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Welcome to the Adjunct Committee.

Scope & Functions


Under the direction of the Academic Senate President and the Committee of the Whole, the committee addresses issues relevant to the professional and academic responsibilities of the adjunct faculty.


  1. Provides the Academic Senate with input on both campus issues relevant to adjunct faculty.

  2. Fosters respect and inclusion, collegiality, and professionalism among all faculty, full and part-time.

  3. Interact with adjunct faculty statewide on both faculty and adjunct-specific issues.


Michael Strathearn, Physical Sciences Department Associate Faculty:

Joelle Adams, English Department Adjunct Faculty Member:


Diane Arieff, Juan Roberto Rodriques, Bernadette O'Leary, Delland Bartlett, Susan Caggiano, Raquel Michel, Sara Kaufmann, Jacki Scott, Joseph Ferrerosa


Meetings are held in HSS 261 from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.

Fall 2016 

  • September 28, 2016: Agenda                

  • October 26, 2016

  • November 23, 2016

  • *December if needed to be determined


Fall 2015

Resources for Adjunct Faculty

In response to the feedback received in the 2014 adjunct survey, information based on the most common questions asked:

Academic Senate
The SMC's Academic Senate is an organization whose primary function is to make recommendations to the administration of the college and to the governing board with respect to academic and professional matters. 

Professional Development

Faculty Association
The Santa Monica College Faculty Association is the union and advocacy group for all SMC faculty. Contact the FA for any questions about the contract, Associate Faculty status, unemployment, etc.  

Human Resources
Contact Human Resources for questions about your benefits and paycheck.

Faculty Perks