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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.