Part-time Faculty Nomenclature

Spring
2013
Resolution Number: 
19.04
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Professional Standards
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, There are numerous terms available to define the role, rank, or position of part-time faculty, yet the only terminology in Education Code that pertains to part-time faculty is “temporary” and “part-time” faculty or academic employees;

Whereas, Choosing terminology to refer to academic colleagues is an act that conveys not only employment status but also respect, equity, and acknowledgement of shared obligations and responsibilities; and

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urges local senates to include part-time faculty in shared governance and, hence, decision-making;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend local senates engage with their part-time faculty in an open and inclusive discussion and democratic decision-making process regarding local terminology used to refer to part-time faculty.

MSC

Status Report: 

We made the recommendation.  Not much more to do.