Review Experience Definitions for Disciplines Not Requiring a Master’s Degree

Resolution Number
Assigned to
Standards and Practices Committee
Disciplines List
Status Report

2017 - 18: The committee to determine how best to accomplish this resolution and a timeline for completion.

Proposer Contact
Eric Narveson, Evergreen Valley College, Standards and Practices Committee

Whereas, Title 5 §53404 (last amended in 1994) defines experience, as required for faculty minimum qualifications, solely in terms of years of full-time experience; and

Whereas, The current requirement of basing the required experience in disciplines not requiring a master’s degree on years of full-time experience emphasizes quantity of experience over quality of experience and excludes applicants who may be well-rounded in their fields but who have not worked full-time for the number of years required to meet the minimum qualifications stated in Title 5 §53410, thus reducing the pool of otherwise qualified applicants for faculty positions in those disciplines;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with discipline faculty to investigate applications of the current definitions of professional and occupational experience and report its findings by Fall 2017.