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Welcome to the Academic Senate website.​

Committee Mission:

The role of the Academic Senate, as delineated by AB 1725, gives the faculty primary responsibility for making recommendations to or reaching agreement with the President on academic and professional matters. As delineated by law, the president consults collegially with the Senate on the following academic and professional matters:

  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. Process for program review
  10. Processes for institutional planning and budget development
  11. Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon between the Board and the Academic Senate.

Function:

1.   Academic and Professional Matters. The Academic Senate shall consult collegially with the College President, as the designee of LACCD Board of Trustees, to develop policies on academic and professional matters through either or both of the following methods as provided in California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Article 2, Section 53200: 

a. The College President shall rely primarily on the advice and judgment of the Academic Senate; or

b. The College President and the representatives of the Academic Senate shall have the obligation to reach mutual agreement by written resolution, regulation, or policy effectuating such recommendations.

As provided by law, "academic and professional matters" means the following policy development and implementation matters:
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 selfstudy and annual reports
8. Policies for faculty professional development activities
9. Processes for program review
10. Processes for instructional planning and budget development, and
11. Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon between the governing board and the Academic Senate.
2.   Faculty Voice. The Academic Senate shall be the voice of faculty opinion in campus and community affairs and communicate that opinion appropriately.
3.   Professional and Social Programs. The Senate shall conduct academic, professional, and social programs for the faculty.

4.   Additional Functions. The Academic Senate shall assume responsibilities and other functions as may be delegated to it by state law, the LACCD Board of Trustees' rules, or this Constitution.


Meeting Times:
The Academic Senate meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month.  Meetings begin at 1:30 PM in SSA 219.



Academic Senate Leadership:

Susan McMurray
Academic Senate President
(310) 233-4245
 
William Hernandez
Academic Senate Vice President
(310) 233-4081


Composition:
  • Officers - The officers of the Academic Senate shall be:
    • President
    • Vice President
    • Recording Secretary
    • Historian Secretary
    • Treasurer 
  • Senators
    • There shall be one representative Senator for each ten (10) members of the electorate or fraction thereof in each division. The Senate shall ensure that each member of the electorate is assigned to a division for the purpose of Senatorial representation.
    • The Senators shall be members of the electorate elected by secret ballot by the electorate in divisional meetings. No division shall have fewer than one (1) representative.
    • A division shall elect at least one alternate Senator to substitute and vote in place of an absent Senator. All elected alternate Senators shall appear on the list of Senators and Alternates.

Ex Officio Members:

  • An Associated Student Organization (ASO) representative may serve as a non-voting ex-officio member of the Academic Senate.
  • Classified staff may also designate such a member.