Use of Paraprofessionals in Instruction

Resolution Number: 
Assigned to : 
Professional Standards

Whereas the term "expert instructional aide" has been utilized as a job title to circumvent the role of faculty in the instruction of students, and

Whereas districts are using the "line of sight" rule to assign classified staff in instructional areas with minimal supervision from faculty,

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct the Executive Committee to prepare a position paper on paraprofessionals or instructional aides to define their duties, responsibilities, and the criteria for supervision, and

Resolved that the paper include research and clarification of the laws regarding "line of sight." M/S/C Disposition: Executive Committee

Status Report: 

A number of previous Academic Senate documents cover this issue, therefore make a recommendation to the Executive Committee that this goal be dropped and the resolution be declared not feasible within the contest of other priorities.