Academic Senate

Support Use of “Contact” in Resolutions

Whereas, Academic Senate resolutions are authored by individuals, random groups of people, local senates, areas, and committees;

Whereas, In order to ensure the greatest possible understanding for all interested faculty, each resolution should be explicitly connected to an individual or group who can explain, clarify, and address questions about a resolution and can assist in explaining and revising the resolution as need arises;

Emeritus Status for Greg Gilbert

Whereas, The Bylaws of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) include procedures and criteria for conferring the status of Senator Emeritus on individuals, and Greg Gilbert has satisfied those requirements as a retired faculty member of the California Community College System having completed well more than the required five years of significant service to the Academic Senate:

Changing Bylaws on the Number of General Sessions Requirements

Whereas, Article 1, Section 1, subsection I of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges’ Bylaws states, “General Session: A single scheduled meeting held during the plenary session. There are five general sessions during the plenary session”; and

Whereas, Requiring five general sessions for all plenaries in the Academic Senate Bylaws unnecessarily restricts the ability to structure the plenary activities around what the Executive Committee sees as in the best interests of the attendees and the Academic Senate;

Separation of Accreditation and SLO Committee into Two Committees

Whereas, The Accreditation and SLO Committee functions under two separate and distinct charges, providing guidance to faculty in the area of accreditation and accountability as well as providing guidance in the area of student learning, instruction, and assessment; and

Bylaws Change

Whereas, Current Senate Rules do not provide directions to the body for who is eligible to vote when electing its officers;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges revise its Rules as follows:
Add subdivision B:
1) Elections of OfficersOfficers. Each Officer will be elected to the Executive Committee by balloting from all Delegates.
MSC Disposition: Local Senates

Emeritus for Barbara Davis-Lyman

Whereas, The Bylaws of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges include procedures and criteria for conferring the status of senator emeritus on individuals, and Barbara Davis-Lyman has satisfied those requirements as a retired faculty member of the California Community College System who has completed far more than the required five (5) years of significant service to the Academic Senate;


Emeritus for Hoke Simpson

Whereas, The Bylaws of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges include procedures and criteria for conferring the status of senator emeritus on individuals, and Hoke Simpson has satisfied those requirements as a retired faculty member of the California Community College System who has completed more than the required five (5) years of significant service to the Academic Senate:

Noncredit Standing Committee

Whereas, The Ad Hoc Noncredit Committee has been an effective and important committee of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges for the last three years, making enormous progress in noncredit;


Whereas, Noncredit education is a vital part of the mission of California community colleges and plays an important role in bridging to credit higher education, employment, citizenship and many other aspects essential to California’s economic health, welfare, and citizenship;


Emeritus Status for Mark Snowhite

Whereas, The Bylaws of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges include procedures and criteria for conferring the status of senator emeritus on individuals;

Whereas, Mark Snowhite not only drafted but has now satisfied those requirements as a retired faculty member of the California Community College System who has completed well more than the required five (5) years of significant service to the Academic Senate:

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