Whereas districts statewide are adopting new administrative computing systems which have a profound effect on faculty, students, and instructional programs, and
Whereas faculty are required to use administrative computing systems to access and maintain class rosters, calculate grades, input grades, check prerequisites, organize course admission waiting lists, monitor course enrollment, maintain records in positive attendance courses, and provide counseling to students, and
Whereas students are required to use administrative computing systems to directly access college information such as course information including catalog course descriptions and course schedules, to register for courses, to obtain financial aid information, to access academic records, and to obtain grade records and transcripts, and
Whereas districts that have been early adopters of new administrative computing systems have experienced serious errors, delays, and malfunctions,
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge local academic senates to take a proactive position and urge their districts to include senate participation from the outset in the decision-making process relative to the selection and adoption of administrative computing systems, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge local academic senates to consult collegially with their appropriate district officers and/or administrators regarding decision-making processes related to the selection, adoption, and implementation of administrative computing systems.
A letter was sent to local senate presidents urging them to take a proactive position relative to administrative computing systems.