CLASSIFIED SENATE

 SJCC Classified Senate

Classified Senate Mission Statement

The San Jose City College Classified Senate works in conjunction with the California Community Colleges Classified Senate to represent classified professionals in matters relating to participatory governance.  The Classified Senate works closely with Faculty and Administration to promote Student Success in accordance to the college's mission and strategic goals.

Our Values

Social Justice | Professional Development | Upward Mobility


What has the Senate done for me?

The Senate has accomplished the following:

  • Shared Governance Representation:
The Classified Senate is the appointing body for SJCC College  and District-wide Committees.  If you are a Chair or are looking to develop a workgroup, please contact the Senate's President.  
  • Commencement:  

As of 2018, The Classified is included in the Commencement procession along with Faculty, Managers, Valedictorian, and Board members.

Classified Senate has a seat on stage along with other constituency groups (CSEA, 363, AFT6157, ASG, etc).  

  • Catalog:

As of 2019/2020, SJCC Classified degrees are recognized under the college catalog in the same manner as Management and Faculty

  • Classified Professional vs. Staff:

Passed a resolution to ensure when individuals referred to Classified they address them as Classified Professionals or Classified rather than "Staff."

  • Training opportunities:  

Training opportunities have been offered throughout the year.  June 2019, the College held the first professional development day tailored for Classified.  This is an adopted yearly practice that occurs in the Summer.  

Starting Fall 2019, the College approved for Classified Professionals to be released from regular duties once per month for two hours to participate in training opportunities.

Constitution, Bylaws, Code of ethics Constitution (Rev. August 21, 2018)Bylaws (Approved October 17, 2017)Code of Ethics - Draft

Roles of Classified Senate

Roles of Classified Senates & Exclusive Bargaining Agents


Get Involved & Support Classified Senate!

  • Attend a Meeting! Meetings are open to all district employees, unless noted for a closed session. Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 2-3 pm in the Student Center, room SC-204.

  • Suggested ideas! Help the Senate better serve you by suggesting future training/workshops!

  • Volunteer! There are many different events and fundraisers that the Classified Senate runs throughout the year. See our upcoming events to participate/volunteer!

  • Donate! Your contributions can help us raise funds for conferences and professional growth events! Submit a voluntary payroll deduction.


Executive Classified Meetings

The Executive Classified Senate meets the 1st Wednesday of each month from 11 am - 12:00 pm. (Effective 02/09/2017)


Resources

AB-2558 Community Colleges: Faculty and Staff Development

California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS)

California School Employee Association (CSEA)

CSEA Collective Bargaining Agreement 2017-2020

California - Office of the Governor

Community College League of California

Foundation for the California Community Colleges

Payroll Deductions

Professional Development - SJCC Janus v. AFCME

Executive Officers

President: Andrea Lopez

Vice-President: Maria Teresa Aguirre

Secretary:  VACANT

Treasurer: VACANT

Recorder: Mathew Rancourt

Past President: Julinda LeDee 

Click here to submit your questions, comments, and ideas to the Classified Senate!

Upcoming  EVENTS


Past Events


Classified Training “Day,”: 

June 20, 2019

Classified Leadership Institute:

June 13-15, 2019, Granlibakken, Tahoe City

SJCC Commencement: 

May 24, 2019, Santa Clara Convention Center

SJCC Classified Potluck: August 15, 2018, 11:00 am

2018-2020 Classified Senate Election Ballot:  July 25 -August 3, 2018

Classified Leadership Institute: June 14 - 16, 2018

SJCC Commencement: May 26, 2018

Classified School Employee Week:  May 20-26, 2018

Classified Senate Toiletry Drive: November 2017

Recognition

Distinguished Classified of the Year

Monique Rodarte

Longevity Awards 


5 years:  
     Jennifer Deatherage, Raul
     Lopez Moran

10 years: 
     Oscar Ramirez, Jose 
     Romero 

20 years:  
     Lisa Brillo, Debbra Franklin, 
     Virginia Gonzalez, Sandra
     Gonzalez

25 years:  
     Lolito Atchazo 

30 years:  
     Joanne Nakaso

SJCC SELECTED AS 2018 MODEL SENATE BY 4CS

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