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Elections Overview
Welcome to the Academic Senate Elections page!
 
On this and related pages, you'll find information about various faculty elections and the role that the Academic Senate plays in each. 
 
Please note that these pages are under construction; not all information is yet posted. If you have questions about any of what is posted, or about the positions for which information has not yet been posted, please contact the Academic Senate office (apaine@occ.cccd.edu or occacademicsenate@occ.cccd.edu).
 
To learn more about the elections process for any of the positions listed below, click on the appropriate link. For a brief overview of the positions and the Academic Senate's role in the corresponding elections, scroll down on this page.
 
SENATORS: DIVISION, LIBRARY, STUDENT SERVICES
​There are nine Division Senators (one for each of the nine academic divisions), a Library Senator, and a Student Services Senators. These eleven Senators serve 3-year terms, and the terms are staggered, so not all eleven elections occur during the same year. The election of these Senators is handled by the divisions or constituencies that they represent, unless there is a request for the Academic Senate Office to handle the election. Please see the Senators (Division, Library, Student Services) Elections Page for more information.
 
SENATORS-AT-LARGE
There are nine Senators-at-Large, each of whom represent the entire Full-Time Faculty Body. These nine Senators serve 3-year terms, and the terms are staggered, so not all nine elections occur during the same year. The election of these Senators is handled by the Academic Senate Office. Please see the Senators-at-Large Elections Page for more information.
 
SENATORS-AT-LARGE: PART-TIME
There are three Part-Time Senators-at-Large, each of whom represents the entire Part-Time Faculty Body. These three Senators serve 1-year terms. The election of these Senators is handled by the Academic Senate Office. Please see the Senators-at-Large (Part-Time) Elections Page for more information​.
 
DEPARMENT CHAIRS
Procedures for Department Chair elections are ​stipulated in the CFE Contract. Please see the Department Chairs Elections Page for more information.