Whereas, The Disciplines List establishes the minimum qualifications for faculty and administrators in the California community colleges and consists of two lists, entitled "Disciplines Requiring the Master's Degree" and "Disciplines in Which the Master's Degree is Not Generally Expected or Available (commonly known as the non-Master's list);"
Whereas, The wording in Title 5 53410 for non-Master's disciplines currently allows any bachelor's (or associate) degree, plus the requisite years of professional experience;
Whereas, Resolution 10.02 F04 called for the exploration of a new option in the Disciplines List to "reflect emerging disciplines requiring a bachelor's degree in a specific major and two years of professional experience;" and
Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has held several breakouts in which attendees endorsed the proposal to modify the non-Master's List to permit the identification of a specific bachelor's (or associate) degree instead of the current regulation which allows any bachelor's (or associate) degree and to allow proposals of various combinations of education and work experience based on the expertise of the discipline faculty recommending revisions in the Disciplines List to the Academic Senate;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges propose to the Board of Governors a change in Title 5 53410 to allow for the inclusion of specific bachelor's and associate degrees and to allow proposals of various combinations of education and work experience based on the expertise of the discipline faculty recommending revisions to the Disciplines List to the Academic Senate. MSC Disposition: Board of Governors, System Office