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
Nicole De Rose, Acting President
Robin Witt, Vice President
Mark Gutierrez, Secretary/Treasurer
Curriculum Chair, Angela Burk-Herrick
Business & Applied Technology Senators: Tracy Kocher, Karin Nelson and David Karp (alternate)
Chino/Fontana Senators: Daniel Bentum, Manar Hijaz and Robert "Ian" Jones (alternate)
Health Science Senators: Lisa Doget, Jayne Clark, and Shelley Eckvahl (alternate)
Instructional Support Senators: Christina Holdiness, Mary Jane Ross and Shelley Marcus (alternate)
Kinesiology, Nutrition & Athletics Senator: Jeff Harlow, Vacant, and (alternate vacant)
Language Arts Senators: Elizabeth "Liz" Encarnacion, Steve Shelton, and Leona Fisher (alternate)
Math and Science Senators: Nicole DeRose, Mark Gutierrez and Diana Cosand (alternate)
Social and Behavioral Sciences Senators: Dan Kern, Angela Sadowski, Sergio Gomez (alternate)
Student Services Senators: Jackie Boboye, jean Oh, and Donna Colondres (alternate)
Visual and Performing Arts Senators: Pat Aranda, Vacant, and Stan Hunter (alternate)
Senators-at-Large: Tamari Jenkins, Robin Witt, and Garrett Kenehan
Adjunct Senators-at-Large: Luke Gunderson and Gail Keith Gibson and Stephen Villasenor (alternate)
Meeting Day and Time: Academic Senate meets weekly on Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Academic Senate Meeting Room in the Berz Excellence Building (BEB), Room 204.