Academic Senate

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Welcome to the Academic Senate

The Academic Senate at SBCC follows the guidance of the statewide Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, which strives to promote the effective participation in their colleges’ decision making in academic and professional matters. These matters are widely known as the “ten plus one”, and are locally specified in SBCC’s Board Policy 2510, following Title 5, Sections 53200-53206.

Academic and professional matters include:

  • Curriculum, including the establishment of prerequisites and placing courses within disciplines
  • Degree and certificate requirements
  • Grading policies
  • Educational program development
  • Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success
  • District and College governance structures as related to faculty roles
  • Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes, including self-study and annual reports
  • Policies for faculty professional development activities
  • Processes for program review
  • Processes for institutional planning and budget development
  • Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon between the governing board and the academic senate.
In addition, the consultation will include faculty hiring processes.

The work of the Academic Senate is made possible by the dedication of numerous faculty, namely senators, committee chairs and members of senate committees. Our College serves our students better because of the participation of our college faculty in the institutional decision making.

For any Academic Senate concerns, please contact me at (805) 730-4435 and 805-252-2448 or Anita Cole, (805) 965 0581, ext 2217,

Kenley Neufeld, President


PRESIDENT, KENLEY NEUFELD  805-730-4435 and 805-252-2448
Secretary, Anita Cole x2217
Executive Vice President Educational Programs, Jack Friedlander
Associated Student Representative:  Ashley Jeter


Cornelia Alsheimer Business Education
Cindy Bower Health and Human Services
Gordon Coburn Health and Human Services
Steve DaVega Fine Arts
Monica DiVito English
Phyllisa Eisentraut Social Science
Patrick Foster Technologies
Christopher Johnston English
Deborah Mackie Educational Support
Jennifer Maupin  Sciences
Paul McDowell Adjunct Representative
Bronwen Moore Mathematics
David Morris Social Science
Raeanne Napoleon Sciences
Kathleen O'Connor Physical Education
Francisco Rodriguez Modern Languages/ESL
Patricia Stark Fine Arts
Laurie Vasquez Educational Support and Vice President 



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