Relations with Local Senates Committee

The Relations with Local Senates (RwLS) Committee serves to augment the work of the Executive Committee. The committee is interested in cultivating and maintaining a climate where equity and mutual respect are both intrinsic and explicit by valuing individuals and groups from all backgrounds, demographics, and experiences. Its overall purpose is to provide an opportunity to share local and state challenges, exemplary practices, and other information with the Executive Committee. In order to accomplish its overall mission, the RwLS members are conversant with and promote pertinent statutes and strategies for effective and inclusive academic senates. The RwLS will assess the needs of local leaders in order to provide resources needed to participate effectively in governance at the local level.  

Members represent specific area as defined in the directory, may perform local senates visits, and provide input in the planning of the Faculty Leadership Institute.
Academic Year Meetings

2020-2019 Meetings:


August 28, 2020 by Zoom

September 24, 2020 by Zoom 

October 23, 2020 by Zoom 

November 20, 2020 by Zoom 

December 11, 2020 by Zoom 


2019-2020 Meetings:

October 18, 2019, Friday, 10 am -3 pm, Mission College

November 22, 2019, Friday, 8 am - 9 am, Zoom

December 11, 2019, Wednesday, 8 am - 9 am, Zoom

January 17, 2020, 10 am - 3 pm, Friday, Los Angeles Southwest College

February 6, 2020, Thursday, 2 pm - 4 pm, Zoom

May 4, 2020, Monday, 11 am - 12:30 pm, Zoom 


ASCCC Relations with Local Senates Committee 2018-2019 Academic Year Meetings:  Wednesdays

September 5, 2018 1:10pm-2:00pm Zoom Meeting

October 17, 2018 1:10pm-2:00pm Zoom Meeting

November 14, 2018 1:10pm-2:00pm Zoom Meeting

January 16, 2019 1:10pm-2:00pm Zoom Meeting

February 13, 2019 10:30am-3:00pm In Person Los Angeles Southwest College

April 3, 2019 1:10pm-2:00pm Zoom Meeting

Current Agendas/minutes

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Title Session Year Sort ascending Category
Establishing Local Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-racism (IDEA) Liaison Spring 2021 Diversity and Equity
Flexibility in Remote Attendance at Local Academic Senates Spring 2021 State and Legislative Issues
Ensure Compliance with Required Instructional Materials Regulations Spring 2021 Technology
Institutionalizing Open Educational Resources Spring 2021 General Concerns
Enabling Display and Use of Faculty Chosen Name and Pronoun Across Campus and all Digital Environments Spring 2021 General Concerns
Include Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) Events, Courses, and Service as Pre-Approved Activities to Satisfy Flex Requirements Fall 2020 Faculty Development
Integration of Guided Pathways Work and Institutional Processes and Structures Fall 2020 Local Senates
The Role of Student Employees in Advancing Faculty Diversification Fall 2020 Students
Enable the Canvas Name Preference Option Fall 2019 Diversity and Equity
Defining Collegiality in the Workplace Spring 2018 Professional Standards
Academic Freedom: ASCCC and Local Senate Recommendations Fall 2018 Academic Senate
Identify and Report Costs of AB 705 (Irwin, 2017) Fall 2018 Budget and Finance
Encourage Dialog about Equivalency Practices Fall 2018 Professional Standards
Using Data to Assess the Impact of AB 705 (Irwin, 2017) Spring 2018 General Concerns
Increase Participatory Governance on Colleges’ Satellite Campuses Spring 2018 Local Senates
Faculty Involvement in Responding to Litigation or Student Complaints Spring 2018 Professional Standards
Faculty Involvement in Financial Recovery Plans Fall 2017 General Concerns
Faculty Involvement in Scheduling of Courses Fall 2017 Local Senates
Support for Academic Senate Faculty Leadership Training Fall 2017 Local Senates
Academic Senate Role in Appointing Faculty for Guided Pathways Framework Design and Implementation Fall 2017 Local Senates
Support for Local Academic Senates in Committing to a Guided Pathways Framework Fall 2017 Local Senates
Faculty Recognition Spring 2015 Faculty Development
Adopt the Paper The Local Senates Handbook Spring 2015 Local Senates
Collegial Consultation with Local Senates on Student Learning Outcomes Policies and Procedures Spring 2015 Local Senates
Consulting Collegially with Local Senates on Participation in Statewide Initiatives Fall 2014 Local Senates



Past members

Past Members
Term: 2021-22
Member Term Sort ascending
Amber Gillis 2021-22 Chair
Manuel Vélez 2021-22
Eric Wada 2021-22
Howard Eskew 2021-22
Katie Krolikowski 2021-22
Anna Nicholas 2021-22
Term: 2020-21
Member Term Sort ascending
Howard Eskew 2020-21
Hossna Sadat Ahadi 2020-21
Stephanie Curry 2020-21 Chair
Robert Stewart 2020-21
Katherine Krolikowski 2020-21
Cheri Fortin 2020-21
Nickawanna Shaw 2020-21

Past Agenda/minutes