Whereas the responsibilities and authority of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges have greatly increased during the past several years, and
Whereas this increase in duties and authority requires Executive Committee members and officers of the Academic Senate to be especially diligent in carrying out their individual duties and representative responsibilities, and
Whereas the Bylaws and Rules of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges do not clearly specify duties and responsibilities for officers and Executive Committee members that are appropriate to the increased requirements of their positions,
Resolved that the Academic Senate direct the Executive Committee to review and suggest revisions to the Senate Bylaws and Rules as necessary to reflect the true roles, duties, and responsibilities of the officers and Executive Committee members, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate direct the Executive Committee, in its review and revision of the Bylaws and Rules, to include, but not be limited to, a consideration of the following:
a. Skill expectations of officers and representatives,
b. Attendance requirements at Executive Committee meetings and other policy development activities,
c. Appropriate representation and knowledge of the positions taken by the Academic Senate, and
d. Participation in the processes of policy development for the Academic Senate through study and research.
Recommendations have been made to the Executive Committee for possible revision at the Fall 2000 Session.