Academic Standards Committee



To review and approve or deny student petitions related to  academic matters, including, but not restricted to, academic renewal; waiver of disqualification suspension period; waiver of program, major, and graduation requirements; appeal of waiver of course prerequisites, degree and certificate evaluations, and transcript evaluations; appeal of requests for course grade review or extenuating circumstances withdrawal.  The committee will also propose, recommend, and review policies and guidelines relevant to its authority and jurisdiction.


Petitions can be obtained from the Reedley College Admissions and Records Office. Students should meet with a college academic counselor to obtain information about the process, discuss their needs for a petition, get advice regarding their options, and get help if needed in completing the forms.

Applicable State Center Community College District Administrative Regulations

The SCCCD Administrative Regulations that pertain to the petitions and processes used by the Academic Standards Committee can be found on the SCCCD website under Administrative Regulations, Chapter 4: Academic Affairs

Administrative Regulations

Academic Standards Committee Operating Agreement

Meeting Schedule:

This committee meets monthly during the semester on the fourth Wednesday of the month. The cut-off date for acceptance of petitions by the Reedley College Admissions and Records Office is the Tuesday of the third week at 5:00 pm. In addition, the committee holds special meetings the first week of the semester (usually on the first Monday of classes) to review petitions received over the break between semesters.

Committee Members 2019-20:

Dale van Dam: Committee Co-Chair, Vice President of Instruction

Linda Reither: Committee Co-Chair, Learning Disability Specialist

Chris Saldivar: Admissions and Records Manager

Erica Bourbon: Transfer Counselor/Articulation Counselor

Todd Davis, Dean of Instruction, Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences

Jim Esquivel, MCCC Mathematics Instructor

Traci Menz, MCCC DSPS Counselor/Coordinator

Luis Morales, RC/MCCC EOPS/CARE Counselor

Bethany Bush, Biology Instructor

Rebecca Snyder, English Instructor

Nino Garza, Automotive Technology Instructor

Stephen Rosendale, Automotive Technology Instructor (Alternate)