Faculty Development Funds

Spring
2001
Resolution Number
12.01
 
Contact
Mark Wade Lieu
Assigned to
Faculty Leadership Development Committee
Category
Faculty Development
Status
Completed
Summary
Affirm the primacy of faculty in the planning of all campus and district professional development programs; support local senates in their effort to ensure that professional development funds are appropriately used for instructional and program improvement; and continue to work with Consultation Council groups to increase state funding for professional development.
Status Report

The governor did not include the BCP in the January 2006 budget; the May Revise (2006) also did not include Faculty Development funding. Final budget June 06 did include funding on a one time basis. This is an ongoing task for permanent line in budget. BOG did ask for unused growth funds to possibly be used for faculty development.

Whereas, One original intent of AB 1725 was to provide funds for faculty development and the improvement of classroom instruction;

Whereas, Funds for professional development are now used for faculty, staff, and administrators;

Whereas, Funding for professional development has remained the same since its implementation in 1989 under AB 1725; and

Whereas, The number of faculty in the California Community College System has increased, as have faculty development needs in the areas of technology, diversity issues, and pedagogy;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate affirm the primacy of faculty in the planning of all campus and district professional development programs;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate support local senates in their effort to ensure that professional development funds are appropriately used for instructional and program improvement; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate continue to work with Consultation Council groups to increase state funding for professional development.