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  • Academic Senate meetings are held every Thursday, from 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm in Academic Center (AC) Room 303.
  • All Academic Senate meetings are open to the public.



An Academic Senate's primary function is to make recommendations with respect to academic and professional matters. Academic and Professional matters means the following policy development and implementation matters:

  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

The faculty of the College of Marin have established the Academic Senate "whose primary function is, as the representative of the faculty, to make recommendations to the administration...and to the governing board of [the] district with respect to academic and professional matters." [Title 5, Cal Code of Regulations, § 53200(b).

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Elected Senators for the 2015-2016 Academic Year

name Position email extension
Sara McKinnon President 7924
Meg Pasquel Vice President 7362
Becky Brown Secretary/Communications 7538
Patricia Seery Treasurer/Noncredit 7738
Peggy Dodge Full-time Credit 7369
Rinetta Early Full-time Credit 7623
John Erdmann Full-time Credit 7423
Karen Koenig Full-time Credit 7793
Arthur Lutz Full-time Credit 8518
Joe Mueller Full-time Credit 7537
Karen Robinson Full-time Credit 7444
Trevor Bjorklund Full-time Credit  
name Position email extension
Jeff Cady Part-time Credit 6205
Laurie Taylor Part-time Credit 7657
Andrea Wang Part-time Credit 7512

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Academic Senate web page
Technical Contacts:
Becky Brown, Secretary, 415-485-9538
Sara McKinnon, Senate President, 415-485-9411 ext. 7924