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Academic Senate

Academic Senate Overview 

Meeting Information

The Academic Senate typically meets twice a month on Mondays during the regular academic year. Special meetings, including summer Senate Cabinet meetings, are called as needed.

NEXT MEETING
Monday, October 26, 2020
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Agenda
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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 #2223 (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
  • Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon between the governing board and the academic senate.

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
  • Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon between the governing board and the academic senate.

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

Questions?
Please contact me!

Kathryn Maurer, Academic Senate President

maurerkathryn@fhda.edu


Senate Membership

See membership contact list for 2020-2021 Acadmic Senate officers, division senators, and liaisons.

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