Every district must have an equivalency process. Education code §87359 (b) requires that “[t]he process, as well as criteria, and standards by which the governing board reaches its determination regarding faculty members shall be developed and agreed upon jointly by representatives of the governing board and the academic senate, and approved by the governing board.” While neither the Education code nor title 5 Regulations provide additional guidelines for what constitutes at least equivalent, each district’s governing board, acting on the advice of its academic senate, must establish its standard for equivalency, permitted the standard is not less than qualifications specified on the Disciplines list. Once the local equivalency process has reached a recommendation regarding an individual applicant, Education code §87359(a) requires that the governing board include action on the equivalency as part of its subsequent hiring action.
The Equivalency Committee Charge document was reviewed and approved in Fall 2017.
Ed. Code §87359
Academic Senate; Human Resources; Board of Trustees
The college community
Co-Chaired by Vice President of Instruction (or Presidential designee) /and a Faculty Chair;
Membership: At least 5 faculty representatives but no more than 7 with at least one representative from a career and technical area (CTE);
Guest: Department chair (or designee) from the discipline under consideration as a voting member for the discipline applicant.
Equivalency Committee members access and review documents within the Committee's SharePoint portal. For more information, please contact the committee (see: right panel, Contact Information).
|Vice President, Instruction||Lora Larkin|
|Faculty, Business Management & Information Technology||Michael Ivey|
|Faculty, English||Sheena Bhogal|
|Faculty, Nursing||Cindy Collier|
|Faculty, Fire Technology||Don Brady|
|Faculty, Health & Physical Education||Pam Kelley|
|Faculty, Counseling||Mark Osea|
|Faculty, Reference Librarian||Mindy Wilmot|
|Faculty, Business Management & Information Technology||Murad Zikri|
|Faculty, English||Cynthia Hubble|
|Faculty, Education||Kimberly Bligh|