The CHC Academic Senate, in accordance with the provisions of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, functions as the body representing the views and needs of the faculty of Crafton Hills College on all academic and professional matters* as identified in Title 5, §53200 (c). In addition, the Academic Senate serves as the agency that represents the faculty whenever consultation or interaction with the District or the college administration is necessary, excepting matters that fall under the exclusive authority of the faculty bargaining agent. The Academic Senate meets twice per month.


Twenty-eight faculty elected to serve as representatives in four unit areas: Humanities and Social Sciences; Math, Science, Health and Physical Education; Career and Technical Education; and Student Support; a part-time faculty senator; Past-President, Academic Senate. The Executive Board of the Academic Senate is comprised of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Historian and Past-President and President-Elect in alternating years.

Term: Two years for officers; one year for members


The Academic Senate meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 3:00pm, normally in the multipurpose Room of the LRC.  These meetings are open to the public, and all campus employees are invited to attend.

The standing committees of the CHC Academic Senate are:

2015-2017 Academic Senate Committee Assignments  (pdf)

Executive Members, 2013-2014

Executive Title
Allen, Denise President
McCambly, Jessica Vice President
Julie Mc Kee Treasurer
McLaren, Meridyth Secretary
Brown, Robert Historian
Rippy, Scott Past President


*Academic and Professional matters means:

  1. Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites and placing courses within disciplines.
  2. Degree and certificate requirements.
  3. Grading policies.
  4. Educational program development
  5. Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success.
  6. District and 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. Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon.
  11. Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon between the governing board and the academic senate.