Academic Senate meetings are the 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 2:10 to 4:00 p.m. in Zoom (until campus fully reopens)


Information about: Brown ActBrown Act synopsisRoberts' Rules of Order - Cheat SheetConsent Agendas


ASCCC Plenary: 11/5-7 (Virtual Plenary Event), Spring Plenary - TBD

Upcoming Meetings:  

Aug. 27 Sept. 10 Sept. 24 Oct. 8
Oct. 22 Nov. 12 Dec. 10 Jan. 14
(Flex Day, special meeting)
Jan. 28 Feb. 11 Feb. 25 Mar. 11
Mar. 25 Apr. 8 Apr. 22 Apr. 29 May 13



Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

Date Agenda Minutes Materials

May 13, 2021

Agenda Minutes


Textforce Affordability Subcommittee

Cañada College Antiracism Taskforce - Proposed Plan (April 21, 2021 version)

Transfer Services Plan 2021-24 - May 5 Draft

Cañada Townhall on College President Search (includes zoom link for joining the meeting)

Participatory Governance Survey Results 2020-21

April 8, 2021

Agenda Minutes

Math Vacancy Replacement Request

Chancellor's February 2021 memo on Fall 2021 Instructional Modalities

Draft Resolution in support of students from Myanmar

Textbook Affordability Subcommittee Report (April 8)

Current ASCCC (State Academic Senate) Spring Resolutions 

-Current ASCCC Spring resolutions include (see the above link for every resolution):

  • 3.01 S21 Include Cultural Competence in Faculty Evaluations
  • 5.01 S21 Support for Additional Guided Pathways Funding
  • 6.01 S21 Revising the 50% Law and the FON (Faculty Obligation Number)
  • 6.03 S21 Support AB 421 (Ward 2021) as of March 8, 2021
  • 8.01 S21 Counseling Faculty, Student Success and Transfer
  • 9.01 S21 Develop a Set of Resources to Assist in Establishing Ethnic Studies
  • 9.02 S21 Develop a Rubric for Ethnic Studies Courses and Ethnic Studies or Cultural Awareness Competencies
  • 20.01 S21 Enabling Preferred Name and Pronouns across Campus and all Digital Environments
  • 20.01 S21 Collaborate with Regional Consortia

-OER related ASCCC Spring Resolutions (see the above link for every resolution):

  • 9.05 S21 Developing an Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Curriculum Audit Process for the Open Educational Resources Initiative
  • 11.02 S21 Advocate for Development of a ZTC Data Element
  • 13.01 S21 Institutionalizing Open Educational Resources

March 25, 2021

Agenda  Minutes

Umoja Presentation (March 25 version)

Early Childhood Education 3 Year Apprenticeship Presentation

Skyline Resolution related to Textbook Affordability (from 2016) 

March 11, 2021

Agenda Minutes

Textbook Affordability SubCommittee Report

Faculty Gateway Website

February 25, 2021

Agenda  Minutes

District Academic Senate Resolution on Ethnic Studies Degree Requirement

Cañada's Academic Integrity Policy (Short Version. Last updated Fall 2018)

Classroom Equity Data Inquiry Presentation

District Board Policies up for review at District Participatory Governance Council:

February 11, 2021

Agenda Minutes

Textbook Affordability Report

CSM/District Resolution on Full-time temporary faculty positions

January 28, 2021

Agenda Minutes

Information about the CTE Liaison Position

Standards for Cross-Listing of Programs in Interest Areas

January 14, 2021

(special meeting)

Agenda Minutes  

December 10, 2020

Agenda  Minutes

Hayward Award Nomination - Full-time faculty - Rebekah Sidman-Taveau

Textbook Affordability Subcommittee December 10 Report

Personnel Position Request Presentations and Justifications

Class Caps Resolution

Cañada College Funds, including Covid-19 Emergency Expense Summary (November 2020)

Temporary Full-time Faculty Policy Draft

Cañada College Student Engagement Survey Fall 2020 Preliminary Results  

 Results of Academic Senate New Faculty Position Request Ranking

Strategic Enrollment Management Presentation (PDF)

Strategic Enrollment Management Presentation (Power Point)

November 12, 2020

Agenda  Minutes

Textbook Affordability October Newsletter 

Textbook Affordability November Update

Replacement Position for Education and Human Development Vacancy

Resolution to support Career Education Program Coordination Time

District Strategic Plan draft

Update on ACES Committee Reorganization

Personal Counselor Faculty Replacement Request

Class Cap Draft Resolution

Project to Support Faculty in Modifying CORs to Emphasize Anti-Racism and Anti-Gender Oppression

October 22, 2020

Agenda  Minutes

October 12 Draft of District Academic Senate Resolution: The Establishment of Ethnic Studies Departments Across the District

Replacement Hire Position for English Faculty Position

October 19 Draft Cañada Class Cancellation Procedure

Board Policies Up for Review this Semester: 

October 8, 2020

Agenda Minutes

Biology Faculty Replacement Proposal

Draft of Class Cancellation Guidelines

CSU Ethnic Studies Requirement

IPC Representative Statements

Draft (version 10/05) of Student Survey Focused on their Online Learning Experiences During Covid

Draft (version 10/07) of Student Survey Focused on their Online Learning Experiences During Covid

Textbook Affordability Subcommittee Report

September 24, 2020

Agenda Minutes

Information about Cañada's partnership with the USC Race and Equity Center

Draft of PBC Proposal Sept 2 Anti Racist Framework and Annual Operational Plan

BLD 9 Reconfigure Proposal

September 10, 2020

Agenda  Minutes

Academic Senate Orientation 

Cañada College Draft (August 30th) of Anti-Racism Framework

Draft of PBC Proposal Sept 2 Anti Racist Framework and Annual Operational Plan

Draft of Academic Senate Bylaws for Part-time instructor position

Draft of Funding for Anti-Racism Faculty Events Proposal

August 27, 2020

Agenda  Minutes

Adjunct Academic Senate Representative Release Time Proposal 

Fall 2020 Statement Against Course Cancellations

Spring 2020 Class Cancellation Procedure from Skyline College

Fall 2020 MOU between AFT 1493 and San Mateo Community College District

SMCCD District Academic Senate Resolution: A Vision for Social Justice in Governance at SMCCD


Priorities for 2020-2021
  • Work with CIETL and ACES to support anti-racism and equity professional development training for faculty.
  • Work with District Academic Senate on equity and anti-racism projects, including faculty evaluations, hiring practices, district and college policies and procedures, ethnic studies support, and training.
  • Work with DEAC, and Technology Committee to support faculty teaching online as well as the Professional Development Planning Committee to provide any needed additional training.
  • Development of procedure for New Instructional Program Development.
  • Development of procedure for Program Revitalization/Program Improvement and Viability.
  • Adjunct representative on Academic Senate (0.05 reassigned time).
  • Prioritizing new faculty position proposals 
  • Nominations for ASCCC awards 
  • Nominations for local college awards 


Meeting Archive

Minutes from prior years' meetings can be found at the archive