Creation of a Statewide Listserv

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Academic Senate

Whereas, The lively discussion at the spring and fall meetings of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges indicate a need and a willingness to share information and ideas;

Whereas, Most colleges have present and past senate officers and other faculty who have a wealth of knowledge and experience and would be willing to share it;

Whereas, An electronic mailing list (commonly known as a "listserv") would allow those who are interested to communicate with each other easily and quickly; and

Whereas, Such communication might serve to strengthen friendships and encourage greater cooperation between colleges;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges determine the feasibility of creating a listserv (or electronic mailing list) for use by interested current and past local senate officers and current and past members of the state Executive Committee and other state committees; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, if such a listserv is determined to be feasible, have the goal of having it functional by the Spring 2006 Plenary Session. MSR Disposition: Executive Committee to research and report at Spring 2006 Plenary Session

Status Report: 

The committee has determined that this would not be an appropriate use of ASCCC resources. However, there are publicly available tools for interested individuals to create such a forum. A listserv CCCSenates has been created as a Yahoo group and we have agreed to publicize it.