Review Experience Requirements for Disciplines Not Requiring a Master’s Degree

Resolution Number
Assigned to
Standards and Practices Committee
Disciplines List
Status Report

2017 - 18: The committee to determine how best to accomplish this resolution and a timeline for completion.

Proposer Contact
Stacey Searl-Chapin, Mt. San Jacinto College, Standards and Practices Committee

Whereas, The professional experience components of the minimum qualifications for faculty in disciplines not requiring a master’s degree are identical regardless of whether or not the degree earned is in the discipline; and

Whereas, The lack of any credit from earning an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in the discipline directly related to the faculty member’s teaching assignment towards the professional experience requirement disregards the expertise gained by completing a degree in that discipline;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with discipline faculty to explore the potential of revising the minimum qualifications for disciplines not requiring a master’s degree in order to allow for appropriate credit for years of professional experience when an associate’s or bachelor’s degree is completed in the specific discipline and report its findings by Fall 2017.