Academic Senate

Represents the faculty to the Administration and the Board of Trustees with respect to academic and professional matters (AB 1725) outside the scope of the bargaining unit.

Meeting Times

Every other Wednesday at 3:30-5 PM (Fall/Spring) 9-10:30 AM (Summer)

Senate members.

About the Committee


Reviewed and approved September 13, 2023.

The purpose of the Senate is to provide the means to represent the “Senate Association” in the formation and implementation of policy on academic and professional matters.

In implementing policies, the Senate will represent the "Senate Association” to the President of the College and to the Board of Trustees with respect to academic and professional matters {so called 10+1 issues} and exercise the powers granted by the California Education Code and the Board of Governors.

The Senate shall assume primary responsibility in the areas of curriculum and academic standards as specified in the California Education Code.

Senate By-laws also dictate, to some degree, the manner in which the above charge shall be accomplished.

Full Committee Charge

Title 5 & Academic Senate

Pursuant to Title 5 of the Administrative Code of California, Section 53200, the Academic Senate is a faculty organization whose primary function is to make recommendations with respect to academic and professional matters as it relates, in particular to the following areas:

  1. Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites and placing courses within disciplines;
  2. Degree and certificate requirements
  3. Grading policies;
  4. Educational program development;
  5. Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success;
  6. District and college governance structures, as related to faculty roles;
  7. Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes, including self-study and annual reports;
  8. Policies for faculty professional development activities;
  9. Processes for program review;
  10. Processes for institutional planning and budget development;
    + Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon.

Joining Academic Senate Meetings

Regular Meeting Dates: Fall - 8/30/23, 9/13/23, 9/27/23, 10/11/23, 10/25/23, 11/8/23, 11/29/23, Spring - 1/31/24, 2/14/24, 2/28/24, 3/13/24, 4/3/24, 4/17/24, 5/1/24

Meeting Time: 3:30-5 p.m.

Location: Usually Campus Center 231 or Renegade Event Center (check agenda for details)

Public Comments for Senate Meetings (Standing Rule)

Opportunity to Address Request (3 hour prior to meeting deadline for posting documents)

Agenda Item Request (4 working days before meeting deadline)

Proxy Voting Form (bring filled out form to the meeting)

Contact Information

Please contact Tarina Perry (Academic Senate Administrative Secretary) for more information.

Office Location: Campus Center, second floor - President Suite
Phone: (661) 395-4300