Purview of the Academic Senate
CA Community College Faculty
1. Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites.
2. Degree and certificate requirements.
3. Grading policies.
4. Educational program development.
5. Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success.
6. College governance structures, as related to faculty roles.
7. Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes.
8. Policies for faculty professional development activities.
9. Processes for program review.
10. Processes for institutional planning and budget development.
11. Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon.
In accordance with Title 5, Sections 53200 and 53203 and CCSF Board Policy 2.08, the CCSF Board of Trustees and its delegate, the Chancellor, consult collegially with the CCSF Academic Senate concerning academic and professional matters. Central to the collegial consultation process are meetings and other communication between Officers of the CCSF Academic Senate, and the Chancellor and members of the administration. Find a chart tracking the status of issues under consultation. For most items, additional information may be found in minutes of Acdemic Senate Executive Council meetings and in emails from the Academic Senate President to all faculty.
NEW! Administrative Procedure 2.08 Collegial Consultation.
Proposed Department Reorganization
WHY IS THE SENATE CREATING THIS RESPONSE? California Education Code provides, by law, that Administration "rely primarily" upon the Academic Senate when making decisions that impact academic and professional matters (the 10+1 listed above). Responding is our professional responsibility. Your Academic Senate is preparing for collegial consultation with the District regarding the impact of the proposed reorganization. The Senate's representation of your department can only be as good as the information you provide. The best representation is evidence-based.
Our representation of your interests can only be as good as the information you provide.
How to Contribute:
1. Check out the Impact of Reorganization chart to view the format of the response.
2. Identify the Discipline impacted.
3. Identify the specific 10+1 impacted.
4. Describe in 40 words or less the impact. Be specific.
Please focus on specific factual changes. Leave opinions out (those are for later so do keep track of them). Cite data and evidence - this is important. We like data! Hint: our ESL program has excellent data behind its success. For example, if a course outline will be impacted, identify the specific course outline and the specific impact. Be clear about why the impact would be negative. Or, be clear about why the impact would be positive.
Send the response to LDuck@ccsf.edu
- New! Report on the California Community Colleges Student Success Initiative Professional Development Committee Recommendations. Will be discussed by State Consultation Council meeting in San Francisco April 18, 2013 and by Board of Governors meeting in Sacramento May 6-7, 2013.
- CCSF Professional Development and Flex. Scroll down for links to the forms
- Independent Flex Credit Form
- Guidelines for the Implementation of the Flexible Calendar Program from Academic Senate for California Community Colleges in Cooperation with Chancellor's Office Program Staff
- Tentative Recommendation for 2013-2014 Annual Budget presented by by Vice Chancellor Peter Goldstein to Board of Trustees, March 23, 2013
- Plan for Long-Term Fiscal Stability Draft presented by Vice Chancellor Peter Goldstein. January 24, 2013.
- Use of Prop A Funds presented by Vice Chancellor Peter Goldstein. January 24, 2013.
- Informal Notes on Chancellor Fisher’s Report to the Board of Trustees - 5/10/12 ( pdf )
- Informal budget notes - 5/2/12 (pdf)
- Letter from consultant Michael Hill concerning expenditure projections. March 14, 2012.
- Last year's Budget Planning Documents - From the District Business Office. See information on expenditures and activities disaggregated by campus -- be sure to read the footnotes and disclaimers for these documents.
- More information about the CCSF budget at: http://www.ccsf.edu/Organizations/Academic_Senate/BudgetResources.html