The Equivalency Committee

The Equivalency Committee is charged by the Clovis Community College Academic Senate with the responsibility of ensuring that all potential faculty members meet or exceed the minimum qualifications as specified in the current Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook. As specified in California Education Code (§ 87359) and Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations (§53430), equivalency committees at the various California Community Colleges shall have the primary responsibility to approve or deny petitions for equivalency submitted by potential full-time or part-time faculty members. As applied, this means that an applicant for a certified position who does not hold the degrees specified in the current Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook must submit a petition for equivalency. By submitting this petition, the applicant is asserting that, through various means, he/she has gained sufficient knowledge to make him/her equal to a person who meets the specified minimum qualifications.

Jurisdiction

The Equivalency Committee coordinates oversees, and reports on the petitions for equivalency that are specific to certificated positions at Clovis Community College, and falls under the governance of the Clovis Community College Academic Senate.


Duties and Functions

  1. The Clovis Community College Academic Senate charges the Equivalency Committee with the responsibility of ensuring that all potential faculty members meet or exceed the minimum qualifications as specified in the current Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges.
  2. As per the AR 7120 section 8, the departments will determine if an applicant meets the equivalency standards as defined by the department. The Equivalency Committee will validate that determination. Equivalency may only be granted if both the department and the Equivalency Committee agree.
  3. The term “departments” as used should be interpreted as “disciplines” or “divisions”. Faculty (tenured when possible) in the appropriate discipline should complete the determination for equivalency through the Equivalency Committee for a recommendation of support or denial. Reporting of findings will be reported directly to the Academic Senate.
  4. The Equivalency Committee shall have sole responsibility to recommend forms to the Academic Senate for petitioning for equivalency and forms for appealing a denied petition. These forms shall be published and made readily available. The Academic Senate shall modify these forms as deemed necessary, and may request suggestions or recommendations for such modification from the Equivalency Committee.

Clovis Community College Equivalency Committee Operating Agreement

Equivalency Committee Members

  • Shawon Jackson-Ybarra (Chair), Political Science Instructor
  • Jon Renwick, Mathematics Instructor
  • Lee Brown, Political Science Instructor
  • Anna Martinez, Communication Instructor
  • Russell Hickey, Mathematics Instructor

Equivalency Petition Resources

Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges

Minimum Qualifications 2018

Clovis Community College Petition for Equivalency

This petition is to be completed by persons seeking employment as either a full-time tenure track or part-time faculty member at Clovis Community College who do not meet the minimum qualifications for a teaching discipline as defined in the current Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook. The petitioner must complete the petition as per the instructions contained in the Clovis Community College Academic Senate Equivalency Committee Operating Procedure (pertinent portions of that document have been attached to the end of this petition). Petitioners are required to contact faculty within the discipline and work closely with a discipline representative throughout this process.
Petition for Equivalency modified 4-2015

Equivalency Checklist

This list is intended to help you assemble your documents for submission and to ensure that your petition packet is complete before submitting it. It will also allow you to see the steps involved in the validation process.
Equivalency checklist modified 4-2015

Sample Matrices

DSPS Title 5 Minimum Qualifications

DSPS Title 5 Minimum Qualifications

Request for Appeal of a Denied Equivalency Petition

Request for Appeal of a Denied Equivalency Petition

Discipline-Specific Equivalency Policies

Discipline Policy Application form for Clovis
FL Discipline Policy for Equivalency