The Faculty Senate of Cal Maritime is the official body of faculty which participates in the governance of the university. The Senate makes recommendations regarding curriculum, academic standards, criteria and standards for the selection, retention and tenure of faculty members, and all other matters that affect faculty and students.

Senate General Meetings are open to all members of the University community. 

During the Academic Year 2023-2024, Faculty Senate meetings will take place on Zoom. Please contact the Senate Secretary, Ariel Setniker, for the meeting link if you did not receive an Outlook calendar invitation. 

Please contact the Senate Chair, Elizabeth McNie, if you would like to propose an agenda item.

Meetings typically take place on the third Thursday of the month, with some adjustments for holidays.

Spring 2024 Meeting Dates 

Thursday, January 18, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Thursday, February 15, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Thursday, March 28, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM 
Thursday, April 18, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Senate Executive Committee (2023-2024)

Senator Name Title
Elizabeth McNie (MT)  Senate Chair
Sarah Senk (C&C) Senate Vice Chair
Ariel Setniker (S&M) Senate Secretary
Wil Tsai (ME) ASCSU Senator
Christine Isakson (IBL) ASCSU Senator
Margaret Ward (MT) Senate Exec At-Large
Mike Holden (ME) Senate Exec At-Large


AY 2023-2024 Senate Membership

Senator Name Title Term Expires
Christine Isakson ASCSU Senator Summer 2026
Julie Simons ASCSU Senator Summer 2024
Tom Nordenholz Senator At-Large Summer 2025
Sarah Senk Senator At-Large Summer 2024
Ariel Setniker Senator At-Large Summer 2025
Valerie Holl-McGowan Senator At-Large Summer 2024
Aparna Sinha C&C Senator Summer 2024
Mike Strange ET Senator Summer 2025
David Satterwhite  ET Senator Summer 2024
Amy Skoll ISS Senator Summer 2025
Nipoli Kamdar IBL Senator Summer 2024
Sam Pearson Lecturer Representative Summer 2025
Nick Lewis Lecturer Representative Summer 2024
Kitty Luce Library Senator Summer 2025
Mike Holden ME Senator Summer 2024
Tamara Burback MT Senator Summer 2025
Elizabeth McNie MT Senator Summer 2024
Margaret Ward MT Senator Summer 2025
Taiyo Inoue S&M Senator Summer 2025
Cynthia Trevisan S&M Senator Summer 2024