Academic Senate


Contact us at (619) 388-3578 in room MS 151.
Office Assistant: Eddie Meixueiro


2016-2017 SDCC Academic Senate Executive Committee:

President: Justin Akers (619) 388-3181
[President-Elect: Jan Jarrell (619) 388-3650 (on sabbatical for Fall 2017)]

Past-President: Berta Harris   (619) 388-3877
President of the Chairs Cabinet: Nadia Mandilawi (619) 388-3420
Secretary: Sandra Pesce   (619) 388-3245
Treasurer: Elizabeth Norvell (619) 388-3074
Adjunct Officer: Rosiangela Escamilla 

2017-2018 SDCC Academic Senate Meeting Dates

Fall 2017
  • Academic Senate General Meetings at 2:30 in Room MS 123: 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6, 11/27, 12/11.
  • Academic Senate Executive Committee Meetings, Room MS 151: days and times will vary:9/5 (TUES 2:30), 9/18 (9:30 am), 10/2, 10/16 (9:30), 10/30, 11/13 (9:30), 12/4 (9:30). 
Spring 2018
  • Academic Senate General Meetings at 2:30 in Room MS 123: 2/12, 2/26, 3/12, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14.
  • Academic Senate Executive Committee Meetings, Room MS 151: days and times will vary: 2/5 (9:30 am), 2/20 (TUES, 2:30), 3/5, 3/19 (9:30 am), 4/9, 4/23 (9:30 am), 5/7 (9:30 am).


Faculty representation on committees is a vital part of shared governance. The SDCC Academic Senate has a Committee on Committees that appoints faculty to committees at the campus, district, or other affiliate level (including ad-hoc and hiring committees). Per the Senate Bylaws, membership in newly-established committees as well as vacancies on existing committees are to be filled in this manner. A log of committee appointments is kept by the Academic Senate Secretary.

  • ATTENTION: FACULTY HIRING COMMITTEES: The department chair responsible for the position being filled is responsible for completing this form: Request for Academic Senate Review of Faculty Assigned to a Hiring Committee. Please have faculty interested in being on a hiring committee contact whomever is recruiting for that hiring committee (dean, chair of hiring committee, department chair, other designee) in order to be considered for the committee. The Academic Senate Committee on Committees will review the final list as submitted by the department chair of the position in question.
  • For those heads of committees (other than hiring committees) seeking faculty appointees, go to our Committee Request Form to initiate the recruitment process. The Committee on Committees intends to fill your request within about 2 weeks of your initial request date. A solicitation notice with the information you've included on the form will be sent to all City College faculty via email, usually on Mondays (holidays excepted).
  • For faculty wishing to be appointed to a committee (other than a hiring committee), watch for emails announcing the request for faculty to fill committee appointments. Usually these will go out on Mondays, except holidays. A link to a Google form application will be included in the email for you to complete and submit electronically, usually due by the end of the same week on Friday at 5:00 p.m. A decision should be made by the Committee on Committees within a week of the Google form application's due date.  


Curriculum Review Committee:
Chair: Deanna Shelton and Jennifer Boots

Distance Learning Committee:
Chair: Karmi Minor-Flores
Members: Marty Dare, Aileen Gum, David King, John Mercurio, Andrea Milburn, Sandra Pesce, Marie St. George, Natalie Walker

Elections Committee:
Chair:   Erin Engstrom

Professional Advancement Committee:
Chair:  Cathi Lopez
Members:  Guillermo Alvarez, Jennifer Bethell, Sheylia Castillo, Virginia Escalante, Aileen Gum, Y.C. Kim, LeeAnn Taylor, Adamu Waleign, Lisa Will

Social Courtesy:
This committee is inactive.

SDCC Academic Senate Membership Representation

Academic Departments

 At-Large - Doc (Juan) Rivera

 Alcohol & Other Drug Studies - (Representation is vacant)

 Apprenticeship - (Representation is vacant)

 Behavioral Sciences - Marie St. George

 Black Studies - Darius Spearman

 Business Studies- Tania Serhan

 Chicana/Chicano Studies - (Representation is Vacant)

 Communications - Erin Engstrom

 Consumer and Family Studies
(Child Development/Education) - Berta Harris

 Cosmetology - Patricia Grooms-Jones

 Counseling - Luis Perez

 Educational Cultural Complex #1 (Representation is Vacant)

 Educational Cultural Complex #2 (Representation is Vacant)

 Engineering and Technologies - Bob Pruitt

 English and Humanities - Michelle Chan

 Health Exercise Sciences - Andrea Milburn

 History/Political Science - Masahiro Omae

 Information Technology - Richard Pelletier

 Languages - Philippe Patto
 Learning Resource Center - Cecilia Cheung

 Life Sciences - Dave Singer

 Mathematics - Brenda Long

 Nursing Education - Anita Johnson

 Physical Sciences - Gerardo Scappaticci
 Visual/Performing Arts - Robert Kostlan

Schools (Adjunct representatives)

 Arts, Humanities and Communications - (Representation is Vacant)

 Behavioral & Social Sciences, and Consumer and Family Studies - Jill Green

 Business, Information Technology and Cosmetology - (Representation is Vacant )

 Engineering & Technologies, Mathematics, Sciences and Nursing - (Vacant)

 Health, Exercise Sciences and Athletics - Alan Rivera

 Off Campus Programs - (Representation is Vacant)