Academic Senate

The Academic Senate is the governing body of the Academic Affairs Division, and is both an independent governance structure for the members of the Academic Affairs Division and an advisory body to the Dean of Academic Affairs. The primary function of the Academic Senate is the development and oversight of policies, procedures, and proposals related to programs, curriculum, and other functions of the Academic Affairs Division and its constituent members. The Senate is the forum where discussion on curriculum, academic matters, and academic policy and procedure occurs.

Mission: The Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC) Academic Senate engages in the development of policies and procedures relating to all academic issues of QVCC.

QVCC’s current Academic Senate bylaws

CT State Community College Governance Process

2023-2024 Academic Senate Leadership

Jakob Spjut, President
Professor of Engineering Science

Dr. Shelley Buchbinder, Vice President
Assistant Professor of Human Services

2023-2024 Curriculum, Instruction, and Policy Committee (CIP)

Brian Clinton, Chair
Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Allied Health

Jon Andersen
Professor of English

Lois Kelley
Assistant to the Dean

Dr. Ling-chuan Chu
Professor of Psychology & Sociology

Dr. Norly Germain
Instructor of Mathematics

Jennifer Oliver
Professor of Business & Accounting

Student Services Representative
Nicole Marcoux-Bowen