ERIC Number: ED434695
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Senate Rostrum: The Newsletter of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 1997-1998.
Senate Rostrum: The Newsletter of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sep 1997-Oct 1998
This collection of four Senate Rostrum newsletters discusses the various issues of interest to faculty in California community colleges. The September 1997 issue addresses such topics as welfare reform, technology mediated instruction, academic standards, an annual gathering of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges entitled the Summer Faculty Leadership Institute, and a controversial rewards plan called "Academic Excellence." The January 1998 issue deals with a 2005 Task Force Report and discusses affirmative action, the California Virtual University, and various legislative statements and updates. The next issue, from April of 1998, contains an article by the President of the Academic Senate about realizing the vision of shared governance and other issues addressed in Assembly Bill 1725. The newsletter touches on certain curriculum issues, mentions again the Academic Excellence plan (retitled "Partnership for Excellence"), and contains an article on freedom of speech issues at Santa Rosa J.C. The October issue reports on several annual gatherings, such as the Great Teachers Seminar, the Occupational Leadership Seminar, the Summer Leadership Institute, and the first Technology for Teaching Institute. The practices of Western Governors' University, a distance education university, are discussed, and it is argued that it should not be accredited. Finally, The Partnership for Excellence plan is explained thoroughly and is shown by the author to be an unfavorable course of action. (JA)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.