By the end of Spring 2003, consensus had been reached by Consultation representatives on changes to Title 5 that would move the system toward achieving the 75/25 goal. The waiver was opposed at the November meeting. However, see the President's Message in the Spring 2003 Rostrum suggesting that this part of this resolution was ill advised.
Whereas, AB 1725 supported a 75/25 ratio of courses taught by full-time and part-time faculty in the California Community Colleges System as beneficial to students and educational institutions;
Whereas, The California State University Academic Senate recently adopted a resolution in support of achieving a 75/25 ratio of courses taught by full-time and part-time faculty in that system;
Whereas, Current Chancellor's Office implementation guidelines prescribe a minimum number of full-time faculty but fail to examine the actual full-time/part-time ratio; and
Whereas, In good economic times colleges are required to satisfy only their minimum full-time faculty obligation and in bad economic times colleges receive waivers on their full-time faculty obligation, allowing them to actually backslide in their efforts to achieve the 75/25 full-time/part-time ratio;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate work with the Chancellor's Office and the Board of Governors to revise the implementation guidelines for attainment of the 75/25full-time/part-time faculty ratio such that progress toward the attainment of75/25 is required in good economic times, and a minimum maintenance of the current ratio is expected in difficult economic times;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate oppose in Consultation Council and all other venues any granting of waivers or deferrals to the full-time faculty hiring obligation; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate oppose the current proposed permanent 50% waiver scheduled to be considered by the Board of Governors at its November 2002 meeting.
MSC Disposition: Board of Governors, Chancellor's Office, Local Senates Note:The Board of Governors approved the 50% waiver at its November 2002meeting.