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 Session Year Category
Local Processes for Faculty Appointments Fall 2007 Academic Senate
Expanding Opportunities for Concurrent Enrollment Fall 2007 Articulation and Transfer
Concurrent Enrollment for Secondary Students Fall 2007 Articulation and Transfer
A Document in Support of an Academic Culture Fall 2007 General Concerns
Budgetary Practices Fall 2007 General Concerns
Transition of Faculty to Administration Fall 2007 General Concerns
Part-time Faculty Hiring Study Fall 2007 Professional Standards
Improving Faculty Interest in Administrative Leadership Spring 2008 General Concerns
Develop Guides for Using Data Spring 2009 General Concerns
Influence of Outside Organizations on Policies Spring 2009 General Concerns
Update Program Discontinuance: A Faculty Perspective – 1998 Fall 2009 Curriculum
Building Alliances for Improving Enterprise Software Capabilities Spring 2009 General Concerns
Resources for Senate/Bargaining Unit Relations Spring 2009 Local Senates
Institutional Review Board Spring 2009 General Concerns
Further Research on the 50% Law Spring 2010 State and Legislative Issues
International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam Applicability to Associate Degree General Education Requirements Spring 2010 Curriculum
Understanding Student Accumulation of “Excess Units” Spring 2010 General Concerns
Researching the Needs of LGBT Students Fall 2009 Students
Academic Freedom: New Recommendations Fall 2010 General Concerns
Develop a Faculty Definition of Student Success Fall 2010 General Concerns
Support for Distance Learning Coordinators Fall 2010 General Concerns
Responses to Violations of Law, Policy, and Procedure Fall 2010 Local Senates
Support and Retention of Intercollegiate Athletic Programs Spring 2011 Curriculum
Coordinating a Model of Basic Skills Instruction through Implementation of the ERWC Fall 2011 General Concerns
Limiting Repetitions and “Ws” Spring 2011 Matriculation



Title Session Year Category
Role of Academic Senates in Enrollment Management Fall 1999 Local Senates
Participation of Part-time Faculty on the Executive Committee of The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Fall 1998
Part-time Faculty Hiring Procedures: A Model Based on Assembly Bill 1725 Fall 1989
Part-Time Faculty: A Principled Perspective Spring 2002
Use of Part-time Faculty in California Community Colleges: Issues and Impact Spring 1996
Academic Freedom and Tenure: A Faculty Perspective Spring 1998 Professional Standards
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
Equivalence to the Minimum Qualifications Fall 1989 Professional Standards
Revised Equivalence to the Minimum Qualifications Spring 1999 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
Guidelines for Developing a Faculty Evaluation Process Spring 1990 Professional Standards
Hiring Effective Faculty: An Introduction Spring 1991 Professional Standards
Perspective on Faculty Responsibilities: Suggestions for Local Senates Spring 1995 Professional Standards
Professional Standards for Faculty Spring 1987 Professional Standards
Re-Examination of Faculty Hiring: Processes and Procedures Fall 2000 Professional Standards
Toward a Model Chief Executive Officer Evaluation Policy Spring 1993 Professional Standards
Student Equity: Proposal for Action Spring 1991 Students
Textbook Pricing Policies and Student Access Fall 1997 Students
Governor's School to Career Plan: A Response by The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Fall 1995 Career Technical Education
Recommendation on Length of the Academic Year Spring 1992 General Concerns
Faculty Ethics: Expanding The AAUP Ethics Statement Spring 1994 Professional Standards
Graduate Students as Interns in the California Community Colleges Recurrent 1992 Professional Standards
Tenure: Towards a Model Four Year Tenure Process Fall 1990 Professional Standards

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


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