Whereas, Access and equal opportunity are hallmarks of the community college system in California;
Whereas, The nature of advanced degrees awarded by the California State University and University of California systems are increasingly interdisciplinary;
Whereas, It is critical to safeguard opportunities for diverse pools of applicants when faculty positions are advertised; and
Whereas, It is important to retain minimum qualifications that reflect academic rigor;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate continue to embrace diversity as a goal and adhere to minimum qualifications that are not so narrow as to create barriers to the hiring of a diverse faculty
Addressed by the Consultation Council Task Force on Equity and Diversity, which concluded that the procedure for determining minimum qualifications contains adequate safeguards in this regard.