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California Community College Resolution

Community College Resolution

The Academic Senate for
California Community Colleges
RESOLUTION on Campus Violence and Conflict Resolution

Passed at Fall 1994 Plenary Session (F94-13.1.0)

The Resolution Reads:
WHEREAS in a series of 1993 Spring Session resolutions, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges expressed concern about violence on community college campuses and made recommendations to local senates on this issue, and
WHEREAS there continues to be concern about violence and hostile climate on California Community College campuses, therefore

Be it resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to local senates that conflict resolution be part of curricular offerings and faculty development, and
Be it further resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges consider the development of model curriculum for conflict resolution, and
Be it finally resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop a background paper and make recommendations on the faculty role in the development and maintenance of an emotionally supportive campus climate.

Subsequent to this resolution, the Educational Policies Committee issued Toward a Nonviolent Campus Climate: Conflict Resolution 1995-96, a report which offers "communication and intervention skills for faculty to use to avoid an escalating conflict and its consquences. It is an approach that is not centered upon a framework of authoritative force; instead it emphasizes communication skills and the faculty's ability to employ techniques that disengage and de-escalate potentially dangerous situations." It is available through the ERIC Clearinghouse, with the number ED 395 6333.