Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges should always strive to better represent all the state's community colleges;
Whereas, California community colleges should always make an effort to include a wide array of points of view; and
Whereas, The quality and success of the work produced by committees is dependent on the objective formation of committees;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate adopt a policy for the formation of committees which shall include:
(1) a clear process for selecting or rejecting committee members;
(2) a clear process that indicates who makes the appointments to committees; and
(3) a clear process for informing members of their acceptance or rejection not later than September of the year in which appointments are made.
Items 1 and 2 are already addressed by current ASCCC procedures and bylaws. Item 3 is generally adhered to with reasonable exceptions depending on committee and ASCCC needs.