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Academic Senate means an organization whose primary function is to make recommendations with respect to academic and professional matters.

Academic and Professional matters means the following policy development matters:

  1. Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites.
  2. Degree and certificate requirements.
  3. Grading policies.
  4. Educational program development.
  5. Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success.
  6. College governance structures, as related to faculty roles.
  7. Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes.
  8. Policies for faculty professional development activities.
  9. Processes for program review.
  10. Processes for institutional planning and budget development.
  11. Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon.

The Academic Senate is comprised of all currently employed faculty both contract and adjunct with all rights and responsibilities.

The Academic Senate shall elect an Executive Council from its membership, hereinafter referred to as the Exec. The Executive Council shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary/third District Academic Senate (DAS) representative, and At-Large Senators and shall serve as the representative body of the Academic Senate. At- Large Senators are elected by individual departments with the numbers for each department listed in Article I of the By-laws to this Constitution, as well as provision for an adjunct faculty representative. Any member of the Academic Senate may be elected to the Executive Council. (For purposes of clarification, no faculty member can hold more than one position in the Executive Council.)

For more information, please read the Constitution of Berkeley City College Fall 2019