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Academic Senate Open Letter to our college, our district, and our community.
Golden West College Academic Senate
Mission: The Academic Senate is an organization whose primary function is to make recommendations with respect to the following academic and professional matters: curriculum, including establishing prerequisites and placing courses within disciplines; degree & certificate requirements; grading policies; educational program development; standards & policies regarding student preparation & success; district & college governance structures as related to faculty roles; faculty roles in accreditation, including self-study & annual reports; policies for professional development activities; processes for program review; processes for institutional planning and budget development; and other academic & professional matters as mutually agreed upon between the governing board and the academic senate. (Title 5: Section 53200)
Meetings are on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Fall 2020: September 8 & 22, October 13 & 27, November 10 & 24, December 8
Spring 2021: February 9 & 23, March 9 & 23, April 13 & 27, May 11 & 18
Governance – The 10+1
Title 5 §53200 (b): Academic Senate means an organization whose primary function is to make recommendations with respect to academic and professional matters. Section 53200 (c) “Academic and professional matter” means the following policy development and implementation matters:
1. Curriculum including establishing prerequisites and placing courses within disciplines (Rely Primarily)
2. Degree and certificate requirements (Rely Primarily)
3. Grading policies (Mutual Agreement)
4. Educational program development (Rely Primarily)
5. Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success (Rely Primarily)
6. District and college governance structures, as related to faculty roles (Mutual Agreement)
7. Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes, including self-study and annual reports (Rely Primarily)
8. Policies for faculty professional development activities (Rely Primarily)
9. Processes for program review (Rely Primarily)
10. Processes for institutional planning and budget development (Mutual Agreement)
Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon between the governing board and the Academic Senate (Mutual Agreement)
In Addition to 10+1
The Education Code assigns additional responsibilities to Academic Senates:
• Minimum qualifications and equivalencies processes
Section 87359 (b) Requires the local Board of Trustees to rely primarily upon the advice of the senate regarding faculty meet minimum qualifications.
• Faculty hiring
Section 87360 Requires the local Board of Trustees to develop hiring criteria, policies, and procedures for new faculty members.
• Faculty evaluation and tenure review
Section 87610.1 (a) Requires that collective bargaining agents, or faculty unions, consult with the academic senate prior to negotiating tenure evaluation procedures.
Section 87663 (f) Requires that collective bargaining agents, or faculty unions, consult with the academic senate prior to negotiating faculty evaluation procedures.
• Administrative retreat rights
Section 87458 (a) Requires the local Board of Trustees to rely primarily upon the advice and judgment of the academic senate regarding procedures regarding administrative retreating into faculty positions.
• Faculty Service Areas
Section 87743.2 Requires that collective bargaining agents, or faculty unions, consult with the academic senate prior to negotiating Faculty Service Areas (FAS).
For additional information on the Academic Senate and its mission, please visit the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges.
Syllabus Instructions and Posting
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Access the following documents on the Enrollment Services SharePoint
• Add Permit Form
• Grade Input Flyer
• How to View Add Codes
• How to View Waitlists
• No-Show Drops
• Records Retention
• Records Retention Quick tips
• Reinstatement Letter
• Faculty Information
• Grade Input Flyer
• Cranium Café Page –Contact Stephanie Esparza, GWC Enrollment Center – Faculty Support
Student Code of Conduct
• Canvas Success Center: How-to Videos and resources to help faculty with their Canvas classes
• Faculty Professional Development = Institute for Professional Development (IPD) – for faculty teaching 7.5 or more LHE
• Advisor Interest Form – for faculty who are not currently advising a group but would like to be in our database for new clubs in search of an advisor
• ASGWC Agenda Item Request – to request an agenda item at the ASGWC Executive Board meetings or Standing Committee meetings
• GWC App Event Request – to have an item added to the GWC App Event calendar
GWC Academic Senate & Resources
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) & Resources
Curriculum & SLOs
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
California Community Colleges – State Chancellor’s Office:
Faculty Professional Development
• GWC Institute for Professional Development (IPD): for faculty assigned ≥7.5 LHE
Eligible faculty may qualify for the following funding opportunities:
• Conference/Workshop Travel (up to a $1,600 annual conference allowance per academic year, July-June; first-come, first-served)
• Salary Advancement
• Alternative Methods – Opportunities for Overload/Release Time
• Department Symposiums
• Change in Academic Rank/Professor Emeritus status [GWC faculty list]
• Coast CCA: for Part-time faculty assigned ≤7.4 LHE (Applications are submitted directly to Coast CCA staff)
Additional funding opportunities & Resources
COVID-19 Resources and Updates