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The Governance Process

The governance process provides the opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to express their opinions and provide feedback on college planning, allocation of resources, and the evaluation of institutional effectiveness.

Governance includes the academic senate responsibility for making recommendations in the areas of curriculum and academic standards.

How We Work at Foothill

The Foothill College president and her key administrative staff work collaboratively with the faculty and classified staff senates, with the leadership of the Associated Students of Foothill College, and the numerous shared governance workgroups and committees to ensure broad participation in the achievement of the college mission.

Any employee, student or community member may attend any governance committee meeting and is encouraged to participate as a committee member.

Governance Teams

See Master Calendar for standing committee meetings and a list of committee websites. You'll also find a list of all committees list on the left menu of the this governance website.

Governance Redesign Project

Governance Retreat Meeting

During Foothill's institutional self-study for reaffirmation of accreditation in 2017, the College identified two areas of focus for improvement in its Quality Focus Essay — including one that develops a more efficient participatory governance system that allows deeper involvement.

Members from current governance leadership committees met on Sept. 14, 2017 for a Governance Summit at our Sunnyvale Center to start the discussion.

Learn more about the project, including objectives, timeline and status.


Master Calendar

See full list of governance team website links on left menu.

Smwithwick Patio

Questions?Please contact me!

Veronica Casas, President's Office


Administration Building 1900