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Academic Senate Sub-Committees

The following committees are standing sub-committees 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.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM REVIEW COMMITTEE

 

LaNae Jaimez                                                      

Committee Chair: LaNae Jaimez - Psychology Faculty

Term: Fall 2022 - Fall 2024

Contact: LaNae.Jaimez@solano.edu

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. 

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

 

ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

 

          Andrew Wesley                 

Committee Chair: Andrew Wesley - Music Faculty   

Term: 2022-2025

Contact: Andrew.Wesley@solano.edu

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.

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

 

CURRICULUM/TECH REVIEW COMMITTEE

 

          Sarah Barsness                                                   

Committee Chair: Sarah Barsness - Photography Faculty   

Term: 2020-2023

Contact: Sarah.Barsness@solano.edu

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.

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

 

DISTANCE EDUCATION COMMITTEE

 

        John Perez             

Committee Chair: John Perez- Communication Studies Faculty

Term: 2020-2023

Contact: John.Perez@solano.edu

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.

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

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/FLEX CAL COMMITTEE

 

            Michelle Smith                          

Committee Chair: Michelle Smith - Biology Faculty   

Term: 2021-2024

Contact: Michelle.Smith@solano.edu

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.

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

  

STUDENT EQUITY AND SUCCESS COMMITTEE

 

                                      Coming Soon!

Committee Chair: Michael Silva

Term: 2021-2024

Contact: michael.silva@solano.edu

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.

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

 

 

 

 

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