Academic Senate

Amend 01.05 Recognition of Caucus Appointed Delegates

Amend the first Resolved:

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) work with the ASCCC caucuses to amend its ASCCC’s bylaws to allow for ASCCC caucuses to appoint a delegate with the full voting privileges defined by ASCCC Bylaws Article 1, Section 1.E [1] at the fall and spring plenary sessions in time for caucus delegate voting at the 2023 fall plenary session with voting at all fall and spring plenary sessions going forward; and

Recognition of Caucus Appointed Delegates

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges serves as “the official voice of California community college faculty in academic and professional matters” and part of its mission is “to include diverse faculty, perspectives, and experiences that represent our student populations”;

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges caucuses were established to “form a collective voice on issues of common concern that caucus members feel are of vital importance to faculty and the success of students as they relate to academic and professional matters”;

Alternating Area Meeting Days

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Area A and Area B meetings have been consistently held on a Friday, and the Area C and Area D meetings have been consistently held on a Saturday; and

Whereas, Saturday is often outside of the traditional work week;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, beginning with the spring 2023 term, hold the Area C and Area D meetings on a Friday and hold the Area A and Area B meetings on a Saturday every spring term; and

Honoring Mayra Cruz with Senator Emeritus Status

Whereas, The bylaws of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) include procedures and criteria for conferring the status of Senator Emeritus for the purpose of recognizing the meritorious service of a faculty member upon or after retirement, and Mayra Cruz has satisfied those requirements as a faculty member of the California community colleges, as her service includes three years on ASCCC Executive Committee, six years as the De Anza College Academic Senate President, two years as the Foothill De Anza District Academic Senate President, three years as Career and Techn

Adopt the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Mission, Vision, and Values Statements that Include Anti-Racism [1]

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) delegates passed Resolution S22 01.02 [2] Adding Anti-Racism to the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges’ Vision Statement, which directed the ASCCC to “update its vision, mission, and values statements to include anti-racism for consideration by the delegates at the Fall 2022 Plenary Session”; and

Adding Anti-Racism to the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges’ Vision Statement

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) adopted its new Vision statement at its Fall 2020 Plenary Session;

Whereas, Since that time, the ASCCC has focused on the prioritization and inclusion of anti-racism in its DEI efforts through various resolutions and position papers; 

Whereas, The ASCCC recognizes that effective progress at anti-racism requires life-long approaches and commitments; and

Adopt the Periodic Review Rubric and Report Template of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

Whereas, In fall 2021 the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) adopted the Periodic Review of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges [1]  through Resolution F21 01.01 Adopt the updated Periodic Review of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges which required the ASCCC to do the following:

Remote Attendance Option for ASCCC Events

Whereas, Registration for the 2021 Fall Plenary Session - Hybrid Event is $325 for virtual-only registration and $580 for in-person registration (plus the cost of travel, accommodation, and dinner on travel days);

Whereas, Nearly 500 people attended the virtual 2021 Spring Plenary Session which is far greater than any other previous in-person plenary event, and attendance at other institutes held virtually, including Faculty Leadership and Curriculum, during the pandemic has been greater than attendance at in-person institutes held prior;

Greater Transparency in the Committee Appointment Process

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Bylaws Article V states, “the President shall make appointments to all standing committees,” “The President, in consultation with the Vice President and Executive Director, makes appointments to all other groups requiring faculty participation,” and “these appointments are subject to approval by the appointee’s Member Senate President” [1];

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