Academic Senate


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. The Academic Senate is the only organization that has a place in California Educational Law (Title V); its duties listed in the 10 + 1 Responsibilities.

The Academic Senate Executive Committee consists of elected officers and the chairs of standing Senate joint and sub-committees. The Executive Committee serves as a steering committee for the Senate by recommending senate objectives and setting the senate agendas, which are then discussed and voted upon by a quorum of the full Senate. 

Academic Senate and Executive Committee Meetings are held on alternating Tuesdays (11:15AM - 12:35PM) during the Fall and Spring semesters and are open to the public. Meeting agendas are posted on campus and and here every Friday.

All Senate and Executive Committee meetings are held via Zoom until further notice.

2023-2024 Executive Committee Meetings
2023-2024 Senate Meetings

August 29, 2023

September 12, 2023

September 26, 2023

October 10, 2023

October 24, 2023

November 7, 2023

November 21, 2023

Decenber 5, 2023

December 12, 2023

February 20, 2024

March 5, 2024

March 26, 2024

April 16, 2024

April 30, 2024

May 14, 2024

May 28, 2024

June 4, 2024 (if necessary)