Equivalency Committee

Determines if faculty applicants’ qualifications are equivalent to the minimum qualifications prescribed in Title 5. Reports to Board of Trustees.

Meeting Times

Meets from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM the 1st Thursday of each month in CSS 3A.

Staff and students jumping with arms raised.

Last Meeting

November 2, 2023

About the Committee


Reviewed and approved Spring 2022.

Every district must have an equivalency process. Education code §87359 (b) requires that “[t]he process, as well as criteria, and standards by which the governing board reaches its determination regarding faculty members shall be developed and agreed upon jointly by representatives of the governing board and the academic senate, and approved by the governing board.” While neither the Education code nor title 5 Regulations provide additional guidelines for what constitutes at least equivalent, each district’s governing board, acting on the advice of its academic senate, must establish its standard for equivalency, permitted the standard is not less than qualifications specified on the Disciplines list. Once the local equivalency process has reached a recommendation regarding an individual applicant, Education code §87359(a) requires that the governing board include action on the equivalency as part of its subsequent hiring action.

Full Committee Charge

Contact Information

Please contact Kimberly Bligh (Equivalency Faculty Co-Chair) for more information.

Email: kvan@bakersfieldcollege.edu
Phone: (661) 395-4539