Classified Senate Charge: The Classified Senate represents classified staff, including classified supervisors and classified confidential, in the formation of college and district policy on professional matters, and address all matters either directly or through participatory governance committees (such as but not limited to: College Planning Council (CPC), Admin Council, Budget Resource Council (BRC), Classified Staffing Priorities, and Chancellors Consultation Council). The Classified Senate interfaces with the college administration in the implementation of college goals and objectives, and collects, evaluates, disseminates, and receives non-bargaining information for and from classified staff as appropriate. Members of the Classified Senate Executive Committee serve on the Accreditation Steering Committee and contribute to the assessment of Accreditation Standard IV.
Membership: Representatives as specified in the Senate Bylaws to ensure full representation of the classified staff, or as amended by the Senate Council; invited SEIU representative.
Chair: Classified Senate President
Meetings: 1st Thursday of each month, in the Campus Center Conference Room
Senate Member Commitments:
- To accept and uphold the decisions of the Ventura College Classified Senate, its Constitution, By-laws and policy objectives as determined by majority vote of its members.
- To accept the legal and ethical commitments and responsibilities of the Ventura College Classified Senate to the college staff and the students we serve.
- To maintain productive associations that enable the Classified Senate to pursue its objectives by means consistent with the interest of the students, classified staff, faculty and administrators.
- To dedicate myself to the highest ideals of honor and integrity in all public and personal conduct; to maintain integrity, to disclose conflicts of interest, personal relationships or other affiliations that may influence my Senate decisions, and if necessary, to abstain from the discussion and vote of the Senate.
- To base decisions upon all available facts in each situation; vote my honest conviction in every case, and uphold the majority decision of the Senate.
- To welcome collaboration and to encourage participation of all members from the campus community.
- To propose change through constructive channels with due consideration for the opinions of others and their right to dissent.
- To demonstrate respect for the diverse cultures comprising the Ventura College community.
This Code of Ethics for members of the Ventura College Classified Senate has been adopted to promote the highest standards of personal conduct and professional standards among its members. By joining this Senate, a member espouses this code thereby assuring public confidence in the integrity and service of the Classified Senate.
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