Equivalency Committee

About the Committee



To fulfill the requirement of Ed. Code § 87359 that every district must have an equivalency process by which the governing board reaches its determination regarding faculty members’ possessing qualifications that are at least equivalent to the minimum qualifications for a particular discipline. Once the local equivalency process has reached a recommendation regarding an individual applicant, Ed. Code § 87359(a) requires that the governing board include action on the equivalency as part of its subsequent hiring action.


E.C. § 87359


To determine if an applicant's qualifications are the equivalent of the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty in California Community Colleges

Other Information

This committee communicates with:



  • 5 faculty reps (1 dept chair & 1 EODAC member)
  • Exec VP Academic Affairs


Name Email
Cindy Collier ccollier@bakersfieldcollege.edu
Michael Ivey mivey@bakersfieldcollege.edu


Name Email Department
Sheena Bhogal sbhogal@bakersfieldcollege.edu English
Kimberly Bligh kvan@bakersfieldcollege.edu

Academic Development

Andrea Garrison agarriso@bakersfieldcollege.edu Biology
Pam Kelley pkelley@bakersfieldcollege.edu Health/PE
Lora Larkin llarkin@bakersfieldcollege.edu Behavioral Science
Julie Lowe jlowe@bakersfieldcollege.edu Chemistry
Vic Posey vposey@bakersfieldcollege,edu Engineering and Industrial Technology
Murad Zikri mzikri@bakersfieldcollege.edu Business Management and Information Technology


Meeting Times

3rd Thursday of the Month, 1 pm

Last Meeting

Equivalency Committee Meeting - March 13th, 2015 Supporting Documents: