The Committee offered a well-attended breakout at the Spring 2005 Plenary Session. Open & Public III will be distributed at Leadership Institute, obviating the need for a paper.
Whereas, The Los Angeles Superior Court recently ruled in Callahan v. Long Beach City College Academic Senate (a case involving an administrator suing an academic senate for alleged violations of the Brown Act) that academic senates are indeed subject to the Brown Act;
Whereas, The restrictions stipulated in the Brown Act are far from simple, potentially having both positive and negative consequences on local academic senates; and
Whereas, It would behoove all local academic senates to become as knowledgeable as possible about those consequences;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community College write a paper and hold a breakout at a future plenary session on the ramifications of the Brown Act for local academic senates.MSC Disposition: Local Senates