On July 7, 1964, the Board of Trustees of the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District authorized the establishment of an academic senate at San Jose City College. Our Senate became operative during the Fall of 1964.
The San Jose City College Academic Senate represents faculty in all academic and professional matters.As provided by The California Educational Code, Title V, and District Policy, the District’s Governing Board normally accepts all recommendations from the Academic Senate regarding such matters as curriculum, accreditation, professional development, and program review. In other words, the Academic Senate, actually shares in the governance of our district in the case of academic and professional matters.
The Senate also shares responsibility for the development of all other District policies with the Associated Students, the administration, classified staff, and employee unions.
The Senate appoints all faculty members to the District committees and task forces, exclusive of collective bargaining committees.
The Academic Senate normally meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 2:10 pm in the Community Conference Room, SC204. All staff and students are invited to attend our meetings.