Academic Senate

The SBVC Academic Senate will be meeting via Zoom for the remainder of the semester. You are welcome to join the meeting using this link. Follow this link to view the Academic Senate President's Message which will go over the April 1, 2020, agenda and Zoom meeting etiquette. We are here to support you during this time. Please feel free to reach out to the Executive Senate if you have questions.  

Here are some useful links from the State Academic Senate, ASCCC, as well as resources for our campus. Be safe!

Academic Senate Meeting Dates

2019 - 2020

Fall 2019 Spring 2020

August 21, 2019

September 4, 2019

September 18, 2019

October 2, 2019

October 16, 2019

October 30, 2019*

November 6, 2019

November 20, 2019

December 4, 2019

January 15, 2020

January 29, 2020* 

February 5, 2020

February 19, 2020

March 4, 2020

April 1, 2020: online via Zoom

April 15, 2020: online via Zoom

April 29, 2020*: online via Zoom

May 6, 2020:online via Zoom

 *5th Wednesdays are reserved for special topics 

Bylaws (PDF, 105Kb)          Constitution (PDF, 1.0Mb)


Celia J. Huston, M.L.S., Ph.D., President - chuston@valleycollege.edu


Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, 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 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 process.

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.