Academic Senate

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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, 2016.

 

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Scope of Authority

The Senate is the sole voice of the faculty and makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees of 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
25 elected representatives-one from each academic department
1 SGA representative
1 elected adjunct faculty representative

 

 

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 2019
Steven Holmes
Vice President
1 year term, ending Spring 2019
Victor Diaz
Secretary
1 year term, ending Spring 2019
Matthew Garrett
Treasurer
1 year term, ending Spring 2019
Charles Kim
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) Rep
2 year term, ending Spring 2019
Deborah Rosenthal
Member-at-Large
No term
Lisa Harding
AIQ Chair
3 year term, ending Spring 2019
Jessica Wojtysiak
Assessment Chair
2 year term, ending Spring 2019
Brent Wilson
Budget Chair
2 year term, ending Spring 2020
Teresa McAllister
Curriculum Chair
2 year term, ending Spring 2020
Jennifer Johnson
Curriculum Chair
2 year term, ending Spring 2020
Erica Menchaca
Enrollment Management Chair
2 year term, ending Spring 2020
Krista Moreland
Equal Opportunity & Diversity Advisory Council Chair
2 year term, ending Spring 2019
Bryan Hirayama
Information Services & Instructional Technology Chair
2 year term, ending Spring 2020
Pam Boyles
Program Review Chair
2 year term, ending Spring 2019
Kimberly Nickell
Professional Development Chair
2 year term, ending Spring 2019
John Giertz

Other Committee Chairs

Role Name
Facilities & Sustainability Chair
2 year term, ending Spring 2020
Pam Kelley
Scholarship Chair
2 year term, ending Spring 2020
Rebecca Monks
Equivalency Chair
No term
Michael Ivey
Shirley Trembley Distinguished Teaching Award Chair
No term
Rebecca Head
Margaret Levinson Faculty Leadership Award Chair
Rotates alphabetically
Pam Boyles
Bookstore
2 year term, ending Spring 2020
Michael McNellis

Academic Senate Office

Role Name
Administrative Secretary Tarina Perry

Representatives, Fall 2017 to Spring 2019

Role Name
Academic Development Michelle Hart
Agriculture Bill Kelly
Art Jeff Huston
Behavioral Science/Criminal Justice Karimeh Amin
English Laura Peet
Family & Consumer Education Gayla Anderson
Foreign Language/American Sign Language Qiu Jimenez
Industrial Technology Ron Grays
Library & Academic Technology Matt Jones
Mathematics Kurt Klopstein
Nursing Alisha Loken
Physical Sciences VACANT
Social Sciences Olivia Garcia
Student Services VACANT
Student Government Association Representative Hunter Bishop
Student Government Association Representative Jose Lopez

Representatives, Fall 2018 to Spring 2020

Role Name
Adjunct Representative Glenn Samples
Allied Health Heather Shaffstall
Biology Chad Newton
Business Management & Information Technology Phil Whitney
Behavioral Science/Criminal Justice VACANT
Communication Angela Bono
English Jennifer Jett
Engineering Systems VACANT
English for Multilingual Students Jeannie Parent
Health & Physical Education Carl Dean
Mathematics Kris Toler
Nursing Shae Flores
Performing Arts Robby Martinez
Philosophy Reggie Williams
Physical Sciences Nick Strobel
Social Science VACANT
Student Services Keri Kennedy

 

Meeting Times

Every other Wednesday, 3:30-5 p.m, Library 149. The full committee calendar for all BC committees can be found on the BC Committees Homepage.

Next Meeting

Academic Senate Meeting - December 5th, 2018