Part-time Faculty Nomenclature

Spring
2013
Resolution Number
19.04
 
Contact
Assigned to
President
Category
Professional Standards
Status
Completed
Status Report

We made the recommendation.  Not much more to do.

Whereas, There are numerous terms available to define the role, rank, or position of part-time faculty, yet the only terminology in Education Code that pertains to part-time faculty is “temporary” and “part-time” faculty or academic employees;

Whereas, Choosing terminology to refer to academic colleagues is an act that conveys not only employment status but also respect, equity, and acknowledgement of shared obligations and responsibilities; and

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urges local senates to include part-time faculty in shared governance and, hence, decision-making;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend local senates engage with their part-time faculty in an open and inclusive discussion and democratic decision-making process regarding local terminology used to refer to part-time faculty.

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