Academic Senate

    The role of the Academic Senate at CMC is rooted in the following legislation:

    Education Code §70902 (B)(7)

    The Governing Board shall … ensure … the right of academic senates to assume primary responsibility for making recommendation in the areas of curriculum and academic standards.

    Title 5 §53200 (B)

    Academic Senate means an organization whose primary function is to make recommendations with respect to academic and professional matters.

    Academic & Professional Matters delineated in Title 5 are:
    1. Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites. Rely Primarily
    2. Degree and certificate requirements. Rely Primarily

    3. Grading policies. Rely Primarily

    4. Educational program development. Mutual Agreement. Those areas of curriculum concerning Program Development will rely primarily upon the faculty as defined in the first three items of "Academic an Professional" matter (Title 5, 53203).

    5. Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success. Mutual Agreement

    6. College governance structures, as related to faculty roles. Mutual Agreement

    7. Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes. Mutual Agreement

    8. Policies for faculty professional development activities. Mutual Agreement

    9. Processes for program review. Mutual Agreement

    10. Processes for institutional planning and budget development. Mutual Agreement

    11. Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon. To be determined

    Senate Meetings

    Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month in Room 119

    Agenda and materials will be posted here prior to the meeting.

    12-13 Academic Senate Officers

    Melynie Schiel, President

    Michael Danza, Vice President

    Paul Friedt, Secretary

    Tony Thacker, State Academic Senate Representative

    Senate Committees


    Chair: Carolyn Hopkins 

    Meeting schedule: coming soon


    Meeting schedule:  every 4th Thursday from 3-5 in Room 119

    Chair: Yadira Llort

    Academic Senate Constitution

    Click here to view the Constitution.

    Part-Time Faculty Representative Job Description

    Click here to view the Job Description