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What is the Academic Senate? What Does it Do?. TITLE 5 (Division 6) California Code of Regulations and The California Education Code. (stolen/modified/etc. with permission from Professor Grant J. Miller, Professor of Astronomy and President of the Academic Senate at Southwestern College).

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What is the academic senate what does it do
What is the Academic Senate?What Does it Do?

TITLE 5 (Division 6)

California Code of Regulations

and

The California Education Code

(stolen/modified/etc. with permission from Professor Grant J. Miller,

Professor of Astronomy and President of the Academic Senate at Southwestern College)


Title 5 division 6
TITLE 5 | Division 6

eApplies to California Community Colleges

eIs regulation with the force of law

eIs derived by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges from the Education Code of the State of California.


Title 5 53200 definitions
TITLE 5 § 53200 - Definitions

The Academic Senate is an organization

“whose primary function is, as the representative

of the faculty, to make recommendations to the administration of a college and the governing board of a district with respect to academic and professional matters.”

So . . .

What are “academic and professional matters”?


The 10 1 of 53200

Degree and certificate requirements

Grading policies

Educational program development

Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites

Standards and polices regarding student preparation and success

College governance structures, as related to faculty roles

The “ 10 + 1 ” of §53200


The 10 1 continued
The “10 + 1” Continued

  • Faculty roles and involvement in the accreditation process

  • Policies for faculty professional development activities

  • Processes for program review

  • Processes for institutional planning and budget development

Plus One

Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon.


53200 collegial consultation
§53200 “Collegial Consultation”

The Board of Trustees is required to consult collegiallywith the Academic Senate and develop policies on academic and professional matters through either or both:

1.Rely primarily upon the advice and judgement of the Academic Senate

2. Reach mutual agreement with the Academic Senate by written resolution, regulation, or policy


Title 5 53203 powers
TITLE 5 §53203 - Powers

(A)The local governing board shall adopt policies delegating authority and responsibility to its Academic Senate.

(B)Policies in (A) shall be adopted through collegial consultationwith the Academic Senate.

(C)The Academic Senate has the right to meet with or appear before the local governing board (i.e. no speakers’ cards).


Title 5 53203 continued
TITLE 5 §53203 (continued)

(D)Requires procedures for responding to Academic Senate recommendations that include:

  • When rely primarily applies:the recommendation of the Academic Senate will normallybe accepted, and only in exceptional circumstances

  • and for compelling reasons will they not be accepted.


Title 5 53203 continued1
TITLE 5 §53203 (continued)

(D)Requires procedures for responding to Academic Senate recommendations that include:

2. When mutual agreement applies but 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.


Title 5 53203 continued2
TITLE 5 §53203 (continued)

(E) The Academic Senate may assume responsibilities and perform functions as may be delegated by the Governing Board

(F) Appointment of faculty members to college committees shall be made by the Academic Senate

— AS shall consult (but not collegially!) with CEO or designee


California education code
California Education Code

IS THE LAW

• Requires legislation to be changed

• Always supercedes Title 5 regulation

• Was amended by AB 1725


The academic senate in the education code
The Academic Senate in the Education Code

§70902 (b)(7) Governing Boards; Delegation

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

At the SOCCCD: Board Policy 2100.1

http://www.socccd.cc.ca.us/ref/bpolicies/8index2000.htm


The academic senate in the education code continued
The Academic Senate in theEducation Code (continued)

Section 87359 (b)Waiver of Minimum

Qualifications; Equivalency

Section 87360 (b)Hiring Criteria

Section 87458 (a)Administrative Retreat Rights


The academic senate in the education code continued1
The Academic Senate in the Education Code (continued)

Section 87610.1 (a)Tenure Evaluation Procedures

- Association shall consult with Senate

Section 87615 (b)Minimum Degree Requirements:

Exceptions

Section 87663 (f)Evaluation Procedures

- Association shall consult with Senate

Section 87743.2Faculty Service Areas

- Association shall consult with Senate


Student rights
Student Rights

Title 5 §51023.7

(A)The governing board shall adopt policies

procedures that provide students the opportunity

to participate effectively in district and college

governance.


Student regulations
Student Regulations

e student services planning and development

e student fees

e any other district or college policy… that will have a significant effect on students

e grading policies

e codes of student conduct

e academic disciplinary policies

e curriculum development

ecourse/program initiation or elimination

e processes for institutional planning & budget development

e standards and policies regarding student preparation and success


Rights of classified staff
Rights of Classified Staff

Title 5 §51023.5

(A)The governing board shall adopt policies and

procedures that provide district and college staff

the opportunity to participate effectively in district

and college governance.


Resources
Resources

http://www.academicsenate.cc.ca.us

http://www.cccco.edu

http://www.curriculum.cc.ca.us

http://ccr.oal.ca.gov

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html

AND . . .

http://iserver.saddleback.cc.ca.us/gov/senate/acsen/