Subject: Board Policy 2005
Date: November 8, 2005
Mover: Kelly Locke
Seconder: Jennifer Fellguth
Whereas, The Board Policy
2005 was amended on
Whereas, Title 5, Section 53203 (a) states: The governing board shall adopt policies for the appropriate delegation of authority and responsibility to its college academic senate.
Whereas, Title 5, Section 53203 (b) states: In adopting the policies described in section (a), the governing board or designees, shall consult collegially with the academic senate.
Whereas, “Consult Collegially” is defined by Title 5 to mean that the district governing board shall develop policies on academic and professional matters through either or both of the following:
Whereas, the Hartnell College Board of Trustees has chosen option 2 above as the definition of “consult collegially.”
Whereas Title 5, section 53203 (d) states: The governing board shall adopt procedures for responding to recommendations of the academic senate that incorporates the following:
Whereas, Title 5, Section 53203 (c)states: While consulting collegially, the academic senate shall retain the right to meet with or appear before the governing board with respect to its views and recommendations. In addition, after consultation with the administration, the academic senate may present its recommendations to the governing board.
Whereas, The Academic Senate
did not reach mutual agreement on the above said addition to Board Policy 2005.
Whereas, in accordance with above referenced regulations the Board must reach mutual agreement with the Academic Senate when changing any policy that concerns the Academic Senate.
Resolved, that the Academic Senate for Hartnell College finds Board Policy 2005 out of compliance with Title 5 and requests that the above sentence be stricken from board policy.