Long Beach City College (LBCC) faculty member David Morse was recently elected as vice president of the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges (ASCCC). Morse, a member of the ASCCC Executive Committee since 2009, served as Academic Senate secretary from 2011 to 2013.
Morse was a member of the LBCC Academic Senate from 2001 to 2012, and served as Academic Senate president from 2005 to 2007. As Senate president, he co-chaired numerous college committees, including the Enrollment Management Oversight Committee, the Educational Master Planning Committee, Academic Council, and Hiring Priorities. He has also sat as a member of various other college committees, including Budget Advisory, and was a co-chair for Standard 10 of the LBCC Accreditation Self-Study in 2002. He served as co-chair of various task forces to revise LBCC’s planning structure and its program review process.
As a member of the ASCCC Executive Committee, Morse has chaired the statewide Transfer and Articulation Committee (2010-11), the Curriculum Committee (2011-2012), and the Governance and Internal Policy Committee (2012-2013), and he has been a member of other ASCCC committees and task forces. He has served as co-chair of the Chancellor’s Office System Advisory Committee on Curriculum for the past two years and was a member of the SB 1143 Student Success Task Force in 2011.
“Being elected to serve as the next vice president is an honor and a great opportunity,” Morse said. “I look forward to continuing to represent the voice of the faculty in discussions at the state level.”
Morse began teaching at LBCC as an hourly instructor in 1991 and returned to the college as a member of the full-time faculty in 1998. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English and history from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in English from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Southern California.