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OCC Faculty Opportunities

Please email the Senate Staff Aide in the Senate Office at: if interested in serving on one of these committees.

If you have a committee opportunity that you wish to advertise, please email the OCC Senate President, Lee Gordon at with the specifics of your request.  Most of these faculty committee opportunities remain open until fully filled. Once selected for service faculty volunteers will be contacted by the Committee Chair for details of the next committee meeting.

Seeking Faculty to Serve on Summer Committees:
The Senate is compiling a list of faculty who are available to serve on OCC Committees over summer. 
Faculty interested in serving, please email the Senate Office at and also the Senate Officers no later than May 10th at noonOfficer emails are listed under Senate Officers to the left of this announcement on the navigation tab.  You must provide your full name, divison/department, contact information including both email and telephone number.  Failure to provide full contact information may disqualify you from being contacted.  The list of faculty will be used to fill vacancies  as they come up using the list in a chronological order until it is exhausted.  Faculty do receive compensation for off contract service. For more information about compensation OCC faculty can speak with their Dean or their CFE/CCA Union Office or representative for those questions.  

College Council Senate Replacement Representatives
The OCC President's Office is seeking Academic Senate Representatives for OCC's College Council.  Please email the Senate Office at if interested in serving on the College Council. The College Council seeks a replacement designee for the Senate President, and 1 additional Academic Senate representatives.  
Membership and committee purpose details are located on page 30 of the Making Decisions Document or on the internal OCC Portal at:
Student Success and Enrollment Services Committee  
The Student Sucess and Enrollment Services Committee reviews enrollment data and provides consultation/recommendations to applicable constituents/ committees to increase student success and enrollment management.  They meet the second Tuesdays of each month from 3-5 PM in Admin 108.  Replacement positions are available for full-time faculty and a part-time faculty member.

Student Services Planning Council 
One replacement position is available on the Student Services Planning Council (SSPC).  The Council meets the third Monday of the month from  3-5 PM inAdmin 108 or Legacy Hall.  This committee is responsible for creating the foundation for participation of all constituent groups in the planning process after program review. The SSPC vets, discusses and prioritizes (where appropriate) to make recommendations to the College Council.

More membership and committee purpose details can be found in the Making Decisions Document. 
If interested in serving, please email the Senate Office at  

Senators-At-Large for the OCC Academic Senate 
Floor nominations are scheduled for Senator-at-Large on May 8, 2018.  Full-time Faculty may self-nomination for open Senator-At-Large (SAL) positions.  If you are unable to attend for any reason but wish to nominate yourself to serve please email the Senate Office to inform of this circumstance no later than Monday, May 7th at noon. The SAL position represents faculty-at-large interests/concerns not their own division or department.  Please self nominate to if you are interested.  The SAL position is a great opportunity to gain leadership experience and knowledge of Academic Senate initiatives at the State and local level.  

Technology Division Senator
The Technology Division is in need of a full-time faculty member to serve as a division senator who represents the varied interests and concerns of faculty within the division. Please let OCC's Dean of Technology, Daniel Shrader, know if interested in serving as the Technoloy Division Senator at:
More information on the Academic Senate can be found on page 27 of the Making Decisions Document or the internal portal at:
(Choose Academic Senate from list of committees)

Institutional Effectiveness Committee
2 faculty representatives needed to serve on the OCC Institutional Effectiveness Committee.  This committee is responsible for oversight and evaluation of program review and student learning outcomes.  The evaluation of the college-wide planning process; oversight of the committee self-evaluation process.  Identification of trends based on internal and external scans and planning assumptions. Their current meeting pattern is the second and fourth Mondays of the month from 1:30-3:30.  More committee details can be found on page 38 of the Making Decisions Document or the OCC Portal site at:

Orange Coast College (OAB)

The Online Advisory Board is seeking five faculty to serve on the Committee.  Either part-time or full-time faculty are welcome to serve.  Online experience is helpful, but is not required.  Please email the Senate Office if interested at The committee typically meets on the third Monday of the month in the Library. 

Details on this committee's purpose and membership can be found on the internal portal site at:

Academic Freedom Committee
Faculty Representatives from all disciplines are welcome; tenured faculty are preferred. This Senate Committee meets as needed during the academic year. 
Archived committee details can be found on our internal portal site at: http://occportal/Committees/AcademicFreedomCommittee/default.aspx    
Professional Development Advisory Committee (PDAC) 
Is seeking an Academic Senate Representative to serve on OCC's Professional Development Advisory Committee.  This committee is involved with providing professional and personal growth for all individuals in the college. 

OCC Flex Day Committee

Faculty representatives are needed to represent the Academic Senate on this committee.  They meet on an ad-hoc basis to coordinate Flex Day activities.  Please email the Academic Senate Office if you are interested in serving at    

Academic Standards Committee
Faculty representatives needed from all disciplines and a new tenured faculty Chair for this Senate Committee. Archived committee details can be found on our internal portal site at:

Tenured Faculty – Tenure Track Evaluation Team (TTET) Replacements or New Teams   
Each semester the Academic Senate Office seeks tenured faculty willing to serve as replacement or new team members as inside/outside of the discipline faculty representatives for Tenure Track Evaluation Teams. Faculty who are interested in serving, please state your division, discipline, and provide your current contact information both on and off campus when responding about your availability to serve.  These committees generally set their own schedule based on their membership and usually begin meeting early in the fall semester. The senate appoints the inside of discipline and outside of discipline faculty representatives in collaboration with the Vice President of Instruction's Office.  All senate faculty appointments are reported to the Office of Instruction for tracking purposes. Please email the Senate Office if interested in serving at

Open Education Resources
If you, or faculty in your department, are interested in learning more about using free, open source textbooks (OER) and library materials, please email OCC's Open Education Resources Project Director Lori Cassidy at funding is still available for training on OER until the endo of the semester.
For more information, please take a look at OCC's Open Education Resources (OER) Website: OCC's OER Resource Website 
Accreditation Coordinating Committee: 
The mission of the Accreditation Coordinating Committee (ACC) is to provide a forum for coordinating the college’s efforts in achieving and maintaining compliance with ACCJC standards. The committee is seeking a replacement for the Academic Senate President position. 
More information can be found on page 28 of the Making Decisions Document or on the internal portal site: ttps://

OCC's Campus Safety Committee

Needs a  faculty member to serve as a faculty representative. This campus committee is charged with evaluating safety concerns on the OCC campus. Seeking faculty to serve as senate representatives.
More information can be found at: http://occportal/Departments/Administrative%20Services/Campus%20Public%20Safety/Document%20Library/Forms/AllItems.aspx