Academic Senate Committees


Committee and Charge

Basic Skills Committee

The scope and function of this committee is to support college educational programs which promote basic skills student success in reading, writing, math, ESL , tutoring, and study skills support. The BS Committee recommends, allocates, oversees expenditures of categorical BSI funding to ensure successful retention, persistence and academic success in college level transfer or degree applicable coursework for the basic skill students.

--Faculty development- professional development- for student success

--Institutional research track student success

--Have a defined proposal form and assessment instrument -evaluate student success

--Maybe matriculation policies -ensure student success


Curriculum Committee

The purpose of the Curriculum Committee is to approve new and revised curriculum, programs and degrees, credit and non-credit and academic policies prior to submission to the District Governing Board for final approval to ensure compliance with Title 5 and California Education Code.  The Curriculum Committee provides guidance and oversight to ensure that all curriculum is sound, comprehensive and responsive to the evolving needs of our students as well as the academic, business, and local communities.

MEETINGS:  2nd & 4th Thursdays at 2:30p.m.


To evaluate applications and the appropriate supporting documentation submitted by applicants whose degrees, certificates and/or experience may prove equivalent to the state mandated qualifications for specific disciplines.
MEETINGS:  Meets as needed.


Equivalency Qualification Forms Guidelines

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Faculty Minimum Qualifications Under Equivalency Process FILLABLE FORM

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Request for Verification of Related Work Experience for Equivalency Process FILLABLE FORM

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Fair Employee Relations Reps (FERS)

The FER shall insure the hiring practices and processes, as adopted by the Board of Trustees, are consistently adhered to by the hiring committee.
MEETINGS:  Meets as needed.

Honors Committee

To raise the institution’s level of intellectual discussion and research, enhance its students’ lives through study and conferences and increase graduates’ opportunities and options for transfer.


Instructional Program Review Committee (IPRC)

Promote a sustainable practice of Instructional Program Review for ongoing improvement of Instructional programs. Maintain the Victor Valley College Program Review Handbook and implement the processes outlined within.  Provide support and promote integrity of the Instructional Program Review and PRAISE report process through an annual technical review.  Evaluate and revise the process of Instructional Program Review based on inclusive feedback from Instructional programs.
MEETINGS:  Second and fourth Fridays, 10-11:00a.m.

Petitions Committee

Deny or accept student requests for exceptions to regulations or policies; examples: late adds, late withdrawals, unit overloads, etc. Committee interprets Title V regulations, campus policies, campus procedures, etc., and determine whether a student's "extenuating circumstances" merit a waiver of the rules in a given instance. Deliberations are confidential.
MEETINGS:  Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30p.m.

Senate Distance Education Committee

Recommend to VVC Academic Senate academic and professional policies and procedures regarding distance education; these policies and procedures include, but are not limited to: academic freedom, facilitating student success in online courses, and maximizing student access to online courses.
MEETINGS:  Fridays, 1-2:15 p.m.

Catalog Committee

The ultimate responsibility for the accuracy and the production of the catalog rests with the Instruction Office, but all decisions regarding production timeline, content, format, design, vendors, printing, and distribution are shared between Instruction and the Catalog Committee.  The committee chair and the dean (or their designees) work collegially to arrive at a product which is comprehensive, attractive, and most of all, helpful to students.  
MEETINGS:  Fourth Tuesday, 2:30-4:00 p.m.