Whereas, Local academic senate leaders need information and appropriate training in order to maintain strong senates and lead their respective faculty effectively;
Whereas, The Academic Senate's annual Leadership Institute provides vital information on academic and professional matters and prepares faculty leaders to deal effectively with issues and carry out their leadership responsibilities;
Whereas, Some colleges have not provided their academic senates with sufficient funds to support the participation of their leaders at the Leadership Institute; and
Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has budgeted funds for only a limited number of colleges who need supplemental support to attend the Faculty Leadership Institute;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate seek and budget additional funds to cover some or all of the expenses for local academic senates that establish their need for such funds to participate in the annual Faculty Leadership Institute; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate assist any local senate that applies for such funds to find ways to increase the support of its institution for future participation in leadership building activities, including but not limited to a technical assistance visit.