Academic Senate

Welcome to the Mendocino College Academic Senate

Academic Senate Membership 2016-2017

Jason Edington – President

Catherine Indermill – Vice-president (Mathematics)

Jordan Anderson (Science)

Doug Browe (CVPA)

Maria Cetto (English, Library & Languages)

Jessica Crofoot (PT Faculty)

Jason Davis (PT Faculty)

Conan McKay (CTE)

Vivian Varela (Social Sciences)

Tascha Whetzel (Student Service, Learning Skills & Counseling)

 

The newest agenda is linked here:  Senate Packet - March 23, 2017

 

COMMITTEE DESCRIPTION

ACADEMIC SENATE

2016-2018 PRESIDENT: Jason Edington

MEETING SCHEDULE: Once every other week for 1.5 hour; plus one 4-hour academic issues planning session each semester, as needed.

BROWN ACT: Yes

YEAR FORMED: 1976

ADVISEMENT TO: Board of Trustees

BACKGROUND:  Established under Title V, Article 2.

PURPOSE:  To provide an organized body to represent faculty on academic and professional matters in the consultation process with the governing board.

TYPICAL ACTIONS/DECISIONS:

To oversee and direct policy development and implementation of academic and professional matters including:

  • Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites and placing courses within disciplines
  • Degree and certificate requirements
  • Grading policies
  • Educational program development
  • Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success
  • District and college governance structures, as related to faculty roles
  • Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation process, including self-study and annual reports
  • Policies for faculty professional development activities
  • Policies for program review 
  • Process for institutional planning and budget development
  • Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon between the governing board and the Academic Senate

COMMITTEE COMPOSITION

Group: Number of members:

Full-Time Faculty 7     Part-Time Faculty 2

CHAIR DESIGNATED BY COLLEGE POSITION: NO

CHAIR CHOSEN/APPOINTED BY: Nominated by the Academic Senate and confirmed by the Full-Time faculty.

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