Whereas, Funds have been allocated from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to California community colleges for Equal Employment Opportunity implementation;
Whereas, California community colleges need to move beyond performative statements and awareness to operational processes for hiring faculty to increase the diversity of candidates applying and being interviewed for full-time faculty positions;
Whereas, Respective college districts have established processes and procedures for addressing diversity throughout all steps and levels of the hiring process, including such matters as screening committee compositions, the steps for job announcements, and interview processes, among others; and
Whereas, College administrators can demonstrate strong support for the Equal Employment Opportunity process to mitigate racelighting  and racial microaggressions in hiring committees;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges provide resources for local academic senates to ensure that their respective districts demonstrate that they have operationalized board policies and resolutions that evidence a commitment to creating hiring processes and procedures that will diversify faculty membership;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local academic senates to ensure that their campus’ hiring committees contain diverse membership to provide a variety of perspectives in selecting candidates, as per California Code of Regulations, title 5, §53024 ;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local academic senates to work with their college administrators and human resources to implement accountability measures for failure to comply with the Equal Employment Opportunity policy and procedures for dealing with biased behavior on hiring committees; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop resources such as a toolkit or position paper in order to support the efforts of local academic senates to implement up-to-date and well-publicized codes of conduct to prevent failed hiring searches.
 Wood, J. Luke and Harris, F. (2021). Racelighting in the Normal Realities of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Community College Equity Assessment Lab. http://bmmcoalition.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Racelighting-BRIEF-2021-3.pdf.
 California Code of Regulations, title 5, §53024: