How We Operate

Academic Council processes are documentd in the AC Handbook. A new January 2022 version of the Handbook is under review and expected to be posted soon.

The Role of the Academic Council

The Academic Council (AC), formerly known as the Academic Affairs Council, represents the full-time faculty and serves as liaison to the curriculum clusters and to the College administration.

It develops, interprets and makes recommendations to executive administration related to the welfare of the faculty and student body. The AC considers matters referred to it by faculty, staff, administration and students.

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All faculty are represented by the AC, which is the voice of the faculty in academic matters. Concerns can be communicated through elected representatives or may be directly addressed to the AC.

The Council meets monthly during the major semesters. Meetings are open to all members of the College community. Those wishing to be part of the meeting agenda should contact the chair or the vice-chair.

AC Committees and Cluster Discipline Committees play a key role in the Council and are covered in separate web sections.


Anthony Akers, Chair

Dr. Laura Dunn, Vice Chair

Michelle Stanifer, Secretary

AC Voting Representatives: In order to ensure the most up-to-date list is provided, please contact the AC Chair for a current list of Academic Council Voting Representatives.

Academic Discipline Chairs

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