Academic Senate

Purpose: The role of the Chaffey College Academic Senate is to participate effectively in the formation of college policy with respect to academic and professional matters. The rights and responsibilities of the Academic Senate derive from the California Administrative Code Title V and from District policies.

Scope: AB1725 assigns a major role to the Academic Senate in the development of policies and procedures dealing with academic and professional matters. The legislature has given the faculty primary responsibility in academic and professional matters and has bestowed statutory recognition on the community college faculty that it may function in a fashion similar to that of the faculties of public four-year colleges and universities.

Reports to: Governing Board or designee

Terms of Office: Positions are elected and terms vary.

Chairperson: Academic Senate President


Neil Watkins, President
Nicole DeRose, Vice President/President Elect
Elizabeth "Liz" Encarnacion, Secretary/Treasurer

Curriculum Chair, Angela Burk-Herrick
Business & Applied Technology Senators: Bruce Osburn and William "Bill" O'Neil (alternate)
Chino/Fontana Senators: Tara Johnson, Jinny Lee and Manar Hijaz (alternate)
Health Science Senators: Jayne Clark, Terzah DePonte and Jordan Hung (alternate) 
Instructional Support Senators: Christina Holdiness, Terezita Reyes Overduin and Shelley Marcus (alternate) 

Kinesiology, Nutrition & Athletics  Senator: Elaine Martinez, Candice Hines-Tinsley, Annette Henry (alternate)
Language Arts Senators: Elizabeth "Liz" Encarnacion, Steve Shelton, and Leona Fisher (alternate)
Math and Science Senators: Mark Gutierrez, Elizabeth Cannis and Diana Cosand (alternate)
Social and Behavioral Sciences Senators: Dan Kern, Pak Tang, Hannah Lucas (alternate)
Student Services Senators: Jackie Boboye, Michelle Martinez, and Myra Andrade (alternate)
Visual and Performing Arts Senators: Leta Ming, Sheila Malone, and Nicole Farrand (alternate)
Senators-at-Large: Tamari Jenkins, Sarah Chamberlain, and Norma Leon 
Adjunct Senators-at-Large: Shelly R. Jackson, Patty Peoples, and Vanessa Nunez (alternate)

Meeting Day and Time: The Chaffey College Academic Senate meets on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:50 pm unless otherwise stated. All Senate meetings are open to the public, if you are interested in attending, please join us. Pursuant to AB 361 (Cal. Gov. Code section 54953), members of the Academic Senate, faculty, staff, and the public will be able to participate  in the Chaffey College Academic Senate meeting via videoconference or in person. For this reason, the Academic Senate will meet in person and continue to offer video and can teleconference meetings under the Brown Act as modified by AB 361.