Remote Attendance Option for ASCCC Events

Fall
2021
Resolution Number: 
01.05
Contact: 
Category: 
Academic Senate

Whereas, Registration for the 2021 Fall Plenary Session - Hybrid Event is $325 for virtual-only registration and $580 for in-person registration (plus the cost of travel, accommodation, and dinner on travel days);

Whereas, Nearly 500 people attended the virtual 2021 Spring Plenary Session which is far greater than any other previous in-person plenary event, and attendance at other institutes held virtually, including Faculty Leadership and Curriculum, during the pandemic has been greater than attendance at in-person institutes held prior;

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has for a generation affirmed its commitment to sustainability [1] and the environmental impact of air travel is very high [2]; and

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has previously affirmed that attendance and participation increase when physical presence is not required for academic senates to assert their purview over academic and professional matters [3];

Resolved, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges should make remote attendance an option at all ASCCC-organized events, including plenary sessions

MSC


1. Resolutions F95 1.07 and S09 1.04
2. Air travel and climate change
3. Resolution S21 6.04