Academic Senate

Academic Senate Fall 2014

It is the belief of the Academic Senate that the college's capacity to serve the student will be strengthened by greater involvement in institutional planning by that sector of the college community that is closest to the student, the instructor. Furthermore, it is the aspiration of the senate that this involvement will be an integral part of the continuous assessment and improvement of the college's methods of serving the student. Finally, it is assumed that collective involvement will create a broader repository of institutional philosophy and methods of implementing these goals, thus increasing the stability and continuity of these goals and methods, and making them less sensitive to change in key personnel.

The effectiveness of faculty contributions to institutional policy development is predicated not only on the quality of the contribution, but also on the extent to which the contribution truly is a part of the policy development process. This does not confer policy-making power on this contributor, nor does it confer immunity from rejection of his/her ideas. But, it does make him/her a member of the policy developing apparatus.

The Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 48 and subsequent state regulations on community college senates define senate membership criteria, which accommodates community of interest. This is necessary foundation to representative inter-group communication. No group or organization can be representative of a community of interest, which is not selected by and answerable to that community of interest.

The Allan Hancock College Board of Trustees specifically addresses Academic Senate's responsibility in shared governance. See a link to current board policy below.

AHC Board Policy on Shared Governance

Top of Page

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Richard Caliguri

Richard Caliguri
"Being able to teach Cosmetology has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my hairdressing career. To be able to take a new batch of students who are open to new ideas and be able to help mold them into future stylists is very rewarding. I learn as much from the students as they learn from my teaching. Being associated with Allan Hancock College has allowed me to do what I love most: teach."
Read More »

I Chose Allan Hancock College

AHC - Start Here. Go Anywhere

Follow Hancock

icon-facebook icon-twitter icon-youtube icon-rss More Social Media


Student Success Scorecard

Last Modified Sep 18, 2014