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.
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 Sort descending Session Year Category
A Document in Support of an Academic Culture Fall 2007 General Concerns
Academic Freedom: New Recommendations Fall 2010 General Concerns
Addressing the Needs of Students Impacted by the Changes to Course Repetition Spring 2017 Curriculum
Administrator Retreat Policies Fall 2020 General Concerns
Aligning Attendance Accounting for Asynchronous Credit Distance Education Courses with Synchronous Credit Distance Education Courses Spring 2021 State and Legislative Issues
Allowing Faculty to Submit the “Report Delayed” (RD) Symbol for Instances of Student Academic Dishonesty Spring 2015 Grading
Application of Advanced Placement (AP) scores Spring 2005 Curriculum
Approval of Grant Driven Projects Fall 2012 Local Senates
Automatic Awarding of Earned Degrees or Certificates Fall 2012 General Concerns
Bond-funded Building Projects Fall 2005 General Concerns
Budgetary Practices Fall 2007 General Concerns
Building Alliances for Improving Enterprise Software Capabilities Spring 2009 General Concerns
Compressed Calendars Spring 2006 General Concerns
Concurrent Enrollment Spring 2008 Articulation and Transfer
Concurrent Enrollment for Secondary Students Fall 2007 Articulation and Transfer
Coordinating a Model of Basic Skills Instruction through Implementation of the ERWC Fall 2011 General Concerns
CTE Program Review Spring 2012 Career Technical Education
Data Paper and Equity-Minded Practices Fall 2019 General Concerns
Develop a Faculty Definition of Student Success Fall 2010 General Concerns
Develop a Paper on Effective Practices for Educational Program Development Spring 2016 Curriculum
Develop Guides for Using Data Spring 2009 General Concerns
Develop Resources with Guidance Relevant to the Student Centered Funding Formula Fall 2018 Budget and Finance
Develop Training Guidance for Faculty Engaged in Peer Evaluations Spring 2013 Professional Standards
Dual and Concurrent Enrollment Fall 2014 General Concerns
Effective Practices for Allowing Students to Repeat Courses to Alleviate Substandard Grades Fall 2017 Grading


Title Sort descending Issue Year
A Snapshot of Noncredit in the California Community Colleges May 2006
Academic Dishonesty and the Faculty’s Right to Assign a Grade: A Test of the Academic Senate’s Authority January 2010
Advanced Placement Examination Credit Policy for General Education April 2017
Alternative Calendars: An Update April 2001
Automatic Awarding of Degrees and Certificates – Considerations for Local Senates February 2015
Beyond the Classroom: Fostering Local and Statewide Engagement in Our Faculty June 2013
Budget Cut Blues, What Happened? December 2010
Changes to the Graduation Requirements for the Associate's Degree September 2005
Consultants and the 10 + 1 November 2005
Conversations about Leadership March 2004
Coronations and Assassinations: Finding the Appropriate Role for Faculty in the Evaluation of Administrators April 2001
Data 101: Guiding Principles —10 Years Later October 2019
Dual Enrollment and Basic Skills: A New Pathway for Students May 2016
Dual Enrollment: What Local Senates Need to Know February 2016
Educational Policies Committee October 2003
Effective Practices that Support the Transfer of Students Who Repeat Courses to Alleviate Substandard Grades April 2022
Effective Practices: Part-Time Faculty and Local Academic Senates April 2012
Evaluating Language Proficiency for IGETC and UC Transfer February 2022
Four Policy Issues: Fees, Textbooks, Degrees, and Corporatization December 2004
Grades are Valuable May 2009
Graduation Requirements in English and Mathematics with Apologies to Andrew Marvell March 2005
I Fought the Law… September 2011
Institutional Review Boards—An Academic and Professional Matter November 2009
Intellectual Property: Your Right to Compensation February 1999
Long-Term Local Academic Senate Presidents: The Importance of a Light at the End of the Tunnel November 2021


Title Sort descending Session Year Category
Academic Freedom and Tenure: A Faculty Perspective Spring 1998 Professional Standards
Academic Freedom, Privacy, Copyright and Fair Use in a Technological World Fall 1999 Distance Learning
Academic Standards: The Faculty's Role Spring 1983 Curriculum
Administrator Evaluation: Toward a Model Academic Administrator Evaluation Policy Fall 1992 Professional Standards
Administrator Retreat Rights: An Introduction and a Model Procedure Spring 1990 Professional Standards
Affirmative Action Guidelines Spring 1987 Equity and Diversity
Alternative Calendars: Recommendations and a Progress Report Spring 2000 Local Senates
Budget Considerations - A Primer for Senate Leaders Fall 2009
California Articulation Number System (CAN): Toward Increased Faculty Participation Spring 1998 Articulation and Transfer
Contract Faculty Hiring Procedures: A Model Based on Assembly Bill 1725 Fall 1989
Critical Thinking Skills in the College Curriculum Spring 1988 Curriculum
Distance Learning in California Community Colleges: An Academic Senate Review of the Social, Fiscal and Educational Issues Fall 1993 Distance Learning
Effective Practices for Educational Program Development Spring 2018 Curriculum
Enrollment Management Revisited Spring 2009 Local Senates
Equivalence to the Minimum Qualifications Fall 1989 Professional Standards
Ethics: Why the Academic Senate Has Adopted the AAUP Ethics Statement Spring 1988 Professional Standards
Faculty as Professionals: Responsibilities, Standards and Ethics Spring 2002 Professional Standards
Faculty Ethics: Expanding The AAUP Ethics Statement Spring 1994 Professional Standards
Faculty Role in Planning and Budgeting Fall 2001 Local Senates
Future of the Community College: A Faculty Perspective Fall 1998 General Concerns
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
Governor's School to Career Plan: A Response by The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Fall 1995 Career Technical Education
Graduate Students as Interns in the California Community Colleges Recurrent 1992 Professional Standards
Guidelines for Developing a Faculty Evaluation Process Spring 1990 Professional Standards
High Schools: Improving Articulation between High Schools and Community Colleges: Activities and Incentives Spring 1988 Articulation and Transfer

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