The SBVC Academic Senate will be meeting via Zoom for the fall 2020 term. You are welcome to join. The link will be provided prior to each meeting. 

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. We hope you and your loved ones are safe.

Academic Senate Executive  Team Meeting Dates

Summer 2020

Summer 2020


June 10, 2020

June 24, 2020

July 8, 2020

July 22, 2020

August 5, 2020

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

SBVC Academic Senate President: Amy Avelar, Ph.D.


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.
  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.