Part-time Faculty Hiring Study

Fall
2007
Resolution Number: 
19.03
Category: 
Professional Standards
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, The California Education Code 87360(b) explicitly specifies that local academic senates, working with representatives of the governing board, develop and agree to hiring criteria, policies, and procedures for new faculty members;

Whereas, Some community college districts have hiring policies or collective bargaining agreements that are designed to ensure that part-time faculty are given due consideration when full-time faculty hiring occurs;

Whereas, The latest available figures from the System Office website, Data Mart, show that in Fall 2006, the full-time faculty are 69.49% White, Non-Hispanic and part-time faculty are 70.84% White, non-Hispanic; and

Whereas, Districts must be mindful of the issues of diversity and will need to address diversity in their Model Equal Employment Opportunity Plans;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges survey local districts to determine what hiring policies or collective bargaining agreements exist that ensure that part-time faculty are given due consideration when full-time faculty hiring occurs, whether or not these policies or agreements have resulted in more part-time faculty from their ranks becoming full-time instructors, and whether or not this has increased the diversity of their full-time faculty on their campuses. MSC Disposition: Local Senates

Summary: 
Survey local districts to determine what hiring policies or collective bargaining agreements exist that ensure that part-time faculty are given due consideration when full-time faculty hiring occurs, whether or not these policies or agreements have resulted in more part-time faculty from their ranks becoming full-time instructors, and whether or not this has increased the diversity of their full-time faculty on their campuses.
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