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Santa Monica College|Administration & College Governance|Academic Senate|Academic Senate Committees|Sabbaticals, Fellowships, and Awards Committee

Sabbaticals, Fellowships, and Awards Committee



  • Alan Buckley, Chair
  • Claudia Szekely-Garcia
  • Kimberly James
  • Judith Douglas
  • Kay Azuma
  • William Pachas-Flores
  • Andrew Espinosa
  • William Driscoll


  • Sherri Lee-Lewis, Vice Chair
  • Roberto Gonzalez
  • Patricia Burson

Scope and Function: Sabbaticals, Fellowships and Awards Committee


Faculty and Administrators, 2:1 ratio


The Committee recommends to the Board of Trustees the awarding of leave time and financial stipends to support individual faculty as they pursue worthwhile professional development activities, such as formal study, independent research, creative projects, field studies, or travel related to their profession not otherwise possible through a normal workload assignment.


  1. Develops and makes available a set of formal standards and matrix that will be applied in sabbatical and fellowship applications.

  2. Establishes procedures and timelines governing sabbatical and fellowship applications.

  3. Publicizes the availability of and faculty members’ eligibility for sabbaticals and fellowships.

  4. Provides workshops that clarify the sabbatical and fellowship applications and the evaluation process.

  5. Evaluates sabbatical and fellowship recipients’ reports summarizing their experiences and activities.

  6. Nominates the Faculty of the Year for approval by Senate.

2016-2017 Meetings
Date/Time Documents
September 22, 2016, 12:45 pm, Library Conference Room

2015-2016 Meetings

Date/Time Documents
October 1, 2015, 1:00 pm, HSS 261
October 8, 2015, 1:00 pm, HSS 261
November 5, 2015, 1:00 pm, HSS 261
December 10, 2015, 1 pm, HSS 261
February 25, 2016, HSS 261
2014-2015 Meetings
Date/Time Documents
November 6, 2014, 3:15 pm, Science 251
November 20, 2014, 3:15 pm, Science 251
December 11, 2014, 11:15 am, Science 251
May 14, 2015, 11 am, Skybox

Sabbatical Application and Related Information

Sabbatical Recipients
Date Approvals
Sabbatical Proposals and Reports
Faculty Member Documents
Oriana Kim-Rajab, Life Sciences, Fall 2014
Patricia Nakao, Counseling, Spring 2014
Esau Tovar, Counseling, Spring 2014

Fellowship Application

For full time and adjunct faculty—due November 21, 2016

Hayward Award 2015 Nominations

Due November 19, 2016


  • 2015 Nominee for Hayward Award for Teaching Excellence: Professor Lorrie Ivas, Business

  • 2012-2013 SMC Faculty of the Year: Professor Eric​Oifer

  • 2012-2013 Nominee for Hayward Award for Teaching Excellence: Professor Eric Oifer, Social Science