Consultation with the Chancellor's Office

Instructional Materials

Whereas instructional materials block grant funding originated as a specific budgetary enhancement for library materials, and

Whereas basic funding is below Proposition 98 guidelines and categorical block grant funds are increasingly being used as a substitute for basic allocations, and

Whereas the Legislature, over the past three to four years, is adding more disparate categories within the block grant process, obscuring the original intent for the block grant fund, and

Evaluation of the Chancellor

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has historically had little input into the evaluation and/or selection of the Chancellor,

Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Board of Governors to adopt an evaluation instrument approved by the Statewide Academic Senate to evaluate the Chancellor.

Grant Reading Reform

Whereas the reading of a variety of grant proposals, referred to as Requests for Application (RFAs), involve volunteer faculty readers, and

Whereas readings have often been carried out under conditions stressful to faculty volunteers, such as unrealistic work loads, unclear application of criteria, hasty reader training, and uncomfortable work places, and

Whereas the above problems may adversely affect decisions about grant awards, and

Chancellor's Office Proposed Legislative Process

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges supports the concept of shared governance within California community colleges, and

Whereas the Chancellor's Office's newly proposed legislative process would violate the principles of shared governance by permitting the Chancellor's Office to unilaterally make decisions on legislative positions (supporting or opposing bills), and

Chancellor's E-mail

Whereas the Chancellor of California Community Colleges regularly communicates pertinent information by way of e-mail distribution to community college presidents, and

Whereas that information is important to constituent groups for the shared governance decision making process, and

Whereas academic senate presidents would benefit by being included on the distribution lists for communications related to shared governance decision making,

Special Projects Advisory and Review Council (SPARC)

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges appreciates the efforts of the Chancellor's Office to improve efficiency in processing grant applications and awards, and

Whereas the Academic Senate recognizes that the creation of the Special Projects Advisory and Review Council (SPARC) with the inclusion of seven Academic Senate Executive Committee members is an attempt to create a collaborative process, and

Whereas the Intersegmental Joint Faculty Projects (IJFP) have historically been reviewed solely by faculty, and

"Advisories" Issued by the Chancellor's Office

Whereas the Chancellor's Office has sent out advisories to the field interpreting regulations regarding academic and professional matters without consulting the Academic Senate, and

Whereas the Chancellor's Office most recently sent out legal advisories on Proposition 209 (educational programming and student success) and shared governance (faculty roles in governance) without consulting the Academic Senate, and

Grant Proposal Deadlines

Whereas many colleges are missing opportunities to apply for Chancellor's Office grants because the information is not disseminated in a timely and accessible manner,

Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Chancellor's Office to work with the Academic Senate to develop a plan for dissemination of information about available grants in a timely and accessible manner, including web sites, Internet, mail, and other means.

Carver Governance Model

Whereas the Carver Model of policy governance relies on streamlining and consolidating governing board agenda items to reduce agendas, and

Whereas many present agenda items would thus be delegated to district employees and committees, and

Whereas the public would then be forced to resort to cumbersome public record searches to discover information presently available on the board docket, and

Whereas these actions would seriously impede the free flow of information;

Carver Governance

Whereas the CCLC is providing local governing boards with training in the Carver Policy Governance Mode, and

Whereas the policy governance model advocates the delegation of board authority to the CEO and removal of policy and procedures from the board agenda, and

Whereas the model was developed outside of California, largely in non-educational settings;


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