April 1, 2013
A Faculty Refuge Becomes an Accreditor's Target
Ramin Rahimian for The Chronicle
This city's community college has much that instructors elsewhere complain about missing.
Its administration is lean, and its shared-governance system gives its faculty a lot of say. Full-timers account for about 45 percent of its faculty, a proportion about half again as large as at most other California community colleges. Its part-time instructors have good access to health benefits and earn nearly as much per hour as full-timers.
The college gives its academic departments