Relations with Local Senates Committee

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, demographics, and experiences. Its overall purpose is to provide an opportunity to share local and state challenges, exemplary practices, and other information with the Executive Committee. In order to accomplish its overall mission, the RwLS members are conversant with and promote pertinent statutes and strategies for effective and inclusive academic senates. The RwLS will assess the needs of local leaders in order to provide resources needed to participate effectively in governance at the local level.  

Members represent specific area as defined in the directory, may perform local senates visits, and provide input in the planning of the Faculty Leadership Institute.
Current Members
Member Term
Karen Chow 2022-23 Chair
Cheryl Aschenbach 2022-23
Katie Krolikowski 2022-23
Felipe Agredano 2022-23
Davena Burns-Peters 2022-23
Kandace Knudson 2022-23
Lisa Romain Cox 2022-23
Howard Eskew 2022-23
Academic Year Meetings

2020-2019 Meetings:


August 28, 2020 by Zoom

September 24, 2020 by Zoom 

October 23, 2020 by Zoom 

November 20, 2020 by Zoom 

December 11, 2020 by Zoom 


2019-2020 Meetings:

October 18, 2019, Friday, 10 am -3 pm, Mission College

November 22, 2019, Friday, 8 am - 9 am, Zoom

December 11, 2019, Wednesday, 8 am - 9 am, Zoom

January 17, 2020, 10 am - 3 pm, Friday, Los Angeles Southwest College

February 6, 2020, Thursday, 2 pm - 4 pm, Zoom

May 4, 2020, Monday, 11 am - 12:30 pm, Zoom 


ASCCC Relations with Local Senates Committee 2018-2019 Academic Year Meetings:  Wednesdays

September 5, 2018 1:10pm-2:00pm Zoom Meeting

October 17, 2018 1:10pm-2:00pm Zoom Meeting

November 14, 2018 1:10pm-2:00pm Zoom Meeting

January 16, 2019 1:10pm-2:00pm Zoom Meeting

February 13, 2019 10:30am-3:00pm In Person Los Angeles Southwest College

April 3, 2019 1:10pm-2:00pm Zoom Meeting

Current Agendas/minutes

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Title Sort descending Session Year Category
Academic and Professional Matters Purview Fall 2010 Professional Standards
Academic Freedom and Lecture Recordings Spring 2006 General Concerns
Academic Freedom: ASCCC and Local Senate Recommendations Fall 2018 Academic Senate
Academic Senate Role in Appointing Faculty for Guided Pathways Framework Design and Implementation Fall 2017 Local Senates
Adopt the Paper The Local Senates Handbook Spring 2015 Local Senates
Alternative Calendars Spring 2001 General Concerns
Appointment of Faculty Representatives Spring 2007 Academic Senate
Assistance for Local Senates Spring 2006 Academic Senate
Blocking of Faculty Use of Internet Sites Spring 2005 General Concerns
Brown Act Local Senate Elections Spring 1997 Local Senates
CalWORKs Spring 2000 Career Technical Education
CalWORKs -AB 1233 Spring 2000 Career Technical Education
Chancellor's E-mail Spring 1997 Consultation with the Chancellor's Office
Clerical Support Fall 1996 Local Senates
Collegial Consultation with Local Senates on Student Learning Outcomes Policies and Procedures Spring 2015 Local Senates
Communication with Local Senates Spring 1995 Academic Senate
Community College Initiative Spring 2006 State and Legislative Issues
Consulting Collegially with Local Senates on Participation in Statewide Initiatives Fall 2014 Local Senates
Database of Policies and Procedures Spring 2006 Academic Senate
Defining Collegiality in the Workplace Spring 2018 Professional Standards
Developing Academic Senates at New California Community Colleges Spring 2000 Local Senates
Discipline Study of Part-time and Full-time Assignments Fall 1999 Professional Standards
Effective Practices Fall 2005 Academic Senate
Enable the Canvas Name Preference Option Fall 2019 Diversity and Equity
Enabling Display and Use of Faculty Chosen Name and Pronoun Across Campus and all Digital Environments Spring 2021 General Concerns



Past members

Past Members
Term: 2014-15
Member Term
Dr. Elliott Jones 2014-15 Chair
Kale Braden 2014-15
Dan Crump 2014-15
Eve Adler 2014-15
Maria Biddenback 2014-15
Matt Clark 2014-15
Sam Foster 2014-15
Buran Haidar 2014-15
Kathy Oborn 2014-15
Term: 2015-16
Member Term
Alicia Munoz 2015-16
Julie Oliver 2015-16
Nancy Golz 2015-16
Rochelle Olive 2015-16
Leigh Anne Shaw 2015-16
John Zarske 2015-16
Berta Harris 2015-16
Term: 2016-17
Member Term
Sam Foster 2016-17 Chair
Craig Rutan 2016-17
Lara Baxley 2016-17
Anna Nicholas 2016-17
Julie Oliver 2016-17
Curtis Martin 2016-17
Leigh Anne Shaw 2016-17
Peggy Campo 2016-17
Nancy Golz 2016-17
Carlos Lopez 2016-17
Mary Rees 2016-17
Jason Edington 2016-17
Term: 2017-18
Member Term
Rebecca Eikey 2017-18 Chair
Cheryl Aschenbach 2017-18
Peggy Campo 2017-18
Leigh Anne Shaw 2017-18
Lee Gordon 2017-18
Carrie Roberson 2017-18
Geoffrey Dyer 2017-18
Martin Ramey 2017-18
Term: 2018-19
Member Term
LaTonya Parker 2018-19 Chair
Carrie Roberson 2018-19
Peggy Campo 2018-19
Robert Stewart 2018-19
Gayle Pitman 2018-19
Term: 2019-20
Member Term
Anna Nicholas 2019-20 Chair
Mayra Cruz 2019-20
Robert Stewart 2019-20
Thais Winsome 2019-20
Travis Ritt 2019-20
Cheri Fortin 2019-20
Term: 2020-21
Member Term
Stephanie Curry 2020-21 Chair
Robert Stewart 2020-21
Katherine Krolikowski 2020-21
Cheri Fortin 2020-21
Nickawanna Shaw 2020-21
Howard Eskew 2020-21
Hossna Sadat Ahadi 2020-21
Term: 2021-22
Member Term
Amber Gillis 2021-22 Chair
Manuel Vélez 2021-22
Eric Wada 2021-22
Howard Eskew 2021-22
Katie Krolikowski 2021-22
Anna Nicholas 2021-22

Past Agenda/minutes

Term 2020-21
Document Notes Term
ASCCC RwLS Committee Minutes 12.11.20.docx 2020-21
ASCCC RwLS Committee Minutes 8.28.20.docx 2020-21
ASCCC RwLS Committee Minutes 9.25.2020.docx 2020-21
ASCCC RwLS Committee Minutes 10.23.20.docx 2020-21
ASCCC RwLS Committee Minutes 11.20.20.docx 2020-21
ASCCC RwLS Committee Minutes 2.1.21.docx 2020-21
Term 2019-20
Document Notes Term
RwLS Agenda 10-18-19 .pdf 2019-20
RwLS Minutes 10-18-19.pdf 2019-20
RwLS Agenda 11-22-19.pdf 2019-20
RwLS Minutes 11-22-19.pdf 2019-20
RwLS Agenda 12-11-19.pdf 2019-20
RwLS Minutes 12-11-19 .pdf 2019-20
RwLS Agenda 1-17-20.pdf 2019-20
RwLS Minutes 1-17-20.pdf 2019-20
RwLS Agenda 2-6-20 .pdf 2019-20
RwLS Minutes 2-6-20.pdf 2019-20
RwLS Agenda 5-4-20.pdf 2019-20
RwLS Minutes 5-4-20.pdf 2019-20
Term 2017-18
Document Notes Term
Local Senate Visits Short and Long Range Plan_Approved March 2017.pdf 2017-18
Local Senate Agenda_8_21_17.pdf 2017-18
RwLS Minutes 8.21.17.docx 2017-18
RwLS Members Info 2017-18.pdf 2017-18
Local Senate Agenda_9_11_17.docx 2017-18
Local Senate Minutes_9_11_17.docx 2017-18
Campus Visits - Master Document v2.docx 2017-18
Local Senate Agenda_10_17_17.docx 2017-18
Local Senate Minutes_10_17_17.docx 2017-18
Local Senate Agenda_12_12_17.pdf 2017-18
Local Senate Minutes_12_12_17.docx 2017-18
Local Senate Agenda_1_17_18_1.docx 2017-18
Local Senate Minutes_1_17_18_1.docx 2017-18
Campus Visits - Master Document v4.docx 2017-18
Local Senate Agenda_2_16_18_1.docx 2017-18
Local Senate MInutes_2_16_18_1.docx 2017-18
Local Senate Agenda_4_16_18.docx 2017-18
Local Senate minutes_4_16_18.docx 2017-18
Term 2016-17
Document Notes Term
RwLS Approved Minutes 8-29-16.pdf 2016-17
RwLS Minutes 9-17-16.pdf 2016-17
Relations with Local Senates minutes 10-19-16.pdf 2016-17
Local Senates Draft minutes 4-7-17LAS.docx 2016-17
Term 2013-14
Document Notes Term
Local-Senates-Minutes-8-29-14--Draft.pdf 2013-14