The De Anza Academic Senate
Draft Notes for the meeting of
November 16th, 2009
Senators and Officers present: Anderson, Annen, Argyriou, Botsford, Brennan, Cordero, Glapion, Goodwin, Hertler, Hanna, Larson, Lathers, Lee-Klawender, Maynard, McNamara, Mjelde, Nengo, Nickel, Norte, Roberts, Schaffer, Setziol, and Stockwell,
Senators and Officers absent: Beckum, Shah, Singh, Swanner, and Tao
District Senate President:
DASB: Marlo Custodio Classified Senate:
Administrative Liaison: Rich Schroeder Guests:
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 November 16th were approved as distributed with the correction in Item IX that the result was not unanimous.
II. Needs and Confirmations: There were no confirmations. Lee-Klawender instead went over needs for faculty service on various committees.
III.Senate President's Update: Once again Argyriou was very thorough in her report. She focused on the following items:
IV. Board Policy 6120: Graduation Requirements: The officers distributed a proposed version which pared down the current language. Discussion made it clear that the group wanted some specific and clear language about major requirements in the policy. The officers will come back with a new version.
V. IPBT Update: The members of the IPBT decided not to make any rubrics that the whole college would use. Instead, they are waiting for the divisions to determine their own priorities and to make their own rubrics or criteria. Then IPBT will review the suggested cuts from each division for effects on FTES and feasibility and may make other suggestions based on program reviews or other data.
Division deans should be having discussions with all of the faculty in the division about budget cuts. Each division dean was given some examples of how to approach budget cuts along with a list of each course in the division, its title and description, and when it has been offered. Most faculty at the meeting indicated that they had been or will be included in budget reduction meetings but many had questions or comments (see VI.)
VI. Budget Reductions: Argyriou stated that the Senate does not have a position as to cutting any of the three major areas of instruction (transfer, basic skills, and Career Technical Education). The Senate needs the divisions to decide about priorities within their areas of instruction at this point. Senators were asked to review the previously distributed Enrollment Management document. Argyriou also offered to meet with individual Senators to review their student data and such to help them facilitate. She will send out a comprehensive document to Senators to help them guide discussions in their divisions.
Suggestions/comments from De Anza's senators included:
Suggestions from Academic Senate officers to faculty: (also part of VII. Wrap Up)
VII. Wrap Up:
VIII. Good of the order: - Get faculty & students, get groups to go to legislators' offices (in town if possible)
The meeting was adjourned at 4:38