Academic Senate

The Academic Senate represents the faculty of Cuyamaca College. The Senate expresses the view of the faculty through a vote of the Senate. At the Senate's discretion, the Senate may choose to delegate its responsibility to individual faculty members for limited duration and purpose.


The purpose of the Academic Senate is to:

  • Promote the development and maintenance of educational excellence within the framework of academic freedom, professional responsibility, and ethics.

  • Participate jointly with administration, Grossmont College, and the Governing Board and its designees in the formulation of college and district policies regarding professional and academic matters.

  • Promote communication with Grossmont College and other colleges within our region.

Academic Senate Part-Time Senator Nominations for July 2024 - June 2025

Student Services

Sahar King



Sasha Carter

Debra Hills

Jonathan Martin

Participatory Governace Faculty Resources

Faculty Appointment to Committees/Councils Process and Criteria

Updated Committee Service Opportunities
Participatory Governance Faculty Application Form

Senate Officers Committee Communication and Feedback Form

Academic Senate Election Results for July 2024 - June 2025

Vice President

Rachel Jacob-Almeida


Part-time Faculty Officer-at-Large

Hanna Alkassas


Full-time Faculty Officer-at-Large for Student Services

Rachelle Panganiban


Full-time Faculty Officer-at-Large for Instruction

Miriam Simpson

Academic Senate President Results for July 2024 - June 2026

Karen Marrujo

Related Resources

Meeting Dates

Senate Constitution and Bylaws, approved October 30, 2019

2017-2019 Faculty Handbook

2019 Faculty Resource Guide

Joint Academic Senate and Classified Senate Resolution - Protecting Students, Faculty, and Staff During a Pandemic, approved September 23, 2021

2021-22 Academic Senate Calendar and Timeline, approved October 14, 2021

Resolution Reaffirming Our Commitment to the Health and Safety of Students, Faculty, and Staff During an Ongoing Global Pandemic, approved May 31, 2022

Resolution to Reaffirm the Value of Traditional Face-to-Face Classes, approved May 26, 2022