Whereas counseling is a faculty discipline included in the state approved faculty disciplines list/minimum qualifications, and
Whereas a counseling discipline ensures professional education and training at the Master's level leading to appropriate counseling knowledge. competencies and skills, and
Whereas there is no statewide definition of. or limitations on. the role of the counseling/advising paraprofessional, and
Whereas some districts are blurring the roles of professional counseling faculty and misusing paraprofessionals in the discipline,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopt the paper. "The Role of Counseling Faculty in the California Community Colleges." (See Appendix B) and affirm the professional role of counseling faculty as presented in the paper. And
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to local senates that they use the paper when making policy development and implementation recommendations on "student preparation and success" (Title 5. Section 53200 Subsection (b.5)). and program evaluation, hiring priorities, planning and budget. etc., and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to use the information in the paper to review and investigate the uses of currently employed counseling paraprofessional on their campuses.
M/S/U Disposition: CCCCA. CIOs. Executive Committee. Local Senates