Academic Senate

About the Committee

Academic and Professional matters means the following policy development matters.

  1. Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites
  2.  Degree and certificate requirements.
  3. Grading policies.
  4. Educational program development.
  5. Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success.
  6. College governance structures, as related to faculty roles.
  7. Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes.
  8. Policies for faculty professional development activities.
  9. Processes for program review.
  10. Processes for institutional planning and budget development.
  11. Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon




 The Academic Senate legislative body consists of the Academic Senate President, President-Elect, Immediate Past-President, Secretary, and representatives of 9 divisions. Non-voting members include Curriculum Chair, Basic Skills Initiative Chair, Distance Education Committee Chair, PC Foundation Faculty Representative, and CCA Representative.


Position Member
President Robert Simpkins
Vice-President Sarah Rector
President-Elect Rebecca Baird
Immediate Past-President Joel Wiens
Secretary/Treasurer Matthew Flummer


Division Member
Adjunct Faculty Representative Jacqueline Escareno Salas
Career and Technical Education James Carson
Fine and Applied Arts Sarah Rector
Health Careers Lupe Guillen
Language Arts Elizabeth Buchannan
Natural Sciences Rickelle Syrdahl
Mathematics Miguel Ruelas
Kinesiology Dave Kavern
Social Sciences Matthew Flummer
Student Services Ana Ceballos
ASPC (non-voting)  

Advisory Members (Ex-Officio, non-voting)

Committee/Area Member
Curriculum Dustin Acres
Outcomes Melissa Long
Distance Education Joy Lawrence
PC Foundation Joel Wiens
CCA Joy Lawrence
ASCCC OER Liaison Ben Makino


 The Academic Senate legislative body consists of the Academic Senate President, President-Elect, Immediate Past-President, Secretary, and representatives of 9 divisions. Advisory (Non-voting) members include Curriculum Chair, Outcomes Chair, Distance Education Committee Chair/Representative, PC Foundation Faculty Representative, and CCA Representative.

Past Senate Presidents

Year Senate President
1996-97 Young Kim
1997-98 Mike Rost
1998-99 Jacinto Gardea
1999-00 Valerie Lombardi
2000-01 Ann Marie Wagstaff
2001-02 Ron Glahn
2003-04 Susan Regier
2004-05 Stewart Hathaway
2005-06 David Bezayiff
2006-07 Bill Henry
2007-08 Craig Britton
2008-09 Susan Regier
2009-10 Jeff Keele
2010-11 David Bezayiff
2011-12 Stewart Hathaway
2012-13 Joel Wiens
2013-14 Buzz Piersol
2014-15 Buzz Piersol
2015-16 Stewart Hathaway
2016-17 Stewart Hathaway
2017-18 Jeff Keele

Jeff Keele


Miles Vega

2020-2021 Miles Vega



PDF icon Academic Program Discontinuance 7-12.pdf86.73 KB
PDF icon Academic Senate Resolution VC Government Relations - 2010-02-05.pdf37.04 KB
PDF icon AcademicSenateResolution-AdjunctResources2015-02-20.pdf18.58 KB
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PDF icon AcademicSenateResolution-MinimumReserveLevels2014-03-28.pdf21.54 KB
PDF icon CurriculumHandbookApr2013.pdf242.29 KB
PDF icon PCAcademicSenate-StudentNon-ParticipationPolicy2015-01-30.pdf42.71 KB
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PDF icon PortervilleCollegeEquivalencyProcedures2013-10-25.pdf12.59 KB
PDF icon Reg-Effective-Contact-Policy-2015-02-20.pdf106.89 KB
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Microsoft Office document icon Competency Waiver and Law.doc26 KB
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PDF icon AccessibilityWhitePaper2017.pdf2.73 MB
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PDF icon Faculty Senate Position Ranking Sheet TOTALS DEC2017.pdf183.65 KB
PDF icon HR - RANKINGS - CORRES - to Chancellor 2018-19.pdf296.71 KB
PDF icon OnlineTeachingHandbook2018-19Draft7.pdf447.78 KB
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PDF icon Course Substitution Policy162.95 KB
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PDF icon PC Academic Senate Faculty Screening Committee Position.pdf56.95 KB