Academic Senate Welcome

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

Dr. Melanie Eckford-Prossor, President


President: Melanie Eckford-Prossor 
Past-President: Kim Monda
Associated Student Government Representative: Chernor Diallo

SENATORS                         DIVISION

Ben Reyes Business Education
Sabrina Barajas Educational Support
Ellen Carey Educational Support
Chris Johnston English
Joy Kunz   Fine Arts
Devona Hawkins Health and Human Services
Elizabeth Chisholm Mathematics
Kathleen O'Connor Physical Education, Health, Dance, Athletics
Juan Casillas School of Modern Languages/ESL
Jess Estrada Sciences
Jennifer Maupin (Fall)
Stephanie Mendes (Spring)
Ruth Morales Social Sciences
Tara Carter Social Sciences
Russell Granger Technologies
Ana Garcia Adjunct Faculty Credit
Patricia Mautone Adjunct Faculty Noncredit