Resolution Congratulating Marty Hittelman

Whereas, Marty Hittelman has contributed greatly to the success of the Academic Senate over the past decade;

Whereas, Marty has selflessly shared his expertise on budget and legal issues with California community colleges and individual faculty;

Whereas, Marty has provided invaluable insight at plenary sessions regarding the political consequences of proposed positions; and

Whereas, Marty has been elected as the new president of the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) and is the first community college faculty member to hold that position;

Accreditation Standing Committee

Whereas, Formally stating and assessing student learning outcomes (SLOs) is required by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) 2002 Accreditation Standards, and SLOs and assessment have curricular and program implications clearly defined as an area of faculty responsibility in AB 1725 (1988);

Senator Beverly Shue, Emeritus

Whereas, Beverly Shue has faithfully and effectively served the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges as Secretary, Curriculum Chair, Professional Development Chair, South Representative, and as an expert resource to the System Office or on special assignments and task forces;

Whereas, Beverly Shue has served the Academic Senate of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) as President, Vice President, mentor, and valued resource; and

Disciplines List - Commercial Dance

Whereas, Both written and oral testimony given through the consultation process used for the review of minimum qualifications for faculty in the California community colleges, known as the "Disciplines List," supported and opposed adding a new discipline to the non-Master's list called Commercial Dance; Add as a discipline in which a Master's degree is not generally expected or available. Any bachelor's degree and two years of experience, OR any associate degree and six years of experience.

Benefits of Full time Faculty in Noncredit

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has a longstanding policy of promoting reliance on a core of full-time faculty as one of the most important methods of providing quality instruction and institutional excellence, yet the full- to part-time faculty ratio in noncredit instruction continues to be particularly abysmal with a statewide ratio of less than 5:95, with some noncredit programs still having no full-time faculty at all;

Transition of Faculty to Administration

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

Honors Programs and Student Equity

Whereas, A survey of honors programs in the California community colleges found that most of the respondents did not keep student equity or transfer data and the data that was submitted suggests that students who participate in honors programs may not reflect the diversity of California community college students as a whole; and

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has long supported student equity as a part of student success;

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