Whereas, Professional development benefits all faculty, regardless of discipline, position, or college;
Whereas, Professional development opportunities for part-time faculty can be limited or even non-existent in many districts; and
Whereas, Part-time faculty are able to contribute to professional development activities in many ways, including bringing a variety of perspectives and experiences to the college;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to extend and promote professional development opportunities to part-time faculty to ensure their inclusion in professional development.
Update 7/31/15: Rostrum article on PD and part time faculty published F14; breakout on PD and part-time faculty at S15 Plenary.