Occupational Programs and the 60% Limitation on Part-Time

Spring
2006
Resolution Number
20.02
 
Contact
Shaaron Vogel
Assigned to
Unassigned
Category
Career Technical Education
Status
Completed
Status Report

Due to Academic Senate opposition, SB 847 was withdrawn by the maker.

Whereas, Occupational Programs need full-time faculty to maintain the quality, consistency and continuity of their programs; to consistently build the programs, do program review, build and update curriculum, build and maintain links to the community, industry, and advisory committees;

Whereas, Occupational full-time faculty must meet outside accrediting agency requirements, respond to VTEA (Vocational and Technical Education Act) requirements, and participate in governance on campus;

Whereas, AB 1725 noted that the "quality, quantity, and composition of full-time faculty have the most immediate and direct impact on the quality of instruction"; and

Whereas, The Academic Senate paper The Status of Nursing Education in the California Community Colleges notes many different concerns about the advisability of relying on part-time faculty and notes that increasing the 60% limitation on part-time faculty would not be the answer for all nursing programs;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges oppose increasing the 60% limit for part-time faculty for any occupational programs at California's community colleges.MSC Disposition: Legislators, Local Senates