Part-Time Faculty

Spring
2006
Resolution Number: 
19.07
Contact: 
Category: 
Professional Standards
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, The over reliance on part-time faculty has been a practice since 1974;

Whereas, The Academic Senate thoroughly examined and documented issues pertaining to part-time faculty in its publication "Part-Time Faculty: A Principled Perspective" (adopted Spring 2002);

Whereas, The Academic Senate put forth carefully crafted policy-level and local-academic-senate-level recommendations in that publication; and

Whereas, Issues pertaining to faculty, both part time and full time, are complex and far-reaching;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges undertake a comprehensive statewide review of all part-time faculty hiring and evaluation policies, procedures, and their implementation as recommended in "Part-Time Faculty: A Principled Perspective", (Section V, Policy Level Recommendations #4);

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with other organizations, such as the Council of Faculty Organizations (CoFO) and Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS), to develop a timeline and a plan of action, based on those recommendations, for implementing change over the next five-to-ten years; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges reaffirm its commitment to academic professionalism for all faculty as an essential element in providing students with excellent educational opportunities, services and instruction.
MSC Disposition: CoFO, ICAS, Local Senates

Summary: 
Undertake a comprehensive statewide review of all part-time faculty hiring and evaluation policies, procedures, and their implementation as recommended in Part-Time faculty: A Principled Perspective, (Section V, Policy Level Recommendations #4); work with other organizations to develop a timeline and a plan of action, based on those recommendations, for implementing change over the next five-to-ten years; and reaffirm its commitment to academic professionalism for all faculty as an essential element in providing students with excellent educational opportunities, services and instruction.
Recommendation: 
Administer survey next year.
Status Report: 

The 2007-08 survey was modified, approved by Exec and readministered. In 2012 a Rostrum article was developed that summarized the survey data.