Whereas, Academic Senate awards are offered annually that support programs, excellence in education, diversity, and underrepresented students, but there are no Academic Senate awards that acknowledge or reward local governance;
Whereas, Effective local governance is in keeping with Title 5 53200, which provides that the Academic Senate means an organization whose primary function is to make recommendations with respect to academic and professional matters;
Whereas, Procedures and processes that support excellence in education, diversity, and underrepresented students owe a significant measure of their success to effective local governance; and
Whereas, Local senates frequently take unheralded stances that manage conflict by balancing principles with pragmatism;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges design, implement and seek funding for an annual award that honors "local governance"; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work to establish a process whereby recipients of the Local Governance Award are honored annually before the Board of Governors. MSC Disposition: Local Senates
The Faculty Freedom Fighter Award was approved at the March 07 Exec.