The mission of the Academic Senate is to foster the effective participation by community college faculty in all statewide and local academic and professional matters. As defined in Title 5, 53206, "An Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has been established through ratification by local academic senates or faculty councils so that the community college faculty of California may have a formal and effective procedure for participating in the formation of state policies on academic and professional matters." Hence, the Academic Senate serves as the official voice of the faculty of California community colleges in academic and professional matters to the Governor, Legislature, Board of Governors, Consultation and other constituent groups. Through the deliberation of the local senate delegates, the Academic Senate strengthens and supports the local senates of all California community colleges by developing, promoting, and acting on policies that respond to statewide concerns as adopted by the delegates.
Academic Senate Annual Report 2007