The Role of Student Employees in Advancing Faculty Diversification

Fall
2020
Resolution Number: 
20.01
Category: 
Students
Status: 
Assigned

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has promoted the goal of faculty diversity for decades [1];

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges’ paper A Re- examination of Faculty Hiring Processes and Procedures (2018) [2] promoted faculty diversity and included “the creation of ‘grow your own’ programs seeking to hire students who attended California Community Colleges” as a district measure for promoting equal employment opportunity;

Whereas, Anecdotal accounts suggest many students employed as peer mentors and tutors are students of color who aspire to a career as a community college faculty member; and

Whereas, Students employed as peer mentors and tutors have long been recognized as an essential component of strategies to promote student success and equity; [3]

Resolved, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office work with local districts to identify student employees working as peer mentors and tutors, particularly students of color and students underrepresented in particular disciplines, interested in a career pathway as a community college faculty member;

Resolved, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to include as a priority in the next system budget proposal special funding to provide professional growth activities for peer mentors and tutors, particularly students of color and students underrepresented in particular disciplines, who are pursuing a career pathway as a community college faculty member; and

Resolved, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to advocate for the preservation of funding for student employees working as peer mentors and tutors, particularly students of color and students underrepresented in particular disciplines, in the interest of advancing student success and equity and to support career pathways as a community college faculty member;

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1. The Challenge of Cultural Diversity in the California Community Colleges (1988) https://asccc.org/sites/default/files/publications/Challenge_0.pdfand Resolution 03.02 S01 Faculty Diversity, https://asccc.org/resolutions/faculty-diversity

2. https://asccc.org/sites/default/files/Hiring_Paper.pdf

3. Basic Skills as a Foundation for Student Success in California Community Colleges (2007) https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED496117.pdf and Practices that Promote Equity in Basic Skills in California Community Colleges (2010) https://asccc.org/sites/default/files/publications/promote_equity_basicskills-spr2010_0.pdf