Part-time Faculty Participation in the Academic Senate

Spring
2010
Resolution Number: 
01.09
Contact: 
Category: 
Academic Senate
Status: 
Completed

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

Status Report: 

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.