty. The Committee developed two follow up resolutions 10.11 S11 Supplemental Learning Assistance and Tutoring Center Coordinator Minimum Qualifications and 13.02 S11 Tutoring Centers and Supplemental Learning/Instruction.