The Moreno Valley College Academic Senate (MVCAS), composed of elected faculty representatives, makes recommendations to the College administration and to the Board of Trustees regarding academic and professional matters (defined by AB1725, Section 53200) and facilitates communication among faculty, students, administration, and the Board of Trustees in all matters related to community college education.
The MVC Academic Senate's purpose includes:
- initiate studies relating to and participate in the formation of policies and procedures on academic and professional matters;
- consult collegially in the construction of, as well as, monitor, assess and evaluate the College’s strategic planning and operations structure;
- provide and maintain channels of communication between students, faculty, other Colleges in the RCCD, administration, and the BOT;
- hear, investigate, deliberate, negotiate, recommend or refer any matters brought to its attention by a member of the faculty, and shall be the representative body in all academic and professional matters;
- participate with BOT representatives in the joint development of institutional policies pertaining to the 10+1 items in the Senate purview such as minimum qualifications, equivalencies, and hiring procedures; and, with the bargaining agent, in the development of personnel policies (e.g., tenure review, evaluation procedures, and faculty service areas).
The Academic Senate follows the most recent Governance Committee Meeting Calendar. Meetings occur on the first and third Mondays of each month during the academic year. Faculty are invited to attend and to express their views and concerns on a regular basis to their elected Senate representatives.
|Communications and World Languages|
|Health and Human Services|
|Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Behavioral Sciences|
|Mathematics and Computer Information Systems|
|Biological and Physical Sciences|
|Visual and Performing Arts|
|Part-Time Faculty||Angela Thomas|
|Student (ASMVC)||Kemari Wofford|
- ASCCC: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges.
- Academic Senate Origin: Establishing Academic Senates in California Community Colleges (Case, 1971).
- AB 1725, 1988: Provides a summary of major outcomes beginning with the new role of community colleges,
the shift in power from the legislatioure back to local boards, affirmative action
in hiring practices, 75%:25% full-time:part-time ratio, minimum qualifications, hiring
and tenure review. The birth of Academic and Professional Matters and Collegial Consultation.
- Policies for Strengthening Local Academic Senates (ASCCC, 1989): The ASCCC’s proposal for the implementation of AB 1725 as outlined in the bill.
- California Educational Code:
- Title 5: California Code of Regulations 53200-53207 Covers the Academic Senate
- Title 3, 70902 (b7): Ed code on Governance: “Establish procedures that are consistent with minimum standards established by the board of governors to ensure faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to express their opinions at the campus level, to ensure that these opinions are given every reasonable consideration, to ensure the right to participate effectively in district and college governance, and to ensure the right of academic senates to assume primary responsibility for making recommendations in the areas of curriculum and academic standards.”
- Role of the Academic Senate: Joint Q&A document by the ASCCC and CCLC on the role of the Academic Senate in California Community Colleges. Guidelines for Implementation of Section 53200 - 53204 of Title 5 of the Administrative Code of California (ASCCC & CCLC, 1991).
- Participating effectively in district and college governance: Q&A document covering effective ways to participate in college governance. This document was jointly produced with contributions from the CCLC and ASCCC. It was adopted by the ASCCC at the Fall 1998 Plenary Session.
- Academic Senate and Faculty Association relations: A model for establishing effective Academic Senate relationship with the local bargaining unit in the interest of the faculty.