The College Senate is the governing body of the college. Its membership
consists of faculty, staff, and students. The Senate meets once or twice a month
from September through June, and its meetings are open to the entire college
There are 8 Standing Committees of the Senate: the Executive Committee, the
Committee on Committees, the Curriculum Committee, the Academic Standing
Committee, the Committee on Professional Development, the Committee on Campus
Affairs, the Committee on Elections, and the Committee on Evaluation of Program
Effectiveness. The members of the Executive Committee and the Committee on
Committees are elected from within the Senate. The members of the other 6
committees are chosen from the entire college community.
The Executive Committee fixes the agenda of each Senate meeting, and it
coordinates the activities of all Standing and Ad Hoc Senate committees. The
Committee on Committees handles issues related to the staffing of all the Senate
The Curriculum Committee formally considers all aspects of course and program
proposals. The Academic Standing Committee determines regulations and policies
concerning academic standing, processes of matriculation, degree requirements,
and grading systems.
The Committee on Professional Development develops programs which promote the
professional growth and development of all college staff members. The Committee
on Campus Affairs reviews policies concerning the long-range planning and
operation of physical facilities as well as services and activities relating to
the campus good and welfare.
The Committee on Elections recommends procedures concerning Senate-related
elections held around the college and supervises them. The Committee on
Evaluation of Program Effectiveness measures and determines the effectiveness of
curricula and other educational programs.