Scenarios to Illustrate Effective Participation in District and College Governance

Local Senates

Updated 2020

The following scenarios represent situations that raise issues regarding the respective roles of key players in community college governance. This document primarily addresses the relationships among the academic senate, administrators, and the board of trustees but also demonstrates how these groups should work constructively with students, classified staff, and faculty unions to ensure collegial governance of the institution. The purpose of these scenarios is to provide concrete applications of the recommendations in "Participating Effectively in District and College Governance," also a joint publication of the Community College League and the Academic Senate.