Full-Time Faculty Obligation

Fall
2003
Resolution Number
05.02
 
Contact
Jane Patton
Assigned to
Unassigned
Category
Budget and Finance
Status
Ongoing
Status Report

Breakout held and article published in March 2004 Rostrum. Have requested easily accessed information to be posted onDataMart as well.

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.