ERIC Number: ED161481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
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The Role of Academic Senates in California Community Colleges: A Position Paper.
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
In 1963 the California State Legislature adopted Assembly Concurrent Resolution 48 which provided for the establishment of an academic senate or council at each junior college; its faculty-appointed members would represent the faculty in the formation of policy on academic and professional matters. As a formal channel whereby all local senates could make recommendations to the State Board of Governors, the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges was founded. Title V of the Administrative Code for Education reiterates this purpose and function of the academic senate. Though Senate Bill 160 grants employee organizations domain in representing their members in employment relations, the close cooperation between senates and these organizations is essential to resolve overlap with the responsibilities and powers of the senate to make recommendations on academic and professional matters. Title V also provides for the inclusion of part-time faculty on senates, as well as outlining the mechanism for the senate to present written views and recommendations to the governing board and guaranteeing consideration and response. An appendix presents the sections of Title V of the Administrative Code which relate to academic senates. (MB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.