Academic Senate

Academic Senate

Approved Notes for the meeting of

October 20th , 2008

Senators and Officers present: Argyriou, Botsford, Brennan, Cichanski, Coleman, Cordero, Dolen, Goodwin,  Hanna, Karst, Lathers, Lee-Klawender, Lee-Wheat, Liu, Logvinenko, Maiero, Maynard, Miller, Mitchell, Roberts, Setziol, Sherby, Swanner, Walton, White, and Winters

Senators and Officers absent: Glapion, Hughes, and LaManque,

DASB: Vijay Veeramachaneni             Classified Senate:

Administrative Liaison: Lydia Hearn

Guests: Karl Schaffer, James Chen, Wayne Chenoweth, Patrick Ahrens (student trustee) Michelle LeBleu Burns, Gregory Anderson, and Maryalice Bonilla

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 2:33, a quorum being present.

 

1.   Approval of Agenda and Notes: The Agenda was approved as distributed with the renumbering of item IV as Iva and an Item IVb Courses Into disciplines added.  The Notes were approved with minor editing.

 

II.  Needs and Confirmations: Argyriou and Wayne Chenoweth (Co Chairs) and Khanna, Maiero, Randy Splitter, Lena Chang, White, Lathers, and Hanna were confirmed or reconfirmed for service on the General Education Review Steering Committee.  Debbie Zavodnick was confirmed for service on the Child Development Center Faculty Search and Selecttion Committee.  Brennan and Setziol were confirmed for service on the Student Academic Integrity Committee.  Lee-Klawender took the group through the long list of other committees still in need of faculty.

 

 

III.  Memorial Service and Heartwalk Funding: It was MSCU (Hanna/Cordero) to approve $300 for a memorial service donation and for flowers in memory of Jean Miller.  A discussion occurred during which a request was made for a budget presentation to include the amount donated to various events and causes during the 2007-2008 year.  It was also suggested that the officers could propose a quarterly budget for donations.  It was MSCU (Coleman/Goodwin) to donate $500 to the Heartwalk in memory of Jean Ellwell.

 

IVa.  Part time Senate Representative vacancy : After brief presentation and discussion, it was determined that Argyriou would distribute an announcement of the vacancy campus wide with selection of a replacement for Will Paicius coming by the Executive Committee at a time yet to be determined.

 

IVb. Courses Into Disciplines: Setziol announced that Library Services had completed its assignment, that Applied Technology had completed its work but needed to turn in the written materials, and the Child Development will likely be completed by October 27th.  He also reminded Physical Education and Counseling representatives that their due date was October 27th.  Questions were raised and answered and Setziol reminded the group that he was available by phone and electronic mail and was willing to come to department  and or division meetings (the meaning of "will travel" scrawled on the meeting room wall).

 

V. TBA Hours: Maiero gave the group information on the ramifications of the Chancellor's Office restricting the use of To Be Arranged (TBA) for classes.  Specific hours for specific faculty and students are now apparently required.  An old standard of direct eye contact was mentioned as returning.  One exception was presented having to do with the use of prohibitively expensive computer software by students.  Response from the group ranged from concern to attempts to find avenues for overturning or modifying the new restrictions.  Several Senators said that their departments would be devastated if what was presented was enforced.  A reported requirement for a District rather than a college response was challenged.

VI. Basic Skills Initiative: Michelle LeBleu Burns was present to present and get feedback from the group.  Argyriou began the item by telling the Senators that this was a grant from the state which required her to sign on behalf of the Senate that the money coming from the state was budgeted appropriately.  LeBleu Burns and Gregory Anderson are co chairs of the effort on campus.  $184,000 is available in 2008-2009 and there is an additional $269,000 left over from the first two years of funding.  A request for proposal process is now under way with a deadline for action to come very soon.  Guidance through participation from the Executive Committee is needed to ensure success in budgeting and then receiving the grant money.  The Writing and Reading Center with faculty getting paid to help students directly was mentioned prominently as a good use of a significant portion of the money.  There was a caution about the use of part time faculty for the effort in that their participation because of specific academic expertise matches the state definition of non classroom service counting as load towards the 60% maximum.

 

The group was encouraged to look at the grant's budget and expenditures from 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 prior to recommending budget categories and amounts for 2008-2009.

 

Winters volunteered to join the effort and Lathers promised on pain of something undisclosed that someone from Special Education would also join the effort.  It was MSCU(Winters/Hanna) to advise Argyriou to go ahead and sign off on the grant.

 

VII.  Textbook Selection Draft: Argyriou began a presentation.  Shortly after the beginning of the presentation it became apparent the officers were unprepared to present what they had said during the October 13th meeting that they would present, i.e. a revised and shortened draft eliminating all but one necessary reference to a roll for the Board in textbook selection.

 

VIII.  Staff development: The item was held over because of a lack of time.

 

X.  Subcommittee for Student Learning Outcomes: This item was held over due to a lack of time.

X.  Good of the Order and announcements: -         Maynard announced that the "Night of Magic" this year benefiting the Applied Technologies Division was to be October 25th.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 4:31.

 




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