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Newsletter, May, 2011
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FACULTY SENATE CONSULTATION PROCEDURES
When does the Senate meet?
The Senate meets every teaching Monday at 2:00 p.m.
in SU-30. Senate meetings are open to the public.
come to the Senate?
The Senate is responsible for Academic and
Board Policy 2510
A. Pursuant to rules adopted by the
Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, the Governing Board
elects to rely primarily on the advice and judgment of the Faculty Senate on
academic and professional matters.
B. The term "academic and
professional matters" means the following policy and procedures matters:
including establishing prerequisites and placing courses within disciplines
2. Degree and certificate requirements
3. Grading policies
4. Educational program development
5. Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success
6. Governance structures, as related to faculty roles
7. Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes, including
self-study and annual reports
8. Policies for faculty professional development activities
9. Processes for program review
10.Processes for institutional planning and budget development
11. Faculty Hiring Policy, Faculty, and Faculty Hiring Procedures
12. Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon by the
Governing Board and the Faculty Senate. As other such academic and
professional matters are identified, they will be added to this list.
C. The Governing Board,
through the Superintendent/President or designee, will consult with the
Faculty Senate when adopting policies and procedures on academic and
Policies and procedures on academic
and professional matters shall not be adopted by the Governing Board or
implemented until consultation with the Faculty Senate has occurred.
D. Modifications of this policy are
to be considered a professional matter and fall within the scope of this
agreement. GB 10/13/92
Note: "Rely primarily"
means that the Board will rely primarily upon the advice and judgment of the
How do items
come to the Senate?
Any student, staff, or faculty member may
ask any Senator to put an item on the Faculty Senate Agenda. The Senator
will then contact the Senate President to request that the item be placed on
the agenda. Anyone may also contact the Faculty Senate President directly.
Request for agenda items must be received by noon each Wednesday.
Timeline for Senate decision making
Like all other representative bodies, the
Faculty Senate needs time to conduct its business in an orderly manner.
- Items for the Faculty
Senate Agenda must be submitted one week prior to the meeting at which
the item will be an Information Item.
- All items will be
placed on the next available agenda as Information Items. It is helpful
to the Senate if persons bringing Information Items to the Senate make
copies of relevant materials to distribute to the Senators preferably
before, or at least, during the information meeting. The individual who
has requested that an information item be placed on the agenda needs to
be present or have a representative attend the senate meeting when the
item is discussed.
- Information items
which the Senate wishes to further discuss/address will be placed on the
following weeks agenda, or the next
available agenda, as action items. Faculty are asked to read their
Senate minutes and agendas carefully and contact their Senators if they
have any concerns. All faculty are always encouraged to attend Senate
meetings to speak to the issues personally. Action items may have
motions made about them, and to be acted on during the meeting by Senate
Note: For the Faculty Senate to have adequate time for consultation and
decision making, most issues brought to the Senate will require about
four weeks to deliberate and adopt (or not adopt, as the case may be).