Whereas, Part-time faculty comprise the majority of the faculty on every community college campus  and are vital to the success and retention of students throughout the California Community Colleges system, and the representation of part-time faculty is crucial for the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) and California Community College Chancellor's Office to fulfill their respective missions;
Whereas, Although the ASCCC continues to encourage local academic senates to include part-time faculty participation in governance, professional learning, committee service, and other leadership opportunities in response to Resolutions F20 1.02 and S21 19.01, and yet support for the participation of part-time faculty still varies widely and is generally insufficient;
Whereas, The ASCCC appoints part-time faculty to numerous initiatives, workgroups, committees, and task forces to ensure their voices are represented, but it is often difficult to retain part-time faculty involvement throughout the academic year; and
Whereas, Information pertinent to teaching and learning that impacts the roles and responsibilities of part-time faculty may not always be disseminated to all local colleges and districts;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local academic senates to identify a part-time faculty member to act as a part-time faculty liaison to serve as a conduit and increase communication among part-time faculty, the local academic senate, and the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local academic senates to work with their respective collective bargaining units to advocate for compensation for their part-time faculty liaisons, especially in districts and colleges where college service is not part of the job duties for part-time faculty.
1. AB 1269, as amended, Cristina Garcia. Community colleges: part-time faculty. AB-1269 Community colleges: part-time faculty. This bill would instead require the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to conduct a comprehensive study of part-time faculty as specified, to be completed by July 1, 2023. Section 1, paragraph C: Part-time faculty comprise approximately 70 percent (2022) of the faculty at the California Community Colleges and teach approximately 50 percent of the classes.