Executive Faculty Council

The Executive Faculty Council (EFC) is the shared-governance body charged with providing faculty input to influence decision-making surrounding non-curricular district-wide issues that affect faculty.  Its purpose is to engage faculty and other stakeholders in research and courageous discussions that lead to informed decision-making, transparency, robust communication, increased institutional engagement and trust in the decision-making process.

Faculty Members

Dr. Steven Rodriguez, Executive Faculty Council, Faculty Fellow

Caroline Davis UFS President, NLC Faculty Senate President

Dr. Christopher Harrison, NVC Faculty Senate President

Chad Mueller, NVC Faculty Senate Vice-President

Vicente Guillot, PAC Faculty Senate President

Maricela Madrigal, PAC Faculty Senate Vice-President

Jennifer Caraway, SAC Faculty Senate President

Mercedes Alba, SAC Faculty Senate Vice-President

Cindy Katz, SPC Faculty Senate President

Christopher Davis, SPC Faculty Senate Vice-President

District Chair of Chairs

Thermajean Jones

Executive Staff Senate

Nicholas Blakeney


Dr. Mike Flores

Dr. George Railey

Linda Boyer-Owens

Francisco Solis

Patrick Lee

Deborah Gaitan

Guiding Priniciples

EFC is an honored space to engage in deep thinking and rich discussion leading to improved outcomes since our possibility expands as we work together to solve complex problems. In our dealings with others, we never sacrifice our goodwill and endeavor in all interactions to intentionally build positive relationships. We will work hard to deeply understand issues and share that knowledge always being mindful of the perspective of those most closely affected. We will fearlessly embrace our challenges and will faithfully communicate what we learn and decide in an easily accessible format for faculty and the public.



Early Alert Processes


 Faculty Development Program


Leadership Framework


Lab Loading


End of Course Survey



Work Proposals & Plans

Work Proposal Template (DOC)

Work Plan Process (PDF)


Work Proposal

BOT Policy B.9.1 (Leadership Framework) - PVC to EFC (PDF)

Early Alert: Phase II – Process Improvement - PVC to EFC (PDF)

Faculty Development Program - Super Senate to EFC (PDF)

Faculty Lab Loading - Super Senate to EFC

End of Course Student Survey - United Faculty Senates to EFC (PDF)

Tenure United Faculty Senates to EFC


Lab Loading

  • Lab Loading Board Approved Increase to .75 - July 7, 2019
New Era Tenure

Tenure Report
SLT Memo1
Response to SLT memo
SLT Memo 2
Tenure Board presentation May 17, 2022
Board Report May 18, 2022