ERIC Number: ED222234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Academic Senates in California Community Colleges: A Position Paper.
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
The functions assigned to the academic senates of California's community colleges are set forth in this paper. First, the legal and historical bases for the senates are detailed, beginning with 1963 legislation providing for the establishment of a senate at each college, tracing the origin and growth of the statewide Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC), and noting the recognition of the ASCCC by the state legislature in 1980. Next, the paper indicates that the purpose of the academic senates is to provide a formal and effective procedure for faculty participation in the formation of district policies, and that the primary function of the senates is to make recommendations to the administration of a college and board of a district as the representative of the faculty. The following section discusses the differences between academic senates and employee organizations, and stresses that close bonds of cooperation should exist between the groups. After a section indicating that part-time faculty are currently permitted to belong to academic senates, the paper further outlines the roles of the senates with respect to the formation of college, district, and state policy; its consulting role to administrations and boards; and the assignment and acceptance of extraordinary duties. An appendix includes relevant sections of Title V of the California Administrative Code for Education and recommendations for cooperation between the ASCCC and the Office of the Chancellor. (KL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
Identifiers: Assembly Resolution 48 (California 1963); California; Senate Bill 160 (California)
Note: Revised version of ED 161 481.