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Academic Senate Standing Committees

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Academic Foundations
This group develops resources and activities derived from the Basic Skills Initiative.

Melissa Prinzing, Co-Chair; Paul Macias, Co-Chair

2nd Monday, 3:30-5:00 p.m. LRC 313
Academic Standards
This committee reviews student requests for academic renewal and other transcript changes.
Mark Kwoka, Chair 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 2-3 p.m. in LRC- 193
Career & Technical Education (CTE)
The groups oversees the District’s meeting of federal and state grant requirements regarding career and technical education
Denise Bushnell, Chair Third Friday of month; 7:30-8:30 a.m. in L-193
Curriculum
This committee is charged with all curricular decisions, including adherence to Title 5, regarding courses, certificates, and degrees.
Aimee Myers, Co-Chair; Laurel Gardner, Co-Chair 1st and 3rd Mondays, 3:30 -5:30 p.m., L-193
Distance Learning and Instructional Technology (D-LIT)
This committee was formed to address the specific requirements for and changes to pedagogy, content and evaluation within online and other distance learning modalities.
Suzanne Davenport, Chair 2nd and 4th Fridays, 12:30-2 p.m., LRC-124
Gender Equity
Explore campus climate and identify specific gender inequalities in order to create an action plan for gender equity at Sierra College.
Megan Seely, Chair 2nd Fridays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Honors
This committee was implemented to oversee the Honors program and its contracts, along with establishing program specifics that allow our Honors students to be recognized at transfer institutions for their advanced work
Rebecca Quinn, Chair Meets 2 times a semester: during Flex week and toward the end of the semester
Library
This committee oversees the important resource of the library in meeting curricular and faculty needs.
Deirdre Campbell, Chair 2nd Wednesday, 1-2 p.m., location TBA
Natural History Museum
This committee oversees another unique and valuable resource for Sierra and the community, planning for acquisitions, new displays and other planning and resource allocations.
Dick Hilton, Co-Chair; Keely Carroll, Co-Chair 

Semi-monthly, Fridays noon, Sewell 110

New Legacy
The committee’s purpose is to implement programs and strategies to support and improve success rates and student outcomes for historically under-represented students.

Jennifer Kattman, Chair; Reyes Ortega, Vice-Chair

1st Monday, 3:30-5 p.m., location TBA
Program Review
This committee orchestrates the Program Review process, establishing the criteria, process and timeline for the review process, reads and evaluates submitted reviews and forwards recommendations on the health and well-being of programs to the Academic Senate and to PARAC.
Barry Abrams, Chair TBA
Spectrum
The Spectrum Committee, as a standing committee of the Academic Senate, exists as a formal body whose mission included improving the success and retention of Sierra College’s LGBTIQ students as well as ensuring them a safe campus climate.
Johnnie Terry, Chair Meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays; 4-5 p.m., LRC 313
Staff Development
This committee, formed with staff and management representation as well, promotes professional development throughout campus and oversees allocation of travel/conference funds, and adherence to District and committee travel requirements
Subcommittees: Staff Recognition, Convocation
Andrea Neptune, Co-Chair; Michelle MacFarlane, Co-Chair 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 2-3 p.m., LRC-313.
Student Learning Committee (SLC)
This committee and its ambassadors oversee our integration of student learning and program outcomes in adherence to accreditation standards
Kent Fortin, Chair 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m., location: TBA.
Student Success (formerly Matriculation)
This group writes and administers the Title 5 requirements around matriculation (assessment, orientation, educational plan and counseling) for incoming students.
Mary Moon, Chair TBA

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