Academic Senate

The ARC Academic Senate is made up of faculty members who represent their academic divisions and senate executive officers who are elected to represent the entire faculty.

The purpose of the Academic Senate is to provide the faculty body with its formal representative voice in its role in participatory governance. The Academic Senate makes recommendations and represents the ARC faculty members in "academic and professional matters" per Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.

Academic Senate Agendas and Minutes Available via ARCDOCS

About Academic Senate

What does the Academic Senate do?

"Academic and professional matters", or "10 +1" , fall under the purview of the Academic Senate:
1. Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites.
2. Degree and certificate requirements.
3. Grading policies.
4. Educational program development.
5. Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success.
6. College governance structures, as related to faculty roles.
7. Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes.
8. Policies for faculty professional development activities.
9. Processes for program review.
10. Processes for institutional planning and budget development.
11. Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon.

Academic Senate Committees

ARC Academic Senate Committees 


Curriculum Committee

Program Review Committee

Professional Development Committee

Professional Standards Type A/B Leaves Committee

SLO Assessment Committee

Program Pathways Committee

Affordable Learning Material Committee

Adjunct-of-the-Year Award Subcommittee

Faculty Handbook Subcommittee

Information Literacy Task Group 

LRCCD Committees

This is information pertaining to LRCCD Senate Led Committees as well as LRCCD Non-Senate Led Committees, both lists include only those committees with faculty representatives. Please note: other district committees, task forces, or other groups may be formed with varying number of faculty representatives who serve varying terms with no term limits, but are subject to regular review. 
LRCCD Senate Led Committees with faculty representatives:

DISTRICT CURRICULUM COORDINATING COMMITTEE (DCCC) (LRCCD R-3412): ARC faculty are represented by three faculty members who serve no set term with no term limit, but subject to regular review.

Subcommittees of the DCCC

Mathematics Competency Committee: ARC faculty are represented by one faculty member from Math, one faculty member from a related subject matter, and one faculty member representing assessment interests (non-voting) who serve 2-year terms with no term limits, but subject to regular review

Reading Competency Committee: ARC faculty are represented by one faculty member from Reading, one faculty member from a related subject matter, and one faculty member representing assessment interests (non-voting) who serve 2-year terms with no term limit, but subject to regular review

Writing Competency Committee: ARC faculty are represented by one faculty member from Writing, one faculty member from a related subject matter, and one faculty member representing assessment interests (non-voting) who serve 2-year terms with no term limit, but subject to regular review

District Matriculation Committee (DMC) (LRCCD R-3412): ARC faculty are represented by one non-counseling faculty and one counseling faculty member who serve 2-year terms with no term limit, but subject to regular review

LRCCD Non-Senate Led Committees with faculty representatives:

ACADEMIC CALENDAR (LRCCD R-7123): ARC faculty are represented by one at-large faculty member who serves a 1-year term with no term limit, but subject to regular review

BUDGET (LRCCD R-8122): ARC faculty are represented by the ARC Academic Senate President or designee and one at-large faculty member who serves a 2-year term with no term limit, but subject to regular review

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (LRCCD R-3412): ARC faculty are represented by the chair of the ARC Technology Committee, the Instructional Development Coordinator or Distance Education Coordinator, and two at-large faculty members who serve no set term with no term limit, but subject to regular review

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (LRCCD R-3412): ARC faculty are represented by two at-large faculty members who serve no set term with no term limit, but subject to regular review

Other Committees

Other ad hoc committees, task forces, or other groups may be formed as needed.

Roster & Meeting Schedules

Senate Roster (updated 8/9/19)

Meeting Schedule of the ARC Academic Senate for 2019-2020

According to the ARC Academic Senate's bylaws, "The Senate shall meet at least once a month during the school year".
By tradition, the ARC Academic Senate meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month in the fall and spring semesters.


Fall 2019
August 21: Wednesday Fall Retreat (flex activity), 1:00 - 4:00, location TBA
August 29 (5th Thursday)
September 12 (2nd Thursday)
September 26 (4th Thursday)
October 10 (2nd Thursday)
October 24 (4th Thursday)
*ASCCC Fall Plenary Session – November 7-9
November 14 (2nd Thursday)
November 21 (3rd Thursday)
*Thanksgiving Holiday
December 12 (2nd Thursday)


Spring 2020
January 15: Wednesday, Spring Retreat (flex activity), 1:00 - 4:00, location TBA
January 23 (4th Thursday)
February 13 (2nd Thursday)
February 27 (4th Thursday)
March 12 (2nd Thursday)
March 26 (4th Thursday)
April 2 (1st Thursday)
Spring Recess April 6 - April 12
*ASCCC Spring Plenary Session April 16-18?
April 23 (4th Thursday)
May 7 (1st Thursday)
Finals May 14 – May 20th

ARC Faculty Position Request Information

Access the links below for more information about the Faculty Position Request process, including timelines, forms, requirements, resources, and contact information.

1. Procedure to Complete Faculty Position Request (with timeline)

2. Instructions for completing Faculty Position Request form

3. ARC Job Posting form

4. Resources and Contact information:

• ARC Research Office: 916-484-8899 or 916-484-8679
• ARC Office of Instruction: 916-484-8411

Academic Senate For California Community Colleges

Formed in 1970, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization. Created for the promotion and advancement of public community college education in California.

Visit ASCCC.org


These documents provide guidance for the operations of the Academic Senate.

The Constitution provides an overview of the Academic Senate structure as well as its principles.

Academic Senate By-Laws provide the procedural rules and are written to be consistent with the Constitution.

Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations