Classified Senate Mission


Napa Valley College Classified Senate Mission

The mission of the Senate is to work in cooperation with faculty and administrators to provide students with the support needed to achieve an excellent educational experience by promoting excellence in all aspects of support services provided to the college community. Specifically, the Classified Senate has the responsibility to:

A. Provide the classified staff a voice and participation in the initiation, development, and evaluation of District policy and procedures.

B. Provide the Administration and Governing Board with a means of ascertaining the convictions and suggestions of the classified staff on academic and professional matters.

C. Appoint classified staff to participate in college-wide standing and ad hoc committees.

D. Accept leadership responsibility for policy recommendations in innovation and professional growth, excluding all areas that would require collective bargaining.

E. Provide consensus participation by the classified staff in the college budget and policy processes.

F. Encourage the exchange of ideas, understanding, and cooperation between classified staff, faculty, administrators and students in the interest of enriching the educational environment.

G. Promote the recognition of classified staff as a valued part of the college workforce.

* The term "classified staff" means those employees designated by the California Education Code and the District to be classified employees whose duties do not require an administrative or instructional credential. All classified staff are automatically members of Classified Senate.