2020

Effective and Equitable Transfer Practices in the California Community Colleges

As the California Community Colleges system strives to meet the needs of students, one important part of its mission is transfer, as this goal is the one most identified by community college students. In order to address the needs and goals of so many students, community colleges throughout the state must provide resources that can guide students through the process. Transfer should command considerable attention at community colleges for a number of reasons.

Counseling Faculty and the 50% Law

Whereas, The primary function of The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is to make recommendations with respect to academic and professional matters as defined in Title 5 §53200, which includes standards or policies regarding student preparation and success, in order to help students meet their educational goals such as earning a certificate, degree, or transfer to a baccalaureate institution;

The Role of Student Employees in Advancing Faculty Diversification

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;

Adopt the Paper Protecting the Future of Academic Freedom in a Time of Great Change

Whereas, Resolution 01.03 F18 directed the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges “to provide guidance to local academic senates and faculty on safeguarding academic freedom rights and responsibilities in the current political environment, update the 1998 paper Academic Freedom and Tenure: A Faculty Perspective by spring of 2020”;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopt and broadly disseminate the paper Protecting the Future of Academic Freedom in a Time of Great Change. [1]

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Paper and Resources for Evaluating Placement in English, English as a Second Language, and Mathematics Pathways

Whereas, All placement methods, including the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office “default placement rules,” must be evaluated regularly for efficacy and bias; and

Whereas, Substantial shifts in placement, enrollment, and successful completion have been experienced as a result of both full AB 705 (Irwin, 2017) implementation and COVID-19 pandemic challenges; and

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