The 2022 - 2023 SBVC Academic Senate will return to the in person meeting format. The state of emergency outlined in AB 361 allowing Brown Act committees to meet virtualy no longer exist. As a result, face-to-face meetings will begin Fall 2022.

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

2022 - 2023 Academic Year

Fall 2022 Spring 2023

August 31, 2022*

September 7, 2022 

September 21, 2022

October 5, 2022

October 19, 2022

November 2, 2022

November 16, 2022

November 30, 2022*

December 7, 2022

January 18, 2023

February 1, 2023

Febraury 15, 2023

March 1, 2023

March 15, 2023

March 29, 2023*

April 5, 2023

April 19, 2023

May 3, 2023

*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).