Academic Senate Committees
The Executive Senate exists for the purpose of monitoring and administering the daily operations of faculty professional matters, especially those pertaining to shared governance, academic standards, planning and professional staffing patterns. All policy proposals affecting the academic and professional interests of the Faculty must be approved by the Executive Senate, subject to the procedures and limitations contained elsewhere in this Constitution.
The primary purpose of the Site Councils is to investigate and serve as ombudsman for site faculty concerns. In this role, it is appropriate for the Site Councils to develop policy or procedure proposals for consideration by the Executive Senate, to develop site-based recommendations for the joint hiring process, to develop site-based recommendations for planning, budget, and special recognition of members.
Curriculum Committee ChargeThis committee shall serve to consider and recommend policies and procedures regarding curriculum and award development, requisites, graduation requirements, general education requirements, program review, grading policies, and program discontinuance. On curricular and grading issues of a daily operational nature, this committee will make recommendations to the Board of Trustees with College Council review.
Curriculum Committee Mission Statement
The mission of the Mt. San Jacinto College Curriculum Committee is to facilitate quality, advocacy, guidance, policies, and criteria to ensure that all instructional programs, including courses and awards, are academically sound and compliant with educational regulations, reflect excellence in instruction, and uphold the integity of our institution. The committee ensures that all curricular matters are responsive to the evolving educational needs and goals of the college community while preserving the mission of the college.
The Academic Senate shall form an Equivalency Committee to review requests and make recommendations for granting equivalency.
Faculty Excellence Committee Charge
i. Select Faculty of the Year award recipients annually
ii. Grant title of Professor to qualified applicants in an annual process
iii. Grant title of Professor Emeritus to qualified faculty when appropriate
iv. Review committee policies and procedures annually and report any recommendations to the Academic Senate for review and approval.
The Mt. San Jacinto College High School Partnership Committee is a standing committee which will serve to advise and help implement current and robust partnerships with area early college programs, including but not limited to Dual Enrollment Programs, Middle College Programs, concurrent enrollment, high school articulation and course alignment. The committee will strive to create equitable programs which serve a diverse range of students while ensuring MSJC standards and rigor of courses are maintained, including adherence to current MSJC course outlines of record, academic senate policies, Title 5 requirements, and Ed Code. The committee shall serve to coordinate, organize, assess, and recommend programs and services related to high school partnerships and student success; these may include matters of academic support, professional development, and innovations.
Each year the Joint Chair Committee reviews all requests for changes in department configuration, as well as data that determine coordinator and chair reassigned time/compensation.
The Joint Hiring Committee follows the policies and procedures outlined in the Hiring Procedures for Full-Time Faculty document which was completed and Board approved in June 2013.
The MSJC Academic Senate Strong Workforce Program Committee, under the direction of the Academic Senate, is charged with
1. Responsibility for establishing, assessing, and publicizing procedures and guidelines
in accordance with State SWP requirements and aligning with institutional priorities
for the allocation of funds from SWP.
2. Working with stakeholders to engage industry and local workforce development board. The purpose of which is to provide a data-informed approach to building “more and better” CTE programs for MSJC that are proactive and responsive to industry needs.
3. Establish a liaison relationship between the local academic senate and the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC), the state Chancellor’s office and the regional consortia.
4. Equal access for all CTE faculty programs to a venue for dialogue and advocacy for their respective programs.
5. Present Strong Workforce Program budget allocation recommendations to Academic Senate and CTE Advisory.
The charge of the tenure review committee shall be to help assure fair, valid, and consistent evaluation practices for all contract faculty.