Senate Committees and Task Forces

The Accreditation Committee advises the Academic Senate Executive Committee and statewide faculty on accreditation, continuous quality improvement, and equitable student learning. In collaboration with ACCJC, chief instructional officers, and other system partners, the committee organizes the...

The Basic Skills Committee reviews policies and recommends to the Executive Committee positions and actions on issues related to meeting the needs of under-prepared community college students. In addition, the Basic Skills Committee gathers information on best practices in providing instruction...

Per California Education Code, Part 54.5, section 88821, the CTE Leadership Committee provides recommendations on career and technical education and workforce development issues and challenges in the California community colleges. The committee works collaboratively with the ASCCC Executive...

The Curriculum Committee is charged to make recommendations to the Executive Committee on issues related to the development, review, implementation, and assessment of all aspects of curriculum both at the college and state level. The committee distributes information through institutes and other...

The Data and Research Task Force (DRTF) is convened to respond to Resolution F20 18.01 and to assist local academic senates in using data effectively to improve teaching and learning. The DRTF will work to establish data-driven processes to evaluate and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion...

The Educational Policies Committee studies educational issues of concern to the Academic Senate and is the standing committee that recommends educational policies to the Executive Committee. The Committee provides a forum for high-level discussion and development of Academic Senate Policy,...

The Equity and Diversity Action Committee (EDAC) responds to resolutions from sessions that deal with the issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion in hiring, equal opportunity, and cultural diversity in the curriculum.EDAC recommends strategies that promote student equity and student success,...

The Faculty Leadership Development Committee creates resources to assist local academic senates in the development and implementation of policies that ensure faculty primacy in faculty leadership and professional development. The committee assesses the Academic Senate’s professional...

The ASCCC Guided Pathways Task Force supports faculty and local academic senates as they participate in the development and implementation of a guided pathways framework. The primary mission of the task force is to support faculty involvement, participatory governance processes, and other...

The Legislative and Advocacy Committee is responsible for providing the President with background information on all legislation related to academic and professional matters. Through research and analysis, and representation on appropriate advocacy groups, the Committee will provide the...

The California Community Colleges Math and Quantitative Reasoning Task Force (MQRTF) was formed in partnership with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC), California Mathematics Council of Community Colleges (CMC3) and California Mathematics Council of Community Colleges-...

The Academic Senate Committee on Noncredit will serve as a resource to the President and Executive Committee on issues related to instruction, counseling, student services, and program development in noncredit and the role of faculty in noncredit instruction as related to governance and local...

The Online Education Committee informs and makes recommendations to the Academic Senate Executive Committee and the faculty regarding policies and practices in online education and educational technology. The Committee supports quality online education and the effective use of educational...

ASCCC OERI Mission:

The mission of the ASCCC Open Educational Resources Initiative (OERI) is to reduce the cost of educational resources for students by expanding the availability and adoption of high-quality Open Educational Resources (OER). OERI...

The Part-time Faculty Committee provides recommendations to the Executive committee on academic and professional matters that affect part-time faculty members. The committee recognizes that part-time faculty make up the majority of California community college faculty and serve ...

The Periodic Review Committee is charged with reviewing the Academic Senate and providing internal and external stakeholders assurance as to the ASCCC's quality and commitment to the standards it sets for itself, to assist in improving the effectiveness of the its programs and operations in...

The Relations with Local Senates (RwLS) Committee serves to augment the work of the Executive Committee. The committee is interested in cultivating and maintaining a climate where equity and mutual respect are both intrinsic and explicit by valuing individuals and groups from all backgrounds,...

The Resolutions Committee charge is to provide accurate and timely documents of the resolutions that eventually are adopted at the Senate Sessions. The process begins with Senate Committees that submit resolutions to the Executive Committee, which in turn adopts resolutions for submission to...

The Standards & Practices Committee is charged with reviewing, acting on, and monitoring various activities as needed and assigned by the President or the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) with a focus on diversity, equity, and...

The Transfer, Articulation, and Student Services Committee is responsible for development and review of policies, procedures, administrative requirements, and general information regarding Transfer, Articulation, Counseling, Library, and services that support instruction and student success. ...


Ad Hoc Committees

The purpose of the Academic Senate's SLO Symposium Ad Hoc committee is to provide guidance, coordination, and implementation for the SLO Symposium that takes place annually in February. The committee is tasked with considering presentation ideas and proposal for breakouts and general sessions...


Operational Committees

The Budget and Finance Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the Executive Committee for the annual budget for each subsequent year and making recommendation on fiscal policies and procedures. This committee is also responsible for the review of budget performance and revision...

The Elections Committee is responsible for the delegate credential sign-in registration, providing election information, overseeing the nominations process, and collecting and tabulating of ballots at the fall and Spring Session of the Academic Senate.