Academic Senate

The BC Academic Senate poses in the Administration building.

About the Committee

Charge

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.

The Academic Senate Charge document was reviewed and approved on September 28, 2020.

 

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Scope of Authority

The Senate is the sole voice of the faculty and makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees or designee with respect to academic and professional matters {10+1}. District board policy states that the Board of Trustees shall rely primarily upon the recommendations of the Senate in these areas. Rely primarily on means:

  • Recommendations of the senate will normally be accepted
  • Only in exceptional circumstances and for compelling reasons will the recommendations not be accepted
  • If not accepted, board/designee shall communicate reasons in writing, if requested (see Title 5.3 §53200)
Membership
  • Chaired by the Academic Senate President
  • Senate Vice President
  • Senate Secretary
  • Senate Treasurer
  • Senate ASCCC Representative
  • Elected representatives-at least one from each academic department
  • 1 Elected adjunct faculty representative
  • 1 SGA representative; 1 alternate (non-voting member)
  • Members of the Academic Senate Executive Board (non voting members)

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 places 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.

Members

Officers & Executive Board

Role Name
President
2 year term, ending Spring 2021
Steven Holmes
Vice President
1 year term, ending Spring 2021
Nick Strobel
Secretary
1 year term, ending Spring 2021
Matthew Garrett
Treasurer
1 year term, ending Spring 2021
Charles Kim
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) Rep
2 year term, ending Spring 2021
Lisa Harding
Member-at-Large
No term
John Giertz
AIQ Chair
3 year term, ending Spring 2022
Grace Commiso
Assessment Chair
2 year term, ending Spring 2021
Brent Wilson
Budget Chair
2 year term, ending Spring 2022
Teresa McAllister
Curriculum Chair
2 year term, ending Spring 2022
Mark Osea
Curriculum Chair
2 year term, ending Spring 2022
Erica Menchaca
Enrollment Management Chair
2 year term, ending Spring 2022
Krista Moreland
Equal Opportunity & Diversity Advisory Council Chair
2 year term, ending Spring 2021
Bryan Hirayama
Information Services & Instructional Technology Chair
2 year term, ending Spring 2022
Pam Boyles
Professional Development Chair
2 year term, ending Spring 2021
Matt Jones
Program Review Chair
2 year term, ending Spring 2021
Kimberly Nickell
BADV Chair
2 year term, ending Spring 2022
Michael McNellis
FSC Chair
2 year term, ending Spring 2022
Pam Kelley

Other Committee Chairs

Role Name
Bookstore
2 year term, ending Spring 2022
Michael McNellis
Equivalency Chair
No term
Michael Ivey
Facilities & Sustainability Chair
2 year term, ending Spring 2022
Pam Kelley
Margaret Levinson Faculty Leadership Award Chair
Rotates alphabetically
Kimberly Bligh
Scholarship Chair
2 year term, ending Spring 2022
Rebecca Monks
Shirley Trembley Distinguished Teaching Award Chair
No term
Rebecca Head

Academic Senate Office

Role Name
Administrative Secretary Tarina Perry

Senators, Fall 2018 to Spring 2020

Role Name
Adjunct Representative Glenn Samples
Allied Health Heather Shaffstall
Biology Ashley Choate
Business Management & Information Technology Murad Zikri
Behavioral Science/Criminal Justice VACANT
Communication Angela Bono
Engineering Systems Maryam Jalaifarahani
English Daniel Gomes
English for Multilingual Students John Hart
Kinesiology, Health & Athletics Carl Dean
Mathematics Kris Toler
Nursing Noelia Citialin
Performing Arts Robby Martinez
Philosophy VACANT
Physical Sciences Ximena Da Silva Tavares
Social Science Richard (Alan) Bolar
Student Services Keri Kennedy

Senators, Fall 2019 to Spring 2021

Role Name
Agriculture Healther Baltis
Art Jeff Huston
Behavioral Science/Criminal Justice Karimeh Amin
Education Michelle Hart
English Paula Parks
Family & Consumer Education Melissa Ysais
Foreign Language/American Sign Language Qiu Jimenez
Industrial Technology Ron Grays
Library & Academic Technology Faith Bradham
Mathematics Dillon Giblin
Nursing Malissa Buggs
Physical Science Wade Ellis
Social Science Olivia Garcia
Student Services Sarah Villasenor
Student Government Association President Gian Gayatao
Student Government Association Vice-President Danny Escobar