Cabrillo College Faculty Senate

Welcome to the Cabrillo College Faculty Senate

As the official voice of Cabrillo's faculty in academic and professional matters, the Faculty Senate is committed to equity, student learning and student success. Our goal is to empower faculty to engage in campus dialog and take action for continued improvement of teaching, learning, and faculty participation in campus governance.

Faculty Senate meetings are held on alternating Tuesdays, 3–5 PM. Agendas and past meeting minutes are available on BoardDocs. Everyone is invited to attend.

Upcoming Faculty Senate Meetings:

Fall 2024

  • Tuesday, August 20, 3–5 PM Aptos rm HORT 5005

  • Tuesday, September 3, 3–5 PM Aptos rm 356

  • Tuesday, September 17, 3–5 PM Aptos rm 356

  • Tuesday, October 1, 3–5 PM Watsonville A150

  • Tuesday, October 15 , 3–5 PM, Faculty Prioritization Meeting, Aptos rm 356

  • Tuesday, October 29, 3–5 PM Aptos rm 356

  • Tuesday, November 12, 3–5 PM Aptos rm 356

  • Tuesday, November 26, 3–5 PM Watsonville A150

  • Tuesday, December 10, 3–5 PM Aptos rm 356

  • Per Brown Act rules, Senators and anyone presenting or offering public comment are required to attend meetings in person in person. In addition, this creates and fosters a strong sense of community and connection. While we are providing a zoom link, the in-person meeting experience will be prioritized and all presenters should plan to attend in person.

To become a dues paying Faculty Senate member, please fill out this membership form and submit it to HR.

Faculty Senate is committed to the following academic and professional matters:


Title 5 § 53200 (b): Academic Senate means an organization whose primary function is to make recommendations with respect to academic and professional matters. In Sections 53200 (c), "Academic and professional matters" mean the following policy development and implementation matters

  1. Curriculum including establishing prerequisites and placing courses within disciplines

  2. Degree and certificate requirements

  3. Grading policies

  4. Educational program development

  5. Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success

  6. District and college governance structures, as related to faculty roles

  7. Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes, including self-study and annual reports

  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 are mutually agreed upon between the governing board and the academic senate.