Whereas, There have been recent Title 5 changes in how districts should address their respective state mandated full-time faculty obligation, including their progress toward achieving a ratio of 75% of classes taught by full-time faculty to 25% taught by part-time faculty (Title 551025);
Whereas, There is tremendous confusion and misinformation about how the new guidelines should be applied locally;
Whereas, Some administrators and local boards may be tempted to restrict the number of full-time faculty being hired in misguided effort to save money; and
Whereas,The mechanisms for retrieving current, accurate data about the local full-time faculty obligation and progress toward the 75/25 ratio are woefully inadequate, creating more confusion and discord locally;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the Chancellor's Office to find an improved method to retrieve accurate and timely data about local full-time faculty obligations and 75/25 full-time to part-time ratios to create a more transparent process for working towards increasing the number of full-time faculty in the California community colleges;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges inform local senates about the newly amended requirements for districts to fulfill their full-time faculty obligation number or ratio of full-time to part-time faculty and about how to determine their district's full-time faculty obligation number or their full-time faculty obligation ratio and their compliance in reaching that number or ratio; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges provide a breakout session on 75/25 full-time part-time obligation at the Spring 2004 Plenary Session.
Breakout held and article published in March 2004 Rostrum. Have requested easily accessed information to be posted onDataMart as well.