ERIC Number: ED315140
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Contract Faculty Hiring Procedures: A Model Based on Assembly Bill 1725.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Academic Senate.
The policy statement on contract faculty employment presented in this document was adopted by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges as a model conforming to the provisions of Assembly Bill (AB) 1725. The statement includes sections on hiring philosophy, affirmative action, position identification, search procedures, selection committee procedures, and statement review and revision. The statement indicates that all participants in faculty hiring will be trained in affirmative action goals and timetables of the community college, and that an affirmative action committee will be established. The selection committee will consist of four faculty members, an area administrator, and a member from the affirmative action committee. A faculty member from the subject area from another school may also be appointed, as well as a classified staff member and/or a student. The selection committee shall review all applications and select applicants to receive interviews. Qualifications desired in applicants include the following: (1) qualifications which show sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students; (2) academic qualifications beyond the minimum which would facilitate effective teaching or other service; (3) prior experiences such as teaching, counseling, or librarian experience; and (4) specific preparation to offer instruction or other service in the particular area. The selection committee will evaluate candidates, formulate interview questions, conduct interviews, use a rating system to evaluate responses, and assist in conducting reference checks of applicants. After committee recommendations are made, the college president will choose a finalist to recommend to the chancellor and board of trustees. If the president and the selection committee cannot agree on a candidate, then the position will be reopened. The hiring policy and its procedures are subject to review and revision at the request of either the academic senate or the board of trustees. Relevant sections of AB 1725 are cited. (WJT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Academic Senate.
Identifiers - Location: California