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, 3-5pm

Academic Senate Agenda Packet Form (ASAP)

Academic Senate Constitution

Part-Time Faculty Representative Job Description

2023-24 Academic Senate Officers

Jennifer Anderson, President

Cathy Itnyre, Vice President

Victoria Velasquez, State Academic Senate Representative

Heidi Gibbons, Secretary

Yadira Llort, Curriculum Chair

John Holley, Education Technology Chair 

Mike Danza, Professional Standards and Ethics

Jennifer Dieleman, George Jarvi, Part-time Faculty Representatives

Senate Committees

Academic Integrity 

Chair: Mike Danza

Meeting schedule:  TBD

Brown Bag Teaching 

Chair: Mike Danza 

Meeting schedule:  TBD

Cultural Education and Enhancement Committee (CEEC)

Chair: Ellen Baird

Meeting schedule:  TBD

Curriculum and CTRAC

Chair: Yadira Llort

Meeting schedule: Curriculum– Every 4th Thursday from 3:00-5:00pm in Room 119 CTRAC- Every 2nd Friday from 8:30 am to noon (Zoom)

Educational Technology

Chair: Brad Berger

Meeting schedule:  The Educational Technology Committee typically meets online once or twice a semester on Friday mornings using Zoom.  The exact meeting dates are determined by consensus during the semester.


Chair: Collin Maclaughlin

Meeting schedule:  TBD

Guided Pathways 

Chair: Krystal Avila & Dean Pieper

Meeting schedule: First Tuesday of the month from 12:00-1:00pm (Zoom)


Chair: Bridenbecker

Meeting schedule:  TBD


Chair: Derek Monypeny

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

Military Affiliated & Veterans Services Advisory Committee (MAVSAC)

Chair: Marissa Salomon 

Meeting schedule:  TBD

Minimum Qualifications 

Chair: Vicky Velasquez

Meeting schedule:  Second Tuesday of the month 9:00-10:00am (Zoom)

Professional Standards and Ethics 

Chair: Cathy Itnyre

Meeting schedule:  TBD

Transfer Advisory Committee

Chair: Cassie Nafziger 

Meeting schedule:  TBD

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 2023/24
Senate Packet Archive, Academic Year 2014/15