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AFT Faculty Senate

Membership is by union administered election process. Officers and Senators in alternating two-year terms.

Art Council

Based in the rich cultural and natural histories of the campus, the Art Council raises awareness of Art on campus and, in doing so, will prioritize activities that work toward sustaining a diverse and environmentally aware community.

Assessment Committee

The North Seattle Assessment Committee (NSAC) serves as a central reflective space where assessment committee members collect, synthesize and disseminate information to the college and the VP of instruction for future actions regarding student learning. NSAC meets on a monthly basis.


CAS, the Curriculum and Academic Standards Committee, serves as the college governance committee responsible for curriculum and academic standards. Yes, this means that if you, as a faculty member, want to add or modify a course or degree or certificate, this is the committee whose approval you need. CAS meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, as needed to carry out its duties.


NSC's Classified Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) is a group of classified staff member volunteers that coordinate and host professional development opportunities for fellow classified employees of the college.
Through day-long retreats held in Fall and Spring of each academic year and professional development mini-grants, CDAC focuses on addressing the particular needs of classified staff.

College Council

The role of the College Council is to ensure that all members of the campus community are given a voice in the decision-making processes of the college through representation. College Council gives the college community the opportunity to participate in the development of policies and procedures, and provide feedback in order to foster trust and collaboration with the administration.

College Readiness Committee

The College Readiness Committee focuses on student progression and transition to college level work.

Development Day Program Planning Process Task Force

The Development Day Program Planning Process Task Force, a working group under the rubric of the Teaching and Learning Center and chaired by the TLC unit administrator, holds the frame for the process by which programming is planned and scheduled for the quarterly development day.

ETAC (Educational Technologies Advisory Committee)

ETAC's mission is to foster cross-campus communication, collaboration, coordination and visioning on e-learning and use of educational technologies at NSC. To this end, ETAC (the Educational Technologies Advisory Committee) provides a venue for a monthly dialogue amongst interrelated support units of the college to catalyze campus-wide communication and guidance.

Global Studies Subcommittee

The Global Studies committee is a subcommittee of the Curriculum and Academic Standards (CAS) Committee. We are charged with providing guidance and support to faculty who wish to apply for GS-designation for a course or who wish to incorporate GS outcomes into their instruction.

Guiding Team

Guiding Team is a group of people from across campus that includes all of the executive team, instructional deans, nine faculty members, leadership staff from student services, and others from all over campus. The group serves two purposes: being the oversight committee for the Title III grant and providing leadership and direction for Seattle Pathways work. Guiding Team meets monthly for three hours (including some subcommittee meeting time).

Health & Safety Committee

North Seattle College has a safety committee that meets monthly to identify safety issues, develop solutions, review incident reports, maintain a safety bulletin board, and evaluate the effectiveness of the safety program. This committee meets requirements of Washington Administrative Code WAC 296-800-130. The safety committee meets every third Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Human Subjects Review Committee

The Human Subjects Review Committee is dedicated to the ethical treatment of participants in research at North Seattle College. The HSRC reviews any research working with human participants at the college to determine whether that research meets ethical guidelines in protection of those participants.

The primary responsibilities of the Human Subjects Review Committee include:

Instructional Council

Provides leadership to the college on all instructional areas including transfer, professional technical and basic skills programs.  In addition to the academic deans, other members of the Council represent expertise in technology, e-learning, media services, student services, continuing education and workforce.

Instructional Support Program Review Committee
The Instructional Support Program Review Committee provides oversight and peer review for instructional support areas of the college in conducting program review (assessment) for the purpose of demonstrating progressive improvement in their services and intentional alignment with the institution’s core themes. 
Instructional Support Program Review consists of four phases:  
  1. START of review cycle -- Steps 1 – 4 on the
Integrated Studies Committee

The IS Committee, a subcommittee of CAS, oversees North’s Integrated Studies Program; this includes approving new programs, promoting interdisciplinary teaching and learning, mentoring interested faculty, and creating the yearly schedule of program offerings.

International Advisory Committee

The International Advisory Committee serves as representative body of staff and faculty who work with international students. The Committee, made up of people from instruction, student services and international programs meets quarterly.

IT Advisory Committee ITAC

Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) advises the units on campus that provide support for information technologies in teaching and learning, and in the day-to-day business of the college.  The committee includes constituents from across the North Seattle College campus.

NSC Executive Team

Charge:  Working with the president, determines college operations and policy matters.  The E-Team is made up of the vice president of instruction, the director of equity, diversity, inclusion and community, the executive dean for student success, the HR director for the college, and the executive assistant to the president.

Reports to:  President Chairs these meetings.

Schedule:  Meets weekly.

President's Advisory Council on Sustainability (PACS)

The role of the PACS is to bring together representatives from Student Leadership, Faculty, and Staff  to work toward sustainability at North Seattle College (North).

Program Review Committee

The Program Review Committee, a sub-committee of CAS, provides oversight and peer review of the instructional program review process.

SJIS Advisory Committee

The Social Justice and Intersectional Studies (SJIS) Advisory Committee provides guidance and support for the SJIS program in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (AHSS) division. The SJIS program is comprised of the Gender and Women Studies and the American Ethnic Studies departments.

STARS Committee

STARS is an authorized, representative committee of Classified Staff which acts as a liaison between Classified staff and the college President, and as a conduit between Classified Staff and representatives to college shared governance committees and other college committees. 

Strategic Enrollment Management Council (SEM)

Mission of the Council:

Preparing our students for completion and success beyond North Seattle College (i.e., be it transfer or career)


Strengthening our resources and tactics to provide effective organizational practices (from administrative services to instructional and student service programs) that will improve student retention and success


Student Services Council (SSC)

Student Services Council is the administrative leadership team responsible for designing programs and delivering high quality and equitable accessible services that support North Seattle College’s mission of advancing student success, excelling in teaching and learning, and building a sustainable community.


The Teaching and Learning Center technical advisory committee (TLC TAC) serves as a conduit between faculty and staff development needs and the TLC by providing feedback to the TLC staff and administrator on the TLC mission and projects, offering input on staff and faculty needs, and advice on best practices towards meeting those needs. 

U.S. Cultures Committee

Membership: Faculty serving on the U.S. Cultures committee are faculty who teach U.S. Cultures designated courses and have an interest and cultural competence that relates to the intention of the U.S. Cultures requirement. Membership is open and interested faculty should contact the committee chair, Cristóbal Borges.