Academic Senate


Academic Senate

About Us

The CCSF Academic Senate is the body of all faculty - part time and full time, credit and non-credit, counselors, instructors, clinical social workers, librarians, nurse practitioners, etc. The Academic Senate holds plenary meetings (of the entire body) twice a year on Flex day and can meet at other times.

The Academic Senate Executive Council is the body of representatives elected each Spring to serve two-year terms (or, under some circumstances, one-year terms). The Executive Council meets about twice a month during the Fall and Spring semesters. Everyone is welcome to come to Executive Council meetings.

Academic Senate Officers for 2016-2017

  • President:  Mandy Liang
  • First Vice President:  Fred Teti
  • Second Vice President: Coni Staff
  • Secretary: Jacques Arceneaux

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.

Academic Senate Governing Documents:

CCSF Academic Senate Constitution
CCSF Academic Senate Bylaws
CCSF Guidelines for Academic Senate Committees
RRP Handbook 

San Francisco Community College District Policy Manual 2.07    (pdf)
District Policy on Participatory Governance

San Francisco Community College District Policy Manual 2.08     (pdf)
District Policy on Collegial Governance and the Academic Senate 

San Francisco Community College District Administrative Procedures 2.08   (pdf)
Methods for Collegial Consultation

  • The Faculty Hiring Procedures document     (pdf)

The rules for hiring both full-time and part-time faculty, as mutually agreed upon by the Senate and the Board (The faculty union and the Affirnmative Action Office also have rules for the hiring process.)

Board Resolution No. 910425-S6 Approval of the Jointly Agreed upon "Faculty Hiring Procedures" document.  1991  (pdf)

  • The Faculty Travel Document     (pdf)

The procedures for getting reimbursed for travel to conferences and professional development

Faculty Travel Document Supporting Paperwork (pdf)

  • Administrative Hiring Procedures, Evaluation, and Retreat Rights

            Mutually agreed upon by the Senate and the Board of Trustees in 1992

-New Administrative Hiring Procedures 2013  ( pdf )

-Administrative Evaluation and Appointment Renewal Procedures (revised 2002)  (pdf)

-Right to Faculty Status for Administrators  (pdf)

-Board approvals for admin hirrings, Evals and probationary status (pdf)



CCSF Faculty are dedicated to professional development, continuous improvement, and promoting leadership from within. Numerous opportunities abound across the college for all faculty to step into leadership roles. Find Yours:

Academic Senate Committees:
This is where academic and professional decisions are made. Committees are looking at acheivement data, SLO processes, how we write Program Review, what kinds of professional development is offered, how we address Basic Skills, how we create a more equitable institution, and overall: how do we improve our services so that more students succeed? If you want to be part of the conversation, join now. 

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.

EFF: Electronic Faculty Forum

The Executive Council created this listserv to provide an online opportunity for thoughtful discussion of college wide issues and concerns throughout the year. Join the conversation!

Instructions from the TLC about EFF Here.