Academic Senate

Membership

President

Marie McMahon

619-388-7263

Vice President

Laura Murphy

619-388-7539

Treasurer

Shayne Vargo

619-388-7987

Secretary

Mary Kjartanson

619-388-7968

Executive Committee Member (Elected)

Jason Librande

 

Executive Committee Member (Elected)

Mara Palma-Sanft

619-388-7501

Executive Committee Member (Appointed)

Lisa Clarke

619-388-7563

Executive Committee Member (Appointed)

Dan Gutowski 619-388-7717
     

Excerpted from the Constitution and Bylaws of the Academic Senate of Miramar College:

  1. All contract faculty are members of the Academic Senate. Any contract faculty member may attend and/or address the regular Academic Senate meeting. However, only Senators may vote on questions before the body.
  2. All adjunct faculty are members of the Academic Senate. Any adjunct faculty member may attend and/or address the regular Academic Senate meeting. However, only Senators may vote on questions before the body.
  3. The following advisors shall be selected as defined in the Bylaws:
    1. One student representative, in an advisory capacity, will be recognized by this Senate.
    2. One classified staff representative, in an advisory capacity, will be recognized by this Senate.
    3. One administrative representative, in an advisory capacity, will be recognized by this Senate.
  4. Voting members of the Academic Senate are Senators.
    1. Departments shall elect one Senator for each four contract faculty members. The term of office of these Senators will be for one year, starting in the fall semester of the school year and concluding the day before the beginning of the next fall semester.
    2. All members of the Executive Committee of this Senate are "Senators".
    3. The adjunct faculty of Miramar College shall elect six (6) of their peers as "Senators".
  5. When a regular Senator cannot attend a scheduled meeting of the Academic Senate, that Senator should forward a written proxy with a substitute. The written proxy shall be handed to the presiding officer before the meeting commences.
  6. Any Senator that misses three regularly scheduled Senate meetings, without a proper substitute (proxy), shall be voided as a Senator. The election for that office shall take place as soon as reasonably possible and that Senator cannot again become a Senator until the next academic year. A Senator who has been voided may petition to the Executive Committee for reinstatement. This petition must be submitted in writing within 7 working days of the official notification of being voided.

Committee Goals

Role of the Academic Senate

 

SECTION 53200 DEFINITIONS

Academic Senate means an organization whose primary function is to make recommendations with respect to academic and professional matters.

Academic and Professional matters means the following policy development and implementation matters:

  1. Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites.
  2. Degree and certificate requirements.
  3. Grading policies.
  4. Educational program development.
  5. Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success.
  6. College governance structures, as related to faculty roles.
  7. Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes.
  8. Policies for faculty professional development activities.
  9. Processes for program review.
  10. Processes for institutional planning and budget development.
  11. Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon.

Consult Collegially means that the district governing board shall develop policies on academic and professional matters through either or both of the following:

  1. Rely primarily upon the advice and judgment of the academic senate, OR
  2. The governing board, or its designees, and the academic senate shall reach mutual agreement by written resolution, regulation, or policy of the governing board effectuating such recommendations.
 
 

Calendar:

The Academic Senate and Senate Executive Committee will each meet no less than once per month at a regularly scheduled time. Academic Senate meetings are open to the public and agendas will be available 72 hours prior to each scheduled meeting, as per the Brown Act.

Committee Procedures

Committee will meet as needed, convened by Chair at the request of its membership.

Meeting Calendar

DATE

EVENT

TIME

LOCATION

Aug. 29 (Tuesday)

Exec Committee

3:30p–5:00p

K2-106

Sept. 05 (Tuesday)

Senate Meeting

3:30p–5:00p

M-110

Sept. 19 (Tuesday)

Senate Meeting

3:30p–5:00p

M-110

Sept. 26 (Tuesday)

Exec Committee

3:30p–5:00p

K2-106

Oct. 03 (Tuesday)

Senate Meeting

3:30p–5:00p

M-110

Oct. 17 (Tuesday)

Senate Meeting

3:30p–5:00p

M-110

Oct. 31 (Tuesday)

Exec Committee

3:30p–5:00p

K2-106

Nov. 07 (Tuesday)

Senate Meeting

3:30p–5:00p

M-110

Nov. 28 (Tuesday)

Exec Committee

3:30p–5:00p

K2-106

Dec. 05 (Tuesday)

Senate Meeting

3:30p–5:00p

M-110

Dec. 12 (Tuesday)

Exec Committee

3:30p–5:00p

K2-106

Please note:

Executive Committee members should be available on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00pm in case of emergency sessions. Special Senate Meetings may be scheduled, if needed.

*Possible full Senate meeting on Dec 12th.

State Academic Senate Session Dates

Fall Session 2017 is scheduled for November 2-4, 2017, (Location TBD)