Whereas, Faculty participation in participatory governance processes defined by Assembly Bill 1725 (1988) and Title 5 is an integral part of the California Community College System;
Whereas, Title 5 does not distinguish between library, counseling, or other faculty with regard to shared governance obligations;
Whereas, Participation by all faculty in professional development activities is essential to maintenance of currency and relevancy in all aspects of the duties of faculty; and
Whereas, Participation by library and counseling faculty is essential to engage the unique viewpoints provided by faculty with these preparations and campus experiences;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support the value and inclusion of counseling and library faculty in participatory governance processes; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges oppose the efforts of some districts to disenfranchise library and counseling faculty by local contract negotiations or in any other way that is incongruent with faculty participatory governance obligations and professional development opportunities. MSC Disposition: Local Senates
The Academic Senate emphasizes the need to include all faculty, including librarians and counselors, in all participatory governance presentations, including technical assistance presentations to colleges and districts as a whole.