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Senate Committee

ASC2

 

 

The following committees are standing subcommittees of the academic senate. Additional Standing Sub-Committees of the Academic Senate may be created by a majority vote of the Senate, and shall be listed only in the Senate By-Laws, until the next revision of the Senate Constitution is completed. Senate Sub-Committees are bound by the rules and regulations of the Brown Act and shall follow the general and reasonable rules of Parliamentary Procedure. Sub-Committee Chairs shall report regularly to the Academic SenateChanges to Sub-Committee charges, procedures and/or membership requires the approval of the Academic Senate.

RP   Name: Rachel Purdie, Academic Program Review Committee Chair

   Department: History/Social Justice Studies Faculty, School of  Social & Behavioral Science

   Term: 2021-2023

   Email: Rachel.Purdie@solano.edu

   Committe: Academic Program Review

   Website: http://www.solano.edu/academic_pr/

Charge: To assess the state of academic programs, highlighting strengths and areas of needed improvement.  It is a faculty-driven process bringing faculty and administration together to work toward program improvement, setting goals and prioritizing initiatives based on internal and external factors related to student, college, and community needs.   Program review has three essential goals: 1) to maintain academic integrity and rigor; 2) to facilitate integrated, long-range planning; 3) to provide continual program improvement to ensure student success. 

 

AW    Name: Andrew Wesley, Assessment Committee Chair

   Department: Music Faculty, School of Liberal Arts

   Term: 2019-2022

   Email: Andrew.Wesley@solano.edu

   Committee: Assessment

   Website: http://www.solano.edu/assess/  

Charge: To provide institutional support and guidance on outcomes assessment including student learning outcomes (SLOs), program learning outcomes (PLOs), general education learning outcomes (GELOs),  institutional learning outcomes (ILOs), and service area outcomes (SAOs). The committee helps shape institutional policy regarding assessment; supports faculty in the completion of timely, quality assessments; helps faculty create quality outcomes and tools for measuring them; and disseminates information about outcomes assessment.

 

  SB Name: Sarah Barsness, Curriculum Committee Chair

   Department: Photography Faculty, School of Liberal Arts

   Term: 2020-2023

   Email: Sarah.Barsness@solano.edu

   Committee: Curriculum/Tech Review

   Websites: http://www.solano.edu/curriculum/, http://www.solano.edu/tech_review/

Charge: To provide leadership for all areas that involve the College’s curriculum. It is a faculty committee that reviews and recommends additions, deletions, and changes to the College's courses and programs.

 

 

   Name: John Perez, Distance Education Committee Chair

   Department: Communication Studies Faculty, School of Liberal Arts

   Term: 2020-2023

   Email: John.Perez@solano.edu

   Committee: Distance Education

   Website: http://www.solano.edu/distance_ed/  

 

Charge: To deal with campus-wide instructional technology issues with special focus on  pedagogical and curricular issues. The Distance Education Committee reviews and makes recommendation regarding Distance Education at Solano Community College, to include delivery methods, best practices, and state-wide compliance, as well as providing resources, training and support for staff and faculty as it relates to distance education. In addition, the role of the Distance Education Committee is to certify individual courses to ensure regular effective contact hours and regular instructor-initiated contact, as well as compliance with the American Disabilities Act, and any other identified provisions relevant to accreditation, Chancellor’s Office Guidelines, Title 5, CA Education Code, or other external approving agencies, as well as approved local practice.

 

MS

   Name: Michelle Smith, Professional Development/Flex Cal Committee Chair

   Department: Biological Science Faculty, School of Mathematics and Science

   Term: 2018-2021

   Email: Michelle.Smith@solano.edu

   Committee: Professional Development/Flex Cal

   Website: http://www.solano.edu/professional_development/

  

Charge:  To promote professional development opportunities for faculty and staff to broaden    their knowledge, expand their skills, and enhance their abilities to benefit the students, the college, as well as the greater community including developing and implementing the Flexible Calendar plan.

  

Heather Watson-Perez Name: Heather Watson-Perez, Student Equity and Success Council Chair

Department: English Faculty, School of Liberal Arts

Term: 2021-2023

Email: Heather.Watson-Perez@solano.edu

Committee: Student Equity and Success Council

Website: http://www.solano.edu/basic_skills/

Charge: To provide institutional direction to integrate validated effective practices for underprepared students to succeed at college level learning. The committee is responsible for developing and evaluating a yearly basic skills plan reflecting the state’s Basic Skills Initiative.