Annual Goals

Academic Senate sets annual goals at the beginning of each academic year. Below is Senate's current annual goals as well as past annual goals since the 2022-23 academic year.

If you would like to suggest a new goal or project, please contact an Academic Senate officer or representative or come to one of our Senate meetings


The 2023-24 annual goals will be set early in the Fall 2023 semester. If you would like to suggest a new goal or project, please contact an Academic Senate officer or representative or come to one of our Senate meetings

Class Scheduling Related Goals

  • Help inform College and District decisions on teaching modalities
  • Help inform District revision of class minimums policy
  • Improve transparency around how classes get added or not added
  • Discuss process for when to open a new section of a course
  • Late Start Classes
    • Improve transparency and understanding of which class sections are offered as late state courses
    • Discuss general college approach to late state courses

Goals Related to Teaching Challenges

  • Host discussions of class attendance and participation
  • Better understand and discuss current experiences with multi-modal teaching
  • Explore setting standards for multi-modal teaching
  • Identify resources needed, such as professional development and technology resources

Textbook Affordability Subcommittee (TAS) Related Goals

  • Work with TAS to increase use of Open Educational Resources (OER)/Zero Textbook Cost courses
  • Work with TAS to ensure that OER/ZTC resources increases diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism
  • Work with TAS to develop other methods of reducing/eliminating textbook costs besides online material/ebooks

Other Goals

  • Identify professional development needs for counseling faculty related to offering counseling services in new modalities
  • Guide and promote roll out of Peer Online Course Review Workgroup
  • Discuss Renewal Process for Reassign Time positions, especially as program-level positions that currently require renewal every two years.
  • Finish creation of a Program Improvement and Viability Process
  • Improve process for printing requests

Goals that Academic Senate Should Monitor

  • Work with District Teaching and Learning (DTL) and District Academic Senate (DAS) to update Academic Honesty policies in order to better address current learning environments
  • Monitor and discuss District Academic Senate’s workgroup on class maximums policy
  • Monitor and discuss efforts to make student registration process easier and to get students registered earlier
  • Monitor AB (Assembly Bill) 1111 and 928. Keep regular communications on developments related to these measures.
  • Help ensure there all services are available for evening students
  • Identify primary methods and criteria by which students discover and differentiate between Cañada classes and similar classes in other colleges (especially classes that are program entry points).

Notable Ongoing Responsibilities

  • Prioritize new faculty position proposals
  • Nominations for Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) awards
  • Nominations for local college awards