Disciplines List

Every two years the Academic Senate for California Community College conducts a review of the Disciplines List, which establishes the minimum qualifications for the faculty of California community colleges.  February 2014 begins the next cycle of review. The forms and timeline will be posted on this page the first week in March.

Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges

This ninth edition of Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges is an update of the disciplines lists including those adopted by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges at their regularly scheduled meeting on November 13, 2011.  The tenth edition of the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges will be available in March.  During this time, please note that the discipline revisions approved at the Board of Governors November 2013 became effective on November 12, 2013, when adopted by the Board.  The agenda item with the discipline revisions can be found below.  

Considering a Disciplines List Revision? Check out the FAQs to learn if a change is actually necessary.  If you read the FAQ document and are still unsure if a change is necessary, please contact the chair of the Senate's Standards and Practices Committee. Current information can be found here.

Archived editions of the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges is available on this website here.

For more information or to submit input about the discipline proposals currently being vetted please send to the following: disciplineslist [at] asccc [dot] org.