Unlike dictatorships, democratic decision-making is an often chaotic, bottom-up process involving lots of conversations, multiple levels of politicking, and rapid changes of opinion. Though seemingly chaotic—but not a free-for-all!–it tends to produce superior policy decisions because it treats participants equally, and judges ideas solely on their merit. The Academic Senate embraces the chaos and trusts the process.
Resolutions: The Primary Mechanism for Setting Policy
The Academic Senate relies on formal resolutions, a democratic process, to set direction for the organization as a whole. Although the use of resolutions is primarily used to influence senate policies, resolutions may also be used to affirm a formal position and/or used ceremonially to honor or note formal appreciation.
Solutions: Borne out of Issues
In many instances, before the Academic Senate can take action on an issue, concern, or problem, the adoption of a resolution by the body is necessary to provide direction and facilitate deeper understanding of the issue.
WCC Academic Senate Adopted Resolutions
|Number||Resolution Title||Date Passed|
|19-01||SP 2019 – Local Adoption of CVC-OEI Course Design Rubric (Adopted 3/29/19)||03/29/2019|
|20-01||SP 2020 – Resolution of Appreciation to Honor WCC Academic Senate Senator Kevin Ferns||05/8/2020|