Whereas, Hiring criteria, policies, and procedures for new faculty members are within the purview of the academic senate, as denoted in California Education Code §87360;
Whereas, The application of locally agreed to policies and procedures requires accurate and verifiable data;
Whereas, Faculty obligation number (FON) calculation worksheets for each district detailing compliance with Title 5 §51025 were posted on the Chancellor’s Office website from 2006 - 2011, but were not posted in 2012; and
Whereas, Calculated advance FON for 2013 have been provided to administrators via email, but neither the advance FON nor the data used to calculate it is independently available to local senate leaders;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges request the Chancellor’s Office to return to its previous practice of publishing both district faculty obligation numbers and the attendant calculations on a publicly available portion of its website each fall semester.