Academic Senate

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Welcome to the Academic Senate

The Academic Senate at SBCC follows the guidance of the statewide Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, which strives to promote the effective participation in their colleges’ decision making in academic and professional matters. These matters are widely known as the “ten plus one”, and are locally specified in SBCC’s Board Policy 2510, following Title 5, Sections 53200-53206.

Academic and professional matters include:

  • Curriculum, including the establishment of prerequisites and placing courses within disciplines
  • Degree and certificate requirements
  • Grading policies
  • Educational program development
  • Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success
  • District and College governance structures as related to faculty roles
  • Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes, including self-study and annual reports
  • Policies for faculty professional development activities
  • Processes for program review
  • Processes for institutional planning and budget development
  • Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon between the governing board and the academic senate.

In addition, the consultation will include faculty hiring processes.

The work of the Academic Senate is made possible by the dedication of numerous faculty, namely senators, committee chairs and members of senate committees. Our College serves our students better because of the participation of our college faculty in the institutional decision making.

For any Academic Senate concerns, please contact me at 805-965-0581 ext. 2378  or Anita Cole, (805) 965 0581, ext 2217,

Patricia Stark, President

President: Patricia Stark 805-965-0581 x2378
EVP Educational Programs: Pamela Ralston
ASG Representative: Lucas Perry
Administrative Assistant II: Anita Cole x2217


Cornelia Alsheimer

Business Education

Gwyer Schuyler

Educational Support

Laurie Vasquez

Educational Support and Vice President 

Melissa Menendez


Eileen Vlcek-Scamahorn


Christopher Ulivo

Fine Arts

Michelle Gottwald

Health and Human Services

Julie Smith

Health and Human Services

Lee Chang

Mathematics (for spring 2019)

Kathleen O'Connor

Physical Education, Health, Dance, Athletics

Dolores Howard

School of Modern Languages/(ESL)

Mike Young


Dean Nevins

Sciences & Past President

Ruth Morales

Social Sciences

Danielle Swiontek

Social Sciences

Russell Granger


Geordie Armstrong

Adjunct Faculty Credit

Sachiko Oates

Adunct Faculty Noncredit



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