Protection of Counseling and Library Faculty in Relation to the 50% Law

Fall
2000
Resolution Number: 
06.07
Contact: 
Category: 
State and Legislative Issues
Status: 
Completed

Whereas the State Auditor has investigated the application of the 50% law and found that 6 of the 10 surveyed districts were out of compliance, and that the Chancellor's Office has failed to exercise proper oversight of and compliance with the 50% law, and

Whereas only the salaries of instructional faculty, not counseling and library faculty, are included in the calculation of the 50% law, and

Whereas faculty are concerned that additional counselors and librarians, who do not count as classroom instructors, will not be hired,


Resolved that the Academic Senate work to ensure that the implementation of the 50% law not be used to constrain or cap the hiring of counseling and library faculty, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate research the appropriate library and counseling staffing standards, examine options to address the problem, and consider whether to increase the 50% law to a percentage that would include the salaries of all faculty, not just the salaries of classroom instructors.

Summary: 
Work to ensure that the implementation of the 50% law not be used to constrain or cap the hiring of counseling and library faculty, and research the appropriate library and counseling staffing standards, examine options to address the problem, and consider whether to increase the 50% law to a percentage that would include the salaries of all faculty, not just the salaries of classroom instructors.
Status Report: 

09-10 CLFIC was actively engaged in both fall and spring on the issue of advocating for the protection of counseling and library faculty in relationship to the 50% Law. CLFIC discussions following fall plenary led to the conclusion that advocating for hiring to a ratio was preferred over attempting to seek consensus on the inclusion of counseling and library faculty in the 50% Law calculation. CLFIC worked with Ed Policies to ensure this position was included in the referred resolution brought back SP 10. This resolution is superseded by 6.03 S10.