Whereas Title 5 regulations state that the local academic senate is an organization whose primary function is to make recommendations with respect to academic and professional matters, and
Whereas Title 5, section 53200, item 10, lists processes for institutional planning and budget development as an academic and professional matter, and
Whereas no educational institution can achieve growth and maintain educational quality without effective long range and short term planning, and
Whereas the plans developed within an institution affect program and curriculum development, faculty hiring, student outcomes, and other academic and professional matters,
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge local senates to work with their college administration, to create processes for all institutional planning that involves the meaningful participation of representatives of the local academic senate.
With the publication of the Senate paper, Faculty Role in Planning and Budget, this resolution has been completed.