Academic Senate


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


2016-2017 SDCC Academic Senate Executive Committee:

President: Justin Akers (619) 388-3181

Past-President: Berta Harris   (619) 388-3877
President of the Chairs Cabinet: Jan Jarrell (619) 388-3650
Secretary: Sandra Pesce   (619) 388-3245
Treasurer: Elizabeth Norvell (619) 388-3074
Adjunct Officer: Rosiangela Escamilla 

2016-2017 SDCC Academic Senate Meeting Dates

Fall 2016
  • Academic Senate General Meetings at 2:30 in Room MS 123 9/12, 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/7, 11/28,12/12
  • Academic Senate Executive Committee Meetings, Room MS 151: days and times will vary: 9/6 (2:30p),  9/19 (9:30a), 10/3 (2:30p), 10/17 (9:30a), 10/31 (2:30p), 11/14 (9:30a), 12/5 (9:30a). 
Spring 2017
  • Academic Senate General Meetings at 2:30 in Room MS 123: 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15.
  • Academic Senate Executive Committee Meetings, Room MS 151: days and times will vary: 2/6 (9:30a),  2/21 (2:30p), 3/6 (2:30p), 3/20 (9:30a), 4/10 (2:30p), 4/24 (9:30a), 5/8 (TBA).


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.

  • For those heads of 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, 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, Gwyn Enright, 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, Gwyn Enright, Virginia Escalante, Aileen Gum, Y.C. Kim, LeeAnn Taylor, Adamu Waleign, Lisa Will

Social Courtesy:
Chair: Cynthia Lyons Dailard

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- Salley Deaton

 Chicana/Chicano Studies - Monica Hernandez

 Communications - Erin Engstrom

 Consumer and Family Studies
(Child Development/Education) - Becky Zamora

 Cosmetology - Patricia Grooms-Jones

 Counseling - Andre Sanz

 Educational Cultural Complex #1 (Representation is Vacant)

 Educational Cultural Complex #2 (Representation is Vacant)

 Engineering and Technologies - Thom Davies

 English and Humanities - Mona Alsoraimi-Espiritu

 Health Exercise Services - Andrea Milburn

 History/Political Science - Pete Haro

 Information Technology - Richard Pelletier

 Languages - Philippe Patto
 Learning Resource Center - Cecilia Cheung

 Life Sciences - Heather McGray

 Mathematics - Nick Slinglend

 Nursing Education - Anita Johnson

 Physical Sciences - Lorenza Levy
 Visual/Performing Arts - Robert Kostlan

Schools (Adjunct representatives)

 Arts, Humanities and Communications - (Representation is Vacant)

 Behavioral & Social Sciences, and Consumer and Family Studies - (Representation is Vacant)

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

 Engineering & Technologies, Mathematics, Sciences and Nursing - Selene Miles

 Health, Exercise Sciences and Athletics - Alan Rivera

 Off Campus Programs - Wendy Wilson