ERIC Number: ED370622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Minimum Qualifications Advisories from "Human Resources Communique," Numbers 1-12, September 1991-May 1994.
Klein, Charlie, Ed.
This document consists of 12 short advisories that address commonly asked questions about minimum faculty qualifications in California community colleges. Advisory Number 1 addresses three issues: teaching in a minor, teaching counseling courses, and grandfathering of State Board of Education Credentials. Advisory 2 explains Assembly Bill (AB) 770's provisions reopening the credentialling window for selected employees and offers an interpretation of the Education Code's "bachelor's for tenure" provision. Advisory 3 offers a definition of "eminence" for determining equivalency, discusses required degrees for vocational faculty, and considers administrator training or experience requirements. Advisory 4 focuses on disciplines not on statewide lists, minimum qualifications for learning assistance, and equivalency issues. Advisory 5 explains who may teach English as a Second Language, special coursework requirements, and the evaluation of foreign degrees. Advisory 6 summarizes district equivalency processes and criteria, part-time faculty issues, and other equivalency issues. Advisory 7 deals with equivalency for administrators and the effect of changes in discipline lists on current employees. Advisory 8 addresses issues confined to vocational or "non-master's" faculty. Advisory 9 explains legislative requirements regarding the accreditation status of the institutions awarding the degrees or units being used to satisfy minimum qualifications, and lists recognized accreditation agencies. Advisory 10 presents the Chancellor's Office's answers to questions from the field on minimum qualifications, equivalencies, and related issues. Advisory 11 summarizes the changes to minimum qualifications contained in Title 5 amendments and new discipline lists. Finally, advisory 12 addresses individual departments' or divisions' authority to adopt a "no equivalency" stance; the verification of professional experience; and the classification of "Human Services" programs. (ECC)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Administrator Qualifications, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Credentials, Degrees (Academic), Educational Legislation, Employment Qualifications, Institutional Evaluation, Intellectual Disciplines, State Legislation, State Standards, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers - Location: California