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District Academic Senate

The District Academic Senate Governing Council is the voice of the faculty on matters related to curriculum and instruction. We work collaboratively with college administration, staff, and students to promote academic excellence. Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings. 

We usually meet on the 2nd Mondays during Fall and Spring semesters, from 2:15pm-4:30pm. See the below link for more information about our next meeting. 

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Our Mission

A primary function of the District Academic Senate is to represent the college faculties in making recommendations to the administration of the District and to the governing board of the District with respect to the formation of District policy in academic and professional matters.

Constitution and Bylaws

View our current constitution and bylaws, and also find constitutions and bylaws from previous years.

Agendas and Minutes

Guests may request to address the Senate by contacting the District Senate president to have a topic on the agenda, and those who are not on the agenda are welcome to address the senate with information items during the Public Comment segment of any meeting.

Work of the DAS

Learn more about the current work of the District Academic Senate and our previous projects, including revising the faculty evaluation procedures and forms, creating policies for establishing equivalency to Min. Quals, and more.

DAS Subcommittees

District Academic Senate currently has two standing subcommittees: District Curriculum Committee and District Teaching and Learning Committee. Learn more about the subcommittees of our academic senate and the work they've done for the district.

Code of Ethics

The DAS Code of Ethics was adopted by the American Association of University Professors in June 1987, and has been adopted by the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) Academic Senate in May of 2008.

Resolutions and Statements

Read resolutions passed by the District Academic Senate for SMCCCD, statements by the Board or Trustees, and end-of-year reports.


Meet our current SMCCCD Academic Senate members, and see past San Mateo County Community College District Academic Senate Governing Council Presidents.


Find helpful resources related to the District Senate and Statewide Senate, including quick links, statements, calendars, and more.

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