An Academic Senate's primary function is to make recommendations with respect to academic and professional matters. Academic and Professional matters means the following policy development and implementation matters:

  • Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites.
  • Degree and certificate requirements.
  • Grading policies.
  • Educational program development.
  • Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success.
  • College governance structures, as related to faculty roles.
  • Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes.
  • Policies for faculty professional development activities.
  • Processes for program review.
  • Processes for institutional planning and budget development.
  • Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon

The faculty of the College of Marin have established the Academic Senate "whose primary function is, as the representative of the faculty, to make recommendations to the administration...and to the governing board of [the] district with respect to academic and professional matters." [Title 5, Cal Code of Regulations, § 53200(b).

Elected Senators for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

NOTE: All senators are elected "at large".


Sara McKinnon, President

Meg Pasquel, Vice-President

Becky Brown, Secretary

Patricia Seery, Treasurer 

FT Credit Senators

Peggy Dodge

Rinetta Early

John Erdmann

Karen Koenig

Christine Li

Arthur Lutz

Joe Mueller

Karen Robinson

Part-time Credit

Jeff Cady


Andrea Wang


Patricia Seery (see Officers)