Academic Senate

Emeritus Status for Karolyn Hanna

Whereas, The Bylaws of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges include procedures and criteria for conferring the status of senator emeritus on individuals; and

Whereas, Karolyn Hanna has satisfied those requirements as a retired faculty member of the California Community College System who has completed the required five (5) years of significant service to the Academic Senate:

Timely Process for Responding to Urgent Issues

Whereas, Attacks on public higher education from numerous external organizations and agencies are increasing, and in some cases internal groups push agendas to achieve goals inconsistent with the goals of faculty;

Whereas, Responses to attacks on and challenges to California community colleges must be strategic and timely, as well as provide guidance for local academic senates so that they can inform faculty and develop local action, such as writing letters to the editor, visiting or writing legislators, dividing work among colleges, and attending hearings;

Senator Emeritus for Jane Patton

Whereas, The Bylaws of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) include procedures and criteria for conferring the status of senator emeritus on individuals; and Jane Patton has satisfied those requirements as a retired faculty member of the California Community College System who has completed more than the required five years of significant service to the Academic Senate:

Support Use of “Contact” in Resolutions

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;

Emeritus Status for Greg Gilbert

Whereas, The Bylaws of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) include procedures and criteria for conferring the status of Senator Emeritus on individuals, and Greg Gilbert has satisfied those requirements as a retired faculty member of the California Community College System having completed well more than the required five years of significant service to the Academic Senate:

Changing Bylaws on the Number of General Sessions Requirements

Whereas, Article 1, Section 1, subsection I of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges’ Bylaws states, “General Session: A single scheduled meeting held during the plenary session. There are five general sessions during the plenary session”; and

Whereas, Requiring five general sessions for all plenaries in the Academic Senate Bylaws unnecessarily restricts the ability to structure the plenary activities around what the Executive Committee sees as in the best interests of the attendees and the Academic Senate;

Separation of Accreditation and SLO Committee into Two Committees

Whereas, The Accreditation and SLO Committee functions under two separate and distinct charges, providing guidance to faculty in the area of accreditation and accountability as well as providing guidance in the area of student learning, instruction, and assessment; and

Bylaws Change

Whereas, Current Senate Rules do not provide directions to the body for who is eligible to vote when electing its officers;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges revise its Rules as follows:
Add subdivision B:
1) Elections of OfficersOfficers. Each Officer will be elected to the Executive Committee by balloting from all Delegates.
MSC Disposition: Local Senates

Emeritus for Barbara Davis-Lyman

Whereas, The Bylaws of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges include procedures and criteria for conferring the status of senator emeritus on individuals, and Barbara Davis-Lyman has satisfied those requirements as a retired faculty member of the California Community College System who has completed far more than the required five (5) years of significant service to the Academic Senate;


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