Whereas the Academic Senate believes that the organization of the institution had a direct effect on the integrity of the programs and courses of study it offers, and
Whereas an administration may choose not to involve the faculty and support staff in decisions regarding the organization, and
Whereas board action may be an important opportunity for the faculty support staff and students to comment on matters of the institution's organization,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges that existing standard S.A.5, "The board approves an effective organization which serves institutional purposes", be retained as part of the revised standards.
M/S/U Disposition: Accrediting Commission, Executive Committee
Forward to Accrediting Commission--The Commission did not accept the Senate's recommendation stating that the standard which requires "Governance structures and systems ensure appropriate roles for the board, administration, faculty, staff, and students facilitate effective communication among the institution's constituencies" and "Faculty have a substantive and clearly defined role...exercise a substantial voice..." address the concerns raised in the resolution.