Reinvention, Human Resources and Academic Affairs have developed guidelines regarding credentialing that definitely puts the execution of credentialing decisions in the hands of the colleges.
Highlights of the new credentialing governance policy include:
- The President or designee uses Academic Affairs credentialing guidelines to make the best credentialing decision for their college and hiring needs, relying heavily on department chairs and instructional deans for decision-making input.
- Academic Affairs audits and monitors the process and its outcomes; when a college hires a faculty member outside of District-based credentialing guidelines, an exception report is created as basis for discussion between Academic Affairs / Provost’s Office and college administration / President’s Office.
- The colleges are responsible for recruiting, reviewing and credentialing their faculty, and inputting them into PeopleSoft. All hires are provisionally approved on their campuses for individual classes, as opposed to entire disciplines, for one semester.
As we move forward with numerous changes in hiring processes for staff – including the deployment of applicant tracking software that will allow for much quicker HR response time for hiring and recruitment requests, and an end to paper-based processes – these and other policy decisions will allow for more expedient, effective decision-making at CCC and better assurance of quality instruction and outcomes in the classroom.
- Charles Ansell, Process, Operations and Governance Task Force