Whereas, Under Title 5 Regulations the local academic senates are authorized to name faculty representation on all task forces, committees, and other governance groups;
Whereas, SB 235 (Vasconcellos) as currently worded would transfer this vital academic senate responsibility to the local bargaining representative; and
Whereas, Some district AFT Guilds (San Diego Community College District) have already worded district agreements so that the local academic senates are now required to "recommend" faculty representation on key governance committees "to the AFT Guild";
Resolved, That the Academic Senate seek to amend SB 235 to remove all references to faculty from the bill;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate seek to amend SB 235 to remove all references to faculty from any amendment to California Education Code70901.2; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate ask all California community college districts to respect Title 5 Requirements generally and to respect specifically that the appointment of all faculty to all governance committees is the responsibility of the academic senates involved.
SB 235 passed and became law on January 1,2002. However, it contained no reference to faculty.