Resolution 2.07

 

Subject:  Shared Governance Committees

Date:  November 28, 2006

 

Mover:  Melissa Stave

Division/Department:  PE/Athletics

 

Seconder: Liz Estrella

Division/Department: Counseling

 

Passed:  Unanimously

 

Whereas, Section 70902 (B)(7) states:  “The governing board of each district shall establish procedures to ensure faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to express their opinions at the campus level, and to ensure that these opinions are given every reasonable consideration, and the right of academic senates to assume primary responsibility for making recommendations in the areas of curriculum and academic standards; and,

 

Whereas, Section 53203 (F) states:  The appointment of faculty members to serve on college committees shall be made, after consultation with the chief executive officer or designee, by the academic senate; and,

 

Whereas, faculty at Hartnell College are appointed to committees without regard to the academic senate; and,

 

Whereas, there is no master list of faculty currently serving on committees and thus no way to know if new faculty members need to be recruited and appointed by the Senate; and,

 

Whereas, the Senate has repeatedly requested that committee chairs supply committee descriptions, membership lists, meeting schedules and minutes; and,

 

Whereas, each shared governance committee must provide the Academic Senate with monthly committee reports; and,

 

Whereas, there is a severe breakdown in communications with shared governance committees due to this situation; and,

 

Therefore, let it be resolved, that the Academic Senate for Hartnell College finds all current committee appointments invalid and, at this point in time, rescinds all appointments until committee chairs supply committee descriptions, membership lists, meeting schedules, current minutes and requests for faculty appointments to the Academic Senate; and,

 

Let it be resolved, that the Academic Senate for Hartnell College will begin considering requests for approval of faculty appointments, documents, reports, proposals, and other such items when the committee structure has been re-established and the above deficiencies corrected.