Effective Senates The Key Ingredients of Collegial Consultation

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					       Effective Senates:
     The Key Ingredients of Collegial
              Consultation

Angelica Bangle, Chris Hill, Wheeler North,
      Beverly Reilly, Cheryl Stewart



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WHAT DO ALL THE
NUMBERS MEAN?



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    ASSEMBLY BILL 1725--1988
n SEC.  61. The Board of Governors of the
  California Community Colleges shall, by
  January 1, 1990, do all of the following:
n (a) Develop policies and guidelines for
  strengthening the role of the academic
  senate with regard to the determination
  and administration of academic and
  professional standards, course approval
  and curricula, and other academic matters

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 Defining Consultation Scope and
            Authority

n California Education Code
     Title 1-3, or Part 1 – 69

n California Regulations
     Title 5 – Education




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   Education Code §70902 (b)(7)

“The Governing Board shall … ensure … the
  right of academic senates to assume
  primary responsibility for making
  recommendation in the areas of
  curriculum and academic standards.”




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    TITLE 5 § 53203 - Powers
(A) Governing Board shall adopt policies
  delegating authority and responsibility to
  its Academic Senate.
(B) Policies in (A) shall be adopted through
  collegial consultation with the Academic
  Senate.
(C) Guarantees the Academic Senate the
  right to meet with or appear before the
  board.
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   TITLE 5 § 53200 - Definitions

(A) Academic Senate means an organization
  whose primary function is to make
  recommendations with respect to
  academic and professional matters.
(B) Academic and Professional matters
  means the following policy development
  and implementation matters:


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               The “10 +1”

Section 53200 (c)


§ Curriculum, including establishing
  prerequisites
§ Degree & Certificate Requirements
§ Grading Policies


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                The “10 +1”
Section 53200 (c)


4. Educational Program Development
5. Standards & Polices regarding Student
   Preparation and Success
6. College governance structures, as related
   to faculty roles


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               The “10 +1”
Section 53200 (c)

7. Faculty roles and involvement in
    accreditation process
8. Policies for faculty professional
    development activities
9. Processes for program review
10. Processes for institutional planning and
    budget development
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                The “plus 1”
Section 53200 (c)


n Otheracademic and professional matters
  as mutually agreed upon.




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         Collegial Consultation
Section 53200 (d)

District Governing Board is required to consult
  collegially with the Academic Senate and
  develop policies on academic and professional
  matters through either or both:
1. Rely primarily upon the advice and judgment
  of the Academic Senate
2. Reach mutual agreement with the Academic
  Senate by written resolution, regulation, or
  policy


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Collegial Consultation - Definitions
Section 53200 (d)

Requires procedures for responding to Academic Senate
    recommendations that include:

 (A) When rely primarily, the recommendation of the Academic
     Senate will normally be accepted, and only in exceptional
     circumstances and for compelling reasons will they not be
     accepted.
(B) When mutual agreement and an agreement has not been
     reached:
   – Existing policy remains in effect except in cases of legal
         liability or fiscal hardship
   – Board may act - after a good faith effort - only for
         compelling legal, fiscal, or organizational reasons.
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        Compelling Reasons

These terms mean that … the board’s
decision to disagree must be:
in writing, and based on a clear and
substantive rationale which puts the
explanation in an accurate, appropriate,
and relevant context.
        --Participating Effectively in District and College Governance




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TITLE 5 § 53203 – More Powers

(A) Academic Senate may assume
  responsibilities and perform functions as
  may be delegated by the Governing Board
(B) Appointment of faculty members to
  college committees shall be made by the
  Academic Senate - requires consultation
  with CEO or designee


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           Education Code

Section 87359 (b) Waiver of Minimum
          Qualifications and Equivalency

Section 87360 (b) Hiring Criteria

Section 87458 (a) Administrative Retreat
                   Rights


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             Education Code

Section 87610.1

(a) Tenure Evaluation Procedures

  “The faculty’s exclusive representative shall
  consult with the academic senate prior to
  engaging in collective bargaining regarding
  those procedures.”

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          Education Code
Section 87615 (b) Minimum Degree
  Requirements

Section 87663 (f) Evaluation Procedures -
  Association shall consult with Senate

Section 87743.2 Faculty Service Areas -
  Association shall consult with Senate

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   Legal Basis vs Real Life

        IT IS THE LAW
              but
THE BALL IS OFFICALLY IN YOUR
             COURT




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  How can we make it work?

n We need to encourage participation by our
 faculty on collegial consultation
 committees

      efforts on areas where you can
n Focus
 make progress



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   How can we make it work?
n Establishworking relationships with:
  – Board members
  – Bargaining Agent
  – Chancellor/Superintendent




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Senates need to advocate for the
 faculty’s position, but also need
   to help ensure that dialogue
   moves successfully toward a
            consensus


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Nuts and Bolts



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       Senate President Duties

Include:
n Be familiar with statutory regulations as
  well as local policies and procedures
n Maintain contact with ASCCC
n Develop senate and governance
  participation and leadership



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   Senate President Duties (cont’d)

Include:
n Foster communication
n Secure adequate resources for senate
n Foster efforts to appoint and retain
  qualified personnel




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    Tips for Effective Participatory
              Governance

n Setsenate goals and provide reports on
  progress
n Conduct local senate meetings
n Keep faculty informed
n Encourage faculty participation
n Make use of available resources


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             Resources

n Empowering   Local Senates: Roles and
 Responsibilities of and Strategies for an
 Effective Senate
n www.asccc.org     papers and links to
 online Title 5 and Education Code




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