Whereas, Local senates and boards must consult collegially for board policy development with regard to academic and professional matters;
Whereas, Some districts subscribe to the board policy templates offered by the Community College League of California (CCLC) which are intended to be a starting point for local policy development;
Whereas, The CCLC templates provide technical assistance for the development of local board policies but creation of these policy templates without Academic Senate input can make local policy development more challenging and can lead to policies out of compliance with local senate purview; and
Whereas, Many if not all of the current CCLC board policy templates do not reflect the primary and mutual agreement responsibilities of the local academic senate;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges ask CCLC to involve the Academic Senate in the development and updating of board policy templates regarding academic and professional matters;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges review the content of the current CCLC board policy templates that are focused on topics within the purview of the local academic senates as established by Education Code and Title 5 regulations and make recommendations for changes to the templates to reflect the responsibilities of local senates; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate of California Community Colleges encourage local senates to be actively involved in adapting the CCLC board policy templates to local community needs and culture.
MSC Disposition: Local Senates, CCLC
Rostrum article September 2012, Plenary breakout in Fall 15.