Whereas, One of the guiding principles of the System Strategic Plan for the California Community Colleges is to use existing governance processes and one of its missions is economic and workforce development, and five Goal Area Implementation Teams (GAIT) have been created and are charged with developing plans for implementing each of the five identified strategic goals;
Whereas, Goal C of the California Community Colleges System Strategic Plan is to "Create links between academic and career fields to provide clearly defined career pathways that encourage and support a lifetime of educational career opportunities,";
Whereas, Faculty have primacy in developing curriculum and local curriculum processes that are established through existing governance structures; and
Whereas, The implementation teams have proposed legislation or regulation changes to speed up the curriculum process, interfering with well-established local processes designed to ensure the integrity of curriculum and necessary to be in compliance with the Education Code and Title 5 Regulations 53200;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the System Office to ensure that faculty primacy in academic and professional matters is acknowledged and respected in the development of the action plans for all the GAITs;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges oppose any efforts that weaken the role of the local curriculum committee and curriculum approval process; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the System Office to expand the number of faculty representatives on the GAITs. MSC Disposition: System Office, Local Senates
Faculty representatives on Implementation Oversight Committee. President continues to work with GAIT representatives as needed.
Resolution is dated and no longer relevant.