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Standing Committees

The Academic Senate shall establish the following Standing Committees for the purpose of investigating issues of either a legislative or academic and professional nature, and providing recommendations for the Academic Senate Board’s consideration.



Function: To address issues for concern to part-time faculty.

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Chair: Mark Dodge 7248 Social Sciences C321
Alexis Moore 7371 Visual Media and Performing Arts CA102
Maria Pehlivanova 3187 Languages C247
Lynora Rogacs 7248 Social Sciences C321
Preston Rose 7371 English C245
Tony Smith 7216 Visual Media and Performing Arts CA102


Function: To study various configurations of the academic calendar and to make recommendations thereon to the Academic Senate Board

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Chair: ______________      
Debra Folsom 7160 Natural Sciences SV6
Krista Walter 7371 English C345
Angela McGaharn 7213 Languages C247
Melissa Michelson 7093 Languages C247



Function: To recommend a Code of Ethics; to recommend policies related to academic freedom and other rights and responsibilities of the faculty; to promote understanding and adherence to such policies and such Code of Ethics as may be adopted by the Senate; to recommend for Senate approval a set of written procedures for hearing and investigating any complaints, alleged violations of Senate policies such as those on academic freedom or ethics, and any other personnel problem involving College faculty which may be referred to it;  to hear or investigate any such cases brought to its attention by a member of the College faculty, by a member of the Board of Trustees, or by a community member;  and, to publish reports under circumstances considered warranted by the Committee, about results of hearings or investigations.

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Chair: Daniel B. Gallup 7314 Mathematics R325
Ahni D. Dodge 7346 Business & CT R201
Karen Carlisi 7153 Languages C427
Lyman Chaffee 3259 Mathematics R322
Claudia Van Corva 7146 Natural Sciences SV6
Edward Feser 3206 Social Sciences C321
Linda Handelman 7406 Social Sciences C321
Sandra C. Haynes 7621 Visual Arts & Media Studies R118
Gloria Horton 7856 English C245
Dan Meier 7422 English C245
Robert Oventile 7646 English C245
Evangelina Quintanar 3048 Counseling L104



The mission of the Distance Education Committee is to develop policies and promote practices that contribute to the quality and growth of distance education at Pasadena City College.

With the understanding that faculty should have the primary responsibility for developing policies and promoting distance education practices, the Committee will support a learner-centered program designed to further student success by making recommendations to the Academicc Senate regarding:

  • Curriculum and instruction, evaluation and assessment, technology, accessibility, infrastructure, and academic support services that affect all modes of distance education course delivery.
  • Policy issues that may affect the union contract, including but not limited to intellectual property rights, enrollment, office hours, online course development and management, and technical support.
  • Ongoing faculty development and consistent support in the areas of pedagogy and technology in order to ensure that faculty who teach distance education courses are able to provide high quality learning environments for the students of Pasadena City College.
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Chair:     Lauren Arenson 7736 Social Sciences C321
Sharon Bober 3384 Mathematics R322
Andrzej Bojarczak 7145 Languages C247
Patricia D'Orange-Martin 7888 Counseling L104
Shelley Gaskin 7343 Business & CT R201
Valerie C. de Carvalho 7420 Languages C247
Ken Cheney 7130 Natural Sciences SV7
Danny Hamman 3021 Social Sciences C321
Xiaodan Lang 7413 Mathematics  
Melissa Michelson 7093 Languages C247
Tammy Knott-Silva 7786 Kinesiology, Health & Athletics GM201
Ekaterini Kottaras 7487 English  
Kirsten Ogden 3193 English C245
Rhea Presiado 7094 Natural Sciences SV6
Denise Romero 3378 Health Sciences CECB6
David Uranga 7750 Social Sciences C321
Claudia Van Corva 7146 Natural Sciences SV6
Alicia Vargas 7551 Business & Computer Technology R201
Sonia Wurst 7353 Business & CT R201
Mark Whitworth 7671 PCA  



Function: Established at the Academic Senate Board meeting on September 17, 1998, to research and discuss issues of an academic and professional nature, and to develop recommendations for new and revised college polices and procedures in the following areas:

  • Academic Standards     
  • Program Review
  • Grading
  • Course Enrollment Management
  • Classroom Behavior Management
  • Educational Program Changes
  • Record Keeping and Forms
  • Textbooks
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Chair: Lauren Arenson 7736 Social Sciences C321
Bucky Bhadha 3362 Social Sciences C321
Regina Cooper 7466 EOPS  
Sandy Haynes 7621 VMPA CA002
Gloria Horton 7656 English C245
Michael McClellan 7814 Counseling L104
Patricia Michel 7331 Mathematics R322



Function: To review faculty technology needs; to review the campus technology plan; and to make recommendations regarding campus technology issues impacting faculty

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Chair: Open ______________      
Sharok Bastani 7744 Social Sciences C321
Sarah Baker 7216 PAC Division CA102
Dan Cole 3171 PAC Division CA102
Dave Evans 7630 Business & CT R201
Dan Haley 7830 Library LL
Jason Huh 7506 Business & CT R201
Jerry Graves 7623 Visual Arts & Media R118
Darcy Mack 3245 Natural Sciences SV6
Melissa Michelson 7093 Languages C247
Terry Stoddard 7785 Kinesiology, Health and Athletics W105
Chris Strinden 7172 Mathematics R322
Zoe Wu 3264 Languages C247
Asher Shaman 3089 Mathematics R322



Function: Implementation of the shared governance legislation under Assembly Bill 1725/Title 5 (Chapter 93, dated 1988); Policies related to the selection and equivalency of teaching personnel; and Procedures for faculty participation in the implementation of the recommended policies.

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Chair: Replacement needed Fall 2013-Spring 2014   English C245
Martha Bonilla [Chair: on sabbatical Fall 2013-Spring 2014] 7080    
James Aragon 7897 Counseling L104
Danny E. Hamman ____ Social Sciences  
Derek Milne 3238 Social Sciences C321
Donna Nordstrom 7208 Mathematics CC223
Ana Ogaz 3042 Counseling L104
Steve Pell 3270 Languages C247
Lynn Wright 3047 Instruction V103
Sonia Kay Wurst 7353 Business & CT R201