Standards and Practices Committee

The Standards and Practices (S&P) Committee is a standing committee within the Executive Committee composed of an Executive member Chair and California Community colleges faculty.  The Committee is devoted to promoting the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges' mission through oversight of practices, procedures, and policies.  The Standards and Practices Committee charge is to review, act on, and monitor various activities as assigned by the President or the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate.

The Standards and Practices Committee is committed to:

  • Conducting the Disciplines List revision process.
  • Analyzing and reviewing suggested changes in Executive Committee policies, Academic Senate Bylaws, and Rules; administering designated statewide faculty awards presented by the Board of Governors and the Academic Senate.
  • Reviewing and recommending revisions to all processes under Academic Senate purview identified as priorities.
  • Providing professional guidance and technical assistance regarding faculty minimum qualifications and equivalence to the minimum qualifications.
  • Embedding inclusion, diversity, equity, antiracism and accessibility practices into the organization culture through policies and practices.
Current Members
Member Term
Erik Reese 2022-23 Chair
Sable Cantus 2022-23
Tamara Cheshire 2022-23
Darcie McClelland 2022-23
Cynthia Orozco 2022-23
Mahendra Thapa 2022-23
Carrie Roberson 2022-23
Academic Year Meetings

Fall 2022 Meetings via Zoom

Sept 26, 2022 2:00pm-3:30pm

October 10, 2022 2:00pm-3:30pm

November 16, 2022 1:00pm-2:30pm

December 14, 2022 1:00pm-2:30pm

Spring 2023 Meetings via Zoom

January 26, 2023 1:00pm-2:30pm

February 23, 2023 1:00pm-2:30pm

March 23, 2023 1:00pm-2:30pm

April 27, 2023 1:00pm-2:30pm

May 25, 2023 1:00pm-2:30pm


The Standards and Practices Committee is responsible for tasks associated with ASCCC Executive Committee Policies, Diciplines List, and Academic Senate Awards.



Current Agendas/minutes


Title Session Year Sort ascending Category
Disciplines List – Asian American Studies Spring 2022 Disciplines List
Disciplines List – Native American/American Indian Studies Spring 2022 Disciplines List
Disciplines List – Nanotechnology Spring 2022 Disciplines List
Alternating Area Meeting Days Fall 2022 Academic Senate
Recognition of Caucus Appointed Delegates Fall 2022 Academic Senate
Amend 01.05 Recognition of Caucus Appointed Delegates Fall 2022 Academic Senate
Disciplines List—Film and Media Studies Spring 2021 Disciplines List
Disciplines List—Digital Fabrication Technology Spring 2021 Disciplines List
Minimum Qualifications for Campus Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinators Fall 2019 Disciplines List
Revise the Disciplines List Revision Process Spring 2018 Disciplines List
Review Experience Definitions for Disciplines Not Requiring a Master’s Degree Spring 2017 Disciplines List
Review Experience Requirements for Disciplines Not Requiring a Master’s Degree Spring 2017 Disciplines List
Equivalency Resources for Local Senates Spring 2017 Disciplines List
Inclusion of Apprenticeship Faculty Minimum Qualifications in the Disciplines List Spring 2017 Disciplines List
Dialog and Collaboration on Apprenticeship Faculty Minimum Qualifications Fall 2017 Disciplines List
Faculty Internship Minimum Qualifications in Disciplines Not Requiring a Master’s Degree Spring 2017 Disciplines List
Explore Changes to Minimum Qualifications Spring 2016 Disciplines List
Feasibility Study to Expand the Hayward Award Spring 2016 General Concerns
Apprenticeship Programs Fall 2016 Consultation with the Chancellor's Office
Annual Consideration of the Disciplines List Proposals Fall 2016 Disciplines List
Explore Establishing a More Flexible Discipline for Emerging Career and Technical Education Fields Fall 2016 Disciplines List
Posting of Local Equivalency Processes on Websites Fall 2016 Local Senates
Collaborate with System Partners to Relocate Minimum Qualifications from Title 5 to the Disciplines List Fall 2016 Disciplines List
Amend Resolution 10.03 F16 Fall 2016 Disciplines List
Amend Resolution 10.03 F16 Fall 2016 Disciplines List


Title Issue Year Sort ascending
Awards Season: Congratulations to Award Recipients April 2023
Disciplines List Revision Process and Proposals February 2023
Accessibility: The Bridge Between Success and Disability February 2022
The Current Level of Accountability in the ASCCC April 2022
Awards Season Is Here November 2022
Americans with Disabilities Act and Disability Support Programs and Services Coordination to Best Serve Students February 2021
Disciplines List Proposals February 2021
Congratulations to the 2020-2021 ASCCC Award Winners April 2021
Instant Runoff Voting February 2020
Current Disciplines List Revision Proposals February 2020
The Updated ASCCC Rules and How They Apply to Special Elections April 2020
Disciplines List Revision Process February 2019
Meet the 2019 Hayward Award Recipients April 2019
Measuring the Second Minimum Qualification: Considerations for Exceeding Mere Compliance October 2019
Minimum Qualifications for Apprenticeship Instructors: On the Road to a New Relationship Between the Academic Senate and the Apprenticeship Community April 2018
The Disciplines List Revision Process is Now Annual and Starts Now! April 2018
Recognizing Faculty with Statewide Awards October 2018
Untangling the Knots —Minimum Qualifications, Faculty Service Areas, Placing Courses within Disciplines and Other Fun Stuff February 2018
Busting Equivalency Myths: An Equivalencies Chair’s Perspective February 2018
The Disciplines List Revision Process is Now Annual and Starts Now February 2017
Recognizing the Excellence of Our Colleagues through Statewide and Local Awards September 2017
The 2015 Equivalency Practices Survey February 2016
Workforce Task Force Recommendations: Minimum Qualifications and Faculty Preparation March 2016
Who Gets to Teach That Course? The Importance of Assigning Courses to Disciplines September 2016
Equivalency to the Minimum Qualifications October 2016


Past members

Past Members
Term: 2021-22
Member Term Sort ascending
LaTonya Parker 2021-22 Chair
Karla Kirk 2021-22
Eric Narveson 2021-22
Travis Ritt 2021-22
Ed Bird Song 2021-22
Miryan Nogueira 2021-22
Term: 2020-21
Member Term Sort ascending
Angela Echeverri 2020-21
Eric Thompson 2020-21
Eric Narveson 2020-21
Chantal Lamourelle 2020-21
Sharon Sampson 2020-21
Julie Oliver 2020-21 Chair
Cheryl Aschenbach 2020-21

Past Agenda/minutes