Frequently Used Education Code and Title 5 Sections for Community College Districts

CATEGORY: Public Education, The Big Picture

Indeed, trying to decipher the reticulated and complex web of laws that is the Education Code can be an excruciating process.  This workbook will help guide you through some of the more common Education Code and Title 5 regulations facing community college districts.

Topics Include:

  • Probationary Academic Employees
    • Definitions—Education Code Section 87601
    • Tenure Review
    • Granting Tenure
    • Seniority vs. Tenure
  • Temporary Academic Employees
    • Classification of Temporary Academic Employees
    • Employment of Academic Employees in Categorically Funded Projects
    • Employment of Temporary Faculty
    • “Conversion” to Probationary Employees
  • Administrator Contracts
    • Employment by Appointment or Contract
    • Non-renewal of Administrator Contracts
    • Substitute or “Acting” Administrators
    • Discipline and Dismissal of Administrators
    • Layoff of Educational Administrators
  • Non-Academic Employees
    • Classified Employees
    • Non-Classified Non-Academic Employees
    • Part-Time Employees
  • Personal Services Contracts
    • Problems with Personal Services Contracts
    • Statutory Provisions Allowing Personal Services Contracts
  • Leaves
    • Leaves for Classified Employees
    • Leaves for Academic Employees
    • Catastrophic Leave
  • Participatory Governance      
  • Recruitment, Increasing Diversity, and Title 5
    • Overview of Laws and Regulations Governing Recruitment and Diversity
    • The Prohibition Against Discrimination
    • The Diversity Commitment Post-Proposition 209
    • Diversity Hiring Pursuant to Federal Grants
  • Diversity Plans in the Community College Context: Creating your Equal Employment Opportunity Plan
    • Drafting the EEO Plan Components
    • Timelines and Adoption Procedures
    • Applying the New EEO Fund Allocation Model
    • Title 5 and Hiring Procedures
  • Responding to a Discrimination Complaint
    • Investigating Allegations of Harassment, Discrimination, or Retaliation
    • Determine an Appropriate Remedy
  • Records Use and Records Retention
    • Personnel Files
    • The Right to Inspect
    • Proper Use of Criminal Records
    • Student records
    • Use of Social Media


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