The De Anza Academic Senate
Approved Notes for the meeting of
April 27th, 2009
Senators and Officers present: Argyriou, Beckum, Brennan, Cadge-Moore, Cichanski, Cordero, Dolen, D. Guevara, J. Guevara, Hanna, Hughes, Lathers, Lee-Klawender, Logvinenko, Maynard, Miller, Mitchell, Setziol, Sherby, Swanner, and White.
Senators and Officers absent: Botsford, Coleman, Glapion, Goodwin, LaManque, Mjelde, Walton, and Winters.
DASB: Classified Senate: Lois Jenkins
Administrative Liaison: Rich Schroeder
Guests: Karl Schaffer, SLO coordinators:
Curriculum Co Chair: Anu Khanna
[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 2:31, a quorum being present.
I. Approval of Agenda and Notes: The agenda was approved as distributed with the deferring of Item VI (Spring Plenary Report) until May 4th.
The notes of April 20th were approved with minor editing.
II. Needs and Confirmations: Mia Breen, Chris Kwak, and Scott Osborne were confirmed for service on the Accounting Faculty Search and Selection Committee.
There is a need for faculty to serve on the General Education Steering Committee. In particular, Lee-Klawender and Argyriou noted that the original membership was by divisions. Now, several divisions are not represented.
III. FSA in Commercial Music: Setziol distributed a document giving an analysis and recommendation from the officers. The analysis included a presentation of the District faculty leadership consensus as to when new FSA proposals are warranted and when they are not. Given that consensus, the analysis concluded that the proposal did not merit approval. This was the recommendation of the officers. It was MSCU (Mitchel/Hanna) to accept the officers' recommendation. Also mentioned was the fact that the De Anza recommended FSAs in Intercollegiate Badminton and Russian which were approved by the Foothill Senate did not essentially create new FSAs in that they were both within an existing structure where the other sports and languages respectively are all individual FSAs.
IV. Interim Chancellor Search: May 4th Argyriou will represent the Academic Senate at presentations and interviews. Towards that end, she showed the group
A few questions as a starting point. Given that questions needed to be submitted prior to the next Senate meeting and therefore leaving no opportunity for fine tuning wording, suggestions were in the form of types of questions rather than the specific language of questions. In general, the suggestions focused on the balance between internal and external responsibilities, the relative priority of District versus College entities, and, perhaps most importantly, Senate empowerment and the difference between that and the empowerment of other groups.
V. De Anza College Mission Statement: Argyriou presented draft language showing the existing mission statement as well as suggested additions and deletions. Discussion revealed a preference for the tenor of the existing language. The new language was thought to lack inspiration. It was suggested that the words of the institutional core competencies (ICCs) could be recast to be more inspiring. Direct reference to ICCs was said to be unnecessary and out of place.
VII. BP 4185: Publication of Instructional Materials: Aryriou distributed a document prepared by Anne Paye of the Faculty Association which was produced as per a discussion of the policy April 22nd. After some discussion it was MSC (Hanna/Cordero) to end discussion. The final language will be determined through District level discussions.
VIII. De Anza Budget Website: Klawender showed the budget website and pointed to the kinds of information available there. It became apparent to many in the room that the website represented an advance in the availability of information and could answer a large number of questions.
IX. Budget Questions Update: The item became a discussion of the deliberations in the IPBT and that group's processes. The role of division deans in answering questions posed to departments by the IPBT was said to need clarification.
X. Hybrid "Availability" Hour: The item was held over
X. Good of the Order and Announcements: - Argyriou announced that the District is awaiting word from the county health office in producing an official announcement regarding anything related to the swine flu outbreak.
- Argyriou managed to persuade Maynard and Brennan to join her in reading applications for the two Senate scholarships.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:32.