The Faculty Senate is the representative body of the Faculty Association, to which all full-time and adjunct faculty belong.

Per the revised Faculty Association Constitution, approved by the AWC District Governing Board in June 2014, the Faculty Association seeks to participate in matters of educational policy at AWC.  Such matters include curriculum, instructional methods, evaluation of instruction, teaching facilities, learning materials for instruction, standards for placement and retention of students, criteria for granting of certificates and degrees, and those aspects of student life that relate directly to the instructional process.

Representatives from each Division are selected at the Division start-up meeting each August and serve on the Faculty Senate through the following election.  Senators may serve multiple terms.

Faculty Association officers are elected each February and take office in May.  These elected officers serve as President and Vice-President of the Faculty Senate, and District Governing Board Representative.  The term for elected officers is one year.

Officers meet regularly with the Dean of Instruction and College President to discuss issues of import to faculty, and the DGB representative also serves on the President’s Council.

Faculty Senate Leadership 2017-18

  • Matthew Smith, President
  • Angel Luna, Vice President
  • Joann Chang, District Governing Board Representative

Senators

  • Business/CIS
    • Amanda Smith
    • Communications
    • Penelope Cooper
    • Edward Schubert
  • CTE
    • Shelly Sizemore
    • Kathleen Turpin
  • Fine Arts
    • William Blomquist
    • Mathematics
      • Aman Ghebremicael
      • Luis Martinez
      • Ila Peterson
  • Modern Languages
    • Martha Martinez
    • Steven Lund
  • Science
    • Laura Alexander
    • Maureen Garrett
    • Paul Koblas
  • Social Sciences
    • Brooke Ayars
    • Adam Ekins

Documents and Forms

Senate Documents and Forms File
Faculty Constitution Download
Faculty Handbook Download

Agenda

Date Agenda
December 2017 Download
November 2017 Download
October 2017 Download
September 2017 Download

Minutes

Date Minutes
November 2017 Download
October 2017 Download
September 2017 Download
May 2017 Download