AboutMission, Organization & Purpose
The Mission of Classified Senate
“The mission of Classified Senate is to participate effectively in the formation of college policy and procedures. The Classified Senate expresses the view of classified professionals in the shared governance process, excluding all areas of Collective Bargaining.”
- We want to promote and facilitate the exchange of ideas among classified professionals, faculty, and administrators
- Maintain our commitment to the vision, mission, and core values of Fullerton College
- Encourage classified professionals involvement in campus committees
- Voice classified needs, concerns, viewpoints and recommendations on college issues
- Promote the recognition of classified professionals as a valued part of the college workforce
- Educating the campus on Classified Senate purpose
- Increase information sharing among shared governance committees
- Creating a welcome for newly hired classified employees
- Creating a Classified Learning Certificate with partnership with Staff Development
- Collaborate with Faculty and Student Senates for the “Kindness Campaign”
Classified Senate Constitution (Download PDF)
Classified Senate Bylaws (Download PDF)
Where is Classified Senate represented?
President’s Advisory Council (PAC) – serves as the central participatory governance council, functioning as the institution’s primary recommending body for decision-making and planning. The structure and nature of the President’s Advisory Council are to facilitate its interactions with all institutional constituencies. The planning role is enhanced by its familiarity with all functions of the college, ensuring both a knowledgeable and integrated perspective.
Bookstore Advisory Committee – The purpose of the Bookstore Advisory Committee is to discuss bookstore issues as they relate to the campus community, with a primary focus on textbook issues.
Staff Development – oversees campus-wide staff development activities. In addition, the committee determines campus staff development policies; provides oversight to and facilitates the utilization of the Teaching Effectiveness Center; determines staff development priorities and provides materials and workshops based on survey results; determines programs and workshops for funding; disseminates staff development funds, and communicates regularly with constituent groups.
Student Success Committee – provides leadership, advocacy, and the institutional guidance and vision for coordinating campus‐wide student success efforts affecting basic skills, transfer, Career Technical Education, completion, diversity and equity at Fullerton College. With the support and collaboration of the entire campus community, the committee will investigate issues, gather and share information and data, consult with constituencies, and serve as a repository of knowledge and the catalyst for student success and completion activities on campus. Engaging in this process, the SSC will prioritize and offer solutions, recommend resources, and evaluate effectiveness using appropriate indicators of student success. Each member of the committee is assigned to a workgroup that meets at least once a month. Meeting times for the workgroups are determined by the members.
Students of Distinction Committee – reviews applications of qualified candidates from four categories: Academic Achievement, Service Achievement, Competitive Achievement, and Personal Achievement. The committee also selects two students with the highest scores overall are awarded Distinguished Student of the Year.
Accreditation Standards Workgroup
Honoring Classified Staff
At the end of each Fall and Spring semester, Classified Senate recognizes one classified professional with the Classified Recognition Award.
The recipient is nominated by administrators, faculty, staff, or students. They represent a classified professional who has demonstrated outstanding job performance, a positive attitude, and has shown exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills in his/her area, and across the Fullerton College campus as a whole.
The winners of the Fall and Spring Classified Recognition Award are then considered for the Classified Professional of the Year Award.
Past Award Recipients:
2017 Fall Nominees
Crockrom, Les-Sie (Fall Recognition Award Winner)
2018 Spring Nominees
- Anita Coggi
- Jami Ebright
- Lisa Funaoka
- Adriana Goncalves
- Daniel Gutierrez
- Elizabeth “Bambi” Guzman
- Sharon Howard
- Gregory Menchaca
- Jennifer Merchant
- Dawnmarie Neate
- Catalina Olmedo
- Olivia Perez (Spring Recognition Award Winner, Classified Professional of the Year Award Winner)
- Carol Rehfield
- Michelle Tafoya
- Kevin Tran
- Vincent White
2018-19 Calendar (PDF)