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Academic Senate

Welcome to the CRC Academic Senate!

Welcome to the CRC Academic Senate!

The Academic Senate is the voice for the faculty in the shared governance process. The Senate makes recommendations to the administration related to the following areas of professional and academic responsibility:

  • 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 processes, including self-study and annual reports
  • Policies for faculty professional development activities
  • Processes for program review
  • Processes for institutional planning and budget development

In addition, the Academic Senate is responsible for making recommendations regarding other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon with the governing board. We call this the "10 + 1".

The most important tools in Academic Senate work are the senators. Senate goals are met through their commitment to the best interests of higher education and diligence in carrying out the work of committees and task groups.

Meetings are open to anyone and happen on the 2nd and 4th Fridays* from 12:00-2:00pm in Music 306 (M306)

*Occaisionally meetings are on other Fridays because of holidays and ASCCC meeting schedules.  

Fall 2019:

  • September 13
  • September 27
  • October 11
  • October 25
  • November meeting to be scheduled
  • November 22
  • December 13

Spring 2020:

  • January 24
  • February meeting to be scheduled
  • February 28
  • March 13
  • March 27
  • April meeting to be scheduled
  • April 24
  • May 8