Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges' paper Developing A Model for Effective Senate/Union Relations (1996) lays the groundwork for defining the roles for the senate and bargaining unit, outlines areas where authority of the two organizations overlap, and provides suggestions for effective communication between the organizations; and
Whereas, The recently completed legal assistance survey that addressed senate and bargaining unit oversight of key issues indicates that very few senates have memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with their bargaining units, and senate/bargaining unit issue oversight covers a wide variety of positive, neutral, and negative outcomes for faculty;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges join with leaders of collective bargaining groups for California community college faculty to create a new paper that provides updates for delineation of functions, strategies for communication in good and bad times, and other important elements for overall well-being of faculty; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop technical assistance for resolving local senate/bargaining unit issues that involves both senate and bargaining unit leaders.
MSC Disposition: Council of Faculty Organizations, Local Senates
The committee reviewed the draft paper from Spring 2011 and determined that attempting to fulfill the intent of the resolution would not be feasible without a partnership with the statewide leadership of the faculty unions and recommended to the Executive Committee that the potential for a joint paper of the ASCCC, CCCI, CFT and CCA be explored. CoFO discussed and determined that this was not the appropriate time to update the paper.