Librarians and the 50% Law
By Dan Crump, American River College and CCL Liaison to the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC)
We librarians seem to always have questions about faculty issues such as the 50% Law, the Faculty Obligation Number (FON) and the 75:25 Full-Time/Part-Time Ratio that affect us. I thought it might be nice to recommend a couple of articles from past issues of the ASCCC Rostrum to provide some background and context for librarians.
Some quick facts first: Yes, librarians are included in the FON and the 75:25 Ratio, and no, we are currently not on the “right side” of the 50% Law.
- Bruno, Julie, et al. The 50% Law and the Faculty Obligation Number: A Proposal. Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2016.
- Perry, Janis. Counseling and Library Faculty Counted in the 75/25 Ratio. Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 1998.