Minimum Qualifications (MQs) and Equivalencies
Recently, the ASCCC has received a number of requests for information regarding faculty minimum qualifications and equivalencies. The Strong Workforce Taskforce recommendations on hiring qualified instructors for career technical education (CTE) programs placed a strong spotlight on college MQ and equivalency policies, processes, and practices. However, these policies affect all
disciplines. Now would be the perfect time to review the effectiveness of the policies and procedures for determining the minimum qualifications and equivalencies for candidates for faculty positions at your college and to make improvements if necessary. The Academic Senate is holding two regional meetings focused on MQs and equivalencies, and we are urging teams of faculty to attend that include senate presidents, equivalency committee chairs, curriculum chairs, and CTE liaisons. The meetings will focus on sharing policies and practices and determining strategies for success. More information on this and all regional meetings may be found on the ASCCC website.