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Equivalency Committee


The COS Equivalency Committee reviews faculty qualifications with respect to the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges, commonly referred to as the minimum qualifications list. It is a joint committee of Academic Senate representatives and District representatives per Education Code §87359 (b) which requires that the process, as well as criteria, and standards by which the governing board reaches its determination regarding faculty members shall be developed and agreed upon jointly by representatives of the governing board and the academic senate, and approved by the governing board.

Administrative Procedure

The District’s Administrative Procedure covering equivalencies is AP 7211 – Faculty Service Areas, Minimum Qualifications and Equivalencies.


5 - Academic Senate Members appointed by the Senate

1 - Administrator appointed by the Superintendent/President

1 - Academic Program Analyst to serve as recording secretary, a non-voting/resource member


Elected by the Equivalency Committee from among the 5 Academic Senate Members serving on the committee.

Committee Recommendations

Discipline recommendations and a majority vote by the Equivalency Committee are required for the Equivalency Committee to recommend forwarding the application to the Board of Trustees for final approval and granting of equivalency.


Reports to the Academic Senate.


Upon demand or Monthly.


Posted to the kiosk between the Learning Resources Center and the John Mantle Student Center buildings.

Committee Membership

Committee Chair

Jenny Heath
Phone: (530) 938-5262

Academic Senate Committee Members

Ron Slabbinck
Phone: (530) 938-5315

Patrice Thatcher
Phone: (530) 841-5290

Chris Vancil
Phone: (530) 938-5564

Ann Womack
Phone: (530) 938-5381

Administrative Committee Member

Mark Klever
Phone: (530) 938-5201

Academic Program Analyst

Nancy Miller
Phone: (530) 938-5359