Academic Senate

Moorpark College Academic Senate consists of all full-time and part-time faculty.  The business of the Senate is conducted by the Senate Council and committees of the Senate.  The Senate meets every first, third, and fifth Tuesdays from 2:30-4pm in the A-138 Conference Room.  Guests are invited to attend and can make public comments at 2:30pm, when the meeting begins.

Academic Senate Statement of Faculty Ethics

The Senate's primary responsibilities are to make recommendations for policies in the following areas, as defined by Education Code Section 53200:

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

We adhere to the Moorpark College Mission Statement:

With a "students first" philosophy, Moorpark College empowers its diverse community of learners to complete their goals for academic transfer, basic skills, and career technical education. Moorpark College integrates instruction and student services, collaborates with industry and educational partners, and promotes a global perspective.

Academic Senate Council 2018-19

Academic Senate Council Executive Board

  • Nenagh Brown, President. (805) 378-1400 x1748
  • Nathan Bowen, Vice-President (805) 553-4682
  • Erik Reese, Secretary  (805) 378-1488
  • Renee Butler, Treasurer (805) 553-4726

Academic Senate Council department representatives

  1. ACCESS: Jolie Bernal / Silva Arzunyan
  2. Behavioral Sciences: Dani Vieira / Kari Meyers
  3. Business Administration: Reet Sumal / Ruth Bennington
  4. Chemistry / Earth Sciences: Tiffany Pawluk / Deanna Franke 
  5. Child Development: Cindy Sheaks-McGowan
  6. Counseling: Chuck Brinkman 
  7. EATM: Gary Wilson / Cindy Wilson
  8. English / ESL: Sydney Sims / Jerry Mansfield
  9. EOPS: Marnie Melendez / Angie Rodriguez
  10. Fine & Performing Arts: John Loprieno / Cynthia Minet
  11. Health Education / Kinesiology: Remy McCarthy / Adam Black
  12. Health Sciences: Michelle Dieterich / Dalila Sankaran
  13. Life Sciences: Jazmir Hernandez / Yana Bernatavichut
  14. Mathematics: Chris Copeland / Vahe Khachadoorian
  15. Media Arts and Comm Studies: 
  16. Physics / Astronomy / Engineering / CS: Ronald Wallingford / Scarlet Relle
  17. Social Sciences: Hugo Hernandez / Susan Kinkella / Rex Edwards
  18. Student Health Center: Sharon Manakas / Silva Arzunyan
  19. World Languages: Helga Winkler / Alejandra Valenzuela
  20. Athletics: Vance Manakas / Mike Stuart
  21. Library:  Mary LaBarge
  22. Part-Time Rep: Dan Darby
  23. AFT Rep (non-voting): 
  24. CTE Liaison (non-voting): Josepha Baca
  25. GP Liaison (non-voting):  Beth Miller
  26. Committee co-chairs (non-voting): 
  27. Associated Students Liaison (non-voting): Ashley Avakian