ERIC Number: ED467173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Empowering Local Senates: Roles and Responsibilities of and Strategies for an Effective Senate.
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
This handbook for the presidents of California community college academic senates addresses the California Academic Senate's history, state legislation pertaining to academic senates, the duties of local senate presidents, and strategies for increasing the effectiveness of academic senates. The Academic Senate in California began in 1963, with the adoption of an Assembly Concurrent Resolution that required the State Board of Education to establish academic senates for the purposes of representing faculty in the formation of policy on academic and professional matters. Current duties of a local senate president include: (1) being familiar with the statutory context in which the senate operates; (2) advocating for faculty interests; (3) promoting an effective relationship with the Board of Trustees; (4) maintaining contact with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges; (5) maintaining effective relationships with other governance groups; (6) developing senate participation and leadership; (7) fostering communication; (8) securing resources to ensure senate success; (9) furthering efforts to appoint and retain qualified personnel; and (10) if necessary, meeting additional responsibilities for a multi-college district. Information is provided on how to conduct senate meetings, maintain communication with faculty, and facilitate faculty participation. Appended are sample forms, models of governance, goal statements, reports, resolutions, meeting agendas, and a brief introduction to parliamentary procedure. (RC)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Administration, College Faculty, College Governing Councils, Community Colleges, Faculty Organizations, Governance, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.academicsenate.cc.ca.us/LocalSenates/Hb.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.