Rising Scholars Faculty Advisory Committee

The work of the Rising Scholars Faculty Advisory Committee shall advance the 10+1 within local incarcerated education programs, support faculty professional learning in the areas of equity, pedagogy, social justice, and community building as it relates to instruction and governance within incarcerated education statewide; and express the faculty voice in spaces where incarcerated education is discussed and policies and agreements are made. The committee will make recommendations to the Executive Committee and to the Chancellor’s Office Rising Scholars Advisory Committee. The Rising Scholars Faculty Advisory Committee will also utilize liaisons and its professional learning network to disseminate information from ASCCC, the Rising Scholars Network, the Chancellor’s Office, and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to local faculty teaching in incarcerated environments.

Members shall be faculty serving in incarcerated education and shall include a formerly incarcerated student.

Current Members
Member Term
Cheryl Aschenbach 2022-23 Chair
Ariana Resendi 2022-23
Jacqueline Alvarez 2022-23
Ashley Knowlton 2022-23
Sarah Shepard 2022-23
Edward Pohlert 2022-23
Jessica Paisley 2022-23
Anne-Marie Beck 2022-23
Arshia Malekzadeh 2022-23
Donna Necke 2022-23
Teresa Ward 2022-23
Amber Gillis 2022-23
Angela Rhodes 2022-23