Academic Senate
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Senate Duties

The Senate's primary function, as the representative of the faculty, is to make recommendations to the Administration and the Board of Trustees on policy development and implementation in matters concerning:


  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. Districts and college governance structures, as related to faculty roles 
  7. Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation process; including self-study and annual reports 
  8. Policies for faculty professional development activities 
  9. Process for program review 
  10. Process for institutional planning and budget development 
  11. Other academic and professional matters as are mutually agreed upon between the governing board and the Academic Senate.