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Academic Senate

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

  1. Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites and placing courses within disciplines
  2. Degree and certificate requirements
  3. Grading policies
  4. Educational program development
  5. Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success
  6. District and college governance structures, as related to faculty roles
  7. Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes, including self-study and annual reports
  8. Policies for faculty professional development activities
  9. Processes for program review
  10. 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.

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas and Minutes


Jacob Velasquez, President
Philosophy Professor
(916) 691-7023

Lisa-Marie Mederos, Vice President
Business Professor
(916) 691-7342

Eric Anderson, Secretary
Engineering Professor
(916) 691-7394

Scott Crosier, Past President
Geography Professor
(916) 691-7164

Senate Roster

Meeting Information

Meetings are open to anyone and are typically held on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at the main campus of CRC.