The Associate (Part-Time) Faculty Committee represents part-time faculty concerns in the Riverside City College Academic Senate:
The Associate (Part-Time) Faculty Committee works to strengthen relations and mutual respect among the members of the associate faculty and between the associate faculty, full-time faculty, staff, and the administration, and to encourage associate faculty interest and participation in academic affairs.
The Associate (Part-Time) Faculty Committee promotes development and leadership among the associate faculty and supports the integration of the associate faculty into institutional processes at RCC.
The Associate (Part-Time) Faculty Committee facilitates the associate faculty’s availability to interact with students, to participate in governance, and to contribute to the curriculum decision-making process.
The Associate (Part-Time) Faculty Committee cooperates with organizations such as RCCDFA/CCA/CTA/NEA and the California Part-Time Faculty Association (CPFA) on matters of mutual interest or concern.
The Associate (Part-Time) Faculty Committee promotes and encourages compliance with the recommendations of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges to the Board of Governors."
Associate (Part-Time) Faculty Website
Five committee members are elected to staggered two-year terms:
Standing Committees: Curriculum
The curriculum committee makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding new and revised course outlines and new and revised programs of study. Upon the submission of curriculum proposals from faculty, the curriculum committee reviews all curricular issues including establishing requisites, assigning courses to disciplines and resolving curriculum conflicts between disciplines."
Members are elected by their departments to two-year terms. The committee elects its chair annually. The Committee meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 3-5 in Digital Library 409.
2018 - 2019 Members
Chris Bastion – ASRCC Student Representative
Madeline Bettencourt – Cosmetology Department Representative
Dan Borses – History Department Representative
Jay Boshara – Economics, Geography, and Political Science Department Representative
Ellen Brown-Drinkwater – Articulation and Counseling
Paul Conrad – Business Administration and Information Systems Technology Department Representative
Kristine DiMemmo – Dean, Career and Technical Education
Kelly Douglass – English and Media Studies Department Representative
Nancy Gall – Applied Technology Department Representative
Shannon Hammock – Library and Learning Resources Department Representative
Judy Haugh – Articulation and Counseling
Robert Jew – Arts Department Representative
Kathy Kelly – World Languages Department Representative
Clara Lowden – Kinesiology and Athletics Department Representative
Karyn Magno – Counseling Department Representative
Ernesto Reyes – Mathematics Department Representative
Paul Richardson – Chemistry Department Representative
Star Romero – Communication Studies Department Representative
Brock Russell – Physical Science Department Representative
Steven Schmidt – Music Department Representative; Chair – RCCD Technical Review Committee
Catherine Thaler – Life Sciences Department Representative
Amy Vermillion – Nursing Education Department Representative
Shari Yates – Early Childhood Studies Department Representative
Greg Burchett – Faculty Chair, Riverside City College Curriculum Committee
Carol Farrar – Administrative Co-Chair, Riverside City College Curriculum Committee; Riverside City College Vice President of Academic Affairs
Christine DiMemmo – Dean Career and Technical Education; Interim Dean Performing Arts
Steven Schmidt – Chair of Riverside Community College District Technical Review Committee; Performing Arts Department Representative
Mark Sellick – President, Riverside City College Academic Senate
Purpose - The Department Leadership Council of Riverside City College is composed of the chairs and assistant chairs of the academic departments of the college. Department Chairs have obligations to the RCC District, as defined in Board Policy and the NEA/CCA/CTA contract. Many chairs have obligations to the department faculty who elect them as stipulated in department policy. In its status as a standing committee of the Academic Senate, the APC acts to advise the Riverside City College Academic Senate with regard to “academic and professional” matters, as defined in Title 5 §53200. It further acts to advise the Riverside City College Strategic Planning Committee regarding resource prioritization on behalf of the Academic Senate.
The Department Leadership Council allows for open dialogue between chairs and the administration and advises the academic senate with regard to the maintenance and evolution of academic programs of the college and district. The Department Leadership Council seeks to develop and maintain a collegial approach to supporting academic programs, enrollment management.
The composition of the Department Leadership Council: All faculty serving as department chairs, co-chairs, or assistant chairs are members of the Department Leadership Council. The committee is co-chaired by the Vice President of Academic Affairs (or other designees of the college president) and a faculty member elected by the committee. The term of office shall be two years with the chair chosen at the end of the spring semester in even-numbered years.
The Riverside City College Department Leadership Council shall:
- Review and approve proposed academic programs where such programs appear to be compatible with existing college resources. In such cases where the Department Leadership Council judges that proposed programs will have an adverse effect on existing programs, it shall recommend to the Academic Senate that approval for such programs be withheld until resources can be identified to support the program.
- Advise the Academic Senate with regard to the prioritization of new full-time faculty hires.
- Promote collaboration among departments and with the administration to best meet student needs and best use of department resources.
- Promote consistent practices in those areas subject to board or college policy.
- With regard to resource allocation and prioritization, the Department Leadership Council advises the Riverside City College Strategic Planning Committee and, indirectly, the Riverside Community College District Strategic Planning Committee.
Meetings and Procedures
The Department Leadership Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month while the academic year is in session. A quorum shall require 50% plus one member; where possible, a decision shall be made by consensus. Roberts Rules shall be used to structure the conversation of the committee. While the Vice President of Academic Affairs (or designee of the college president) co-chairs the committee, all votes of the committee regarding matters under the authority of the Academic Senate shall be limited to the faculty members of the committee."
Department chairs and assistant chairs are elected by their departments to three-year terms in accordance with the CTA contract. The committee elects its chair annually.
||Kevin Mayse, Carol Farrar
||Paul O'Connell, Jim Knieriem
||Rhonda Taube, Jeff Soto
||Janet Lehr, Ajene Wilcoxson, Laneshia Judon
||Leo Truttmann, Paul Richardson
|| Peter Westbrook
||Garth Schultz, Ellen Brown-Drinkwater
|Early Childhood Studies
|English & Media Studies
||Kathleen Sell, Jo Scott-Coe, Victor Sandoval
||Steve Sigloch, Clara Lowden
|Library Learning Resources
Ken Cramm, Marc Sanchez, Jason Wong
||Gina Harold (VN), Tammy Vant Hul (ADN)
||Kevin Mayse, Charlie Richard, Jodi Julian,
Rita Chenoweth, Jazminka Knecht
Standing Committees: Planning & Budget
The Strategic Planning & Budget Committee works with the Strategic Planning committee and RCCDFA/CCA/NEA to promote budget processes that place students and their learning experience at the center of budgeting processes at RCCD. The committee especially works to promote budget processes which prioritize effective support for faculty (including counselors and librarians, full and part-time) as they fulfill their educational mission to students on the Riverside City College campus.
Ward Schinke (Chair) - Political Science
Debbie Cazares - Early Childhood Education
Garth Schultz - Counseling
Leo Truttman - Chemistry
Peter Westbrook - Cosmetology
The District encourages faculty to continue their professional preparation through academic, scholarly, and professional endeavors beyond those skills presented at the time of employment. Faculty members must submit a plan to the College Professional Growth and Sabbatical Leave Committee in advance of initiating professional growth activities and must get preliminary approval of that plan. The Chairperson will inform the faculty member in writing of their approval or if changes need to be made. Upon completion of the plan, the faculty member will submit a formal written request for salary reclassification with all the necessary documentation.
Sabbatical leaves are also presented to the committee according to the CTA/RCCD contract which requires among other things the stated goals and outcomes of the leave.
The College PGSL Committee will submit its recommendations through its Chairperson to the President of the College for presentation to the Board of Trustees for final approval.
A representative from the PGSL Committee also attends Academic Senate meetings to keep officers and senators abreast of what is happening."
The Riverside faculty elected to PG&SL serve as members of the district PG&SL committee.
Cyn-D Gobatie - History, Philosophy & Humanities
Tammy Kearn - English
Gwen Yount - World Languages
The Program Review committee functions primarily as a district committee.
Committee Charge (Riverside Only):
The Program Review Committee works with both instructional and administrative units on the Riverside campus and across the Riverside Community College District to develop and refine Program Review processes that provide relevant information and effective methods for faculty, staff and administers to meaningfully evaluate and improve their programs so that the potential for student success is maximized across the campus and district.
Jim Thomas (N)
Academic Senate Appointees: Strategic Planning Committee
Susan Mills - Institutional Mission & Effectiveness
Joannie Gibbons-Anderson - Instructional Programs
Ellen Drinkwater-Brown - Student Services
Hayley Ashby - Library & Learning Resources
Oliver Thompson - Human Resources
Steve Sigloch - Physical Resources
Scott Blair - Technology Resources
Ron Pardee - Financial Resources
Richard Davin - Leadership & Governance