Whereas, The Disciplines List Process sometimes culminates in a situation in which the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges submits a resolution to recommend not forwarding the discipline to the Board of Governors for adoption, leading to a great deal of confusion about the true meaning and consequences of an Aye or Nay vote to a negatively stated resolution;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges modify the Discipline List Process so that resolutions about additions to the Minimum Qualifications document are stated positively and that the body determines by a simple Aye vote when a discipline will be forwarded to the Board of Governors with a recommendation to adopt and a simple Nay vote when a discipline will not be forwarded to the Board of Governors for adoption.
MSR Reason: Referred until the Executive Committee has concluded its review and update of the discipline list process and bring back with the best approach in resolving this problem.
The Executive Committee agreed that concerns of the resolution and the amendment are both being addressed through the revision of the Disciplines List Handbook, which is expected to come to the body for adoption in spring 2014. Therefore, the Executive Committee have deemed this resolution and amendment to be unnecessary.