Collegial Consultation is guided by San Bernardino Community College District Board Policy 2225.
It shall be the policy of this Board to embrace 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 of Trustees of the San Bernardino Community College District recognizes the definition of "academic and professional matters" as stated in the Title 5 regulations: i.e.,
Curriculum including establishing prerequisites and placing courses within disciplines
degree and certificate requirements
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 annual reports
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 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 be final
Education Code §§ 70901-70902
California Code of Regulation Title 5 §§ 53200-53204
California code of Regulation Title 5 §§ 51023.5- and 51023.7