Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) passed Resolution 07.03 F18 “Improving Participatory Governance with the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges” during the ASCCC 2018 Fall Plenary Session, which directed action to improve collegial consultation;
Whereas, The Chancellor’s Office has taken concrete steps to improve its relations with ASCCC in several areas, including scheduling a Collegiality in Action training for the Chancellor’s Office staff during summer 2019;
Whereas, The Board of Governors (BOG) plays a crucial role in the development of policy and is a consultation partner with both the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and ASCCC; and
Whereas, Numerous members of the BOG are new to their positions, may have limited experience in the California Community Colleges System, and could benefit from ongoing professional development regarding collegial consultation as appropriate to their roles, including Collegiality in Action training;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges strongly encourage members of the Board of Governors to engage in regular professional development such as Collegiality in Action training to ensure effective collegial consultation.