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Academic Excellence Committee

Senate Committee for Academic Affairs


  • Assist Faculty Senate on issues of academic affairs when Senate delegates to
    committee for research, dialogue, recommendations, or resolutions 
  • Identifies standards for student success 
  • Identifies and rewards academic excellence among students
  • Coordinates the Academic Excellence Awards program
  • Monitors trends and practices on issues within the committee’s scope and communicates them to the college

Meeting Information

The Academic Excellence Committee meets from 11am - 12pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month during the fall and spring semesters. Location TBD. Currently, committee meetings are held via Zoom.

The committee chairperson position for this committee is currently vacant. Any inquires about the committee can be submitted to Faculty Senate President, Dennis Falcon 

Faculty Representatives 2021-2022

Name Role Division Term
VACANT Committee Chairperson    
Debra Johnson Faculty Rep Business Education 22-23
Kristine Aslanyan   Counseling 20-21
David Betancourt Faculty Rep Fine Arts & Communication 21-22
Dani Carrol Faculty Rep Health Occupations 20-21
Mark Abbruzzese Faculty Rep Humanities, and Social Science 23-24
VACANT Faculty Rep Kinesiology  
Lorraine Gersitz Faculty Rep Library 21-22
Thad Szabo Faculty Rep Science, Engineering, and Math 23-24
VACANT Faculty Rep Student Accessibility Services  
Felicia Smith Faculty Rep Technology 21-22
Lui Amador ACCME Rep Dean, Student Services 21-22
Lauren Elan Helsper ACCME Rep Director, Diversity, Compliance, and Title IX 23-24
VACANT Confidential Rep Confidential Staff  
Cezar Montero CSEA Rep Classified Staff  
VACANT ASCC Rep Student  

Previous Important Dates

  • Tuesday, September 17, 11am, Meeting in LC-51 
  • Tuesday, October 15, 11am, Meeting in LC-51
  • Tuesday, November 19, 11am, Meeting in LC-51
  • Tuesday, January 21, 11am, Meeting in LC-51
  • Thursday, February 6, NOMINATION FORMS ARE DUE!
  • Tuesday, February 18, 11am, Meeting in LC-51
  • Tuesday, March 3, 11am, Student Center Stage (photo reception and meeting)
  • Tuesday, March 24, 11am, Meeting in LC-51
  • Thursday, April 2, 7pm, Burnight Theater Academic Excellence Awards Ceremony
  • Tuesday, April 21, 11am, Meeting in LC-51

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