Standing Committee Part-time Faculty

Resolution Number
Academic Senate

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) should make every effort to support the integration of part-time faculty into the institutional processes, and at present the participation of part-time faculty in governance, curriculum decision making, and effective student advising is significantly less than that of full-time faculty;

Whereas, The ASCCC should support the concept that all students have comparable access to instructors, whether they be full- or part-time, and that all faculty have comparable access to institutional support of professional services;

Whereas, The percentage of full-time faculty in California has for the past decade steadily declined in ratio to part-time faculty in contrast to the objectives and requirements of AB 1725; and

Whereas, The part-time faculty constitute approximately 75% of all community college faculty in California with the vast majority of whom have little access and resources to provide a meaningful voice in shared governance;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges create a taskforce with no less than 50% part-time faculty membership charged with studying how to increase part-time participation in college governance.