Whereas the California community colleges are teaching and learning institutions and all students deserve full-serve professional faculty to guide their educational activities, and
Whereas the California Legislature has recognized that there is only one type of faculty by establishing a system of minimum qualifications for all faculty positions under the disciplines list recommended by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, and
Whereas the current California Education Code definition of "temporary faculty" allows the replacement of full-service professional faculty positions with limited service part-time temporary faculty positions having lowered professional expectations and support, and
Whereas the Chancellor and other California community college leaders have called for a comprehensive solution to the problems and issues developing out of current system use of part-time temporary faculty,
Resolved that the Academic Senate direct the Executive Committee to study comprehensive solutions to the problems and issues developing out of the current system use of part-time temporary faculty, including the possibility of a change in the California Education Code to require hiring of full-service faculty for all faculty positions, whether full-time contract or regular, or part-time contract or regular, and to limit the use of temporary faculty to short-term substitutions for duties of contract or regular faculty, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate direct the Executive Committee to report to the2000 Spring Plenary Session with analysis and recommendations.
The Senate adopted Part-Time Fculty, A Principled Perspective in spring 2002.