Increase Part-Time Faculty Representation and Communication through Local Part-Time Faculty Liaisons

Spring
2022
Resolution Number
17.02
 
Contact
Part-Time Faculty Committee
Category
Local Senates

Whereas, Part-time faculty comprise the majority of the faculty on every community college campus [1] 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.

MSC


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.