Whereas, The general public is bombarded with news articles and commentary about the failure of the California community colleges;
Whereas, Many individuals and organizations, based on their perspectives, have determined reasons for the failures of our colleges;
Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges president and committees are vigilant in presenting the perspectives of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, which are based on sound educational principles; and
Whereas, The voice of faculty needs to be more emphatic and more vigorous in presenting the successes of colleges and the role of faculty in meeting student needs and supporting student success;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges provide local academic senates with recommendations for advocating for the purview of faculty and the relevance of faculty voice in academic and professional matters;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop talking points on the successes of community colleges and identify important documents for referring administrators and local politicians to; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge district and college academic senates to increase their vigilance and the volume of their voice by countering attacks with arguments based on sound academic principles so that each attack is met with a counter, increasing the likelihood that the general population will understand the true state of California community colleges, including the challenges and successes.
MSC Disposition: Local Senates
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