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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.

Representative Phone Division
Chair: Mark Dodge 7248 Social Sciences
Rudy Aguilar 7796 Kinesiology
Alexis Moore 7371 Visual Media and Performing Arts
Maria Pehlivanova 3187 Languages
Lynora Rogacs 7248 Social Sciences
Preston Rose 7371 English
Erika Ruvell 7267 CTE:  Business - Graphics, E & T
Anthony Smith 7216 Visual Media and Performing Arts


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

Representative Phone Division  
Chair: ______________      
Debra Folsom 7160 Natural Sciences  
Angela McGaharn 7213 Languages  
Melissa Michelson 7093 Languages  



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.

Representative Phone Division  
Chair: Daniel B. Gallup 7314 Mathematics  
Ahni D. Dodge 7346 Business & CT  
Karen Carlisi 7153 Languages  
Lyman Chaffee 3259 Mathematics  
Claudia Van Corva 7146 Natural Sciences  
Carol Curtis 7328 Languages  
Edward Feser 3206 Social Sciences  
Linda Handelman 7406 Social Sciences  
Sandra C. Haynes 7621 Visual Arts & Media Studies  
Gloria Horton 7856 English  
Martha House 7026 Natural Sciences/Geology  
Wendy Lucko 7245 CTE: E & T  
Dan Meier 7422 English  
Robert Oventile 7646 English  
Evangelina Quintanar 3048 Counseling  
Justus Richards 7743 Social Sciences  
Mark Whitworth 7671 VMPA  




The purpose of the “Committee on Committees” is that of a short-term, standing

committee, with the sole function of organizing and updating the Academic

Committee’s website, in relationship to all current Pasadena City College,

Academic Senate Committees. This update includes the following:

1. Committee Chair

2. Committee Member Names

3. Committee Contact Info. (email & extension)

4. Meeting Times, Days & Locations

5. Mission Statement/Function of Committee

6. Committee Meeting Minutes & Agendas (website portal). This will be the

    responsibility of the Committee Chair

7. Reference Bylaws where applicable.

8. Work with Michael Ihrig in developing a new Academic Senate Home

    page, in conjunction with the new PCC website roll-out that will improve

    end-user experience and facilitate Committee Chair updates

9. Training of Committee Chairs regarding website portal updates and web


The purpose of this re-structuring is to ensure transparency and to improve the

“end-user” aspect of the website, and to enhance recruitment techniques for all

Academic Senate Committees, which are volunteer-based, in nature.

Furthermore, this easy “end-user” experience, coupled with transparency will

help to improve communication both on campus (Student, Faculty and

Administration) and off-campus (the PCC website end user).


Representative Phone Division
Chair: __________________    
Rhea Presiado 7094 Math & Science
Shelley Gaskin 7343 Business
Kris Pilon 7308 Engineering & Technology



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.
Representative Phone Division  
Chair:     Lauren Arenson 7736 Social Sciences  
Sharon Bober 3384 Mathematics  
Andrzej Bojarczak 7145 Languages  
Patricia D'Orange-Martin 7888 Counseling  
Valerie C. de Carvalho 7420 Languages  
Ken Cheney 7130 Natural Sciences  
Danny Hamman 3021 Social Sciences  
Xiaodan Lang 7413 Mathematics  
Tammy Knott-Silva 7786 Kinesiology, Health & Athletics  
Ekaterini Kottaras 7487 English  
Rhea Presiado 7094 Natural Sciences  
Denise Romero 3378 Health Sciences  
Claudia Van Corva 7146 Natural Sciences  
Alicia Vargas 7551 Business & Computer Technology  
Mark Whitworth 7671 PCA  
Asher Shamam 3089 Mathematics  



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
Representative Phone Division Room
Chair: Lauren Arenson 7736 Social Sciences C321
Bucky Bhadha 3362 Social Sciences C321
Regina Cooper 7466 EOPS  
Jorge Encinas 3128 Mathematics R322
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

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



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.

Representative Phone Division  
Chair: Replacement needed Fall 2013-Spring 2014   English  
Martha Bonilla [Chair: on sabbatical Fall 2013-Spring 2014] 7080    
James Aragon 7897 Counseling  
Danny E. Hamman ____ Social Sciences  
Michelle Ingram 7811 Mathematics  
Derek Milne 3238 Social Sciences  
Donna Nordstrom 7208 Mathematics  
Ana Ogaz 3042 Counseling  
Steve Pell 3270 Languages  
Lynn Wright 3047 Instruction  
Sonia Kay Wurst 7353 Business & CT