The Academic Senate Governing Council is the voice of the faculty on matters related to curriculum and instruction. We work collaboratively with college administration, staff, and students to promote academic excellence.
The Academic Senate shall be the only organization empowered to speak for the Faculty
on matters that are not contractual in nature. The Academic Senate is authorized by
the laws of the State of California, the regulations of the Rodda Act, provisions
of Title 5 of the California Administrative Code, AB1725, California Education Code,
and Policy 2005 of the Solano County Community College District Governing Board.The
purpose of the Academic Senate shall be to provide the Faculty members with a formal
and effective process for participating in the formation and implementation of district
policies on academic and professional matters (Title 5, Subchapter 2, Section 53201).
The functions of the Academic Senate are to act as a representative of the faculty
with respect to Academic and Professional Matters to include the following items (Title
5, Subchapter 2, Section 53200): (a) Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites
and placing courses with disciplines, (b) Degree and certificate requirements, (c)
Grading policies, (d) Educational program development, (e) Standards or policies regarding
student preparation and success, (f) District and college governance structures, as
related to faculty roles, (g) Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes,
including self-study and annual reports, (h) Policies for faculty professional development
activities, (i) Processes for program review, (j) Processes for institutional planning
and budget development, and (k) Other academic and professional matters as mutually
agreed upon between the Governing Board and Academic Senate.
On February 6, 2017, the Academic Senate of Solano Community College took unanimous action to direct its president to represent the following proposed changes to Board Policy 2005: the Governing Board of Solano Community College will rely primarily on the Academic Senate for items 1-7: Curriculum, including the establishing prerequisites and placing courses with disciplies; Degree and certificate requirements; Grading policies; Standards of policies regarding student preparation and success; Faculty roles and involvement in the accerditation process, including Self-Evaluation Reports and annual reports; Policies for faculty professional development activities; Process for program review.