Whereas, The expertise and dedication of faculty is central to the mission of the California Community Colleges, and the economic progress of the Salinas Valley depends on higher education;
Whereas, Negotiating a settlement as recommended by the state appointed mediator and the lack of an equitable contract settlement lead to a strike by the Hartnell faculty;
Whereas, These issues are symptomatic of longstanding problems at Hartnell College between the administration, the Board of Trustees, and the faculty, which have adversely affected the academic and educational direction of the college;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges support the faculty of Hartnell College, and call upon the Hartnell Board of Trustees to work collaboratively with faculty and staff on an ongoing basis to improve the campus climate and restore collegial and positive relations between all constituent groups for the benefit of their students and their community. MSC Disposition: Local Senates
President and Area B representatives provided support as requested.