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:
- Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites. Rely Primarily
Degree and certificate requirements. Rely Primarily
Grading policies. Rely Primarily
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).
Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success. Mutual Agreement
College governance structures, as related to faculty roles. Mutual Agreement
Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes. Mutual Agreement
Policies for faculty professional development activities. Mutual Agreement
Processes for program review. Mutual Agreement
Processes for institutional planning and budget development. Mutual Agreement
Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon. To be determined
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
Chair: Carolyn Hopkins
Meeting schedule: coming soon
Meeting schedule: every 4th Thursday from 3-5 in Room 119
Chair: Yadira Llort
Academic Senate Constitution
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Part-Time Faculty Representative Job Description
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