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THE ACADEMIC SENATE FOR CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES

PREAMBLE

We, the faculty of the California Community Colleges, through the local academic senates, do hereby establish the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Inc., in order to promote the best interests of higher education in the state and to represent the faculty in all California Community Colleges at the state level.

From the American Association of University Professors document

GOVERNANCE AND ACADEMIC FREEDOM

SECTION V: THE ACADEMIC INSTITUTION: THE FACULTY

“Agencies for faculty participation in the government of the college or university should be established at each level where faculty responsibility is present. An agency should exist for the presentation of the views of the whole faculty. The structure and procedures for faculty participation should be designed, approved, and established by joint action of the components of the institution. Faculty representatives should be selected by the faculty according to procedures determined by the faculty.”

From “Empowering Local Senates: Roles and Responsibilities of and Strategies for an Effective Senate”

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