Transition of Faculty to Administration

Fall
2007
Resolution Number: 
13.02
Category: 
General Concerns
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, There is a severe shortage of qualified administrators within the California Community College System who are trained in participatory governance as defined by Title 5 53200 and who understand, value, and honor the role of faculty in participatory governance;

Whereas, There is also a severely limited pool of qualified administrative candidates to draw upon for vacant positions within the California Community College System; and

Whereas, Administrators who understand, value, and honor the role of faculty in participatory governance create a positive collaborative teaching and learning environment;

Resolved, That Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the Community College League of California and representative groups of senior level administrators to discuss and develop pathways that facilitate the transition of faculty, who have a working understanding of the principles of participatory governance, into administrative roles; and

Resolved, That Academic Senate for California Community Colleges research barriers to and incentives for faculty transitioning into administrative roles and report back its findings through a future Rostrum article, breakout, or other appropriate Academic Senate venue. MSC Disposition: CCLC, ACCA, Local Senates

Summary: 
Work with the Community College League of California and representative groups of senior level administrators to discuss and develop pathways that facilitate the transition of faculty, who have a working understanding of the principles of participatory governance, into administrative roles; Research barriers to and incentives for faculty transitioning into administrative roles and report back its findings through a future Rostrum article, breakout, or other appropriate Academic Senate venue.
Recommendation: 
Continue to cooperate with the Task Group; Consider writing a Rostrum article - to include vignettes from recent and past transitions. The 08-09 committee held a breakout Spring 09 along with administrators.
Status Report: 

The 2011-2012 Committee recommends that this Resolution be deemed Completed. Plenary breakouts and a Sept. 2008 Rostrum article were done.