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Academic Senate

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Welcome to SMC Academic Senate Website

Office Location:

Main Campus • HSS Building, Room #261

Phone:

(310) 434-4611

Hours:

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.

Academic Senate Officers 2016-2017

  • Fran Chandler, President

  • Nate Donahue, President-Elect

  • Jose Hernandez, 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

    Career Technical Education – Fariba Bolandhemat

    Curriculum – Guido Davis Del Piccolo

    Distance Education – Pete Morris

    Environmental Affairs – Alexandra Tower

    Global Citizenship – Gordon Dossett

    Information Services – Jinan Darwiche

    Institutional Effectiveness – Fran Chandler

    Professional Development – Nate Donahue

    Program Review – Vicki Drake

    Sabbaticals and Fellowships – Alan Buckley

    Student Affairs – Beatriz Magallon

    Student Instructional Support – Jason Beardsley

  • Senate Committees

    Adjunct Faculty – Michael Strathearn & Joelle Adams

    Department Chairs – Mitra Moassessi

    Election and Rules – Moya Mazorow

    Equity and Diversity – Mark Tomasic

    Fiscal Affairs – Jose Hernandez

    Legislative Action – Kevin Menton

    Professional Ethics and Responsibilities- Walker Griffy

    Personnel Policies – Dana Hasser

    Social Committee – Janie Jones

    Faculty Association Liaison – Peter Morse

​Other Senate Responsibilities

Honor Council – Greg Brookins

Interdisciplinary Studies

Student Relief Fund – Peggy Kravitz

Student Success – Maribel Lopez

2016-2017 Senators & Terms

Academic Senate Meeting Schedule 2016-2017

  • Executive Committee Meeting

    Tuesday, 11:15 am to 12:35 pm, HSS 261

    • August: 30

    • September: 13, 27

    • October: 11, 25

    • November: 8, 22

    • December: 6

    • February: 14, 28

    • March: 14, 28

    • April: 18

    • May: 2, 16, 30

  • Senate Meeting

    Tuesday, 11:15 am to 12:35 pm, B144

    • September: 6, 20

    • October: 4, 18

    • November: 1, 15, 29

    • December: 13*

    • February: 21

    • March: 7, 21

    • April: 4, 25

    • May: 9, 23

    • June 6*

*Special Meeting Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

To Report Absences Contact Carol Womack

Upcoming Events

Graduation 2015-2016

Read the PDF FileAcademic Senate President's graduation speech.

Academic Senate Archives

Agendas and Minutes:

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