This listing of selected definitions is presented in response to the rapid proliferation if acronyms, programs, and regulations that are relevant to community college faculty. Many of the definitions are of a general educational nature while others relate to vocational education and economic development. Programs that are involved with the Chancellor's Economic Development initiatives are designated with "ED>Net" after the definition.
The numbers 40 and 60 have taken on a special, almost magical, quality recently, and I would like to take this opportunity to explore their significance to the community colleges.
The Academic Senate recognizes the critical role that counseling plays in the educational process and adheres to the general principle that counseling is most effective when it is performed by professional counselors, who have been educated and trained in the diverse functions of their field. Moreover, the Senate believes that there is no substitute for an adequate number of fully trained and certified professional counselors and that institutions which lack such a number are undermining both the efficiency and the quality of all their college programs.