Research the Effectiveness of Multi-College Districts

Spring
2006
Resolution Number: 
13.05
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Category: 
General Concerns
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, Multi-college districts now exist in 21 of the 72 districts in the system;

Whereas, The creation of a multi-college district occurs for a variety of reasons, including financial and operational;

Whereas, The effects of the creation of a multi-college district on the academic needs, integrity, time and duplication of governance have not been studied; and

Whereas, Sharing of effective practices for successful functioning of multi-college districts would assist colleges considering the creation of a multi-college district;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges research the strengths and weaknesses of multi-college districts, particularly as they affect senates, time and effort of faculty, duplication of governance, implementation of governance as required by the Legislature, and other areas; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges collect and report on the effective practices for functioning in a multi-college district by the Fall 2007 Plenary Session.MSC Disposition: Local Senates

Summary: 
Research the strengths and weaknesses of multi-college districts, particularly as they affect senates, time and effort of faculty, duplication of governance, implementation of governance as required by the Legislature, and other areas; and collect and report on the effective practices for functioning in a multi-college district by the Fall 2007 Plenary Session.
Recommendation: 
Rostrum article was developed with recommendations for future activities and effort in the May 2009 Rostrum (To Be MCD Or Not To Be MCD That Was the Question).
Status Report: 

The Committee worked with the ASCCC Executive Committee to develop and delivery a very complex survey to all 65 colleges within multi-college districts. This survey received input from 59 respondents. The results were presented at the Spring 2009 Plenary Session and a follow up Rostrum article was developed with recommendations for future activities and effort in the May 2009 Rostrum.