Academic Senate

Agenda Request

Charge: To make recommendations to the administration of West Valley College and to the Board of Trustees, with respect to academic and professional matters. As outlined in Title 5, the Senate's responsibilities include curriculum, degree and certificate requirements, grading policies, instructional program development, standards regarding student success, professional development, accreditation process, program review, institutional planning and budget development.

Senator Terms: Two years

Meetings: Second & Fourth Tuesday of the Month, 2:10 PM – 4:30 PM, Baltic room in Campus Center

WVCAS Agenda Item Request Form

Accreditation: Self Study, Reports and Documents

Fall 2017 Academic Senate Meeting Calendar

The WVC Academic Senate meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 2:10 PM – 4:30 PM. Below are meeting dates for the Spring 2017 semester. The meetings take place in the Campus Baltic Room.

September 12,26

October 10,24

November 14, 28

December 12

All Senate meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend. The West Valley College Academic Senate is the voice of all faculty, both full and part time, in the governance and decision-making processes of the college. In accordance with Title 5 section 53203, the Academic Senate makes recommendations to the college and district on a wide range of academic and professional matters.

Agendas/Minutes and President's Reports



Senate Documents

President's Reports


Name Term Representing
Gretchen Ehlers  June 2017-June 2019 President
Vacant (2)
  Associate Faculty Rep
Mitra Fabian  October 2015 - June 2017 Design
Nancy Ghodrat September 2015 - June 2017 Professional Studies
Cynthia Reiss June 2008 - June 2017 Fine Arts
Dulce María Gray September 2015 - June 2017 Language Arts
Sylvia Ortega September 2015 - June 2017 Language Arts
Yanghee Kim
August 2017 - August 2018
Ann Malmuth-Onn
August 2016 - August 2018
Physical Education
Gretchen Ehlers
August 2016 - August 2018
Roberta Berlani
September 2013 - June 2017 Science/Math
Andrew Kindon
February 2014 - June 2017 Senator-At-Large
Tim Kelly June 2005 - June 2017 Social Science
Carol Pavan September 2015 - June 2017 Student Services
Jean Finch
September 2013 - June 2017 Student Services


Name Term Position
Gretchen Ehlers June 2017 - June 2019 Senate President
Cynthia Reiss
September 2015 - June 2017
Senate Vice President

Former Presidents

Name Term
 Eric Pape  2013-2017
Lance Shoemaker 2009-2013
Angelica Bangle 2005-2009
Vivian Lock 2003-2005
Linda King 2001-2003
Jim Wilczak 1998-2001
Joan Sarlo 1996-1998
Lydia Harris 1995-1996
Ed Lodi 1994-1995
Wanda Wong 1993-1994
Linda King 1992-1993
Fred Barnikel 1991-1992
Ed Lodi 1989-1991
Michael Herauf 1987-1989
Claudine Simpson 1986-1987

Senate Bylaws

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