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Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate is a comprehensive body representing all areas and divisions of the college, including adjunct and full-time faculty.


The faculty has the primary responsibility for maintaining standards of excellence in education, both at JCCC and in higher education as a whole. It is the Senate’s responsibility to speak for the faculty in matters of educational policy, preservation of academic integrity, protection of academic freedom and the prioritization of resources.

The Senate maintains that high quality education and student success depend on faculty engagement beyond basic teaching duties, and those goals depend on faculty members’ involvement in decisions that affect instruction. The Senate takes seriously its commitment to shared governance with staff, administration, trustees and the community. To achieve this mission, the Senate accepts responsibility for representing the faculty on decisions affecting the college as a whole.

The Senate recognizes the unique knowledge and expertise that faculty members hold in their respective disciplines and in their daily interactions with students.  Consequently, it acts as a resource through which that knowledge and expertise can be made available to students, staff, administrators and trustees in making well-informed decisions.

For more information, visit the JCCC Faculty Senate blog.

Faculty Senate Blog