All faculty are members of the senate, by definition. For operational purposes, four groups have been created, an executive senate (six members, including a president, vice-president, appointments secretary, and a correspondence secretary, as well as a representative from the associate faculty on each campus) and a site council for each campus (Five members, including a site president, site vice president, site secretary, two members and an associate faculty representative). A three-member judiciary committee conducts elections and ensures that the MSJC academic senate operates in accord with its own constitution.
How does this structure work?
While the executive senate responds to basic operational demands in college operations, all policy proposals and changes to the MSJC's shared governance agreement must come to the senate with full knowledge of the site councils. Periodically, the senate takes sounding of opinion on matters before it, either through hearings or by distributing pending issues for comment. All changes to the senate constitution must be approved by a vote of the faculty.
The Academic Senate for the 2012-2013 term is as follows:
Lorraine Slattery-Farrell, President
Stacey Searl-Chapin, Vice President
Denise Dalaimo, Correspondence Secretary
Karen Cranney, Appointment Secretary
Kristen Huyck, MVC Associate Faculty Representative
Terri Fitzimmons, SJC Associate Faculty Representative
SAN JACINTO SITE COUNCIL: MENIFEE SITE COUNCIL:
Lorraine Slattery-Farrell, President Stacey Searl-Chapin, President
Denise Dalaimo, Vice President Karen Cranney, Vice President
vacant, Secretary Yvonne Atkinson, Secretary
Jennifer Burleson, Senator-at-large Julie Smathers, Senator-at-large
Casey Mazzotta, Senator-at-large Farah Firtha, Senator-at-large
Terri Fitzimmons, Associate Faculty Rep. Kristen Huyck, Associate Faculty Rep.