Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has long valued collaboration with and among its intersegmental faculty partners, particularly the Academic Senate of the California State University (CSU) and the Academic Senate Council of the University of California (UC), and has respected their autonomy in appointing their own faculty to segmental and intersegmental activities;
Whereas, The Academic Senate has often fought to see that those academic senates of the CSU and UC were invited to send representatives to legislative drafting sessions affecting the conduct of their academic and professional matters, and has further insisted upon writing into statute the consultation or collaboration of systems with their senates (e.g., SB1785, SB652);
Whereas, The Academic Senate has similarly honored requests from other systems for collaboration and consultation by appointing community college faculty representatives who are qualified to serve, bring experience and expertise, and speak on behalf of and report to the community college faculty and the Academic Senate; and
Whereas, The CSU Lower Division Transfer Pattern (LDTP) project and its related transfer numbering mechanism (TCSU) permits each TCSU faculty discipline review group to invite, if it wishes, a single community college faculty member to join in their efforts, thereby violating the long-standing Academic Senate processes to appoint faculty representatives to intersegmental projects;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges disavow the participation of, the opinions expressed by, and the conclusions reached on academic and professional matters by any community college faculty member not appointed by the Academic Senate who serves on an intersegmental project or activity with other CSU and/or UC faculty members who are serving at the behest of their own senates; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, when appropriate, remind its Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS) partners, all systems' administrators, and legislators that mutual respect of faculty appointing processes is essential and that faculty not appointed through the Academic Senate process do not speak on behalf of the system on academic and professional matters.
MSC Disposition: ICAS, Local Senates
This sentiment has been shared with our ICAS partners and the CSU is committed to ensuring the participation of CCC faculty, appointed by the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges on LDTP discipline meetings and has increased CCC faculty participation on the LDTP Advisory Board.