The Academic Senate of Hawai‘i Community College convenes as an organization to maintain and strengthen academic decision-making at the College and system-wide levels. The purpose of the Academic Senate is to ensure academic integrity of the College. The Senate functions as a recommending and governing body. Senate responsibilities include but are not limited to the development, modification, initiation, and review of academic policies and issues in consultation with the Chancellor and others as needed. Membership consists of all BOR-appointed instructional and non-instructional faculty covered by Collective Bargaining Unit 7 who have their primary assignment with HawCC. Members of the Academic Senate are referred to as Senators. All Senators have the rights of voice and vote.