Welcome to the Adjunct Committee.

Scope & Functions


Under the direction of the Academic Senate President and the Committee of the Whole, the committee addresses issues relevant to the professional and academic responsibilities of the adjunct faculty.



Catherine Matheson, Psychology Department Adjunct Faculty Member:

Marianne Borgardt, ESL Department Adjunct Faculty Member:


Cathy Matheson, Marianne Borgardt, Jillian Alexander, Natalie Bumbera, Ian Colmer, Dr. Angela Courtney, Hadi Dabbagh,  Chiquita Emel, Ricardo Medina Garcia, Elizabetta Jackson, Linda Jackson, Susan Turner Jones, Nina Kato, Mina Majstorovic, Susan Morrison, Rob O’Keefe, Bernadette O’Leary, Dennis Parnell, Domi Piturro, Maggie Pour, MJ Sterling, Michael Strathearn, and Daphna Hausman Ozery.

Next Meetings

Meetings are generally held the first Monday of each month during Fall and Spring semesters, from 2:15-3:15 pm. An agenda and Zoom link will be sent to all adjuncts by the preceding Thursday.

Adjunct 411

Our Fall 2021 Professional Development Day presentation focused on information and resources needed for a successfully launching a new semester.  This document contains a wealth of information and clickable links for your use. Please visit the Professional Development Committee website for recordings of our presentation, as well as all the others.

Adjunct 411 Professional Development Day Presentation (8/25/22)

Agendas & Minutes


SMC - How the Sausage is Made

SMC personnel are engaged in many activities supporting our students, faculty, and community. During Spring 2023 Professional Development flex-day, we delivered this brief overview of how the organization and how to get involved.

SMC-How the Sausage is Made: What Adjuncts Need to Know about the Academic Senate, Faculty Association and Administration (3/16/2023)

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.

Professional Development

Faculty Association

The Santa Monica College Faculty Association is the union and advocacy group for all SMC faculty. Contact the FA for any questions about the contract, Associate Faculty status, unemployment, etc.

Human Resources

Contact Human Resources for questions about your benefits and paycheck.

Faculty Perks