Annually the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges calls for nominations for one of the two faculty seats on the Board of Governors. We seek your assistance in identifying outstanding faculty members who are knowledgeable about the issues facing faculty and others in the community colleges. While we are particularly interested in candidates who represent and who have shown commitment to issues of diversity, as you will see on the enclosed sheet, the Academic Senate has broadened the criteria to encourage leaders with a variety of experiences to consider applying for this position. Thus, it is important that all members of your faculty are aware of this opportunity to serve.
The Governor appoints members of the Community College Board of Governors. As you may be aware, two faculty members serve on the Board of Governors, serving staggered two-year terms. The Governor makes these faculty appointments from a list of recommendations put forward by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges.
Attached is a description of the criteria the Academic Senate's Executive Committee will use to select nominees. In addition, we would expect candidates to be articulate, capable of presenting a reasoned argument on issues of educational policy, and to have knowledge of statewide educational issues. Any college or district senate or an Executive Committee member of the Academic Senate for California Community College may nominate faculty. In each case, the nominee is strongly encouraged to include a letter of endorsement from the faculty member's local academic senate. If a faculty member has been previously nominated and would like to be reconsidered, a letter of intent should be sent to the Senate Office with a current resume.
Candidates for nomination should submit an online application, statement of intent, a current resumé outlining relevant professional activities, and the letter of local senate endorsement is desirable. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2023, by 11:59 p.m. and all original materials must be received by this time.
Nominees will be selected and interviewed by the Executive Committee at its September 14-16, 2023 meeting, exact location to be determined. All candidates will be notified of the outcome of the nomination process.