The Academic Senate Executive Council is the highest level Academic Senate committee in the Continuing Education participatory governance structure. The primary function of the Academic Senate Executive Council is to allow faculty to have the opportunity to express their opinion and to ensure that those opinions are given every reasonable consideration, that faculty assume primary responsibility for making recommendations in the areas of curriculum and academic standards. The Academic Senate Executive Council serves as the representative of the faculty in making recommendations to the administration of Continuing Education and to the Board of Trustees. It also serves to interact with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and senates of other California community colleges.
- Academic Senate President - Two Year Term
- Five (5) to seven (7) Officers;
- A.S. President,
- A.S Past-President,
- a Treasurer, and
- the Chair of Program Chairs
- nine (9) to eleven (11) Discipline Delegates; and
- six (6) Site Council Representatives.
The Academic Senate makes recommendations in the formation and implementation of policies on academic and related professional matters. Goals are to address academic and professional issues including:
- Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites and courses within disciplines;
- Certificate requirements;
- Grading policies;
- Educational program development;
- Maintain the highest standards or policies regarding student preparation and success including Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs’);
- District and Continuing Education governance structures, as related to faculty roles;
- Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes, including related reports;
- Policies for faculty professional development activities;
- Processes for program review;
- Processes for institutional planning and budget development; and
- Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon between the governing board and the Academic Senate.
Committee will meet no less than once per month at a regularly scheduled time. Meeting minutes will be posted. Meeting agendas and minutes will be posted on the Continuing Education web page at http://gov.sdce.edu/.