Local Senates

The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is dedicated to providing local academic senate presidents with the necessary resources and examples to facilitate their work. In this effort, the Relations with Local Senates Committee of the Academic Senate has developed the section of the website dedicated specifically for senate leaders. We hope that you will find the following information helpful in your work.


Local Senate Handbook cover image.

This Local Senates Handbook has been compiled by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges’ Relations With Local Senates Committee to be a resource for new and experienced academic senate presidents, providing them with information and context to support them being effective faculty leaders.


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Download a pdf of the 10+1 graphic.


Program and Course Approval Handbook (PCAH 8th Edition)

Minimum Qualifications/Disciplines List

The Brown Act

Area Map and College Listing

Board Policies

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