Incentives for Instructor Advisement

Resolution Number
Susan Petit
Assigned to
Instructor Advisement

Whereas the student matriculation model adopted by the Board of Governors in 1984 encourages the involvement of faculty in instructor advisement of students, and

Whereas the Academic Senate adopted the position paper on instructor advisement at the 1985 Spring Conference, and

Whereas the 1985 OPEC report on community college transfer, Reaffirming California's Commitment to Transfer, recommends instructor advisement as a means of identifying and helping potential transfer students, and

Whereas the Academic Senate at the 1987 Fall Conference adopted a resolution requesting the preparation of a list of possible incentives that local districts might provide for instructors who volunteer to serve as instructor advisers,

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend that local senates adopt a list, which might include, but is not limited to, the following suggested incentives for use by the colleges to promote involvement of faculty in academic advisement:

1. Monetary compensation

2. Points toward advancement on the salary schedule

3. Points toward academic rank advancement

4. Flexible calendar credit

5. Reduced course load or reassigned time

6. Credit for part-of-load extra class assignments

7. Professional recognition

8. External funds for purchase of instructional equipment

9. External funds for conference attendance

10. Assignment of work study student assistants, with appropriate training, and,

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges affirm that there is no substitute for an adequate number of fully trained professional counselors.