Academic Senate

Statement of Purpose:

The Academic Senate is organized under the provisions of the California Code of Regulations, Title 5. It shall represent the faculty and make recommendations to the administration and to the Board with respect to academic and professional matters, so long as the exercise of such functions does not conflict with the lawful collective bargaining agreement.

The passage of AB 1725 in 1988 granted the Academic Senate the role as the college’s primary authority on academic and professional matters.

Our purpose is to represent all faculty in dealings with Administration and the Board of Trustees, in developing, revising, and implementing college-wide policies and procedures that concern faculty. The Academic Senate should strengthen the role faculty plays in the collaborative governance process. Furthermore, the Academic Senate should provide a platform where faculty discuss, debate, formulate resolutions and recommendations, provide opinions on academic and professional matters, as well as on other issues of concern.

The Academic Senate is a democratically elected group of faculty who represent their respective divisions.

Academic Senate Goals:

The Academic Senate's annual goals reflect a commitment to "an effective process of collaboration and collegial consultation conducted with integrity and respect to inform and strengthen decision-making" (Strategic Initiative C).


  1. Establish a diverse representation on all campus committees
  2. Increase faculty attendance and involvement at Academic Senate meetings
  3. Support the growth of faculty professional development activities on campus
    1. Faculty Development Committee
    2. Book Club
    3. Suggestions during Academic Senate meetings, FDC, PD Liaisons, Academic Senate President, and Senators of desired PD topics
    4. Increase cultural awareness and cultural intelligence (CQ) on our campus
    5. Establish an Equity Certificate Program
      1. The Equity Centered Syllabus
      2. Equity Centered Pedagogy
      3. Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
      4. Africana Centered Pedagogy
      5. Equitable Grading Practices
  4. Increase transparency and communication between:
    1. Faculty and administration
    2. Faculty members
  5. Increase reliance on OER across all subjects
  6. Continue making our campus more inclusive and more equitable
  7. Focus on increasing accessibility to all course material to achieve 504/508 compliance
  8. Implement data driven decision-making and evidence-based practices
    1. Increase awareness of available student success and student retention data
    2. Create dialogue based on the data
    3. Change practices to improve student success and retention

Short Term

  1. Continue to support the implementation of AB705: Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012 for math and English
  2. Finalize list of new programs to be added to Compton College
  3. Support recruitment, enrollment, and persistence efforts by providing ideas and feedback on campus strategies
  4. Ensure faculty have the correct SLOs listed in their syllabi and increase completion of SLOs
  5. Support the redesign of the FYE program
  6. Increase visibility of art on our campus
  7. Establish a succession process for Senate sub-committee chairs

Long Term

  1. Explore avenues to include DEI in the COR and Program Review
  2. Design and implement a Study Abroad Program
  3. Assist in the structure and implementation of AB288: Public Schools: College and Career Access Pathways Partnership Agreements with local high schools

Academic Senate Constitution and Bylaws

Constitution and Bylaws of the Academic Senate of the Compton Community College District 

New Senator Orientation

New Senator Orientation Packet

Senate-Approved Statements

Optional Senate-Approved Syllabus Statements

2022-2023 Meeting Dates and Location:

First and Third Thursdays of every month.

Fall 2022   Spring 2023  
September 1 Zoom March 2 Zoom
September 15
Zoom March 16 Little Theater
October 6 Zoom April 6 Board Room
October 20 Zoom April 20 Board Room
November 3 Zoom May 4 Board Room
November 17 Zoom May 18 Board Room
December 1 Zoom June 1 Board Room


Academic Senate Committee Membership:

Members E-mail Representation
Minodora Moldoveanu President
Carlos Maruri Vice President
Noemi Monterroso Secretary
Sean Moore Curriculum Chair
Victoria Martinez Adjunct Representative
Theresa Barragan-Echeverria Faculty Representative
Harvey Estrada Faculty Representative
Desiree Corona-Ramirez  Faculty Representative
Charles Hobbs Faculty Representative
Vanessa Madrid Faculty Representative
Jose Manuel Martinez Faculty Representative
David McPatchell Faculty Representative
Jesse Mills Faculty Representative
Janette Morales Faculty Representative
Kent Schwitkis Faculty Representative
Juan Tavarez Faculty Representative
Shirley Thomas Faculty Representative
Michael VanOverbeck Faculty Representative
Jose Villalobos Faculty Representative
Pamella West Faculty Representative
Valerie Woodward Faculty Representative


Academic Senate Committee Meeting Agenda & Minutes

Academic Senate - Committee Self-Evaluations

2021-2022 Committee Self-Evaluation

Summary of Academic Senate Decisions and CEO/President Responses

Summary of Academic Senate Decisions CEO/President's Response
Summary of Senate Decisions 9/1/22 and 9/15/22  Response to 9/1/22, 9/15/22, and 10/6/22 Senate Decisions
Summary of Senate Decisions 10/20/22 Response to 10/20/22 Senate Decisions
Summary of Senate Decisions 11/3/22 and 11/17/22 Response to 11/3/22 and 11/17/22 Senate Decisions
Summary of Senate Decisions 12/1/22 Response to 12/1/22 Senate Decisions
Summary of Senate Decisions March 2023 Response to March 2023 Senate Decisions
Summary of Senate Decisions April + May 4, 2023  
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