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
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; orb. 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.
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.
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.
Ex Officio Members: