A Document in Support of an Academic Culture

Fall
2007
Resolution Number: 
13.04
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Category: 
General Concerns
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, Some California community college administrators are from outside our system and do not understand the importance of collegial consultation and transparency in California's publicly funded institutions of higher education;

Whereas, It is of vital importance that all community college employees are reminded that just because an institution has a budget, it doesn't mean that it is a business; that just because our students pay fees, they are not customers; and just because managers have adopted such titles as Chief Instruction Officers, Chief Executive Officers, and Chief Business Officers, they are not corporate officers but managers whose jobs are to provide the necessary resources for all faculty to serve our students and missions; and

Whereas, Academe's traditional respect for critical and deliberative consultation is supported by Title 5, the California Education Code, and faculty that are tirelessly devoted to quality courses and a healthy curriculum;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges create a document that sets out the basic elements of a higher education institution, particularly within California's Community College System. MSC Disposition: Local Senates

Summary: 
Create a document that sets out the basic elements of a higher education institution, particularly within California's Community College System.
Status Report: 

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