ERIC Number: ED313093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty and Staff Diversity Update. A Report.
Sheehan, Maria C.
This quarterly report of the Faculty and Staff Diversity (FSD) Unit of the Chancellors Office of the California Community Colleges presents the 1988-89 objectives of the unit and the actions taken to meet them during the first quarter of the year. The objectives include: (1) the analysis of FSD expenditures by districts during 1988-89; (2) the review of district FSD/affirmative action plans; (3) the provision of technical assistance to districts; (4) the establishment of a nationwide marketing system to attract qualified educators and a statewide registry of applicants; and (5) the development of intersegmental liaisons and links with professional associations and other groups concerned with FSD. A section on the program's budget, indicating that of the $1.4 million budgeted for 1989-80, $1.1 million has been earmarked for local assistance, is followed by sections on program accountability and an awards program to recognize outstanding district achievements. A consultant's report on district progress toward the achievement of affirmative action goals is appended. Based on survey responses from 62 districts, the progress report provides information on FSD expenditures, increases in underrepresented group applicants and hires, colleges targeted for recruitment efforts, districts' self-evaluations of outcomes, ongoing funding requirements, and specific activities that did and did not have expected results. Concluding comments indicate that community college districts have launched widespread advertising and recruitment activities, conducted in-service training to emphasize staff diversity needs, reviewed and revised affirmative action plans, and established networks with minority and women's organizations to seek qualified candidates. The faculty and staff diversity fund assessment questionnaire for 1988-89 is provided. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers - Location: California