Encouraging Non-Faculty Guests to Attend Plenary Sessions

Fall
2008
Resolution Number: 
13.05
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
General Concerns
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is committed to fostering collegial relationships with all community college constituencies;

Whereas, College administrators, trustees, classified personnel, and students can benefit from observation of and participation at plenary sessions of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, hearing firsthand faculty concerns and opinions and gaining direct exposure to faculty viewpoints;

Whereas, While plenary sessions of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges should always remain focused on faculty concerns and should be primarily a forum for faculty voices, all attendees may benefit from the exchange of ideas with non-faculty guests; and

Whereas, Direct interaction of administrators, trustees, classified personnel, and students with faculty in a collegial and focused environment may lead to improved communication and to more positive and productive relationships on local campuses;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop strategies to include administrators, trustees, classified personnel, and students appropriately in plenary sessions; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to invite administrators, trustees, classified personnel and students to attend Academic Senate Plenary Sessions.

Disposition: Local Senates

Summary: 
Develop strategies to include administrators, trustees, classified personnel, and students appropriately in plenary sessions. Encourage local senates to invite administrators, trustees, classified personnel and students to attend Academic Senate Plenary Sessions.
Status Report: 

The Academic Senate extends invitations to community college constituent groups to attend and participate in breakouts during plenary sessions, institutes, regional meetings and other Senate events. In addition, the Senate advertises these events as open to all participants -- administrators, faculty, and staff -- from California and other states.