Welcome to the Academic Senate Web Site!

The Role of the Senate
Title 5 gives the Academic Senate power and responsibility ro 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. 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
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 (doc)(pdf)

The District Policy and Procedure for Evaluating Equivalency Requests (pdf)

Information about academic senators.
College Curriculum Committee website
The Academic Integrity Committee website

Updated July 05, 2017