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 2023

Our meeting locations will be:

Room 403 Aptos

A380 in Watsonville

  • Tuesday, August 22, 3–5 PM

  • Tuesday, September 5, 3–5 PM

  • Tuesday, September 19, 3–5 PM

  • Tuesday, October 3, 3–5 PM

  • Tuesday, October 17, 3–5 PM- Faculty Prioritization

  • Tuesday, October 31, 3–5 PM

  • Tuesday, November 14, 3–5 PM

  • Tuesday, November 28, 3–5 PM

  • Tuesday, December 12, 3–5 PM

Per Brown Act rules, Senators are required to attend meetings in person in either room 403 in Aptos or in A380 in Watsonville. 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 we encourage you to attend at one of our physical locations if possible.

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:

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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.