ASC President Blog

Another week, another (couple of) issue(s)

Sep 15, 2020

Potential vote of no confidence Our sister college’s academic senates (and also the classified senate at DVC) are considering resolutions stating vote of no confidence in 4CD board members. See DVC’s resolutions and joint senate meeting agenda (with zoom info) here. Discussion of this issue will be on our own ASC meeting agenda next week,…

New Chancellor. Enrollment concerns. Governance participation.

Sep 08, 2020

I hope the semester’s routine is settling in well, and that engagement with students is a bright spot in each of your days. The extra effort you are making for online success is so important to students and is definitely appreciated! “Big 4” Committees need members:   Planning committee has 2 empty faculty positions: Proposed changes to…

It’s only week 2 and I already need to catch up!

Sep 01, 2020

Our 16-week semesters start fast, don’t they? Fall 2020 will be over before we know it.  There is so much information about what is going onto share. Here are some key items CCC’s Academic Senate Council has been considering so far.  Regular and Effective Contact in DE courses Distance Education courses must have regular and…

Black Lives Matter

Jun 15, 2020

As we are called to action by our state chancellor, our college president, and our colleagues (AASA Call to action, Latnix letter of support), it is critical to reflect on our own personal and professional actions with regard to racism, and make our own personal commitments to combating racisim in ourselves and in our work….

Draw strength in community, even if its virtual right now

Apr 23, 2020

College Events Strategic plan – set the course for our college future! The planning committee has been working hard to be sure our campus voice is authentically included in our 2020-2025 strategic plan.  I hope you will be part of the continuation of the energy generated at All College Day at this final community event, as…

It’s been one month: Happy Anniversary!

Apr 16, 2020

May the Fourth be with you: 2-4 pm All-faculty Senate meeting – mark your calendar! The Academic Senate Council is hosting an all-senate meeting during the ASC regular meeting time on May 4. Let’s celebrate faculty contributions to our college, share hopes and dreams for next year, and have some fun. Costume contest, displays of…

All the COVID-19 Emails

Mar 26, 2020

As we move into spring break, I’m doing a little electronic “spring cleaning” . We’ve been bombarded with so much information these last few weeks, with much of it important. I don’t know about you, but I definitely cannot keep track of everything. Today’s blog is just an annotated archive of the ASC president emails,…

Super Tuesday – “It’s the economy, stupid”

Mar 03, 2020

Quick governance moment The ASCCC President John Stanskas just sent out his monthly newsletter. Remember, he will be on campus Thursday March 26 from 2-4PM for our Collegiality in Action visit in GE225. He notes 3 ASCCC topics of focus for this year :  Faculty in governance, faculty diversification, and faculty role in Guided Pathways….