Whereas, Education Code §87359(b) states that local academic senates are responsible for developing procedures for evaluating and determining equivalency to minimum qualifications by joint agreement with their governing boards;
Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopted Resolutions 10.06 S07, 10.01 S09, 10.02 F09, and 10.11 S11, which call for further guidance on equivalency through such actions as the development of criteria and standards and the presentation of model practices for determining equivalence to minimum qualifications by establishing eminence;
Whereas, Numerous breakout sessions held at plenary sessions since 2006 on minimum qualifications and equivalency have included discussions and requests for assistance regarding eminence, criteria, and model practices; and
Whereas, The paper Equivalence to the Minimum Qualifications was last revised in 2006;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges survey the field to identify local practices for establishing equivalence to minimum qualifications, including the use of eminence; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges revise the paper Equivalence to the Minimum Qualifications and bring it to the body for adoption at the Spring 2016 Plenary Session.
 This paper is found at http://asccc.org/sites/default/files/publications/Equivalency_2006_0.pdf
Revised paper adopted in Sprig 2016.