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College Senate

  • The College Senate has 58 members consisting of students representatives, full-time faculty, non-teaching instructional staff, classified staff (campus peace officers, maintenance, etc) the President, Vice Presidents, and Deans of the College.
  • In addition, there shall be ex-officio non-voting members.

Student Representatives

  • Student representatives will be elected by the Student Government Association. Additional representative shall be elected according to the procedures for the election of officers stipulated in the SGA
  • Every student representative to the Senate must be certified by the Registrar's Office as being a full-time student in good academic standing.
  • Student representative shall serve for a period of one year.
  • All student representatives have the voting privilege unless otherwise noted.

Committees

  • Executive Committee
    (total of 13 - 14 voting members)

Student Representatives

  • Three (3) - Chairperson or Vice Chairperson of Senate
  • SGA Vice President/IOC Chairperson
  • SGA Officer for Legal and Legislative Affairs

Role & Responsibilities of the Committee

  • Prepare agenda for Senate meetings
  • Appoint members as required to standing committees of Senate and other college committees
  • Review College budget
  • Take action when Senator cannot meet

 
  • Governance and Elections Committee
    (total of10 voting members)
  • Three (3) - Chairperson or Vice Chairperson of Senate
  • SGA Vice President/IOC Chairperson
  • SGA Officer for Legal and Legislative Affairs
  • Recommend changes in BCC Governance Plan
  • Interpret Governance Plan
  • Conduct nominations and elections as specified

 
  • Academic Standing Committee
    (total of 23 voting members)
  • Two (2) - students elected by and from the SGA
  • Three (3) - (non-voting) students who are not members of SGA, to be elected by SGA from the student body
  • Make policy regarding matriculation, attendance, advanced standing, grading requirements, and requirements for degree diplomas and certificates
  • Adjudicate and take final action on student appeals

 
  • Curriculum Committee
    (total of 25 voting members)
  • Two (2) - students elected by and from the SGA
  • Three (3) - (non-voting) students who are not members of SGA, to be elected by SGA from the student body
  • Establish and evaluate curricula requirements for degrees and certificates
  • Evaluate and approve new courses and curricula, and revisions of existing courses and curricula
  • Evaluate and approved all new programs to be offered by the college
  • Assemble information on a develop procedures for all courses both degree-credits and equated-credit

 
  • Student Activities Committee
    (total of 10 voting members)
  • Three (3) - Chairperson or Vice Chairperson of Senate
  • SGA Vice President/IOC Chairperson
  • SGA Officer for Legal and Legislative Affairs
  • Two (2) - Students elected by SGA from the student body.
  • Review and make recommendations to Senate on policies and procedures for co-curricular activities
  • Authorize the use of the name of the College by student groups
  • Recommend student activity programs to SGA
  • Assist the college with establishing and reviewing rules of conduct and regulations in conformity with Article XV of Board of Trustees Bylaws

 
  • Space, Facilities, and Physical Plant Committee
    (total of 7 voting members)
  • Two (2) - Students elected by SGA from the student body.
  • Consult with and advise the administration in reference to allocation of space and facilities within the College

Standing Committees with Advisory Functions

Committees

  • Instructional & Professional Development Committee
    (total of 24 voting members)

Student Representatives

  • Three (3) - Students elected by the SGA from the student body

Role & Responsibilities of the Committee

  • Solicit information from students to determine problem area in the instructional process, which may be explored by the committee

 
  • Community Relations & Special Events Committee
    (total of 7 voting members)
  • Two (2) - Students elected by SGA from the Student body
  • Consult with and advise administrative officers on ongoing and proposed projects and special events.

 
  • Vice Presidents & Deans Committee
    (total of 7 voting members)
  • Two (2) - Students elected by and from the SGA
  • Consult with and advise the President on the appointment of persons holding Vice President and Deans titles
  • Consult with the President concerning the criteria and procedures to be used by the President in reviewing the performances of Vice Presidents and Deans and their offices
 

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