Notes - December 3rd, 2007
The De Anza Academic Senate
Approved Notes for the meeting of
December 3rd , 2007
Senators and Officers present:, Argyriou, Chenoweth, Cole, Coleman, Dolen, Gallegos, Goodwin, Hanna, Hughes, Kessler, Kramer, Lee-Klawender, Maynard, Miller, Mitchell, Ng-Lee, Paicius, Schaffer, Setziol, Shively, Walton, White, and Winters,
Senators and Officers absent: Bambhania, Beggs, Glapion, Lathers, and LaManque,
Guests: Brian Murphy, Marty Kahn, Kam Pathiban, and Beau Sbrama
Curriculum Co Chair:
[NOTE: Item numbers are reflective of agenda numbers in the order they
are actually taken up at the meeting.]
The meeting was called to order at 2:32 a quorum being present.
I. Approval of Agenda and Notes: The agenda was approved as distributed.
The notes were approved as distributed.
II. Needs and Confirmations: Chenoweth, Goodwin, Dave Stringer, Dave Capitolo, Mae Lee, and Kristin Jensen-Sullivan were confirmed for service on the Vice President for Instruction Search and Selection Committee.
A nursing position was clarified to be a sabbatical leave position. A search and selection committee confirmed last year for a different search will continue on for the new search.
Kramer announced the need for faculty to serve on a newly formed ad hoc Recycling Committee.
III. WISE Student Presentation: The term WISE was explained to mean Working to Institute a Sustainable Environment. The main purposes of the presentation were to build awareness of events January 30th and 31st, 2008 focused on global warming and to ask for monetary support for the events. A draft flyer was distributed and another was projected. A principal target audience for the events is high school students from local high schools, especially those which typically lack these kinds of activities themselves. At the close of the presentation IT WAS MSCU (Lee-Klawender/White) to contribute $200 to the effort and, upon a review of the dues budget in January, a second contribution will be considered.
IV. Part Time Faculty Communications: Goodwin presented the idea of having a group of part time faculty acting, in essence as a subcommittee of both the Faculty Association and the Academic Senate. There were numerous comments and initial analyses which made it clear that the proposal demonstrated a need at the college which has not been met. The topic will return to the agenda in January, 2008.
VI. Campus Architectural Style: Marty Kahn made a well received and well organized presentation featuring projected photographs of the college under construction in the mid 1960s. The photographs assisted Kahn’s appeal to preserve the architectural integrity of the college. He made the point that he was not particularly a fan of what he termed “faux mission style architecture” but that both De Anza and Foothill won rare national recognition for their design and that for any administrator to unilaterally declare that it was time to move away from architectural integrity was a very bad idea. He proposed that the Senate act to get “Architectural Growth Guidelines” which would be college and or district policy within which architects and administrators responsible for new buildings would have to operate. The dvd which was in large part the source for Kahn’s presentation was said to be available through Jon O’Bergh in the District offices.
The issue will return for some kind of action in January, 2008.
Back to II: After an open conversation with President Brian Murphy, faculty representatives Setziol, Rich Schroeder, Diane Mathios, Alicia Cortez, and Ulysses Pichon were confirmed for service on the Vice President for Student Services Search and Selection Committee with the possibility of some substitutions before the committee meets.
V. Faculty Solicitation Process: The item was held over due to a lack of time.
VII. Good of the Order and announcements: Goodwin wanted to make sure the group did not drop the part time faculty communications issue and her proposal.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:30