Saddleback College is very pleased to present the Saddleback College Statement of Mutual Respect and Collegial Behavior (click the link to download a PDF version of the document) that was unanimously approved by Consultation Council at Tuesday’s meeting and subsequently endorsed by President Burnett. Everyone at the college should be extremely proud of this effort. This is the first statement of this kind ever drafted by our college, and it was completed in a process that was true to the very principles being drafted. Under normal circumstances it is difficult to get consensus on a statement like this one, but this was not the case at Saddleback. The college’s Academic Senate, Classified Senate, Associated Student Government, and Management Team worked together over the past year in a respectful, collegial, and productive manner in discussing and developing this statement. In addition, each of our district bargaining units reviewed and signed off on the final statement. The outstanding support from the Faculty Association, California School Employees Association (CSEA), and Police Officers Association (POA) has been very much appreciated.
All college faculty, staff, and administrators are encouraged to print out a copy of the Saddleback College Statement of Mutual Respect and Collegial Behavior and display it in his/her office to show support for this important effort. Everyone is also encouraged to emulate these principles every day and help us to continue the college’s strong commitment to our mission of student success.