Emeritus Status for Greg Gilbert

Resolution Number
Stephanie Dumont
Assigned to
Executive Director
Academic Senate
Status Report

The Senate Office updated information to designate Greg as Senator Emeritus with all the privileges granted to him including free fall and spring plenary registration and Rostrum publications.

Whereas, The Bylaws of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) include procedures and criteria for conferring the status of Senator Emeritus on individuals, and Greg Gilbert has satisfied those requirements as a retired faculty member of the California Community College System having completed well more than the required five years of significant service to the Academic Senate:

  • Member of Standards and Practices Committee 2002-2003
  • Academic Senate Executive Committee member 2003-2007
  • Served one term as Area D Representative
  • Served two terms as Secretary
  • Chaired Research, Curriculum, Resolutions, Accreditation Ad Hoc, Standards & Practices, and Educational Policies
  • Served as founding chair and host of the Senate's first Accreditation Institute
  • Hosted one Curriculum Institute, the first Senate institute to be organized around a theme, to offer college units, and to have its materials archived electronically and posted on the Senate website
  • Served as the Senate faculty liaison to Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates (ICAS), Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), System Advisory Committee on Curriculum (SACC) (founding member), and VTEA
  • Authored a letter opposing the federalization of higher education that was adopted and signed by all ICAS leaders and sent to key elected officials, state and federal.
  • Chaired the Compton Team (developed student learning outcomes (SLOs), helped with redrafting their course outlines, honored Compton at Plenary, championed Compton in Rostrum; each of the team members were honored by resolution as life-time members of his senate)
  • Participated in the drafting of about 20 Senate papers
  • Represented the Senate, officially and now unofficially, at the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) National Committee on Curriculum from 2006 to the present, where he authored one article for Academe and for whom he has done several conference presentations supporting the role of faculty in accreditation
  • Brought President Bill Clinton's Secretary of Post-Secondary Education, A. Lee Fritschler, to speak at Plenary general session, November 2010
  • Arranged for Council for Higher Education Accreditation’s (CHEA's) president, Judith Eaton, to speak at Plenary general session, spring 2011
  • Founder of his local senate at Copper Mountain College (CMC) where he served four terms as its president and three as its vice president
  • Awarded the Senate’s Norbert Bischof Faculty Freedom Fighter Award June 2009
  • Retired from CMC on June 10, 2011 as a full-professor of English, as SLO Coordinator, and as Division Chair of Communication and Fine Arts

Whereas, Greg Gilbert’s quiet, thoughtful, and profoundly passionate approach to examining issues, to guiding, leading, and mentoring others, and to ensuring a deep and respectful dialog on many complex issues is both inspiring and has set the bar for those who follow him;

Whereas, Greg Gilbert blessed us with a remarkable capacity to take what were often discordant, 60-page compilations of incongruent ideas, flagrant venting, and first through seventh person temporally inconsistent constructs, and, in a mere few days, transform them into some of the best papers ever published by the Academic Senate; and

Whereas, In accord with his role as a state leader and his lack of proximity to any known habitation, living where rattlesnakes, coyotes and cacti dare not tread, Greg Gilbert earned the Wile E. Coyote Award for Accomplished Road Runners after traversing thousands of miles of California’s diverse landscape on our behalf;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges convey its heartfelt thanks to Greg Gilbert for consistently identifying profound and important issues and then crafting elegant but hard-hitting responses to educate our colleagues and influence our adversaries;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recognize Greg Gilbert’s extraordinary and distinguished service by awarding him the status of Senator Emeritus with all the rights and privileges thereof; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges convey to Greg Gilbert its slightly overdue congratulations upon his retirement and wish him and his family every happiness in the many years to come.

Adopted by Acclamation