Whereas the need for new community college teachers will continue to increase as more faculty retire in the next five years, and
Whereas many of our community college students are a possible source of new community college teachers,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct the Executive Committee to develop a model that would include ways that community college faculty may encourage our current students to teach in community colleges. M/S/C Disposition: Executive Committee
The student success part of student equity program is a beginning step in building a pipeline for future community college faculty; this begins with a college climate that welcomes students and includes faculty and staff that foster a supportive learning community. The FACCC/Senate Workshop on student success in April 1997 was built on this theme of student success. The development of a model to encourage students to become community college faculty has not been met and will be a goal for 1997-98.
Planning has begun for the AA to MA initiative, which would finally address this very old resolution.