The Senate facilitates communication among the faculty, the college and district administration, the students, and the Board of Trustees. The Senate strives to promote the development and maintenance of teaching excellence within the framework of academic freedom, professional responsibility, and ethics. (Title 5 §53200)
The Academic Senate is the organization on campus that represents faculty in the formation of policy in “Academic and Professional Matters”. Title 5, Article 2, Section 53200 defines such matters as:
Representatives from faculty departments are elected to serve as senators for one-year terms. The Senate averages seventy members, including senators, elected officers and the Chair of the Curriculum Committee. Elections for senate seats are held in April and May for the coming academic year.
Second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 3:00-5:00 pm during the academic year.
Tuesday, Thursday 12:00 p.m.. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 12:00 p.m.. - 3:00 p.m..
Friday from 1:00 p.m.. - 5 p.m..
Academic Senate and Executive Board meetings are on campus on Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m.. to 5:00 p.m.., during which time the office is closed.
Phone: 1-559-442-8200, ext. 2382
Old Administration Building (OAB) 184
The officers who serve on the Executive Board are elected by the senate in different terms. The President, President-Elect and Past President each serve two-year terms. The three Officer-at-Large, one of which is the Membership Secretary, each serve one-year term, and may succeed themselves for as many terms as elected. The Curriculum Chair is elected by the Curriculum Committee. Elections are held every Senate year at the last spring meeting. Following is information and contacts for each of the officers serving during the 2016-2017 academic year.
The Academic Senate typically meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month during the academic year.
Responsible for increasing student success across the curriculum and developing meaningful and purposeful improvements in basic skills instruction in all areas across the campus.
Responsible for overseeing the solicitation of nominations and the selection of the campus finalists for the:
Responsible for maintaining and updating the faculty handbook, as needed.
The Curriculum Committee shall be responsible for reviewing, assessing and recommending all proposed additions, revisions, and deletions to the curriculum of Fresno City College. The Committee’s recommendations shall be made to the Board of Trustees through the Educational, Coordinating, and Planning Committee (ECPC).
Responsible for overseeing the equivalency actions taken by the various academic departments.
Responsible for addressing academic needs of faculty such as grading and attendance policies, academic standards, and facilities or materials related to instruction.
Responsible for investigating academic and professional matters that affect technological transformations by the college.
Serves as a liaison to faculty by conveying recommendations to the District Technology Coordinating Committee, the Fresno City College Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) and Fresno City College Distance Education Advisory Committee (DEAC).
Responsible for reviewing campus and/or district-wide shared governance issues.
Responsible for investigating issues and recommending action(s) concerning student life on campus.
Responsible for reviewing and approving faculty requests for Travel and Conference and Flex Day funds awarded to the Academic Senate.