The Academic Senate shall establish the following Operational Committees for the purpose of performing the academic and professional duties and responsibilities of the Senate:
- Academic Rank Committee
- Bylaws, Rules & Procedure
- Curriculum & Instruction Committee
- Equivalency Committee
- Executive Committee
- Scholarship Committee
- Faculty Development Committee
- Faculty Lecture/Performance Awards Committee
- Learning Assessment Committee
- Nominations & Elections Committee
- Ralph Story/Usung Hero Selection Committee
- Sabbatical/Leave Committee
Function: Responsible to the Senate Board for the evaluation and recommendation of academic change of rank.
|Chair, Saeed Abedzadeh||7274||Engineering||IT200|
|Lori Gagliardi||7542||Health Sciences||R508|
Function: To make decisions on matters of equivalency to the minimum standards for hiring of faculty. The duties of the Equivalency Committee shall be to make final determinations of equivalency and to oversee the equivalency procedure as it is conducted across the campus.
|Chair: Susie Ling||7335||Social Sciences||C321|
|Advisory: Valerie S. Foster||7952||Academic Senate President||C227|
|Michelle Ireland-Galman||7407||Social Sciences||C321|
|Valerie S. Foster||7952||Natural Sciences||C227|
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (JULY 2015-JUNE 2016)
Function: To implement actions taken by the Academic Senate board, act on behalf of the Academic Senate during the summer months when the Senate is not in session, transact business, and perform other functions consistent with the intent, purposes, and provisions of the Bylaws and Senate Rules.
|Valerie S. Foster, President||7865||Natural Sciences||SV6|
|Shelagh Rose, Vice-President||7263||Languages||C247|
|Stephanie Fleming, Secretary||3214||Visual, Media and Performing Arts||CA102|
|Jay Cho , Treasurer||3213||Mathematics||R322|
Function: To select and recommend to the Academic Senate Board the recipient(s) of the Senate Scholarship Awards. The Committee shall review and screen all applications to ensure that they meet the criteria outlined in Article 7.3 of the Academic Senate Bylaws, and may, at its discretion, interview all qualified applicants.
|Chair: Xiaodan Leng||7143||Mathematics||C325|
|Peter Castro||7013||Natural Sciences||SV6|
|Padma Ganapathi||7141||Natural Sciences||SV6|
|Andrea Murray||3365||Social Sciences||C321|
|Paula Smith||3143||Health Sciences||CECB6|
Function: The Academic Senate Faculty Development Committee (FDC) serves as a sub-committee of the Professional Development Committee (PDC), a standing committee of the College Coordinating Council. In accordance with California Code of Regulations, Section 55724, the FDC will: (1) determine the professional development needs of all faculty; (2) recommend to PDC professional development goals and objectives for faculty development in alignment with College goals; (3) oversee all professional development activities for faculty, including Professional Learning Day(s), and evaluate for effectiveness; (4) coordinate its work with the professional development activities of other shared governance groups through the PDC; (5) regularly report to the Academic Senate and advise it on matters relating to faculty professional development. The FDC will consult with the bargaining agent when appropriate.
|Chair: Susan Bower||7167||Natural Sciences||SV6|
|Lauren Arenson||7736||Social Sciences||C321|
|Tammy Knott Silva||7786||Mathematics||R322|
LEARNING ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE
Function: The Mission of the Learning Assessment Committee is to improve student outcomes by supporting teaching and learning through a review of learning outcome assessment activities at the course, program, and general education level. The Committee will serve as a resource to all stakeholders (faculty, staff, managers, and students) and communicate the relevance and results of assessment activities.
Chair: Melissa Anderson
|7606||Science and Mathematics||SV6|
|Gia Gambaro Blount||3000||CEC||CEC|
|Carla Christensen||3061||Health Sciences||B7|
|Melissa Harman||7490||Science and Math||SV7B|
|Katherine Marsh||Natural Sciences||SV6|
|Barbara Naylor||7215||Visual, Media & Performing Arts||CA102|
|Tracy Sachtjen||3279||Social Sciences||C321|
|Melanie Willhide||7286||Visual, Media & Performing Arts||R118|
Function: To recommend to the Academic Senate Board the procedures for nominating and electing officers; oversee the election, and report the results to the Academic Senate Board for ratification.
|Chair: Nancy Rutzen||3299||Languages||C247|
Function: To choose the current Ralph Story Service Award winner(s) from among the nominations. (Committee members must be former recipients of the Ralph Story Award and be on campus as teaching faculty)
|Co-Chair: Janis S. Dwyer||7890||Counseling||L104|
|Co-Chair: Michelle Ireland Galman||7407||Social Sciences||C321|
|Lauren Arenson||7736||Social Sciences||C321|
|Eduardo A. Cairo||7745||Social Sciences||C321|
|Russell Di Fiori||7176||Natural Sciences||SV6|
|Consultant-Historian Jane Hallinger||7371||English||C245|
|Consultant-Historian Harry Kawahara|
Function: To recommend to the Superintendent/President of the college the names of the faculty members submitting acceptable plans for such leave and therefore eligible for consideration by the District.
|Kaitzer Puglia||7479||Social Sciences||C321|
|James Arnwine||7198||Visual, Media and Performing Arts||C121|