50% Law and Student Success

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Whereas, Counseling and library faculty are a critical link in student success, and AB 1725 clearly outlines the role of all faculty in shared governance and other related activities designed to increase all aspects of student success;

Whereas, Matriculation mandates in Title 5 Regulations outline the role and responsibilities of counseling faculty in student success and Title 5 58724 provides for minimum standards for library faculty;

Whereas, showing progress in Title 5 Regulations include counseling and library faculty in the 75/25 ratio; and

Whereas, Partnership for Excellence outcome measures clearly require the participation of counseling and library faculty;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate urge the Chancellor to protect counseling and library faculty from unwarranted attacks and work with the appropriate associations ingathering data and developing a survey to assess the impact of the 50% law on student success; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate work with the Chancellor on re-convening the 50% Law Task Force to review and study the data and to consider whether to recommend amendments to the 50% Law (such as substantially increasing the percentage to include counseling and library faculty).

Status Report: 

The president and Consultation Council representatives continue to fight to protect the rights of counseling faculty.The Assessment Action Planning Group plans to conduct a survey in 2009-2010 in order to gather data to inform recommendations on this issue.

This is something the Sacred Cows Workgroup is covering.