Encourage Participation of Part-time Faculty in Local Governance

Spring
2006
Resolution Number: 
19.01
Contact: 
Category: 
Professional Standards
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, Part-time faculty comprise a significant part of the faculty on every community college campus;

Whereas, Support for the participation of part-time faculty in local governance and committee work varies widely and is generally insufficient; and

Whereas, Recognition and involvement of part-time faculty in local governance and committees on local campuses is necessary for a cohesive and strong faculty and senate;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to support the active participation of part-time faculty in local governance and committees; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges seek a Title 5 change that mandates the opportunity for involvement of part-time faculty in local governance.

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage compensation for part-time faculty participation in local governance and committees.MSC Disposition: Local Senates, CPFA

Status Report: 

Recommendation was included in the letter sent to local senate presidents transmitting the resolutions. In addition, this recommendation is included in the 2002 adopted paper "Part-time Faculty: A Principled Perspective", which is circulated at Senate events. Finally, the position of part-time faculty liaison to the Executive Committee has been re-established.