Due to the campus closure, the Academic Senate has cancelled its general meetings for Spring 2020 in MS 140 and held them via Zoom. An email will be sent to you closer to the meeting date with more details. We thank you for your patience.


(619) 388-3578

Room A-305A

Ira-Marie Garcia, Sr. Secretary 



2020 - 2021 SDCC Academic Senate Executive Committee:

President: Paul Alexander 
President Elect Designee: Masahiro Omae (619) 388-3747
President of Chairs Cabinet: Nadia Mandilawi (619) 388-3420 
Secretary: Mona Alsoraimi 
Treasurer: Darius Spearman 
Adjunct Officer: Robert Chambers
Curriculum Review Committee Chair: Jen Boots (619) 388-3264

Statement on Shared Governance

Shared governance, sometimes referred to as participatory governance, is the method in which campus constituent groups makes recommendations and participate in campus decision-making processes. As outlined in the statutory framework below, faculty have a specific role to play within the decision-making process as it pertains to academic and professional matters.

2020-2021 SDCC Academic Senate Meeting Dates

Fall 2020

  • Academic Senate General Meetings at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM via Zoom and/or in Room MS 140: 8/31, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7.
  • Academic Senate Executive Committee Meetings, via Zoom and/or in Room A-305: days and times will vary: 8/24 (2:30), 9/14 (3:45), 9/28 (2:30), 10/12 (3:45), 10/26 (2:30), 11/9 (3:45), 11/30 (2:30), 12/14 (3:45). 

Spring 2021

  • Academic Senate General Meetings at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM via Zoom and/or in Room MS 140: 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/12, 4/26, 5/10, 5/24.
  • Academic Senate Executive Committee Meetings, via Zoom and/or in Room A-305: days and times will vary: 2/8 (2:30), 3/1 (3:45), 3/15 (2:30), 4/5 (2:30), 4/19 (3:45), 5/3 (2:30), 5/17 (3:45).



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, which includes appointments to ad-hoc committees and to hiring committees for positions other than faculty. 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 faculty 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 faculty position in question.
  • For those heads of committees (including search committees for positions other than faculty hires) 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 to a faculty hiring committee-- see above), 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: Jennifer Boots

Distance Learning Committee:
Co-Chairs: Aileen Gum and David King
Members: Monica Hernandez, John Mercurio, Andrea Milburn, Pamela Moses; Sandra Pesce, Carolyn Thomas.

Elections Committee:
Chair:   Erin Engstrom
Members: Marie St. George

Professional Advancement Committee:
Chair:  Lisa Will
Members:  Guillermo Alvarez, Cassondra Caesar, Sheylia Castillo, Virginia Escalante, Aileen Gum, M. Shane Haggard, LeeAnn Taylor

SDCC Academic Senate Membership Representation

 At-Large - Doc (Juan) Rivera
 Apprenticeship - (Representation is vacant)
 Behavioral Sciences - Marie St. George
 Black Studies - Darius Spearman
 Business Studies- Tania Serhan
 Chicana/Chicano Studies - Justin Akers
 Communications - Erin Engstrom
 Consumer and Family Studies
 (Child Development/Education) - Berta Harris
 Cosmetology - Tynesha Sett
 Counseling - Andre Sanz
 DSPS - Kari Crawford
 Educational Cultural Complex #1 (Representation is Vacant)
 Educational Cultural Complex #2 (Representation is Vacant)
 Engineering and Technologies - Justin Bond
 English and Humanities - Ebony Tyree
 Health Exercise Sciences - Paul Greer
 History/Political Science - Pete Haro
 Information Technology - Richard Pelletier
 Languages - (vacant)
 Learning Resource Center - Leann Voss
 Life Sciences - Kevin Jagnandan
 Mathematics - Brenda Long
 Nursing Education - Anita Johnson
 Physical Sciences - Gerardo Scappaticci
 Visual/Performing Arts - Mike Espar
DSPS - Kari Crawford


 Arts, Humanities and Communications - (Representation is Vacant)
 Behavioral & Social Sciences, and Consumer and Family Studies - Angelica Gonzalez
 Business, Information Technology and Cosmetology - (Representation is Vacant )
 Engineering & Technologies, Mathematics, Sciences and Nursing - Angela Tsang
 Health, Exercise Sciences and Athletics - (Representation is Vacant)
 Off Campus Programs - (Representation is Vacant)