Mission Statement

The mission of the Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS) is to promote student accessibility to, and success in, higher education. It meets this goal through collaboration of faculty leaders from all systems of the public institutions of higher learning in the State of California.

Among its activities, ICAS develops documents, programs, and policies that:

  • Promote excellence and quality in academic programs, and professionalism in their delivery across all segments of higher education;
  • Provide advice to students and K-12 educational partners on appropriate incoming-student preparation;
  • Provide a forum for discussion on issues of common concern to all systems of public higher education, such as transfer, general education, and articulation, in order to find joint solutions, and propose cohesive action; and
  • Advise policy makers and education officials on the impact of proposed or existing legislation or regulation on students, academic programs and faculty.

Approved by ICAS on February 27, 2012.