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Academic Senate

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Welcome to SMC Academic Senate Website

Office Location: 
Main Campus • HSS Building, Room #261
(310) 434-4611
8 am to 1 pm, Monday through Thursday
Dalia Cortes, Administrative Assistant
To book HSS 261 please email Dalia Cortes
 See Calendar for availability
What is Santa Monica College 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. 

By Laws

2015-2016 Goals and Objectives

2014-2015 Annual Report

Academic Senate Officers 2015-2016

 Fran Chandler, President

Eve Adler, Past President

Ming Lu, Treasurer

Carol Womack, Recording Secretary

Jacqueline Scott, Parliamentarian

Executive Committee

The Academic Senate Executive Committee consists of elected officers and the chairs of standing committees. The Executive Committee serves as a steering committee for the Senate by recommending senate objectives and setting the senate agendas.
Academic Senate Executive Committee Chairs 2015-2016
Joint Senate Committees
Senate Committees
Career Technical Education – Fariba Bolandhemat
Adjunct Faculty  – Michael Strathearn
Curriculum – Guido Davis Del Piccolo
Department Chairs – Mitra Moassessi
Distance Education – Pete Morris
Election and Rules – Moya Mazorow
Environmental Affairs –  Cara Thompson
Equity and Diversity – Craig Hammond
Global Citizenship – Gordon Dossett
Fiscal Affairs – Ming Lu
Information Services Jinan Darwiche
Legislative Action George Davison
Institutional Effectiveness – Christine Schultz
Professional Ethics and Responsibilities- Walker Griffy
Personnel Policies – Andrew Nestler
Social Committee – Janie Jones
Professional Development – Kevin Menton & Nate Donahue
         Faculty Association Liaison Peter  Morse               
Program Review – Vicki Drake
Sabbaticals and Fellowships – Alan Buckley
Student Affairs – Alexandra Tower
Student Instructional Support – Jason Beardsley
Other Senate Responsibilities
Honor Council – Greg Brookins
Interdisciplinary Studies
Student Relief Fund – Peggy Kravitz
Student Success – Maribel Lopez
2015-2016 Senators
2015-2016 Senators & Terms
Academic Senate Meeting Schedule 2015-2016
Executive Committee Meeting
Tuesday, 11:15 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
HSS 261
Senate Meeting
Tuesday, 11:15 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
September: 1, 15, 29
October: 13, 27
September: 8, 22 
October: 6, 20

November: 10, 24
December: 8
February: 23

November: 3, 17
December: 1
March: 1, 22
March: 8, 29
April: 19
April: 5, 26
May 10, 24
                                    May: 3, 17, 31                                                                       June 7*
*Special Meeting Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 
To Report Absences Contact Carol Womack
Upcoming Events
Graduation 2015-2016
Click here to read the Academic Senate President's graduation speech. 
Academic Senate Archives


Past Goals and Objectives