Academic Senate

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 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

Academic Senate Constitution

Part-Time Faculty Representative Job Description

Senate Committees

Cultural Education and Enhancement Committee (CEEC)

Chair: Cathy Allen

Meeting schedule:  TBD

Curriculum and CTRAC

Chair: Yadira Llort

Meeting schedule:  Every 4th Friday  from 8:30 am to noon in Room 119

Educational Technology

Chair: Brad Berger

Meeting schedule:  TBD


Chair: Derek Monypeny

Meeting schedule: Once monthly Tuesday from 3:00 to 4:00 pm

2021-22 Academic Senate Officers

Mike Danza, President

John Holley, Vice President

Krystal Avila, Secretary

Yadira Llort, Curriculum Chair

Dr. Brad Berger, Education Technology Chair 

LeeAnn Christensen, State Academic Senate Rep

Cathy Itnyre, Professional Standards and Ethics

Dr. Heather Gilmore, Part-time Faculty Representative

Senate Packet Archive

Sub-directories for each semester contain Academic Senate Packets with the following date code:    packetyymmdd

The archive is still under construction.

Senate Packet Archive, Academic Year 2014/15