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
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
Christie Dam 2022-23
Justin Maung (SSCCC Representative) 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

no results


Title Session Year Category
Part-time Hiring Spring 1996 Diversity and Equity
Support for Information Competency Spring 2008 Curriculum
Resolution to Update Paper on Enrollment Management Fall 2007 Local Senates
Concurrent Enrollment Spring 2008 Articulation and Transfer
The Value of Grades Spring 2008 Grading
Part-Time Faculty Spring 2006 Professional Standards
Student Fees Fall 2004 State and Legislative Issues
Technology Paper Spring 2005 Academic Senate
Application of Advanced Placement (AP) scores Spring 2005 Curriculum
Resolution on MOUs Spring 2005 General Concerns
President and Chancellor Searches Spring 2005 General Concerns
Noncredit Spring 2005 General Concerns
Student Cheating Fall 2005 Grading
Student Academic Dishonesty and Grading Fall 2005 Grading
Support for Sabbatical Leave Fall 2005 Professional Standards
Bond-funded Building Projects Fall 2005 General Concerns
Study of Impact of Higher Graduation Requirements on Students Spring 2006 Curriculum
Compressed Calendars Spring 2006 General Concerns
Research the Increases in District Reporting Responsibilities Fall 2006 General Concerns
Residency Requirements for Credit by Exam Fall 2006 General Concerns
Origins and History of the 75% Goal Fall 2006 Professional Standards
Resolution to Update the Senate Paper on Program Review Fall 2007 Curriculum
Resolution to Amend Adoption of the Academic Integrity Paper Spring 2007 Professional Standards
Sabbatical Leave Position Paper Spring 2007 Professional Standards
Grading, Student Equity, and Developing Senate Guidelines Spring 2007 Curriculum


Title Issue Year
Consultants and the 10 + 1 November 2005
Changes to the Graduation Requirements for the Associate's Degree September 2005
The Corporatization of Higher Education September 2005
Graduation Requirements in English and Mathematics with Apologies to Andrew Marvell March 2005
Four Policy Issues: Fees, Textbooks, Degrees, and Corporatization December 2004
Conversations about Leadership March 2004
Educational Policies Committee October 2003
Outrage and the Moral Dimension December 2003
Coronations and Assassinations: Finding the Appropriate Role for Faculty in the Evaluation of Administrators April 2001
Alternative Calendars: An Update April 2001
Intellectual Property: Your Right to Compensation February 1999
Part-time Paper Adopted Amid Controversy February 1999
Paper on the Future of the Community College Adopted February 1999
Minors on Campus February 2006
A Snapshot of Noncredit in the California Community Colleges May 2006
Underage Students December 2006
Senate Roles in Administrator Searches: Survey Findings February 2007
Update on Implementing New Mathematics and English Requirements December 2008
Grades are Valuable May 2009
Survey says. The Status of Information Competency September 2009
Institutional Review Boards—An Academic and Professional Matter November 2009
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


Title Session Year Category
Affirmative Action Guidelines Spring 1987 Equity and Diversity
California Articulation Number System (CAN): Toward Increased Faculty Participation Spring 1998 Articulation and Transfer
High Schools: Improving Articulation between High Schools and Community Colleges: Activities and Incentives Spring 1988 Articulation and Transfer
High Schools: Planning for Tomorrow: How to Prepare in High School for Your Community College Years Spring 1986 Articulation and Transfer
Scope, Implications, and Impact: The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Response to the Proposed CSU Policy to Eliminate Remedial Education for Entering Undergraduate Students Fall 1995 Articulation and Transfer
Toward Increased Student Success: Transfer as an Institutional Commitment Fall 1996 Articulation and Transfer
Contract Faculty Hiring Procedures: A Model Based on Assembly Bill 1725 Fall 1989
Academic Standards: The Faculty's Role Spring 1983 Curriculum
Critical Thinking Skills in the College Curriculum Spring 1988 Curriculum
Humanities Instruction in the California Community College: Renewing Our Commitment Spring 1988 Curriculum
Integrated Approach to Multicultural Education Spring 1995 Curriculum
Program Discontinuance: A Faculty Perspective Spring 1998 Curriculum
Program Review: Developing a Faculty Driven Process Spring 1996 Curriculum
Role of Faculty in the Curriculum Process Spring 1987 Curriculum
Academic Freedom, Privacy, Copyright and Fair Use in a Technological World Fall 1999 Distance Learning
Distance Learning in California Community Colleges: An Academic Senate Review of the Social, Fiscal and Educational Issues Fall 1993 Distance Learning
Technology in Education: A Summary of Practical Policy and Workload Language Spring 2000 Distance Learning
Future of the Community College: A Faculty Perspective Fall 1998 General Concerns
Instructor Advisement Spring 1985 General Concerns
Performance Based Funding: A Faculty Critique and Action Agenda Spring 1998 General Concerns
Toward A Nonviolent Campus Climate: Conflict Resolution Spring 1996 General Concerns
Plus and Minus Grading Options: Toward Accurate Student Performance Evaluations Spring 1996 Grading
Toward Accurate Student Performance Evaluation: Symbol for Unofficial Withdrawal Spring 1997 Grading
Alternative Calendars: Recommendations and a Progress Report Spring 2000 Local Senates
Faculty Role in Planning and Budgeting Fall 2001 Local Senates

Past members

Past Members
Term: 2014-15
Member Term
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
Term: 2015-16
Member Term
Dolores Davison 2015-16 Chair
Julie Bruno 2015-16
Lillian Batista-Edwards 2015-16
Wheeler North 2015-16
Tonya Cobb 2015-16
Cynthia Reiss 2015-16
Corinna Evett 2015-16
Jason Edington 2015-16
Term: 2016-17
Member Term
Virginia "Ginni" May 2016-17 Chair
Michael Flores 2016-17
Randy Beach 2016-17
Donna Greene 2016-17
Andrea Devitt 2016-17
Term: 2017-18
Member Term
Randy Beach 2017-18 Chair
Christopher Howerton 2017-18
Andrea Guillen Dutton 2017-18
David Lagala 2017-18
Rebecca Eikey 2017-18
Holly Bailey-Hofmann 2017-18
Term: 2018-19
Member Term
Anna Nicholas 2018-19 Chair
Craig Rutan 2018-19
Julie Clark 2018-19
Christy Karau-Magnani 2018-19
Greg Burchett 2018-19
Term: 2019-20
Member Term
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: 2020-21
Member Term
Sam Foster 2020-21 Chair
Mayra Cruz 2020-21
Leigh Anne Shaw 2020-21
Darcie McClelland 2020-21
Teresa Aldredge 2020-21
Adrean Askerneese 2020-21
Andrew Nickens 2020-21
Gerardo Chavez 2020-21
James Preston 2020-21
Term: 2021-22
Member Term
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
Jacky Leung (student) 2021-22
Matias Pouncil (CIO Representative) 2021-22

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