15.00 Academic Senate Positions

At all times, Executive Committee members represent the positions of the Academic Senate in their service. "Positions" in the broadest sense include adopted resolutions, history, by-laws, rules, and current activities. Executive Committee members have an obligation to carry out the instructions of the delegates which are presented in the form of approved resolutions. Particularly when acting in an official capacity, Executive Committee members must represent adopted positions of the Academic Senate to the best of their ability. When not in an official Academic Senate capacity, members may express their opinions as long as they distinctly separate their views from those of the Academic Senate. Even so, later misrepresentations of Academic Senate positions do occur. Positions adopted by the Executive Committee or its standing or ad hoc committees are not as yet official positions of the plenary body and so are open to discussion. Executive Committee members are obligated to present the positions of Academic Senate committees as well as their own when discussing the issue with the public or other groups. Executive Committee members are expected to represent these Academic Senate positions in various arenas as assigned, including the Legislature, Chancellor's Office, and other State agencies.