Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC)

Reported by Dan Crump

In order to build a stronger relationship with the ASCCC, the Executive Committee discussed (at their January meeting) the idea of establishing a CCL liaison position. It was noted that Executive Committee appreciates having individuals from partner organizations at the meetings for reports and information as well as the strengthening of connections. The group consensus was that adding the liaison position is in line with ASCCC’s Strategic Plan and the Committee did approve the CCL liaison position. At the January meeting of the CCL Executive Board, Dan Crump was appointed as the Academic Senate Liaison with Van Rider as the alternate for a two year appointment.

The ASCCC Executive Committee serves as a screening committee to recommend candidates to the governor for the faculty representative positions on the Board of Governors. The Executive Committee interviews applicants to determine their suitability in serving on the Board of Governors. The Executive Committee went into closed session at their January meeting to conduct the Board of Governors interviews. ASCCC President Julie Bruno reported out of closed session on the following candidates to forward to the governor:

  • Joseph Bielanski, Berkeley City College
  • Stephanie Curry, Reedley College (librarian)
  • Adrienne Foster, retired from West Los Angeles College
  • Jolena Grande, Cypress College
  • Cynthia Reiss, West Valley College


In accordance with Resolution 16.01 (Fall 2017) (reported in the November Outlook), the ASCCC Transfer Articulation Student Services Committee will be working on an updating of the ASCCC paper from 2010---Standards of Practice for California Community College Library Faculty and Programs.

The First Friday update is a periodic news brief to chief instructional officers and chief student services officer colleagues and a great source of information for all of us. I send it out on several of the librarian listservs and you can also access it yourself by going to the Chancellor’s Office website,, click on System Operations/Divisions/Academic Affairs, and look under Notes and News. (on the left side of the page)

Upcoming ASCCC Events


OER Regional Workshops

February 8 & 9

Rio Hondo/American River

Accreditation Institute

February 22-23

Garden Grove

ASCCC Exec Board meeting

March 2-3


TASSC (Transfer Articulation Student Services) Regional Meetings

March 8 & 9

Cosumnes River/LA Southwest

Area Meetings

March 23 & 24

Merced/Santa Rosa/Glendale/Crafton Hills

ASCCC Spring Session

April 12-14

San Mateo

Curriculum Institute

July 11-14