Completed. The issue was researched by a subcommittee of the Executive Committee. New resolutions were developed and presented at the Spring 2006 Plenary Session.
Whereas, Full-time faculty are responsible for vital activities beyond the classroom such as writing curriculum, participating in governance, and responding to the needs of and interacting with the community (e.g. workforce advisory committees);
Whereas, The relationship between academic freedom and tenure is well established;
Whereas, The Academic Senate stands firmly behind the principles of academic freedom and the benefits of a 75:25 ratio, principles which have been attacked and threatened recently; and
Whereas, Many colleges have not achieved the 75:25 ratio and any increase in the teaching load of part-time faculty will only further delay movement toward compliance and represent another example of the corporatization of higher education;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges reaffirm its commitment to the 75:25 ratio and the desire to see more part-time faculty become full-time; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges oppose changing the limitation of the teaching load for part-time faculty to 80%. MSR Disposition: Executive Committee to research and report at Spring 2006 Plenary Session.