Chapter 1: Overview
Welcome to Student Activities at Cañada College. We are excited that you have become a member of ASCC and/or student club or have volunteered to be an advisor. Student Activities is part of the Student Services Division and is located in the Student Activities Center building 5 room 354.
The mission of Student Activities is to support the development of the whole student by providing opportunities to connect and learn from other students, faculty and staff.
Benchmarks and Student Learning Outcomes
-Student Activities will strive to give each student, who is part of student life, the opportunity to attend a leadership conference, retreat, and/or workshop, or enroll in leadership course.
SLO: Students will learn verity of leadership training skills such as team building; identify their individual strengths, and effective communication skills.
-Student Activities will strive to give each student, who is part of student life, the opportunity to feel part of the campus community by attending a campus event, club or ASCC meeting and/or making friendships outside the classroom.
SLO: Students will learn about the campus programs, the diverse cultures on campus and become aware of the social justice needs that exist in our community and in our world.
-Student Activities will strive to give each student, who is part of student life, the opportunity to make change on the campus by serving as a student representative on a campus committee, planning an educational event and/or attending a student government meeting.
SLO: Students will learn how to use Roberts Rules of Order to make meetings more effective and
-Student Activities will strive to give each student, who is part of student life, the opportunity to identify their strengths, develop supporting relationships, and to understand how to keep their Student Educational Goal updated.
SLO: Students will learn where they can go on campus to get support in college and how they are responsible for each other's success and retention in college.
Student Activities Funding Source
The Student Activities Center and its services are funded by the Student Body Fee of $8.00 and the Student Representation Fee of $1.00 and the SMCCD District.
Students Report to
Cañada College students who are members of clubs and ASCC report to the Student Activities Coordinator and the Vice President of Student Services.
Role of ASCC
The Associated Students of Cañada College represents the students in the Shared Governance process. Cañada College provides an excellent opportunity for everyone's voice on campus to be heard through a system called Shared Governance.
SMCCD Board Policy 2.18 Student Participation in District and College Governance
1. The Board of Trustees values and recognizes the importance of effective student participation in College and District governance processes and, to that end, students will be represented in fair numbers.
2. The Board of Trustees recognizes the Associated Students of the three Colleges, organized under the provisions of the Education Code, as the representative bodies to participate effectively in District and College governance with regard to policies and procedures that have or will have a significant effect on students.
3. The Associated Students Organizations at each College will have the sole right to make appointments for their student representatives to College and District committees, task forces, or other governance groups through a process which they will develop.
4. Students will be provided an opportunity to participate in formulation and development of District and College policies and procedures that have or will have a significant effect on students. This right includes the opportunity to participate in processes for jointly developing recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding such policies and procedures.
5. The Board of Trustees will ensure that, at District and College levels, recommendations and positions developed by students are given every reasonable consideration.
6. Except in unforeseeable emergency situations, the governing board shall not take action on a matter having a significant effect on students until it has provided students with an opportunity to participate in the formation of the policy or procedure or the joint development of recommendations regarding the action. District and College policies and procedures that have or will have a "significant effect on students" include the following:
a. grading policies;
b. codes of student conduct;
c. academic disciplinary policies;
d. curriculum development;
e. courses or programs which should be initiated or discontinued;
f. formulation of policies and procedures concerning graduation requirements;
g. processes for institutional planning and budget development;
h. standards and policies regarding student preparation and success;
i. student services planning and development;
j. student fees within the authority of the District to adopt; and
k. any other District and College policy, procedure, or related matter that the District governing board determines will have a significant effect on students.
7. The Board of Trustees will give reasonable consideration to recommendations and positions developed by students regarding District and College policies and procedures pertaining to the hiring and evaluation of faculty, administration, and staff.
8. Student representatives will be treated with equal inclusion, opportunity and consideration in respect to all participatory governance and will have access to necessary and relevant information, documents and resources necessary for meaningful participation in governance processes.
2.18 Student Participation in District and College Governance (continued)
9. Students serving on District and College committees will maintain minimum scholastic standards as set by the California Education Code, Title 5 Code of Regulations, District Regulations, and regulations of their respective associated student organizations, while serving in governance capacities.
10. Every reasonable effort shall be made to schedule meetings so that student participation is possible.
11. At the beginning of each semester, designated student members on District and College committees shall be provided with an orientation conducted by the committee chairperson or other senior member of the committee within the first two meetings of the committee.
12. Nothing in this section shall be construed to impinge upon the due process rights of faculty, the responsibilities delegated to academic senates or detract from any negotiations or negotiated agreements between collective bargaining agents and the Board of Trustees.
References: Education Code Sections 76060 ,70902 (b) (7); Title 5 Sections, 51023.7 (a)(1),
51023.7 (a)(3), 51023.7 (a)(4), 51023.7 (b), 51023.7 (c), 53200-53206, 51023.7 (d) (Rev. 5/09)Content