Support Use of “Contact” in Resolutions

Resolution Number
David Morse
Assigned to
Executive Director
Academic Senate
Status Report

Resolutions procedure was modified and now list contact rather than author.

Whereas, Academic Senate resolutions are authored by individuals, random groups of people, local senates, areas, and committees;

Whereas, In order to ensure the greatest possible understanding for all interested faculty, each resolution should be explicitly connected to an individual or group who can explain, clarify, and address questions about a resolution and can assist in explaining and revising the resolution as need arises;

Whereas, Past practice has sometimes resulted in individuals being designated as “author” who may not be able to explain, clarify, and address questions when needed; and

Whereas, Once a resolution is adopted by the body it becomes an adopted position of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, and the Executive Committee’s execution of the resolution is an obligation to the body, as opposed to the original author or maker of the resolution;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges endorse the use of the term “contact” on the Academic Senate resolutions as opposed to “author.”

MSC Disposition: Local Senates