Senate Committees

Committees 2015-2016

 *As of Summer 2014 and subject to change per Academic Senate. 

Committee

Committee Charge/Description

Frequency of Meetings

Academic Rank Committee  The committee considers faculty applications for advancement in professional rank. Minimum once per semester
Faculty Development Committee (FDC) 
  • Recommend policies and procedures regarding faculty and staff development, and
  • Develop faculty professional development day(s) in conjunction with the Academic Senate

Every other month
Program Review – Assessment Committee   The Program Review-Assessment Committee (PRAC) shall oversee implementation of program review and assessment processes at LATTC. Once/month

 

Departmental Meetings on Convocation Day

Committee

Committee Charge/Description

Meeting Frequency

Academic Senate Council  The Academic Senate Council conducts the work of the Academic Senate.  The Council hears and discusses updates from all campus areas, including reports from each of the Senate committees, and votes on policies and procedures affecting academic and professional areas Once/Month
Curriculum Committee  Recommends policies concerning the curriculum, general education, graduation requirements, transfer requirements, academic standards, and related matters.  As well as approves proposals, new courses or programs, including additions, deletions, or changes involving more than one department. Once/Month
Educational Policies Committee  Oversees and ensures compliance with college, district, and board guidelines and recommends campus policy changes when needed.

  • Review and recommends amendments to standards developed by committees charged with establishing policies – Review academic standards, curriculum planning, degree requirements, Discipline Committee recommendations, and equivalencies
  • Work with VPAA to complete the Educational Master Plan

 

Once/Month

 

Committee Membership based on Election or Special Nomination

Committee

Committee Charge/Description

Meeting Frequency

Faculty Hiring Prioritization Committee Reviews and ranks departmental applications for faculty hiring positions.Elected by Area (CTE/Academic/Non-Classroom) As convened by Academic Senate President
Program Viability Committee Serve on Program Viability for assigned program following approved process for LATTC. As convened by Academic Senate President
Senate Elections Committee The Elections Committee plans, conducts, and reports on elections to Senate positions. When Elections are Held
Senate Nominations Committee The Nominations Committee plans, conducts, and reports on nominations to Senate positions. When Nominations are Held

 

Other College Committees with Faculty Representation 

Committee

Committee Charge/Description

Meeting Frequency

College Council Develops and recommends general policies and philosophy relating to the College; to advise, counsel, and make recommendations to the President on all major issues pertaining to the planning, staffing, budget, resource allocations, operations and mission of the college; to set goals and objectives for the college; and to develop guidelines that clarify the role and responsibilities of its members. Once/Month
Student Success* Student Success Committee is charged with identifying best processes and recommending policies that enhance students’ ability to be successful. This includes outreach, recruitment and comprehensive assessment leading to enrollment, retention, persistence and completion. Once/Month
Work Environment Ensures the college provides conditions for a safe, healthful, and sanitary work environment conducive to effective teaching and learning. The committee is also committed to ensuring a safe, healthful, and sanitary work environment conducive to the effective performance of the administrative functions necessary to support the College’s educational activities. Once/Month
Accreditation Steering Committee The Accreditation Steering Committee (ASC) oversees and manages all accreditation and ACCJC-related matters including internal and external reporting on current accreditation status. Once/Month
Tenure Track Senate Representative Serve as Academic Senate designee on Tenure Track evaluations pursuant to Article 42 of the AFT Agreement. As developed in Tenure track plan
Distance Learning Communicate with and advise the college on its decision making regarding distance learning issues. Minimum of once per semester – as needed.
Planning and Budget Committee Committee coordinates and recommends institutional planning processes including strategic and master planning; coordinating college budget activities; developing and managing a comprehensive, integrated, and continuous planning and budgeting process; and oversight of program review. Once a month
Grievance Committee Serve on Student Grievance Committee following LACCD regulations (E-55) As needed