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.
Current Members
Member Term
Karen Chow 2022-23 Chair
Cheryl Aschenbach 2022-23
Katie Krolikowski 2022-23
Felipe Agredano 2022-23
Davena Burns-Peters 2022-23
Kandace Knudson 2022-23
Lisa Romain Cox 2022-23
Howard Eskew 2022-23
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
Enabling Display and Use of Faculty Chosen Name and Pronoun Across Campus and all Digital Environments Spring 2021 General Concerns
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
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
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
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
Support for Local Academic Senates in Committing to a Guided Pathways Framework Fall 2017 Local Senates
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
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
Eric Wada 2021-22
Howard Eskew 2021-22
Katie Krolikowski 2021-22
Anna Nicholas 2021-22
Amber Gillis 2021-22 Chair
Manuel Vélez 2021-22
Term: 2020-21
Member Term Sort ascending
Stephanie Curry 2020-21 Chair
Robert Stewart 2020-21
Katherine Krolikowski 2020-21
Cheri Fortin 2020-21
Nickawanna Shaw 2020-21
Howard Eskew 2020-21
Hossna Sadat Ahadi 2020-21
Term: 2019-20
Member Term Sort ascending
Travis Ritt 2019-20
Cheri Fortin 2019-20
Anna Nicholas 2019-20 Chair
Mayra Cruz 2019-20
Robert Stewart 2019-20
Thais Winsome 2019-20
Term: 2018-19
Member Term Sort ascending
LaTonya Parker 2018-19 Chair
Carrie Roberson 2018-19
Peggy Campo 2018-19
Robert Stewart 2018-19
Gayle Pitman 2018-19
Term: 2017-18
Member Term Sort ascending
Geoffrey Dyer 2017-18
Martin Ramey 2017-18
Rebecca Eikey 2017-18 Chair
Cheryl Aschenbach 2017-18
Peggy Campo 2017-18
Leigh Anne Shaw 2017-18
Lee Gordon 2017-18
Carrie Roberson 2017-18
Term: 2016-17
Member Term Sort ascending
Nancy Golz 2016-17
Carlos Lopez 2016-17
Mary Rees 2016-17
Sam Foster 2016-17 Chair
Jason Edington 2016-17
Craig Rutan 2016-17
Lara Baxley 2016-17
Anna Nicholas 2016-17
Julie Oliver 2016-17
Curtis Martin 2016-17
Leigh Anne Shaw 2016-17
Peggy Campo 2016-17
Term: 2015-16
Member Term Sort ascending
Leigh Anne Shaw 2015-16
John Zarske 2015-16
Berta Harris 2015-16
Alicia Munoz 2015-16
Julie Oliver 2015-16
Nancy Golz 2015-16
Rochelle Olive 2015-16
Term: 2014-15
Member Term Sort ascending
Dan Crump 2014-15
Eve Adler 2014-15
Maria Biddenback 2014-15
Matt Clark 2014-15
Sam Foster 2014-15
Buran Haidar 2014-15
Kathy Oborn 2014-15
Dr. Elliott Jones 2014-15 Chair
Kale Braden 2014-15

Past Agenda/minutes

Term 2020-21
Document Notes Term
ASCCC RwLS Committee Minutes 12.11.20.docx 2020-21
ASCCC RwLS Committee Minutes 8.28.20.docx 2020-21
ASCCC RwLS Committee Minutes 9.25.2020.docx 2020-21
ASCCC RwLS Committee Minutes 10.23.20.docx 2020-21
ASCCC RwLS Committee Minutes 11.20.20.docx 2020-21
ASCCC RwLS Committee Minutes 2.1.21.docx 2020-21
Term 2019-20
Document Notes Term
RwLS Agenda 10-18-19 .pdf 2019-20
RwLS Minutes 10-18-19.pdf 2019-20
RwLS Agenda 11-22-19.pdf 2019-20
RwLS Minutes 11-22-19.pdf 2019-20
RwLS Agenda 12-11-19.pdf 2019-20
RwLS Minutes 12-11-19 .pdf 2019-20
RwLS Agenda 1-17-20.pdf 2019-20
RwLS Minutes 1-17-20.pdf 2019-20
RwLS Agenda 2-6-20 .pdf 2019-20
RwLS Minutes 2-6-20.pdf 2019-20
RwLS Agenda 5-4-20.pdf 2019-20
RwLS Minutes 5-4-20.pdf 2019-20
Term 2017-18
Document Notes Term
Local Senate Visits Short and Long Range Plan_Approved March 2017.pdf 2017-18
Local Senate Agenda_8_21_17.pdf 2017-18
RwLS Minutes 8.21.17.docx 2017-18
RwLS Members Info 2017-18.pdf 2017-18
Local Senate Agenda_9_11_17.docx 2017-18
Local Senate Minutes_9_11_17.docx 2017-18
Campus Visits - Master Document v2.docx 2017-18
Local Senate Agenda_10_17_17.docx 2017-18
Local Senate Minutes_10_17_17.docx 2017-18
Local Senate Agenda_12_12_17.pdf 2017-18
Local Senate Minutes_12_12_17.docx 2017-18
Local Senate Agenda_1_17_18_1.docx 2017-18
Local Senate Minutes_1_17_18_1.docx 2017-18
Campus Visits - Master Document v4.docx 2017-18
Local Senate Agenda_2_16_18_1.docx 2017-18
Local Senate MInutes_2_16_18_1.docx 2017-18
Local Senate Agenda_4_16_18.docx 2017-18
Local Senate minutes_4_16_18.docx 2017-18
Term 2016-17
Document Notes Term
RwLS Approved Minutes 8-29-16.pdf 2016-17
RwLS Minutes 9-17-16.pdf 2016-17
Relations with Local Senates minutes 10-19-16.pdf 2016-17
Local Senates Draft minutes 4-7-17LAS.docx 2016-17
Term 2013-14
Document Notes Term
Local-Senates-Minutes-8-29-14--Draft.pdf 2013-14