Whereas, Reviewing local equivalency processes from other districts can be helpful to local senates when they are undergoing review and revision of their own local equivalency processes;
Whereas, Local senates across the state have adopted a wide range of differing procedures for establishing equivalency, and having access to these procedures would help colleges establishing procedures of their own to compare effective practices; and
Whereas, Applicants for faculty positions who also need to apply for equivalency may face unfair barriers to being considered for such positions when equivalency processes and applications are not easily accessible;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to local senates that local faculty equivalency processes and applications be posted on college and district websites in ways that are easily and publicly accessible to all interested parties.
This will be emphasized on an ongoing basis through professional development, such as MQ/equivalency regional meetings, Rostrum articles, and communications to the field. For example, the MQ Guidance Document developed by the CTE MQ Work Group and sent on January 25 emphasizes the importance of making sure that equivalency processes are posted on websites in ways that are easily accessible to applicants and that equivalency is well-explained. 2017 -18: The committee to consider writing a Rostrrum article and whether or not this resolution is complete.