Corporate Governance Models

Spring
2003
Resolution Number: 
13.03
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
General Concerns
Status: 
Ongoing

Whereas, Faculty and their governing boards have the ultimate responsibility for shaping the academic environment at the California community colleges;

Whereas, There are attempts to wrest academic control from faculty and replace it with a corporate managerial model; and

Whereas, Imposing a corporate model necessitates overthrowing the existing structure, thereby changing faculty roles in governance, institutional planning and other academic and professional matters;


Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges reaffirm that any reorganization that imposes a corporate model would adversely change faculty roles in governance, institutional planning and other academic and professional matters; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges request that the state Chancellor direct all community college districts to abide by the letter and spirit of Title 5 and engage in collegial consultation with their local academic senates over any such reorganization.

Status Report: 

Addressed in several technical assistance visits for relevant campuses; will be addressed as well in two forthcoming Academic Senate papers.