Academic Senate

Adding Anti-Racism to the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges’ Vision Statement

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) adopted its new Vision statement at its Fall 2020 Plenary Session;

Whereas, Since that time, the ASCCC has focused on the prioritization and inclusion of anti-racism in its DEI efforts through various resolutions and position papers; 

Whereas, The ASCCC recognizes that effective progress at anti-racism requires life-long approaches and commitments; and

Adopt the Periodic Review Rubric and Report Template of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

Whereas, In fall 2021 the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) adopted the Periodic Review of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges [1]  through Resolution F21 01.01 Adopt the updated Periodic Review of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges which required the ASCCC to do the following:

Remote Attendance Option for ASCCC Events

Whereas, Registration for the 2021 Fall Plenary Session - Hybrid Event is $325 for virtual-only registration and $580 for in-person registration (plus the cost of travel, accommodation, and dinner on travel days);

Whereas, Nearly 500 people attended the virtual 2021 Spring Plenary Session which is far greater than any other previous in-person plenary event, and attendance at other institutes held virtually, including Faculty Leadership and Curriculum, during the pandemic has been greater than attendance at in-person institutes held prior;

Greater Transparency in the Committee Appointment Process

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Bylaws Article V states, “the President shall make appointments to all standing committees,” “The President, in consultation with the Vice President and Executive Director, makes appointments to all other groups requiring faculty participation,” and “these appointments are subject to approval by the appointee’s Member Senate President” [1];

Honoring Lesley Kawaguchi with Senator Emeritus

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 Lesley Kawaguchi has satisfied those requirements as a faculty member of the California Community Colleges System whose service has exceeded the required five years of significant service to the Academic Senate;

Honoring Dan Crump with Senator Emeritus

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 Dan Crump, ASCCC Executive Committee member from 2002-2015, 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 and includes:

Adopt the updated Periodic Review of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

Whereas, In spring 2013 the delegates of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) directed the ASCCC, through Resolution S13 1.02 [1], to develop a process of periodic institutional review for assessing operations, policies, processes, and programs in order to ensure the public good and accountability;

Senator Emeritus Status for Janet Fulks

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 Janet Fulks 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;

Develop a Resource to Communicate and Encourage Part-time Faculty Leadership

Whereas, The Chancellor’s Office Management Information System Datamart for fall of 2019 indicates that 69.7% of faculty in the California Community College system are part-time faculty, yet the most recent Local Senates survey [1] completed in 2017 by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges indicates that 64 colleges indicated that they have part-time faculty serving as local senators;

Adopt Updated ASCCC Vision, Mission, and Values Statements

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges does not have a vision statement, its mission statement was created and adopted by delegates in spring 2005 (Resolution 1.03 S05) and has remained unchanged since, and its values statements were created by the Executive Committee in response to Resolution 1.02 F08 and adopted by delegates in fall 2009 (Resolution 1.02 F09);

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