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The Academic Senate

The Academic Senate of Taft College represents the faculty of the Taft Community College District. Our primary function is to make recommendations with respect to academic and professional matters.

Our purpose is to represent the District’s faculty in negotiations with the Board of Trustees and in the development and implementation of all college-wide policies and procedures of interest and concern to the faculty, to strengthen the role that faculty plays in the governance processes, to participate in the process of developing the educational philosophy along with the objectives, plans, and budgets of the District and to provide a forum for the faculty to discuss, debate, and formulate formal faculty opinions and resolutions both on academic and professional matters and on other issues of concern.

Senate Committees

The Academic Senate has established committees, composed of Taft College faculty, administrators, staff and students. Our operational committees are responsible for performing the academic and professional duties and responsibilities of the Senate. Finally, our Ad Hoc Committees are temporary committees formed to address specific issues or tasks that do not fall under the purview of another standing committee.

Upcoming Meetings

Academic Policies and Procedures meeting

Date: 05-18-2020
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Zoom Password:042705



Dr. Sharyn Eveland

Email | (661)-763-7866 | Lib office 336

Dr. Vicki Jacobi

Email | (661)-763-7719 | Lib office 323

Kelly Kulzer-Reyes

Email | (661)-763-7929 | Bldg. G office 2E

Academic Senate Council Members

Position Name email Phone Office
Vice President Dr. Vicki Jacobi (661)-763-7719 Lib office 323
Secretary Kelly Kulzer-Reyes (661)-763-7929 Bldg. G office 2E
President Dr. Sharyn Eveland (661)-763-7866 Lib office 336
Past President Geoffrey Dyer (661)-763-7724 Bldg. G office 7B
Member Bill Devine (661)-763-7883 Bldg. G office 5B
Member Debora Rodenhauser (661)-763-7771 Bldg. T office 6H
Member Dr. Greg Golling (661)-763-7932 Bldg. S office 5L
Member Dr. Michael Jiles (661)-763-7717 Bldg. G office 6B
Member Juana Rangel-Escobedo (661)-763-7898 Adm. Bldg. office 112
Member Kanoe Bandy (661)-763-7779 Gym
Member Kristi Richards (661)-763-7813 Adm. Bldg. office 111
Member Tori Furman (661)-763-7967 Adm. Bldg. office 172

Meeting Dates

Academic Senate Council

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 *9 to 10am In-service

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 *Cougar Room

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Tues, August 18, 2020 *9 to 10am In-service

Academic Senate

Friday, August 23, 2019

Monday, September 09, 2019

Monday, October 07, 2019

Monday, November 04, 2019

Monday, December 02, 2019

Fri, January 17, 2020  *noon to 2 pm for In-service

Monday, February 03, 2020

Monday, March 02, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

Monday, May 04, 2020

Fri, August 21, 2020  *noon to 2 pm for In-service