Whereas the use of roll-over contracts would imperil the commitment of the California Community Colleges to a system of earned tenure grounded in peer review, due process, and academic freedom, and
Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has not historically engaged in positions on matters that are collectively bargained and has historically deferred to collective bargaining organizations positions when queried on such issues, and
Whereas the Chancellor has met individually with faculty leaders from all faculty groups, including the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, to promote and gain support for an initiative for roll-over contracts for faculty, and
Whereas the Community College Association and the Community College Council are opposed to roll-over contracts for faculty,
Resolved that the Academic Senate join its faculty association colleagues, the Community College Association and the Community College Council, in opposition to roll-over contracts for faculty, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Chancellor to cease his promotion of roll-over contracts for faculty in the community colleges, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for Community Colleges reaffirm its support of earned tenure grounded in peer review and due process.
It is expected that administration groups will sponsor a bill for roll-over contracts for the 1999-2000 legislative session.