ICAS was founded in 1980 when leaders of the three faculty senates recognized the need for active cooperation around a small but crucial range of issues.

The development of competency statements, IGETC (both described in more detail elsewhere on this site) and, indirectly, providing guidance to the Intersegmental Coordinating Council, are all ICAS concerns. The October 1993 document, “The Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates” provides additional background on the formation of ICAS. ICAS acts to coordinate the consideration of matters of common interest between the three segment Senates, but ICAS has no authority over them.

The Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates: What is it? Why is it? What does it do? PDF