Academic Senate






COA Academic Senate Meeting Dates & Times:  1st & 3rd Thursdays, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, L237

 Title 5: Section 53200 defines Academic Senate:  Academic Senate means an organization whose primary function is to make recommendations with respect to academic and professional matters.  Academic and professional matters mean the following policy development matters–commonly referred to as “10+1″.

10 +1 Academic and Professional Matters

1. Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites. 

2. Degree and certificate requirements.

3. Grading policies.

4. Educational program development.

5. Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success.

6. College governance structures, as related to faculty roles.

7. Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes.

8. Policies for faculty professional development activities.

9. Processes for program review.

10. Processes for institutional planning and budget development.

+1. Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon.