2. Scope of Agreement
4. Joint Meetings
5. Amendments to this
6. Termination of Agreement
May 9, 2008
The Santa Barbara City College Academic Senate (hereinafter, "Senate")
and the Santa Barbara City College Instructors' Association (hereinafter, "Association")
hereby enter into this agreement in order to ensure mutual understanding
between the two organizations and their respective membership, and to clarify
their separate, but sometimes overlapping functions and responsibilities.
The parties to this agreement hereby recognize and affirm their shared
goals of maintaining and improving the academic quality of Santa Barbara
City College; of strengthening the role of collegial governance at the
institution; and of improving the academic, professional, and working conditions
of the College faculty. In this spirit, the parties hereto agree to the
1.1. The Association recognizes and agrees that the Senate
represents the faculty of Santa Barbara City College ("College")
in collegial governance relating to academic and professional matters as
defined in Santa Barbara Community College District Policy #1200. Specifically,
the Association acknowledges the primary role of the Senate in formulating
academic policy and professional standards; in promoting faculty enrichment
and professional development; in ensuring collegial participation in the
governance of the College; and in advising the College administration and
the Association on these matters.
1.2. The Senate recognizes and agrees that the Association represents the
faculty of the College in all matters pertaining to compensation, benefits,
and working conditions and that the Association exercises its responsibilities
and authority through its Executive Board ("Exec. Board"). Specifically,
the Senate acknowledges the primary role of the Association in the formulation
and negotiation of faculty salaries, benefits, and working conditions with
the College administration..
1.3 The Association and the Senate acknowledge that their respective spheres
of influence and responsibility may, at times, overlap and/or conflict. In
general, the two organizations agree that issues pertaining to faculty compensation,
conditions and terms of employment, faculty work load, employee safety, security
of employment, and other matters commonly considered to be within the realm
of the "employee-employer" relationship, including grievance of same,
shall fall within the purview of the Association. The two organizations also
agree that issues pertaining to academic and professional standards, academic
policy, scholastic standards, professional development and faculty enrichment,
professional ethics, collegial governance, and other matters commonly considered
to be within the realm of "academic" concerns, including grievance
of same, shall fall within the purview of the Senate. Further, recognizing
that issues will arise that will not clearly fall into either sphere of responsibility;
the Association and Senate hereby agree to mutually
and cooperatively resolve the disposition of such matters.
2. SCOPE OF
2.1. In order to ensure a mechanism for the harmonious
and orderly discussion of issues brought before the faculty of the College
and in order to make recommendations on the placement of such issues either
within the purview of the Senate or the scope of bargaining of the Association,
both parties hereby agree to a formal liaison relationship as detailed
in Section 3 below.
2.2. The purpose of this Liaison relationship shall be to ensure discussion
of specific matters and issues where the rights, responsibilities, and/or authority
of the Association and the Senate overlap and/or conflict and to make recommendations
to the Senate and the Exec. Board regarding the manner of resolution of such
matters, the responsibilities of the Senate and the Association regarding such
matters, and the disposition of each issue where there is shared concern.
2.3. In maintaining this liaison relationship both parties shall endeavor to
preserve the independence and integrity of both the Senate and the Association
in their respective roles as defined above and to preserve the academic integrity
of the College.
3.1. The Association and the Senate each agree to appoint an individual to
serve as liaison to the opposite organization. The liaisons shall attend all
meeting of the partner organization, represent the respective interests of
the organization they represent, and report back to there respective organizations
on matters of interest.
3.2. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 3.3 through 3.5 below, the liaisons
from each organization shall be welcomed as a guest at all meetings of the
opposite organization, with full privilege to participate in the deliberations
of the organization to which they are liaison. Liaisons shall not have the
privilege to vote or introduce motions in their liaison capacity.
3.3. The liaisons appointed shall be members of the faculty qualified to be
members of both the Senate and the Exec. Board.
3.4. At their discretion, the Association and the Senate by mutual consent,
may appoint the same individual faculty member to serve as liaison for both
3.5. The appointed liaison(s) may also be elected members of the Senate and/or
the Exec. Board, or both. In such cases, nothing in this section shall be construed
as limiting their rights and prerogatives as members of those bodies.
4. JOINT MEETINGS
4.1 No less than twice annually, at a mutually agreeable time and place, there
will be joint meetings of the Academic Senate Steering Committee and the Executive
Board of the Instructors' Association. The purpose of the joint meetings shall
be to identify and adopt common objectives and strategies, to coordinate the
work of the two organizations, to delegate responsibilities for accomplishing
common objectives, and such other business as both organizations deem appropriate.
4.2 The I.A. President and the Academic Senate President shall jointly schedule
and set the agendas for the Joint Meetings.
4.3 At the request of either the Exec. Board or the Senate, additional individuals
may be invited to these joint meetings.
4.4 At the request of either the Exec. Board or the Senate, additional joint
meetings will be scheduled to address specifically defined issues.
5. AMENDMENTS TO AGREEMENT
This agreement may be amended upon the recommendation of either party hereto
and a majority vote by both the Senate and the Exec. Board.
6. TERMINATION OF AGREEMENT
This agreement may be terminated by either the Senate
or the Association by a majority vote of their respective governing bodies
provided that a written notice of intent to terminate by one organization
is conveyed to the President of the other organization no later than ten
(10) working days prior to any vote to terminate.
Revised Agreement Approved:
Academic Senate: April 16, 2008
I. A. Executive Council: May 9, 2008