Title 5 §53200(b) states that the Academic Senate is to make recommendations with respect to academic and professional matters. According to §53200(c), "academic and professional matters" means the following policy development and implementation 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. District and 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

  11. Other academic and professional matters as are mutually agreed upon between the governing board and the academic senate.