Faculty Senate

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 2022-2023, Faculty Senate meetings will take place on Zoom. Please contact the Senate Secretary, Matt Fairbanks, 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.

Spring 2023 Meeting Dates 

Thursday, January 26, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Thursday, February 16, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Thursday, March 23, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Thursday, April 20, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Senate Executive Committee (2022-2023)

Senator Name Title
Elizabeth McNie (MT)  Senate Chair
Sarah Senk (C&C) Senate Vice Chair
Matthew Fairbanks (S&M) Senate Secretary
Wil Tsai (ME) ASCSU Senator
Christine Isakson (IBL) ASCSU Senator
Frank Yip (S&M) Senate Exec At-Large
Ariel Setniker (S&M) Senate Exec At-Large


Senate Membership (Fall 2022)

Senator Name Title Term Expires
Christine Isakson ASCSU Senator Summer 2023
Wil Tsai ASCSU Senator Summer 2024
Ali Moradmand Senator At-Large Summer 2023
Sarah Senk Senator At-Large Summer 2024
Ariel Setniker Senator At-Large Summer 2023
Ryan Storz Senator At-Large Summer 2024
Colin Dewey C&C Senator Summer 2024
Mike Strange ET Senator Summer 2023
David Satterwhite  ET Senator Summer 2024
Ryan Wade GSMA Senator Summer 2023
Nipoli Kamdar IBL Senator Summer 2024
Nick Lewis Lecturer At-Large Summer 2024
Kitty Luce Library Senator Summer 2023
Mike Holden ME Senator Summer 2024
Tamara Burback MT Senator Summer 2023
Elizabeth McNie MT Senator Summer 2024
Margaret Ward MT Senator Summer 2023
Matt Fairbanks S&M Senator Summer 2023
Frank Yip S&M Senator Summer 2024