The ASCCC champions and models the effective leadership role of faculty at their colleges and at the state level, promotes the inclusion of leaders from various backgrounds and experiences in order to represent all faculty, and fosters faculty participation in governance to effect change and promote student success. The Academic Senate facilitates and supports the development of faculty leaders. The ASCCC is respectful and reflective in its work and relationships and expects accountability from its leaders. In all its activities, the ASCCC adheres to the highest professional ethics and standards.
The ASCCC empowers faculty from diverse backgrounds and experiences, promoting actions resulting in inclusion, diversity, equity, anti-racism, and accessibility through its publications, resources, activities, policies, and presentations. The ASCCC collaborates with other statewide organizations, and with administrators, trustees, students, classified professionals, and others, to develop and maintain effective relationships. The ASCCC believes that collaboration with others and faculty engagement improve professional decisions made locally and at the state level.
The ASCCC asserts faculty primacy in academic and professional matters as established in statute and regulation and incorporates diverse perspectives as a means of reaching reasoned and beneficial results. The ASCCC is the official voice of the California community college faculty in statewide consultation and decision making regarding academic and professional matters and, through leadership and empowerment, endeavors to make each local senate the voice of the faculty in college and district consultation and decision making. The ASCCC values discourse and deliberation which result in the enhancement of inclusion, diversity, equity, anti-racism, and accessibility in achieving and centers its work on student success.