Academic Senate

Welcome to the Mendocino College Academic Senate

Academic Senate Membership 2017-2018

Jason Edington
President

Catherine Indermill
Vice-president
Representing: Mathematics

Rachel Donham
Representing: Science

Doug Browe
Representing: Fine & Performing Arts

Maria Cetto
Representing: Library, English & Languages

Taylor Cannon
Representing: Part-Time Faculty

Martha Klimist-Zingo
Representing: Part-Time Faculty

Conan McKay
Representing: Career & Technical Education

Rodney Grisanti
Representing: Social Sciences

Rhea Hollis
Representing: Learning Skills & Student Support Services

 

The newest agenda is linked here:  Senate Agenda - November 30, 2017

Constitution of the Mendocino College Academic Senate

Bylaws of the Mendocino College Academic Senate

 

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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