Academic Senate

The Academic Senate is the faculty source for college, district, and shared governance information.

Senators are elected by each division and officers are elected campus-wide for terms of two years. The responsibility of the senators is to be an information conduit between their divisions and the Senate and to act on behalf of the division faculty they represent.

In addition, AB1725 charges the Academic Senate with the responsibility for policy development and administrative affairs that pertain to academic and professional matters. The President of the Senate represents the views of faculty on the college's Executive Council.

Agendas and Minutes

Role of the Academic Senate

  1. Represent the faculty of Sacramento City College

  2. Make recommendations to the Administration of Sacramento City College and to the Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees with respect to academic and professional matters including, but not limited to the following:

    1. Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites and placing courses within disciplines
    2. Degree and certificate requirements
    3. Grading Policies
    4. Education Program Development
    5. Standards or Policies regarding student preparation and success
    6. District and College Governance Structures, as related to faculty roles
    7. Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes, including self-study and annual reports
    8. Policies for faculty professional development activities
    9. Processes for program review
    10. Processes for institutional planning and budget development AND
    11. Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon between the Governing Board and the Academic Senate

    The above is commonly referred to as the “10 + 1”, or the “Holy 11”. The “10 + 1” comes from language in Title 5 that is a result of AB 1725 that was passed by the legislature in 1988. AB 1725 uncoupled community colleges from the K-12 system, and gave community colleges the status of institutions of higher education.

    Education Code: These laws are the result of legislation and can be modified only by subsequent legislation. www.ca.leginfo.gov

    Title 5: These are policies and regulations of the Board of Governors that are interpretations and strategies for implementation of Education Code. In addition, the Board of Governors enacts “Standing Rules” that instructs the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) on how to carry out its functions. Title 5 is published as part of the California Code of Regulations. 

    In areas covered by the “10 + 1”, the District Governing Board, or its designees, is to “Rely primarily upon” the advice and judgment of the Academic Senate or reach “mutual agreement” with the Academic Senate by written resolution, regulation, or policy. From LRCCD Policy P3412.

    1. Work with the LRCFT for the benefit of faculty. The Academic Senate represents the faculty regarding Academic and Professional Matters. The LRCFT represents the faculty regarding working conditions. Often, Academic and Professional Matters overlap with working conditions. The Los Rios District committee, Senate Union Joint Issues Committee (SUJIC), addresses such issues as they arise.

    Academic Senate Members

    Grace Austin
    Behavioral & Social Sciences

    Diane Belair
    Counseling & Student Services

    Mark Boguski
    Humanities & Fine Arts

    Deskaheh Bomberry
    Kinesiology, Health & Athletics

    Marcia Bonawitz
    Advanced Technology

    Halsey Boyd
    Math/Statistics/Engineering

    Julie Colombo
    Language & Literature

    Suzanne De Mey
    Business & CIS

    Tracy Gomez
    Language & Literature

    Mauricio Gonzalez
    Counseling & Student Services

    David Griffin
    Kinesiology, Health & Athletics

    Sandra Guzman
    Counseling & Student Services
    Secretary

    Michael Iredale
    Science & Allied Health

    Steve James
    Science & Allied Health

    Florence Lemoine
    Behavioral & Social Sciences

    Jamil Malik
    Counseling & Student Services

    Patrick McDonald
    Math/Statistics/Engineering

    Linda Myers
    Language & Literature

    Troy Myers
    Language & Literature
    Past President

    Toni Newman
    Counseling & Student Services

    Lori Petite
    Humanities & Fine Arts
    President

    Brian Pogue
    Learning Resources

    Joanna Prado
    Language & Literature

    Joshua Roberts
    Language & Literature

    Amy Strimling
    Behavioral & Social Sciences

    Norman Walker
    Math/Statistics/Engineering

    Charles Whipple
    Behavioral & Social Sciences

    Meili Xu
    Business & CIS

    Jonathan Zeh
    Advanced Technology

    Academic Senate Sub-Committees

    Curriculum Committee

    Distance Education Committee

    Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee (SLOAC)

    Affordable Education Resources Committee (AERC)

    Location

    Rodda Hall North, RHN 258
    3835 Freeport Boulevard
    Sacramento, CA 95822

    Hours

    Meets 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm the first four Tuesdays of each month.

    Staff

    President: Gayle Pitman
    Email: pitmang@scc.losrios.edu
    Office Location: Rodda Hall South, RHS 279

    Vice President: Lori Petite
    Email: petitel@scc.losrios.edu

    Secretary: Sandra Guzman
    Email: guzmans@scc.losrios.edu

    Past President: Troy Myers
    Email: myerst@scc.losrios.edu