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Pursuant to Title 5 of the Administrative Code of California, Section 53200, the Academic Senate is a faculty organization whose primary function is to make recommendations with respect to academic and professional matters as it relates, in particular to the following areas:

  • Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites and places 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 processes, including self-study and annual reports
  • Policies for faculty professional development activities
  • Processes for program review
  • Processes for institutional planning and budget development
  • Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon between the governing board and the Academic Senate.

According to Education Code, the Academic Senate is also responsible for jointly developing with the District policies and procedures related to faculty hiring (section 87360B) and administrative retreat rights (section 87458A).

The Saddleback College Academic Senate is a representative body, with each instructional area receiving a senator for every ten full-time faculty members or portion thereof, to a maximum of four.

 

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September 7, 2022 September 7, 2022
September 21, 2022 September 21, 2022
October 5, 2022 October 5, 2022
October 19, 2022 October 19, 2022
November 2, 2022 November 2, 2022
November 16, 2022 November 16, 2022
December 7, 2022 December 7, 2022
January 18, 2023 January 18, 2023
February 1, 2023 February 1, 2023
February 15, 2023 February 15, 2023
March 1, 2023 March 1, 2023
March 15, 2023 March 15, 2023
April 5, 2023 April 5, 2023
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    Executive Team 2022-2023

    • Heidi Ochoa
      Academic Senate President
    • Margot Lovett
      Academic Senate President Elect
    • Dan Walsh
      Academic Senate Past President
    • Deidre Cavazzi
      Academic Senate Vice President at Large
    • Efren Rangel
      Academic Senate Vice President for Equity & Inclusion
    • Michelle Duffy
      Academic Senate Secretary
      Co-Chair, Curriculum Committee
    • Dan Walsh
      Flexible Calendar Program Coordinator

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