Welcome to SMC Academic Senate Website
Main Campus • HSS Building, Room #261
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 1 to 5 p.m.
Anisha Fullard, Administrative Assistant
To book HSS 261, email
Calendar for availability
What is Santa Monica College Academic Senate?
The SMC's Academic Senate is an organization whose primary function is to make recommendations to the administration of the college and to the governing board with respect to academic and professional matters.
Academic Senate Officers 2017-18
Nate Donahue, President
Jose Hernandez, Treasurer
Asma Said, Recording Secretary
Jacqueline Scott, Parliamentarian
Academic Senate Meeting Schedule 2017-18
Executive Committee Meeting
Tuesday, 11:15 a.m. to 12:35 p.m., HSS 261
Tuesday, 11:15 a.m. to 12:35 p.m., B144
September: 5, 19
October: 3, 17, 31
November: 14, 28
March: 6, 27
May: 1, 15, 29
*Special Meeting Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Academic Senate Agendas and Minutes
The Academic Senate Executive Committee consists of elected officers and the chairs of standing committees. The Executive Committee serves as a steering committee for the Senate by recommending senate objectives and setting the senate agendas.
Academic Senate Executive Committee Chairs 2017-2018
Joint Senate Committees
Career Technical Education – Sal Veas
Curriculum – Brenda Antrim
Distance Education – Clare Battista
Environmental Affairs – Kenya Mitchell
Global Citizenship – Pete Morris
Information Services – Angelina Misaghi
Institutional Effectiveness – Elisa Meyer
Professional Development – Marisol Moreno
Program Review – Vicki Drake
Sabbaticals and Fellowships – Kimberly James
Student Affairs – Beatriz Magallon
Student Instructional Support – Jason Beardsley
Adjunct Faculty – Joelle Adams /Michael Strathearn
Department Chairs – Mitra Moassessi
Election and Rules – Moya Mazorow
Equity and Diversity – Mark Tomasic
Fiscal Affairs – Jose Hernandez
Legislative Action – Nate Donahue
Professional Ethics and Responsibilities – Walker Griffy
Personnel Policies – Andrew Nestler
Social Committee – Janie Jones
Faculty Association Liaison – Peter Morse
Other Senate Responsibilities
Honor Council – Greg Brookins
Student Relief Fund – Audra Wells
Executive Committee Agendas and Minutes
2018 OER Summit for Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) Grantees: Leadership Training
January 18 - 19, 2018 | College of the Canyons
2018 Online Teaching Conference
June 18 - 20, 2018 | Anaheim, CA
Participatory Governance Policy
Board Policy 2000, Article 2200, BP 2210:
"Santa Monica College is a community composed of students, faculty, staff, administration and the Board of Trustees who are committed to the implementation of the Participatory Governance Policy (AB 1725). The Board of Trustees honors the concept of participatory governance in all areas defined by State laws and regulations as policy of the Santa Monica Community College District, while retaining its own rights and responsibilities as the ultimate authority.
The Board of Trustees has adopted the following participatory governance policies developed by the Academic Senate, Classified Staff, Associated Students and Management Association."
For more information, read the Participatory Governance Policy adopted by the Board of Trustees.