Whereas other elected bodies hold annual study sessions such as those Harvard offers for new legislators, and
Whereas local board members, especially newly elected board members, often do not understand the issues and requirements of shared governance, and
Whereas local boards of trustees need to be aware of legal roles and responsibilities of local senates, and local senates have a shared responsibility for our colleges and districts, and
Whereas all governing units could benefit from these study and learning sessions,
Resolved that the Academic Senate recommend to local senates that they hold annual study sessions, workshops, and orientations for their local boards and others involved in shared governance at their respective colleges and districts.
This is now incorporated into training at the annual Leadership Institute. This resolution has been completed.