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Welcome to SMC Academic Senate Website

Office Location

Main Campus • HSS Building, Room #261

Phone

310-434-4611

Hours​

Tuesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday - Friday 1 to 5 p.m.

TBD, Administrative Assistant

To book HSS 261, email Nate Donahue​

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 colle​ge and to the governing board with respect to academic and professional matters.

Academic Senate Officers 2017-18

  • Nate Donahue, President

  • Jose Hernandez, Treasurer

  • Matt Musselman, Recording Secretary

  • Jacqueline Scott, Parliamentarian

Academic Senate Meeting Schedule 2017-18

  • Executive Committee Meeting

    Tuesday, 11:15 a.m. to 12:35 p.m., HSS 261
    • August: 18 (Fall Retreat)
    • September: 12, 26
    • October: 10, 24
    • November: 7, 21
    • December: 5,
    • February: 27
    • March: 20
    • April: 3, 24
    • May: 8, 22
    • June: 12*
  • Senate Meeting

    Tuesday, 11:15 a.m. to 12:35 p.m., B144
    • September: 5, 19
    • October: 3, 17, 31
    • November: 14, 28
    • December: 12*​
    • February: 20
    • March: 6, 27
    • April:  17
    • May: 1, 15
    • June: 5*

*Special Meeting Time: 11:00 - 11:50 a.m.​
To report absences, contact Recording Secretary Matt Musselman​


Academic Senators

The list below represents the Academic Senators followed by the expiration of their term in office.  Regardless of the number of positions held, no Senator shall have more than one vote.  In the event that two or more individuals co-chair a standing committee, they shall share exactly one vote per issue before the Senate unless one of them is voting in some other capacity.

​S​enate Officers

  • NATE DONAHUE - President (2019)
  • JOSE HERNANDEZ – Treasurer (2018)
  • MATT MUSSELMAN – Recording Se​cretary (2018)
  • JACQUELINE SCOTT – Parliamentarian (2018)
  • ​Art Department

    • WALTER MEYER (2018)
    • MARC TRUJILLO (2020)

    ​Business Department

    • WAI-PENG RESNICK (2018)
    • STEVEN SEDKY (2018)

    Communication and Media Studies

    • LUIS ANDRADE (2019)
    • LAUREN MOVIUS (2020)

    Computer Science and Information Systems

    • JINAN DARWICHE (2019)
    • GINA JERRY (2020)

    Cosmetology


    Counseling

    • BEATRIZ MAGALLON (2018)
    • VICTORIA ROTHMAN (2018)
    • DANIEL NANNINI (2019)
    • JOSE HERNANDEZ (2020)
    • ALICIA VILLALPANDO (2020)

    Dance

    • MARK TOMASIC (2020)

    Design Technology

    • DAVID JAVELOSA (2020)

    Earth Science

    • PETER MORRIS (2018)
    • LISA COLLINS (2020)

    Education/ECE

    • YICHING GRACE (2020)

    English

    • KEVIN MENTON (2018)
    • BRIAN RAJSKI (2019)
    • ANDREW ESPINOSA (2018)
    • ANGIE MISAGHI (2020)
    • KAYLI WEATHERFORD (2020)

    ESL

    • LIZBETH KOENIG GOLOMBEK (2018)
    • KEITH GRAZIADEI (2019)

    Health Sciences


  • ​History

    • ​LESLEY KAWAGUCHI (2020)

    Kinesiology and Athletics

    • MATTHEW HANK (2020)

    Library

    • BRENDA ANTRIM (2020)

    Life Sciences

    • CYNTHIA GONZALEZ (2018)
    • MARY BOBER (2020)
    • VALERIE NAREY (2020)

    Mathematics

    • JOHN QUEVEDO (2018)
    • ANDREW NESTLER (2019)
    • MATT MUSSELMAN (2020)

    Modern Languages

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    Music

    • JANELLE DE STEFANO (2020)

    Philosophy and Social Sciences

    • CLARE BATTISTA (2018)
    • CHRISTINA GABLER (2019)

    Photo - Fashion

    • CRAIG MOHR (2018)

    Physical Sciences

    • JENNIFER HSIEH (2018)
    • ​MICHELLE SCHOLEFIELD (2018)

    Psychology

    • CHANTE DE LOACH (2020)

    Theatre Arts


    Representing Adjunct Faculty at SMC

    • IAN COLMER (2018)
    • JOSEPH FERREROSA (2018)
    • ANASHEH GHARABIGHI  (2018)
    • ALESSANDRO GRIPPO (2018)
    • MOLLY LANCASTER (2018)
    • JACQUELINE SCOTT (2018)
    • MICHAEL STRATHEARN  (2018)
    • JON-ERIK TATERI (2018)
    • JUSTIN VYOR  (2018)

Senators by Virtue of Office –

Members of the Executive Committee also serve as Senators. Their term expires when they no longer hold their position.   

  • SAL VEAS - Career Technical Education Chair
  • JOELLE ADAMS - Chair Adjunct Faculty
  • BRENDA ANTRIM - Chair Curriculum
  • MITRA MOASSESSI - Chair Department Chairs
  • CLARE BATTISTA - Chair Distance Education
  • MOYA MAZOROW - Chair Elections and Rules
  • PETER RAYMER - Chair Environmental Affairs
  • MARK TOMASIC - Chair Equity and Diversity
  • JOSE HERNANDEZ - Chair Fiscal Affairs
  • ALEXANDRA TOWER - Chair Global Citizenship
  • WALTER MEYER - Chair Information Services
  • ELISA MEYER - Chair Institutional Effectiveness
  • ANDREW NESTLER - Chair Personnel Policies
  • MARISOL MORENO - Chair Professional Development
  • WALKER GRIFFY - Chair Professional Ethics and Responsibilities
  • VICKY DRAKE - Chair Program Review
  • KIMBERLY JAMES - Chair Sabbaticals and Fellowships
  • DANIEL FREEMAN - Chair Social Committee
  • BEATRIZ MAGALLON - Chair Student Affairs
  • JASON BEARDSLEY - Chair Student Instructional Support
  • PETER MORSE - Faculty Association Liaison

 

PDF FileSenators & Terms ​​​​for 2016-2017

Academic Senate Agendas and Minutes

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 2017-2018

  • Joint Senate Committees

    Career Technical Education – Sal Veas

    Curriculum – Brenda Antrim

    Distance Education –​ Clare Battista

    Environmental Affairs – Poliana Raymer

    Global Citizenship – Alexandra Tower

    Information Services – Walter Meyer

    Institutional Effectiveness – Elisa Meyer

    Professional Development – Marisol Moreno

    Program Review – Vicki Drake

    Sabbaticals and Fellowships – Kimberly James

    Student Affairs – Beatriz Magallon

    Student Instructional Support – Jason Beardsley

  • Senate Committees

    Adjunct Faculty – Joelle Adams 

    Department Chairs – Mitra Moasses​si

    Election and Rules – Moya Mazorow

    Equity and Diversity – Mark Tomasic

    Fiscal Affairs – Jose Hernandez

    Legislative Action – ​Nate Donahue

    Professional Ethics and Responsibilities – Walker Griffy

    Personne​l Policies – Andrew Nestler

    Social Committee – Daniel Freeman

    Faculty Association Liaison – Peter Morse


Other Senate Responsibilities​

Honor Council – Greg Brookins

Student Relief Fund – Audra Wells

Executive Committee Agendas and Minutes

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Participatory Governance Policy

Board Policy 2000, Article 2200, BP 2210:

"Santa Monica College is a community composed of students, faculty, staff, administration and the Board of Trustees who are committed to the implementation of the Participatory Governance Policy (AB 1725). The Board of Trustees honors the concept of participatory governance in all areas defined by State laws and regulations as policy of the Santa Monica Community College District, while retaining its own rights and responsibilities as the ultimate authority.

The Board of Trustees has adopted the following participatory governance policies developed by the Academic Senate, Classified Staff, Associated Students and Management Association."

For more information, read the PDF FileParticipatory Governance Policy adopted by the Board of Trustees.