The publications of the Academic Senate serve a variety of purposes. First and foremost, its publications serve as a resource to reinforce the authority of local senates in academic and professional matters. Senate papers reflect the official views or positions of the Academic Senate on Statewide and local issues. In addition, Senate papers offer recommendations and effective practices for the work of faculty in governance and student success. Through regular publications such as the Rostrum and the President's Update, the Senate also seeks to keep local senates informed of current issues and to strengthen communication between the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate and local senates.