Academic Senate

Emeritus for Hoke Simpson

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 Hoke Simpson has satisfied those requirements as a retired faculty member of the California Community College System who has completed more than the required five (5) years of significant service to the Academic Senate:

Noncredit Standing Committee

Whereas, The Ad Hoc Noncredit Committee has been an effective and important committee of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges for the last three years, making enormous progress in noncredit;


Whereas, Noncredit education is a vital part of the mission of California community colleges and plays an important role in bridging to credit higher education, employment, citizenship and many other aspects essential to California’s economic health, welfare, and citizenship;


Emeritus Status for Mark Snowhite

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

Whereas, Mark Snowhite not only drafted but has now satisfied those requirements as a retired faculty member of the California Community College System who has completed well more than the required five (5) years of significant service to the Academic Senate:

Emeritus Status for Kate Clark

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

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

Adopt the Senate’s Value Statements

Whereas, The Academic Senate has a mission statement directing its actions, and the Executive Committee developed value statements to guide the Senate’s activities;

Whereas, These value statements have been in development for over a year in conjunction with the Senate’s “branding” efforts;

Whereas, Breakouts last year afforded attendees an opportunity to discuss the mission and values of the Senate, which informed the final value statements; and

Adopt Changes to Academic Senate Rules

Whereas, The Academic Senate Bylaws contain a section called “The Academic Senate Rules” wherein officer positions and descriptions of duties are regularly reviewed;


Whereas, Much of the work previously assigned to the officers of the Academic Senate is now managed by the Executive Director and the office staff;

Expand the Membership of the Nominations Committee

Whereas, The Nominations Committee has the opportunity and responsibility to encourage more participation in Academic Senate for California Community Colleges affairs by minority and underrepresented groups of California community college faculty members in its charge:

Amend Academic Senate Election Rules

Whereas, New election rules and procedures were introduced and successfully tested at the Spring 2008 Plenary Session;

Whereas, In order to continue to use the new ballots or other efficient design, the "Election Rules and Procedures" must be amended to be less prescriptive; and

Whereas, Changes to the Academic Senate Bylaws must have the support of a majority of the members;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges change the Election Rules section I.G.2.a-c as stated below:

Resolution Congratulating Marty Hittelman

Whereas, Marty Hittelman has contributed greatly to the success of the Academic Senate over the past decade;

Whereas, Marty has selflessly shared his expertise on budget and legal issues with California community colleges and individual faculty;

Whereas, Marty has provided invaluable insight at plenary sessions regarding the political consequences of proposed positions; and

Whereas, Marty has been elected as the new president of the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) and is the first community college faculty member to hold that position;

Accreditation Standing Committee

Whereas, Formally stating and assessing student learning outcomes (SLOs) is required by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) 2002 Accreditation Standards, and SLOs and assessment have curricular and program implications clearly defined as an area of faculty responsibility in AB 1725 (1988);

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