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ERIC Number: ED346909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Oct-12
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Collaborative Governance: Structures for Success. The California and Yosemite Community College District Experience.
Draper, Brice; Van Groningen, Tom
Assembly Bill (AB) 1725 addresses the mission, functions, governance, finance, staffing, programs, services, and accountability of the California Community Colleges (CCC). Many of the bill's recommendations place emphasis on the 107 community colleges, the CCC Chancellor's Office, and the Board of Governors (BOG) becoming a single system of postsecondary education, with shared governance as the cornerstone of the system. The shared governance provisions of AB 1725 encompass two levels: statewide shared governance between the BOG and the local district boards; and local governance between the local board and the academic senate. Perhaps the most important aspect of the bill's provisions is that the BOG and the local boards still have the primary responsibility and authority for the statewide system and the local colleges, respectively. One of the main goals of AB 1725 is increased involvement of the academic senates, particularly in the areas of hiring and evaluation. The CCC Chancellor's Office has developed a number of analytical documents to assist local districts in implementing the many different responsibilities of AB 1725. Yosemite Community College District (YCCD) has begun to address AB 1725 provisions through an agreement between the Yosemite Faculty Association and the YCCD to establish a District Council. A statement of principles and member position descriptions for the District Council have been developed. Appendixes provide state policies and regulations on shared governance, including revisions to existing Title 5 regulations on Academic Senates, and on the participation of staff and students in governance. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A