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Meeting Information

All meeting times are 11:00-12:20pm (unless otherwise indicated)


Due to ongoing concerns related to Covid-19, we are currently meeting in a hybrid format.  Meetings are in-person and online via Zoom using HyFlex equipment.  Exemption of the Brown Act requires a vote every 30 days on a Resolution indicating the Senate chooses to continue offering an online option.  


Zoom Meeting information can be found on the Agenda. For security reasons, we are verifying all attendees using the college staff directory.  If you are not in our directory please notify us at the email link below of your plan to attend to ensure access to the meeting. 


Public Comment Information

If you would like to make a public comment at the next Academic Senate please email GC Academic Senate no later than 9:00 am the day of the meeting. 


Meeting Schedule


August 18 - Flex Week Joint Senate Retreat

August 29

September 19

October 3

October 17

October 31

November 7

November 21

December 5


January 26 - Flex Week Joint Senate Retreat 

January 30

February 6

March 6

March 20

April 3

April 17

May 1

May 15


About the Academic Senate

Constitution and Bylaws

What are the Senate's role and responsibilities?

The Academic Senate, representing the faculty of Grossmont College, consults collegially with both the college administration and the Governing Board (in line with AB1725) to reach mutual agreement on the development of policies and procedures related to academic and professional matters.


What are academic and professional matters?

  1. Curriculum, including established 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 the accreditation process, including the College's self-study and other annual reports;
  8. Policies for faculty professional development activities;
  9. Processes for program review;
  10. Processes for institutional planning and budget development; and
  11. Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon between the Governing Board and Academic Senate.


Part-Time Faculty Handbook


Pearl Lopez
Academic Senate President



President Elect

Steve Davis
Vice President
Richard Unis
Part-Time Senate Officer at Large
Sharon Sampson
Senate Officer at Large
June Yang
Senate Officer at Large
Liz Barrow
Senate Officer at Large


Related Resources

Senate Officers Election Information

Apply for Academic Rank

Apply for Sabbatical

Distinguished Faculty Award Information

Distinguished Faculty Nomination Packet

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