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Welcome to SMC Academic Senate Website

Office Location

Main Campus • HSS Building, Room #261

Phone

(310) 434-4611

Hours

Monday - Friday, 1 pm to 5 pm
Anisha Fullard, Administrative Assistant

To book HSS 261, email Anisha Fullard .

See 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 am to 12:35 pm, HSS 261
    • August: 18 (Fall Retreat)
    • September: 12, 26
    • October: 10, 24
    • November: 7, 21
    • December: 5, 19*​​
    • February: 27
    • March: 20
    • April: 3, 24
    • May: 8, 22
    • June 5*
  • Senate Meeting

    Tuesday, 11:15 am to 12:35 pm, B144
    • September: 5, 19
    • October: 3, 17, 31
    • November: 14, 28
    • December: 12*​
    • February: 20
    • March: 6, 27
    • April: 17
    • May: 1, 15, 29
 
*Special Meeting Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
To Report Absences Contact Asma Said
 
 
 

Academic Senate Agendas and Minutes:

Executive Committee

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 –​​​

    Environmental Affairs – Kenya Mitchell

    Global Citizenship – Pete Morris​

    Information Services – ​

    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

  • Senate Committees

    Adjunct Faculty – Michael Strathearn

    Department Chairs – Mitra Moasses​si

    Election and Rules – Moya Mazorow

    Equity and Diversity – Mark Tomasic

    Fiscal Affairs – Jose Hernandez

    Legislative Action – ​

    Professional Ethics and Responsibilities – ​Walker Griffy​​

    Personne​l Policies – Andrew Nestler

    Social Committee – 

    Faculty Association Liaison – Peter Morse​​

Other Senate Responsibilities​​

Honor Council – 

Student Relief Fund – Audra Wells

Executive Committee Agendas and Minutes

Upcoming Events

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.
 
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