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Academic Senate

Academic Senate Overview 

Meeting Information

The Academic Senate typically meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays each month.

Monday, June 22, 2020

ZOOM Mtg - 

AGENDA| Other Meeting Documents

Role of the Academic Senate

Title 5 gives the Academic Senate power and responsibility to make recommendations to the Foothill Adminstration and the District Board of Trustees on academic and professional matters.

The board, while retaining ultimate power, develops policies and procedures concerning academic and professional matters either by primary reliance upon the advice and judgement of the senate or by reaching mutual agreement with the senate.

Primary Areas of Reliance

Our district board policy #223 (6/93) designates the following as primary reliance areas:

  • Curriculum and general education
  • Program specific degree requirements
  • Grading policies
  • Standards regarding student preparation and success
  • Policies for faculty professional development activities

Areas of Joint Development

The following are designated as joint development areas:

  • Units for degrees and certificates
  • Educational program development
  • Governance structures as related to faculty roles
  • Faculty involvement in accreditation
  • Policies for program review
  • Processes for institutional planning & budget development

Academic Freedom

Statements approved by Foothill and De Anza College

  • Academic Freedom Statement Word | PDF

District Policy and Procedure for Evaluating Equivalency Requests



Campus Center

Please contact me!

Isaac Escoto, Academic Senate President


Building 8300, Office 8317