Faculty Professional Development

Resolution Number
Assigned to
Faculty Leadership Development Committee
Faculty Development
Status Report

This resolution was the subject of breakouts in Fall and Spring plenary sessions; Deem complete, with the idea of the need for pedagogical training for faculty should be an ongoing concern of the ASCCC.

Whereas, The primary basis for faculty hiring is subject matter expertise and meeting the minimum qualifications outlined in Title 5 and in Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in Community Colleges (January 2012)[1];

Whereas, The California Community College faculty minimum qualifications do not include requirements for andragogical knowledge or teacher preparation;

Whereas, Many colleges do not have a formal faculty professional development program tied to improvement of andragogy; and

Whereas, Student preparedness and demographics of California community colleges have changed greatly over the last several years and faculty must be responsive to the learning needs of students at all levels and the vast array of diversity among students;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges take the position that faculty need ongoing professional development opportunities in andragogy that are driven by the unique and changing needs of students; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges research professional development programs for college faculty linked to teaching and learning preparation for adult students that have shown to increase student learning and success, and report its findings back to the body by Spring 2015.