2017 - 18: Develop a Rostrum article.
Whereas, The passage of Assembly Bill (AB) 2558 (Williams, 2014) establishes a new structure for professional development at the California community colleges, creating a new Community College Professional Development Program for professional development opportunities for faculty, administration, and staff;
Whereas, Funding for professional development would only be allocated to districts which submit affidavits demonstrating that the district has established a professional development advisory committee (comprised of faculty, staff, and administrators), that the district has a completed campus human resources development plan which covers the current and subsequent years, and that the district provides a report of the actual expenditures for faculty and staff development for the preceding year;
Whereas, The academic and professional matters identified in Title 5 §53200 include “faculty professional development policies” as an area which falls under the purview of local senates; and
Whereas, The new legislation has no provision specifically naming local senates as a body that should, as stated in Title 5, be involved in the development of faculty professional development policies, including the dissemination of any funds forthcoming from AB 2558 (Williams, 2014);
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges remind local senate leaders of their rights and responsibilities for involvement in the development of faculty professional development policies, including the use of potential funding provided by AB 2558 (Williams, 2014); and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges provide opportunities and information to local senate leaders regarding faculty professional development and its role at their colleges.
 Community Colleges: Faculty and Staff Development, Cal. Assembly B. 2558 (2013–14), Chapter 473 (§§87150-87152)