The De Anza Academic Senate
Approved Notes for the meeting of
October 19th, 2009
Senators and Officers present: Anderson, Annen, Argyriou, Beckum, Botsford, Brennan, Cordero, Glapion, Goodwin, Hanna, Larson, Lathers, Lee-Klawender, Maynard, McNamara, Mjelde Nengo, Nickel, Roberts, Setziol, Schaffer, Sherby, Singh , Stockwell, and Swanner, and Tao
Senators and Officers absent: Shah,
District Senate President:
DASB: Classified Senate: Administrative Liaison: Rich Schroeder
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 of October 12h were approved as distributed with minor revisions.
II. Needs and Confirmations: Kristin Skager and Christine Magnin were confirmed for service on the Professional Development Leave Committee.
Gregory Anderson and Catie Cadge-Moore were confirmed for service on the Instructional Planning & Budget Team (IPBT).
III. Academic Senate Orientation: In this installment, the officers focused the group’s attention on the 11 points of Academic and Professional matters stipulated by Title 5 State regulations. For each point, a distinction was made as to whether the Academic Senate responsibility for policy formation was primary (“Primary Reliance”) or shared with administration (“Joint Development”). The basic fact that there is no formal written policy for any of the 11 points was explained to be the result of an oral agreement between the Senate leadership and a previous chancellor of the district. [NOTE: not mentioned at this particular meeting was the name of the previous chancellor, Leo Chavez.] That agreement was an agreement that instead of having written agreements standing for long periods of time, individual agreements and primary reliance consultations would be developed for individual time periods or projects. A number of questions were raised and answered.
IV. Inter College Transfer of Faculty: The document previously distributed was thoroughly discussed. The model example in the document was obviously (albeit entertainingly) fictitious. Having a fictitious as opposed to real model was questioned. Primary points in the conversation included 1) the need for immediate information sharing by faculty and administration alike and conversations about the likely ramifications of transfer for the institution on the receiving end, 2) making sure that everyone was aware of the formal, contractual distinctions between voluntary transfer, transfer as an action taken to avoid reduction in force, and reduction in force, and 3) what needs to be in place to have qualifications higher than the state minimum qualifications come into play in voluntary transfer (it not being applicable in the case of the other two).
V. Senate Plans for the Year: In addition to topics distributed by the officers, the academic calendar, room allocation, team teaching, and the application of reemployment preference were suggested. [NOTE: these items are in addition to points brought up previously such as reexamining tenure review committee membership.] The officers will need to review all items for potential impracticality such as legality and the situation existing if outside groups such as FA would have to agree to a suggested potential topic and have said they would not consider that topic.
VI. President’s Update: The item was held over.
VII. IPBT Update: The item was held over.
VIII. Budget and Planning: The item was held over.
IX . Program Review Policy: The item was held over.
X. Program Discontinuance Policy: The item was held over.
XI. Good of the Order and Announcements: -The facilities committee is seeking feedback on a number of issues as well as participation in the master landscaping committee or the Facilities Committee.
- On Wednesday, October 21st , a presentation by a guest animator is scheduled at 3:30 in the Visual and Performing Arts hall.
- An accreditation self study introduction, planning, and training event is scheduled for November 5th at 2:30.
- Part time faculty are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the accreditation self study effort.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:33.