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Academic Senate

Academic Senate Overview

Meeting Information

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

NEXT MEETING
Monday, Nov. 27 at 2-4 p.m.
Toyon (Room 2020)

Download agenda and other meeting documents:

  • Agenda

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

Questions?Please contact me!

Isaac Escoto, Academic Senate President

650.949-7350

escotoisaac@foothill.edu

Building 8300, Office 8317

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