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Please note: this page was last updated in 2010 and is now horribly out of date. I'm leaving it here for the time being for archive purposes.


The Equivalency Page


April 8, 2010

The Academic Senate has recently endorsed documents articulating MPC's expectations for granting equivalency. The two documents are Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications and Equivalence for Specific Courses. The next step is for AAAG and possibly other shared governance groups to review these two sets of expectations, or guidelines, and to comment on them. The ultimate goal of the Academic Senate is to clearly articulate to the MPC Community the expectations for granting equivalency to minimum qualifications to teach at MPC.

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications


A comparison table provides a convenient summary.

Comparison Table


April 28, 2010

A powerpoint prepared for a presentation to AAAG about proposed equivalencies criteria and standards

Powerpoint for AAAG


The state Academic Senate (the ASCCC) is considering resolutions involving equivalency at its Spring 2010 meeting. Here is some background information on one of them, which provides nice background on the whole equivalency issue. This background material is focused on those disciplines that do not require a masters degree.
Nice background information from the "No Equivalence to an AA Degree" resolution


Here is the current board policy on equivalency--a policy that should be reviewed and updated in the near future--and the forms currently used to request equivalency.

Current Board Policy on Equivalency -- BP 5340

Current Form to request equivalency to minimum qualifications



2009 Minimum Qualifications Handbook


Equivalence to the Minimum Qualifications -- a publication from the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges


Title 5

All Title 5 sections concerning Minimum Qualifications

53410. Minimum Qualifications for Instructors of Credit Courses, Counselors, and Librarians.

53412. Minimum Qualifications for Instructors of Noncredit Courses.

53430. Equivalencies.

Title 5 update/information 2009


a Board Policy on Equivalency from the San Bernadino Community College District