The SBVC Academic Senate will be meeting via Zoom for the 2020 - 2021 academic year. All are welcome to join. The link will be provided prior to each meeting on the Agendas and Minutes page. 

We are here to support you during this time. Please feel free to reach out to the Executive Senate if you have questions.  Resources and links for you and your students are located under the Documents and Resources tab.

Academic Senate Meeting Dates

2020 - 2021 Academic Year

Fall 2020 Spring 2021

August 12, 2020

August 19, 2020

September 2, 2020

September 16, 2020

September 30, 2020*

October 7, 2020

October 21, 2020

November 4, 2020 cancelled

November 18, 2020

December 2, 2020

December 16, 2020

January 20, 2021

February 3, 2021

Febraury 17, 2021

March 3, 2021

March 17, 2021

March 31, 2021*

April 7, 2021

April 21, 2021

May 5, 2021

May 19, 2021

*indicates a 5th Wednesday meeting

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


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

Contact: sbvcacademicpresident@sbccd.cc.ca.us 


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.