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OCC Academic Senate

The Orange Coast College Academic Senate fosters effective participation and communication in all academic and professional matters; develops, promotes, and acts upon policies responding to college concerns; and serves as the official voice of the faculty of Orange Coast College under the Ten plus One (10 + 1):  

  1. Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites and placing courses within disciplines
  2. Degree and certificate requirements
  3. Grading policies
  4. Educational program development
  5. Standards and policies regarding student preparation and success
  6. College governance structures, as related to faculty roles
  7. Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes, including self study and annual reports
  8. Policies for faculty professional development activities
  9. Program review processes
  10.  Institutional planning and budget development processes

PLUS Other academic and professional matters as are mutually agreed upon between the governing board and academic senate​​​​​​​​