Underutilized Senate Technology

Spring
1997
Resolution Number: 
11.02
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Technology
Status: 
Completed

Whereas the Academic Senate web page is completely underutilized, and

Whereas Academic Senate documents should be made more accessible to local senate presidents and local senates in order to promote local senate discussion and to provide opportunities for local input into State issues, and

Whereas local senate presidents have neither the resources nor the time to make multiple copies of Senate session documents for distribution to their senators, and

Whereas technology through the web page and Internet provide a simple, but thorough means for distributing Senate session material,


Resolved that the Academic Senate direct the Executive Committee to make available to all local senates, via the Senate web page, all session materials including draft documents in order to promote local senate discussion and comment, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate make available, via the Senate web page, all Senate publications, including Executive Committee agendas, positions papers, surveys, resolution booklets and resolutions data base, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate direct the Executive Committee to explore ways to improve the distribution of session and other Senate materials, including, but not limited to, wider use of the Senate web page, the designation of a web master, and the distribution of disks containing Senate documents.

Status Report: 

This has been completed through several iterations of Title 5 modifications since 1998, the most significant of which requires "regular effective contact" regardless of modality instead of face-to-face contact.