Adopt the Paper The Local Senates Handbook

Spring
2015
Resolution Number: 
17.01
Contact: 
Category: 
Local Senates
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, The paper Empowering Local Senates: Roles and Responsibilities of and Strategies for an Effective Senate[1] was last updated in 2007;

Whereas, The Relations with Local Senates Committee was directed by the Executive Committee to review, revise, and update the paper to enable it to be used as a text for the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Leadership Institute and to provide a resource for local senates to assist them with effective practices to empower faculty and encourage meaningful participatory governance; and

Whereas, The document is generally referred to by the colloquial title The Local Senates Handbook and, due to the shifting nature of the California Community College System, should be a “living document” that is regularly updated;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopt the paper The Local Senates Handbook, which replaces the 2007 paper Empowering Local Senates: Roles and Responsibilities of and Strategies for an Effective Senate; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges annually update The Local Senates Handbook to ensure that the document remains accurate and up-to-date and contains the information that local senates require.

MSC

Status Report: 

The Relations with Local Senates Handboowas adopted by the body at the Spring 2015 Plenary. The ASCCC office is formatting the document for web and printed publication.