ERIC Number: ED395628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a Model for Effective Senate/Union Relations.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Academic Senate.
This paper outlines strategies for achieving effective collegial relationships between local academic senates and faculty collective bargaining agents in California community colleges. Following introductory materials, eight principles of collaborative agreements are presented related to roles of key participants and decision-making processes. The duality of roles of senates and bargaining agencies in shared governance is then discussed, highlighting specific legislation establishing governance roles, and spheres of responsibility are examined for academic senates in academic and professional matters, bargaining agents in contractual matters, and the board of trustees in administrative decisions. Next, descriptions are provided of the role of governance councils, or oversight bodies utilized in shared governance and composed of representatives from the administration, senate, bargaining agent, and other constituents, and of the roles of district and college committees. Finally, the consultation process between bargaining agents and academic senates required by the state Education Code is described related to tenure evaluation of newly hired faculty, evaluation of tenured faculty, faculty service areas, minimum qualifications and equivalency, and hiring criteria and processes. Appendixes include a summary of shared governance in the community colleges and a sample shared governance agreement between the El Camino Academic Senate and the Federation of Teachers. (TGI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Academic Senate.