Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges represents all faculty currently teaching in our California community colleges, serving as the voice of all faculty in academic and professional matters;
Whereas, The Academic Senate strengthens and supports all local California community college academic senates, many of which currently have part-time faculty designated seats and/or representatives, and supports diversity and equal opportunity for all faculty; and
Whereas, Faculty who teach part-time possess viewpoints, knowledge, and concerns that should be included in the governance structure for the healthy functioning of the California Community College System;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges establish a Part-Time Faculty Caucus, and provide information via breakouts, the Academic Senate website, and Rostrum articles on the vital role of part-time faculty as a distinct group with unique viewpoints, knowledge, and concerns in community college education;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges utilize available scholarship money to promote and increase the attendance of part-time faculty senators at both of the Academic Senate plenary sessions; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recruit part-time faculty to serve on all of its major committees.
MSR Disposition: Referred to the Executive Committee for revision to return in Fall 2010
A revised resolution was passed in 2013 (13.02). In addition, the Senate is actively seeking part-time appointments to its committees, task forces, and advisory groups.