(NOTE: This resolution refers to the document "Proposed Board of Governors' Standing Orders Pertaining to the Academic Senate.")
Whereas the Academic Senate has for a number of years sought to promote a collegial model of governance at the state level through the formalization of the relationship between the Academic Senate and the Chancellor's Office and the Board of Governors, and
Whereas the basic outline for such a formalization was set forth in an Academic Senate resolution approved at the 1984 Spring Conference, and
Whereas the Academic Senate and the Chancellor's Office have in the past year developed a statement on collegiality and on the roles and responsibilities of the Academic Senate to be submitted to the Board of Governors for adoption, and
Whereas the Board of Governors is expected to consider for adoption a final version of this document within the next several months,
Resolved that the Academic Senate approve in concept the delineation of responsibilities set forth in Draft of the proposed formalization of the relationship between the Academic Senate and the Chancellor's Office and the Board of Governors, and recommend its adoption by the Board of Governors, and (through amendments)
Resolved that the Executive Committee seek the following suggested changes:
Establish consistency in the use of the terms "statewide" and "systemwide."
Review the use of the word "system" in the preamble.
Revise item 2 to read: "Normally, recommendations of the Academic Senate shall be addressed to or through the Chancellor. However, it is the policy of the Board of Governors that the Academic Senate shall have the right, after the normal consultations with the Chancellor, to.."
Revise item 4a, p. 4 to read: "The Chancellor or her/his designee shall be a non-voting, ex-officio member of the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate, SHALL should share information, SHALL may participate in Committee discussion, and shall be included in communications of or with that body."
Revise item 4c, p. 4 to read: "The Chancellor shall include the Academic Senate on the Board of Governors' agenda for presentations on academic issues whenever reports on specific issues are judged appropriate by the Academic Senate and the Chancellor or the President of the Board of Governors."