By | February 22, 2023
Senate Standard
Happy Tuesday! I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far. 

The first announcement below – an opportunity to be part of the Chancellor’s Search Advisory Committee – is time sensitive. We just received the invitation to nominate full time faculty members to be part of this group this afternoon. As the timeline shared with us today shows, the intent is to have a new Chancellor in place ready to start on September 1.  

If serving on the Chancellor’s Search Advisory Committee isn’t a good fit for you, coming soon will be more information about getting involved in Senate work next year. Election information will be coming in the next few weeks, and I encourage you to start thinking now about running to serve as a Senator next year.  

-Nancy ([email protected])
Chancellor’s Search Advisory Committee (SAC)
Would you like an active role in our search for the next ACC Chancellor? Our Board of Trustees has asked each employee association to nominate five individuals to serve on the Chancellor’s Search Advisory Committee (SAC) from which at least one representative will be chosen to serve.
If you are interested, complete this interest form by this Thursday (February 23) by 8:00 pm

Based on what Board Chair Dr. Barbara Mink has shared today, the general timeline and duties of the SAC are as follows:
* March: One 90 minute meeting (in person or virtual attendance) to review the role of the committee and meet other SAC members. 
*April: Participate in Virtual Interviews (approximately 10 hour commitment). The SAC will decide which 4 to 6 semi-finalists will come to Austin for in-person interviews. 
*May/June: Participate in On Campus Interviews (approximately 10 hours of interview time clustered in two or three days; virtual attendance is an option).

After the On Campus Interviews, the Board will visit the campuses of the top 2 or 3 candidates before making a final decision. 

If you have additional questions, please reach out to Nancy at [email protected].
Your Input Is Needed: Administrative Rules
There are a few faculty-focused Administrative Rules currently open for comment. I have listed them here for your quick reference and you can use the Google Form embedded on this webpage to provide your feedback to the Academic and Student Affairs Council (ASAC). 

Faculty Evaluation (AR 4.1201.02 and Guidelines/Procedures 4.1201.02.01) Feedback Deadline: April 1, 2023This AR and G/P was previously sent out for comment but ASAC voted to send it out again to provide more opportunity for feedback and input. They would especially like more faculty members to share their input. 
The following resources are also available to help in your review of the Faculty Evaluation administrative rule proposed revisions:
Overview of the proposed revisions to the faculty evaluation process
* Cross reference index of where to find more information
* Faculty Evaluation proposed revision website

Adjunct Faculty Participation in Shared Governance (AR 2.0703.03)
Feedback Deadline: March 1, 2023

Placement Credit for Adjunct Faculty (AR 4.0401.03)
Feedback Deadline: March 1, 2023
In Case You Missed It: Shared Governance: Help Wanted!
Are you interested in serving on a college-wide shared governance committee? As sometimes happens as schedules and assignments change, Faculty Senate is looking for full time faculty willing to serve on the following two committees for the remainder of this academic year:

*Informational Technology (committee charge and membership information available here)

Please send your interest to Nancy at [email protected]
Keeping Up to Date with the Legislative Session
A great resource you can use to stay up to date with the legislative session is TCCTA (Texas Community College Teachers Association). TCCTA has curated the resources below and you can peruse them to begin your journey of getting involved in the 88th session.
*TCCTA Start-of-Session Legislative Update (short video)
*TCCTA resolution on academic freedom (adopted 3/1/2022)
*Community College Day at the Capitol
*TCCTA Legislative Resources (includes a link to the TCCTA Bill Tracker and their guide to political participation)