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is now horribly out of date.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
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.
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
Nice background information from the "No Equivalence to an AA Degree"
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
All Title 5 sections concerning Minimum Qualifications
§ 53410. Minimum Qualifications for Instructors of Credit Courses, Counselors,
§ 53412. Minimum Qualifications for Instructors of Noncredit Courses.
§ 53430. Equivalencies.
Policy on Equivalency from the San Bernadino Community College District