Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is one of many officially recognized stakeholders responsible for developing and recommending policy and practices for California community colleges;
Whereas, The Consultation Council, as the statewide version of a local participatory governance council, provides the vehicle which all constituent groups have committed to use for statewide governance discussions to make recommendations to the Chancellor;
Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is cognizant of the essential role that each Consultation Council constituent group brings to the task of developing policies and practices to improve California community colleges; and
Whereas, Well-defined protocols with proven success for collegial consultation have long been established by the Consultation Council, and external groups have opportunities to contribute to the consultative process;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges renew its commitment to the collegial consultation process with all the authorized constituent groups on the Consultation Council;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges invite all Consultation Council members to recommit to the significant benefit of the Consultation Council process; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with Consultation Council members to remind internal and external groups about the processes by which input and ideas may be introduced into the consultation process while reserving the decision and recommendation-making authority in the Consultation Council.
MSC Disposition: Chancellor’s Office, Consultation Council, Local Senates
Senate representatives continue to educate incoming Consultation Council members about the role of the Council in System governance and about the role of faculty in participating effectively in state level governance.