Annual Consideration of the Disciplines List Proposals

Resolution Number
Assigned to
Standards and Practices Committee
Disciplines List
Status Report

This is now being implemented, with the first annual cycle beginning February 1, 2017. 2017 - 18: The chair will provide a detailed description of how this resolution was addressed for the website.

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) Disciplines List Process has been established in accordance with the requirements of Education Code §87357, which states that the Board of Governors will establish a process for reviewing faculty minimum qualifications at least every three years and that they rely primarily on the advice and judgment of the ASCCC to establish that process;

Whereas, Resolution 10.01 F05 recognized the need for shortening the time between Disciplines List revisions from three years, with the time subsequently shortened to two years;

Whereas, The Disciplines List Process was revised in Spring 2014 to allow for the year-round submission of proposals to revise the Disciplines List while maintaining the requirement that proposals be considered for action by the ASCCC every two years; and

Whereas, The establishment of the Strong Workforce Program in 2016 has resulted in calls for a more nimble and responsive Disciplines List Process;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges revise the Disciplines List Process to allow Disciplines List revisions to be considered for action at least annually and to amend the Disciplines List Handbook accordingly; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office to publish annually the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in the California Community Colleges.