The Academic Senate of Taft College consists of all full-time faculty of the Taft Community College District. The primary function of the Academic Senate is to make recommendations to the Board of Trustees and to the Superintendent/President of Taft College with respect to academic and professional matters as defined by Title 5 and Board Policy 2510 (10+1).
Academic Senate representatives serve on committees and work groups throughout the college to:
- participate in the development and implementation of all college-wide policies and procedures of interest and concern to the faculty;
- strengthen the role that faculty plays in the governance processes;
- participate in developing objectives, plans, and budgets of the District.
Academic Senate subcommittees exist to provide forums for faculty to discuss, debate, and formalize faculty opinions and resolutions both on academic and professional matters (10+1) and on other issues of concern.