Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

Affirm Commitment to the Protection of Academic Freedom in the Face of Censorship Around Current Conflict in Palestine and Israel

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, as “the official voice of California community college faculty in academic and professional matters,” [1] released a report [2] on the issue of academic freedom, stating that the definition of academic freedom should be based on the American Association of University Professors’ definition, which advocates against ‘institutional censorship or discipline’ in their extramural speech.” [3];

Adopt the Paper Part-time Faculty: Equity, Rights, and Roles in Governance

Whereas, In Spring 2021, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopted resolution 19.01 S21 Create a Paper on Part-Time Faculty Equity [1], which recognized the need to address the inequitable treatment of part-time faculty in the workplace across the full range of academic and professional matters and the consistent challenges faced by them in California community colleges; and

Honoring Wheeler North with Senator Emeritus Status

Whereas, The bylaws of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) include procedures and criteria for conferring the status of senator emeritus for the purpose of recognizing the meritorious service of a faculty member upon or after retirement, and Wheeler North has satisfied those requirements as a faculty member of the California Community Colleges system whose service has well exceeded the required five years of significant service to the ASCCC;

Honoring Wheeler North with Senator Emeritus Status

Whereas, The bylaws of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges include procedures and criteria for conferring the status of senator emeritus for the purpose of recognizing the meritorious service of a faculty member upon or after retirement, and Wheeler North has satisfied those requirements as a faculty member of the California Community Colleges system whose service has well exceeded the required five years of significant service to the Academic Senate;

Higher Education and the Health of Democracy: In Solidarity with CSU Faculty Colleagues to Preserve the American Institutions Requirement

Whereas, The California Community Colleges system, with 1.8 million students at 116 colleges, is the largest system of higher education in the country [1] and is empowered with the Vision for Success from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to remain “accessible and personal institutions that can help students on an individual level regain their hopes and rebuild their futures” and the “California Community Colleges have always been an instrument for achieving broad access to higher education,” [2

Flexible Area Meetings

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Area A and Area B meetings have consistently been held on a Friday, and the Area C and Area D meetings have consistently been held on a Saturday, which is often outside of the traditional work week;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) explore options for Area meetings that align with the needs and best interest of each individual Area while also balancing logistical considerations of the ASCCC Executive Committee and ASCCC office team starting with the Fall 2023 Area meetings.

Adopt the 2023–2026 ASCCC Strategic Directions

Whereas, Strategic planning is a critical component of successful organizations that provides clear direction and stability and ensures that the organization’s leadership is responsive to its members;

Whereas, Since the 2018–2023 Strategic Plan [1] of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) is set to expire in 2023, the ASCCC Executive Committee engaged in comprehensive and public strategic planning sessions from December 2022 through February 2023; [2]

Add a Designated At-Large Part-Time Representative to the Executive Committee

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) has had a long-standing commitment to participation of part-time faculty as demonstrated in resolutions [1] and papers, as they bring vital and unique authentic voices and experiences to discussions of academic and professional matters in alignment with the inclusion, diversity, equity, antiracism and accessibility commitment of the ASCCC;

Amend 01.05 Recognition of Caucus Appointed Delegates

Amend the first Resolved:

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) work with the ASCCC caucuses to amend its ASCCC’s bylaws to allow for ASCCC caucuses to appoint a delegate with the full voting privileges defined by ASCCC Bylaws Article 1, Section 1.E [1] at the fall and spring plenary sessions in time for caucus delegate voting at the 2023 fall plenary session with voting at all fall and spring plenary sessions going forward; and

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