The 2023 - 2024 SBVC Academic Senate sessions will be held on campus face-to-face. The state of emergency outlined in AB 361 allowing Brown Act committees to meet virtually no longer exist. 

All are welcome and encouraged to join. The meeting days and times are provided below. The agenda, minutes, and related documents for each meeting can be accessed through the Agendas and Minutes page.

The Academic Senate meets every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday of the Academic Year. Meetings are from 3:00-4:30pm.

Academic Senate Meeting Dates

2023 - 2024 Academic Year

Fall 2023 Spring 2024

September 6, 2023 

September 20, 2023

October 4, 2023

October 18, 2023

November 1, 2023

November 15, 2023

November 29, 2023*

December 6, 2023

January 17, 2024 (Plenary)

January 31, 2024

February 7, 2024

February 21, 2024

March 6, 2024

April 3, 2024

April 17, 2024

May 1, 2024

May 15, 2024

*indicates a 5th Wednesday meeting


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SBVC Academic Senate President: Davena Burns-Peters


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 refers to the following policy development matters:

  1. Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites and placing courses within disciplines
  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, including self-study and annual reports
  8. Policies for faculty professional development activities
  9. Processes for program review
  10. Processes for institutional planning and budget development

+1. Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon between the governing board and the academic senate.

Download a pdf of the 10+1 graphic (ASCCC).