Academic employees -- faculty and administrators -- represent the single largest employee group in the district.
The colleges offer a range of courses and programs with more than 50 major areas of study represented. Most faculty hold a master’s degree in their field. Those who teach in the vocational fields have many years of related work experience.
In addition to classroom faculty, non-classroom faculty--counselors, librarians, and department chairs--also interact with students and staff. Many academic departments also include classified employees who serve as aides, assistants and technicians and who work with the faculty and support the instructional program.
The District also employs academic administrators as presidents, vice presidents, directors, deans, associate deans, and associate directors. These individuals, like the classified service, support the faculty as they carry out the teaching and learning mission of the District.
Academic employees are employed primarily in teaching positions. However, there are non-teaching employees such as counselors, department chairs, librarians, nurses and administrators who are responsible for the supervision of instructional and student services who are also part of the Academic Service.