Academic Senate

Compliance with Open Meeting Act

Whereas, On November 6, 2013 the then President of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Beth Smith informed all members of the ASCCC Executive Board that all future meetings of the Executive Committee would be subject to the open meetings law Bagley- Keene Act;   

Standing Committee Part-time Faculty

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) should make every effort to support the integration of part-time faculty into the institutional processes, and at present the participation of part-time faculty in governance, curriculum decision making, and effective student advising is significantly less than that of full-time faculty;

Adopt the 2015-2018 ASCCC Strategic Plan

Whereas, Strategic planning is an important activity for any successful organization, as this activity provides clear direction and stability and ensures that the organization’s leadership is responsive to its members;

Revise the Academic Senate Rules

Whereas, The Academic Senate Rules outline election procedures for the Executive Committee, procedures for filling vacancies on the Executive Committee, and the relationship between the Academic Senate Foundation and the Executive Committee and list the Senate’s standing committees;

Whereas, The Standards and Practices Committee reviewed and revised the Rules to ensure that they were consistent with all applicable laws, Academic Senate policies and procedures, and the proposed revisions to the Academic Senate Bylaws; and

Revise the Academic Senate Bylaws

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization that is required to follow nonprofit laws and California Corporations Code, and the ASCCC bylaws serve as a foundational legal document that outlines the structure of the organization and provides an operational framework to comply with those laws;

Resolution Handbook

The purpose of this handbook is to unify all of the resolutions process documents of the Academic Senate into a single, publicly accessible document that brings transparency to the process that is central to the work of the Academic Senate.

Adopt the Resolutions Handbook

Whereas, The work of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is directed by resolutions adopted by the body at fall and spring plenary sessions;

Amend Resolution 1.08 S14

Amend resolved:

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adhere to its  review the Bylaws and bring recommendations for update and revision to the body by the Spring 2015 Plenary.

MSR:  Referred to the Executive Committee with resolution 1.08 and 1.08.01 to review the Bylaws and revise as needed, and bring back to the body by Fall 2014.

Amend Resolution 1.08 S14

Strike the first whereas:

Whereas, At an Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Executive Committee meeting on April 9, 2014, during a conversation about an agenda item, when an Executive Committee member referred to the Bylaws for guidance o  fn a topic, the Executive Director replied that the Bylaws were written in the 1960s, and they do not indicate our practice and therefore do not need to be followed;


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