Recommendation to Update Title 5 Language for Section 53022

Fall
2020
Resolution Number: 
03.02
Contact: 
Category: 
Diversity and Equity

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopted a new inclusivity statement in fall 2019—Resolution 3.03 F19, Replacing the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Inclusivity Statement—that aligns with the Board of Governor’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement; [1]

Whereas, The paper Equity Driven Systems: Student Equity and Achievement in the California Community Colleges, adopted through Resolution 3.04 F19, calls for the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and local academic senates to move beyond individual actions to transformational system change addressing policies and procedures;

Whereas, Title 5 § 53024.1 acknowledges that “establishing and maintaining a richly diverse workforce is an on-going process that requires continued institutionalized effort”; and

Whereas, Title 5 § 53022 defines job requirements for all faculty positions and requires all faculty and administrative positions and requires all applicants for faculty and administrative positions to demonstrate “a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students”;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office through the consulation process to recommend chanes to the job requirements established in Title 5 section 53022 language by replacing the second sentace with the following:

For faculty and administrative positions, job requirements shall include (1) a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students as demonstrated by skills and abilities in cultural responsiveness and cultural humility; and (2) a demonstrated commitment to recognizing patterns of inequity in student outcomes, taking personal and institutional responsibility for the success of students, engaging in critical assessment of own practices, and applying a race-conscious awareness of the social and historical context of exclusionary practices in American Higher Education.

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1. Vision for Success Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement passed by the Board of Governors at its September 17, 2019 meeting. https://www.cccco.edu/-/media/CCCCO-Website/Files/BOG/2019/bog-agenda-09-16-17-2019.ashx?la=en&hash=7D1FC0B7B1D994735C9EEF66F407D82D86AE1625