Educational Policies Committee

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, including its effect on faculty and students. The discussions include the viewpoint of students, CIOs and union representatives. The Educational Policies Committee researches issues as required, and writes background and/or position papers where appropriate. The Committee may pass general recommendations to other Senate committees, or work with them on more detailed implementation or technical issues. New or revised educational policies of the Academic Senate pass through the Educational Policies Committee. These may include policies to be implemented either locally or at the state level, suggested positions on proposed policies or changes in existing policies, and responses to assignments given by the President or Executive Committee.

Six faculty members serve on this committee, along with one student representative and one CIO representative.
Current Members
Member Term
Juan Arzola 2022-23 Chair
Christie Dam 2022-23
Justin Maung (SSCCC Representative) 2022-23
Stephanie Curry 2022-23
Maria Figueroa 2022-23
Carlos Guerrero 2022-23
Julie Clark 2022-23
Chantal Lamourelle 2022-23
Lorraine Slattery-Farrell 2022-23
Academic Year Meetings

Meetings 2021-22

September 23, 2021 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Zoom

October 28, 2021 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Zoom

November 24, 2021 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Zoom

December 16, 2021 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Zoom

January 27, 2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Zoom

February 28, 2022 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm - Zoom

March 28, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm Academic Freedom Webinar: Academic Freedom - What is it and why is it important? - Zoom

April 25, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm Academic Freedom Webinar: Equity & Anti-Racism in Academic Freedom - Zoom

May 23, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm Academic Freedom Webinar: The Student Voice in Academic Freedom - Zoom (Canceled)


Meetings 2019-20

September 20th, 2019, 10:30-3:30pm Santa Monica College


MEETINGS 2018-19

September 5, 2018, Wednesday, 8:00-9:00 am, Zoom

October 5, 2018, Friday, 10:00 am -3:00 pm, Mt. San Antonio College

December 5, 2018, Wednesday, 3:30-5 pm, Zoom

March 8, 2019, Friday, 10:00 am -3:00 pm, Los Angeles Pierce College

April 15, 2019, Monday, 2-3 pm, Zoom

May 8, 2019, Wednesday, 2-3 pm, Zoom



Current Agendas/minutes

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Title Session Year Sort ascending Category
Aligning Attendance Accounting for Asynchronous Credit Distance Education Courses with Synchronous Credit Distance Education Courses Spring 2021 State and Legislative Issues
Administrator Retreat Policies Fall 2020 General Concerns
Legislative and Systemic Support for Academic Freedom Fall 2020 State and Legislative Issues
Data Paper and Equity-Minded Practices Fall 2019 General Concerns
Develop Resources with Guidance Relevant to the Student Centered Funding Formula Fall 2018 Budget and Finance
Guided Pathways, Strategic Enrollment Management, and Program Planning Fall 2018 Local Senates
Update to the Existing SLO Terminology Glossary and Creation of a Paper on Student Learning Outcomes Spring 2017 Curriculum
Addressing the Needs of Students Impacted by the Changes to Course Repetition Spring 2017 Curriculum
Support Use of Sabbaticals and Other Professional Development for Open Educational Resources Development Spring 2017 Faculty Development
Evaluation and Certification of Coursework from Home Schools Fall 2017 Consultation with the Chancellor's Office
Recognition of Course Sections with Low-Cost Course Material Options Fall 2017 General Concerns
Environmental Responsibility: College Campuses as Living/Learning Labs Fall 2017 General Concerns
Effective Practices for Allowing Students to Repeat Courses to Alleviate Substandard Grades Fall 2017 Grading
Develop a Paper on Effective Practices for Educational Program Development Spring 2016 Curriculum
Faculty Involvement in the Creation of Dual Enrollment Programs Fall 2016 Curriculum
Investigate Effective Practices for Pathways Programs Fall 2016 Curriculum
Local Senate Approval for Participation in Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP) Fall 2016 Matriculation
Allowing Faculty to Submit the “Report Delayed” (RD) Symbol for Instances of Student Academic Dishonesty Spring 2015 Grading
Support Expanding Dual Enrollment Opportunities for High School Students Spring 2015 State and Legislative Issues
System Handbook on Guidelines and Effective Practices for Dealing with Student Academic Dishonesty Spring 2015 Consultation with the Chancellor's Office
Re-enrollment Information for Admissions and Records Staff Fall 2014 Consultation with the Chancellor's Office
Dual and Concurrent Enrollment Fall 2014 General Concerns
Revisit Failing Students for an Egregious Act of Cheating Spring 2013 General Concerns
Develop Training Guidance for Faculty Engaged in Peer Evaluations Spring 2013 Professional Standards
Hiring of Academic Administrators Spring 2012 General Concerns


Title Issue Year Sort ascending
Evaluating Language Proficiency for IGETC and UC Transfer February 2022
Updates on Administrator Retreat Rights April 2022
Effective Practices that Support the Transfer of Students Who Repeat Courses to Alleviate Substandard Grades April 2022
Long-Term Local Academic Senate Presidents: The Importance of a Light at the End of the Tunnel November 2021
The 4th Pillar: Guiding Questions to Focus and Define Faculty Involvement April 2019
Data 101: Guiding Principles —10 Years Later October 2019
Supplemental Instruction Revisited April 2018
Advanced Placement Examination Credit Policy for General Education April 2017
The Value of Time: Going on Sabbatical? Try OER October 2017
Dual Enrollment: What Local Senates Need to Know February 2016
Dual Enrollment and Basic Skills: A New Pathway for Students May 2016
Automatic Awarding of Degrees and Certificates – Considerations for Local Senates February 2015
Open Educational Resources and the California Community Colleges November 2015
Beyond the Classroom: Fostering Local and Statewide Engagement in Our Faculty June 2013
The Chance to be Human February 2012
Effective Practices: Part-Time Faculty and Local Academic Senates April 2012
Open Access and “Excess Units” March 2011
I Fought the Law… September 2011
Academic Dishonesty and the Faculty’s Right to Assign a Grade: A Test of the Academic Senate’s Authority January 2010
Setting Up an Institutional Review Board at Your College April 2010
The Appointment or Selection of Faculty to Short-term, Non-teaching Tasks - Why did HE get that position? April 2010
Budget Cut Blues, What Happened? December 2010
What we “know” (about) what we “need” December 2010
Grades are Valuable May 2009
Survey says. The Status of Information Competency September 2009


Title Session Year Sort ascending Category
Going Beyond Development: Faculty Professional Learning—An Academic Senate Obligation to Promote Equity-Minded Practices that Improve Instruction and Student Success Spring 2021 Faculty Development
Protecting the Future of Academic Freedom During a Time of Significant Change Fall 2020 Professional Standards
Student Learning Outcomes Spring 2019 Curriculum
Effective Practices for Educational Program Development Spring 2018 Curriculum
Sound Principles For Faculty Evaluation Spring 2013 Professional Standards
Program Discontinuance: A Faculty Perspective Revisited Fall 2012 Curriculum
Enrollment Management Revisited Spring 2009 Local Senates
Program Review: Setting a Standard Spring 2009 Curriculum
Budget Considerations - A Primer for Senate Leaders Fall 2009
Promoting and Sustaining an Institutional Climate of Academic Integrity Spring 2007 Grading
Sabbaticals: Benefiting Faculty, The Institution, and Students Spring 2007 Professional Standards
The Role of Noncredit in the California Community Colleges Fall 2006 Professional Standards
Minors on Campus: Underage Students at Community Colleges Fall 2006 General Concerns
Textbook Issues: Economic Pressures and Academic Values Spring 2005 Students
What is the Meaning of a California Community College Degree? Fall 2005 Curriculum
The Status of Nursing Education in the California Community Colleges Fall 2005 General Concerns
Sabbaticals: Effective Practices for Proposals, Implementation and Follow-Up Spring 2008 Professional Standards
Promoting Thoughtful Faculty Conversations About Grade Distributions Spring 2008 Grading
Faculty Role in Planning and Budgeting Fall 2001 Local Senates
Instructor Advisement Spring 1985 General Concerns
Revised Equivalence to the Minimum Qualifications Spring 1999 Professional Standards
Role of Academic Senates in Enrollment Management Fall 1999 Local Senates
Academic Freedom, Privacy, Copyright and Fair Use in a Technological World Fall 1999 Distance Learning
Faculty as Professionals: Responsibilities, Standards and Ethics Spring 2002 Professional Standards
Part-Time Faculty: A Principled Perspective Spring 2002

Past members

Past Members
Term: 2021-22
Member Term Sort ascending
Jacky Leung (student) 2021-22
Matias Pouncil (CIO Representative) 2021-22
Robert Stewart 2021-22 Chair
Cheryl Aschenbach 2021-22
Carlos Guerrero 2021-22
Luke Lara 2021-22
Erik Shearer 2021-22
Andrew Delunas 2021-22
Sharyn Eveland 2021-22
Term: 2020-21
Member Term Sort ascending
Adrean Askerneese 2020-21
Andrew Nickens 2020-21
Gerardo Chavez 2020-21
James Preston 2020-21
Sam Foster 2020-21 Chair
Mayra Cruz 2020-21
Leigh Anne Shaw 2020-21
Darcie McClelland 2020-21
Teresa Aldredge 2020-21
Term: 2019-20
Member Term Sort ascending
Nathaniel Donahue 2019-20 Chair
Stephanie Curry 2019-20
Julie Bruno 2019-20
Carolyn Holcroft 2019-20
Angela Echeverri 2019-20
Manuel Vélez 2019-20
Term: 2018-19
Member Term Sort ascending
Anna Nicholas 2018-19 Chair
Craig Rutan 2018-19
Julie Clark 2018-19
Christy Karau-Magnani 2018-19
Greg Burchett 2018-19
Term: 2017-18
Member Term Sort ascending
Christopher Howerton 2017-18
Andrea Guillen Dutton 2017-18
David Lagala 2017-18
Rebecca Eikey 2017-18
Holly Bailey-Hofmann 2017-18
Randy Beach 2017-18 Chair
Term: 2016-17
Member Term Sort ascending
Virginia "Ginni" May 2016-17 Chair
Michael Flores 2016-17
Randy Beach 2016-17
Donna Greene 2016-17
Andrea Devitt 2016-17
Term: 2015-16
Member Term Sort ascending
Wheeler North 2015-16
Tonya Cobb 2015-16
Cynthia Reiss 2015-16
Corinna Evett 2015-16
Jason Edington 2015-16
Dolores Davison 2015-16 Chair
Julie Bruno 2015-16
Lillian Batista-Edwards 2015-16
Term: 2014-15
Member Term Sort ascending
John Freitas 2014-15 Chair
Phil Crawford 2014-15
Cynthia Reiss 2014-15
Joseph Bielanski 2014-15
Diana Hurlbut 2014-15
Eric Lehtonen 2014-15
Scott Lee 2014-15
Asia Reed 2014-15

Past Agenda/minutes

Term 2021-22
Document Notes Term
Ed Pol Meeting Agenda February 28. 2022.docx 2021-22
Ed Pol Meeting Meeting Notes February 28. 2022.docx 2021-22
Meeting Agenda January 27, 2022 2021-22
Ed Pol Meeting Summary January 27. 2022.docx 2021-22
Meeting Agenda December 16, 2021 2021-22
Meeting Summary December 16, 2021 2021-22
Meeting Agenda November 24, 2021 2021-22
Meeting Summary November 24, 2021 2021-22
Meeting Agenda October 28, 2021 2021-22
Meeting Summary October 28, 2021 2021-22
Meeting Agenda September 23, 2021 2021-22
Meeting Summary September 23, 2021 2021-22
Term 2020-21
Document Notes Term
Ed Pol 9-15-2020 meeting notes.docx 2020-21
Ed Pol meeting notes 29 September 2020.docx 2020-21
Ed Pol MInutes 20 October 2020.docx 2020-21
Ed Pol Meeting Minutes 17 November 2020.docx 2020-21
Ed Pol Meeting Minutes 15 December 2020.docx 2020-21
Ed Pol Meeting Notes 19 January 2020 .docx 2020-21
Ed Pol Meeting Minutes 9 February 2021.docx 2020-21
Ed Pol Meeting Minutes 2 March 2021.docx 2020-21
Recommendationsfinal3-2-21.docx 2020-21
Ed Pol Agenda 23 March 2021.docx 2020-21
Term 2018-19
Document Notes Term
Ed Pol Agenda 12-5-18.pdf 2018-19
Ed Pol Minutes 10-5-18.pdf 2018-19
Ed Pol Agenda 10-5-18.pdf 2018-19
Ed Pol Minutes 9-5-18.pdf 2018-19
Ed Pol Agenda 9-5-18.pdf 2018-19
Ed Pol Minutes 12-5-18.pdf 2018-19
Ed Pol Agenda 3-8-19.pdf 2018-19
Ed Pol Minutes 3-8-19.pdf 2018-19
Ed Pol Agenda 4-15-19.pdf 2018-19
Ed Pol Minutes 4-15-19.pdf 2018-19
Ed Pol Agenda 5-8-19.pdf 2018-19
Ed Pol Minutes 5-8-19 .pdf 2018-19
Term 2017-18
Document Notes Term
Ed Pol Minutes 8-22-2017.pdf 2017-18
Ed Pol Minutes 9-6-2017.pdf 2017-18
Ed Pol Minutes October 2 2017.docx.pdf 2017-18
Ed Pol Minutes November 6 2017.docx.pdf 2017-18
ASCCC Ed Pol Face-to-Face Minutes December 13 2017 .pdf 2017-18
Ed Pol Minutes February 5 2018 5-6 PM.pdf 2017-18
Term 2016-17
Document Notes Term
ASCCC Educational Policies Committee Minutes 8-31-2016.docx 2016-17
ASCCC Educational Policies Committee Minutes 9-28-2016.docx 2016-17
ASCCC Educational Policies Committee Minutes 11-9-2016.docx 2016-17
ASCCC Educational Policies Committee Minutes 12-14-2016.docx 2016-17
ASCCC Educational Policies Committee Minutes 1-11-2017.docx 2016-17
ASCCC Educational Policies Committee Minutes 2-8-2017.docx 2016-17
ASCCC Educational Policies Committee Minutes 3-20-2017.docx 2016-17
ASCCC Educational Policies Committee Minutes 4-12-2017.docx 2016-17
Term 2015-16
Document Notes Term
Ed Policies Agenda 9-17-15 2015-16
Ed Policies Agenda 30 October 15.docx 2015-16
Ed Pol Agenda 4 December 15.docx 2015-16
Ed Pol Agenda 11 February.docx 2015-16
Ed Pol Agenda 13 May 2016.docx 2015-16
Ed Policies 9-17-15-Minutes-1-1.docx 2015-16
Ed Policies Minutes 30 October 15 -1.docx 2015-16
Ed Pol Meeting Notes 4 December 2015-1.docx 2015-16
Ed Pol Minutes 11 Feb 2016.docx 2015-16
Ed Pol Minutes 13 May 2016.docx 2015-16
Term 2014-15
Document Notes Term
Ed_Policies_minutes_8-14-2014_approved.pdf February 13, 2015 Minutes 2014-15