Collegial Consultation is guided by San Bernardino Community College District Board
Policy 2510 (Replaces current SBCCD BP 2225).
The Board embraces the concept of collegial consultation and to establish procedures
to ensure faculty, management, classified staff, and students the right to participate
effectively in collegial consultation in particular areas where they have their responsibility
and expertise as specified in Title 5 regulations, while retaining its own right and
responsibilities in all areas defined by state laws and regulations.
The Board is the ultimate decision-maker in those areas assigned to it by state and
federal laws and regulations. In executing that responsibility the Board is committed
to its obligation to ensure that appropriate members of the District participate in
developing recommended policies for Board action and administrative procedures for
Chancellor action under which the District is governed and administered.
Each of the following shall participate as required by law in the decision-making
processes of the District.:
Academic Senate(s) (Title 5 Sections 53200-53206)
The Board or its designees will consult collegially with the Academic Senate, as duly
constituted with respect to academic and professional matters, as defined by law.
Procedures to implement this section are developed collegially with the Academic Senate.
The Board of Trustees recognizes the definition of "academic and professional matters"
as stated in the Title 5 regulations:
- Curriculum including establishing prerequisites and placing courses within disciplines;
- Degree and certificate requirements;
- Grading policies;
- Education program development;
- Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success;
- District and college consultation structures, as related to faculty roles;
- Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes, including self-study and
- Policies for faculty professional development activities;
- Processes for program review;
- Processes for institutional planning and budget development; and
- Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon between the Governing
Board and the Academic Senate
The Board further recognizes its obligation, under Title 5 Regulations, to "consult
collegially" with the Academic Senate on these "academic and professional matters."
Additional academic and professional matters may be added as specified in #11 only
through formal resolution of the Board.
The Board further recognizes that, under Title 5, it may choose to "consult collegially"
through the option of "mutual agreement" on policy issues, or the option of "relying
primarily on the advice and judgment of the senate" when adopting policies and procedures
on "academic and professional matters."
The Board of Trustees shall have the final responsibility for developing all policies
governing the community college district, including academic and professional matters.
For purposes of academic and professional matters, the Board shall rely primarily
on the advice of the Academic Senate. If the Board has a compelling reason for not
accepting the advice of the Academic Senate, it shall provide that reason in writing
upon request of the Academic Senate. The decision of the Board on all policy shall
Classified Staff (Title 5 Section 51023.5)
Staff shall be provided with opportunities to participate in the formulation and development
of District policies and procedures that have a significant effect on staff. The opinions
and recommendation of the classified staff will be given every reasonable consideration.
Associated Students (Title 5 Section 51023.7)
The Associated Students shall be given an opportunity to participate effectively in
the formulation and development of Board policies and administrative procedures that
have a significant effect on students, as defined by law. The recommendations and
positions of the Associated Students will be given every reasonable consideration.
The selection of student representatives to serve on District committees or task force
shall be made after consultation with the Associated Students.
Except for unforeseeable emergency situations, the Board shall not take any action
on matters subject to this policy until the appropriate constituent group or groups
have been provided the opportunity to participate.
Nothing in this policy will be construed to interfere with the formation or administration
of employee organizations or with the exercise of rights guaranteed under the Educational
Employment Relations Act, Government Code Sections 3540 et seq.
References: Education Code Section 70902(b)(7); Title 5 Sections 53200 et seq. (Academic Senate),
51023.5 (Staff), and 51073.7 (Students); ACCJC Accreditation Standards IV.A and IV.D.7
Revised: 04/8/04, 10/9/14, 12/11/14
AP 2510 Collegial Consultation (Replaces current SBCCD AP 2225)
Collegial Consultation Committee List (PDF Added Spring 2016)