ASC President Blog

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….

Progress happens one step at a time

Feb 26, 2020

Protecting people and property:   Did you know that our district police department has a website? You can check out the daily log (right-hand menu), and find a map of police incidents. Lt Tom Holt highlighted this resource at the last Operations Council meeting! The Operations council is concerned with the state of building alarms…

Is it people or systems that make our college function well?

Feb 19, 2020

It is certainly people:  Hiring the best!  I guess we all know well how much disruption can occur in our work when we don’t have people in various positions, and we are in such a better place than during the 4th week of Fall 2019!  I am happy that we have Dr. Bell at the…

We have a plan for that … or do we?

Feb 10, 2020

Continuous Improvement and our Strategic Plan Continuous Improvement has arisen as a strong theme in CCC’s Strategic Plan discussions and I like it!  Continuous Improvement ideas can be applied at the individual level all the way up to the organizational level.  Think about the notes you make at the end of each semester telling yourself…

Information Overload! Statewide resources can inform our work

Feb 03, 2020

Aren’t we academics supposed to love information? The Academic Senate certainly does!   At a minimum, the ASC president’s job is to synthesize information and use it when representing the faculty voice in various meetings and decision points. Even better is when they are successful at sharing that synthesis with others! Best of all is…

Rest and Reflection at Semester’s End

Dec 20, 2019

It’s finally the end of the semester. How do 16 weeks feel so long?! I’m looking forward to decompressing over the next couple of weeks, which for me either ends in mad inspiration or tranquil appreciation, ideas reflected in this article I enjoyed. We shall see what 2020 brings! Hiring Business CCC is having a…

The End of the Semester, the Start of an Academic Senate Blog

Dec 02, 2019

Participatory Governance Committee Update: 21 committees met regularly this semester, with 53 faculty actively participating and providing insight to campus decisions. Regular updates from many committees are provided to the Academic Senate Council and posted in the minutes. Thank you to all faculty who’ve been providing our voice on these committees! For a complete graphic…