Values Statement


The Academic Senate champions and models the effectiveleadership role of faculty at their colleges and at the state level, promotes the inclusion of leaders from various backgrounds and experiences in order to represent all faculty,and fosters faculty participation in governance to effect change and promote student success. The Academic Senate facilitates and supports the development of faculty leaders. The Academic Senate is respectful and reflective in its work and relationships and expects accountability from its leaders. In all its activities, the Academic Senate adheres to the highest professional ethics and standards.


The Academic Senate empowers faculty from diverse backgrounds and experiences in order to promote inclusiveness and equitythrough its publications, resources, activities, policies, and presentations. The Academic Senate collaborates with other statewide organizations, and with administrators, trustees, students, classified professionals,and others, to develop and maintain effective relationships. The Academic Senate believes that collaboration with others and faculty engagement improve professional decisions made locally and at the state level.


The Academic Senate assertsfaculty primacy in academic and professional matters as established in statute and regulation and incorporates diverse perspectives as a means of reaching reasoned and beneficial results. The Academic Senate is the official voice of the California community college faculty in statewide consultation and decision making regarding academic and professional matters and, through leadership and empowerment, endeavors to make each local senate the voice of the faculty in college and district consultation and decision making. The Academic Senate values thoughtful discourse and deliberation and centers its work on student success.