Academic Senate

Academic Senate

Purview of the Academic Senate

CA Community College Faculty


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.

ASCCC Handbook: Roles and Responsibilities of and Strategies for an Effective Senate

In accordance with Title 5, Sections 53200 and 53203 and CCSF Board Policy 2.08, the CCSF Board of Trustees and its delegate, the Chancellor, consult collegially with the CCSF Academic Senate concerning academic and professional matters. Central to the collegial consultation process are meetings and other communication between Officers of the CCSF Academic Senate, and the Chancellor and members of the administration. Find a chart tracking the status of issues under consultation. For most items, additional information may be found in minutes of Acdemic Senate Executive Council meetings and in emails from the Academic Senate President to all faculty.

NEW! Administrative Procedure 2.08 Collegial Consultation.


Proposed Department Reorganization

WHY IS THE SENATE CREATING THIS RESPONSE? California Education Code provides, by law, that Administration "rely primarily" upon the Academic Senate when making decisions that impact academic and professional matters (the 10+1 listed above). Responding is our professional responsibility. Your Academic Senate is preparing for collegial consultation with the District regarding the impact of the proposed reorganization. The Senate's representation of your department can only be as good as the information you provide. The best representation is evidence-based.

Our representation of your interests can only be as good as the information you provide.

How to Contribute:

1. Check out the Impact of Reorganization chart to view the format of the response.

2. Identify the Discipline impacted.

3. Identify the specific 10+1 impacted.

4. Describe in 40 words or less the impact. Be specific.

Please focus on specific factual changes. Leave opinions out (those are for later so do keep track of them). Cite data and evidence - this is important. We like data! Hint: our ESL program has excellent data behind its success. For example, if a course outline will be impacted, identify the specific course outline and the specific impact. Be clear about why the impact would be negative. Or, be clear about why the impact would be positive.  

Send the response to


Current Department Structure

Proposed Department Structure

Barclays California Code

California State Education Code

Academic Senate Respone to Process of Reorganization

UC Berkeley's Best Practice for Reorganization

UC Berkeley's Best Way to Create Resistance to Reorganization

Flex Policies




  • Last year's Budget Planning Documents - From the District Business Office. See information on expenditures and activities disaggregated by campus -- be sure to read the footnotes and disclaimers for these documents.