Whereas, The bylaws of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) include procedures and criteria for conferring the status of Senator Emeritus for the purpose of recognizing the meritorious service of a faculty member upon or after retirement, and Janet Fulks has satisfied those requirements as a faculty member of the California Community Colleges system whose service has well exceeded the required five years of significant service to the Academic Senate;
Whereas, Janet Fulks has shaped California’s discourse on student success through her service on the ASCCC Executive Committee from 2004 –2010, chairing of the Curriculum, Basic Skills, Noncredit, Standards and Practices, and Accreditation committees, service on groups such as Accountability Reporting for Community Colleges, Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates, System Advisory Committee on Curriculum, Academic Senate/Research and Planning Student Learning Outcomes Collaborative, and ongoing participation as a member, lead, and co-chair of the Guided Pathways Taskforce as well as contributions to a number of other external committees, advisory groups, and task forces;
Whereas, Janet Fulks wrote the book on outcomes assessment for California Community Colleges, tirelessly supporting her colleagues statewide as faculty transitioned to a framework which without Janet’s guidance seemed complex and pointless; and
Whereas, Janet Fulks’ relentless engagement with statewide educational innovation such as the Basic Skills Initiative and the California Community Colleges Guided Pathways Award Program at the beginning of twenty-first century has helped strengthen the faculty voice in California and inspired new faculty leaders;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recognize Janet Fulks’ extraordinary and distinguished service by awarding her the status of Senator Emeritus with all rights and privileges thereof; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges convey to Janet Fulks its heartfelt congratulations on her retirement and wish her every happiness and many joyous years of swimming, diving, biking, running, and enjoying her family.