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
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)