Whereas, The success of local academic senates and the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges are dependent upon new, energetic and informed faculty;
Whereas, It is important that local academic senates reach out to newly hired full-time and part-time faculty and educate them on the roles and responsibilities of their academic senates; and
Whereas, Most districts have in place a new faculty orientation process that may include orientation activities, new faculty handbooks and orientation materials;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate urge local academic senates to design and conduct faculty orientation processes including new faculty activities and appropriate representation of the roles of the academic senate in faculty handbooks and orientation materials.
We have done this at Leadership Institutes and in other places.