The De Anza Academic Senate
Approved Notes for the meeting of
January 11th, 2010
Senators and Officers present: Anderson, Argyriou, Beckum, Botsford, Brennan, Cordero, Glapion, Goodwin, Hanna, Larson, Lathers, Lee-Klawender, Maynard, McNamara, Mjelde, Nickel, Norte, Roberts, Schaffer, Setziol, Singh Stockwell, Swanner, and Tao
Senators and Officers absent: Annen and Nengo
District Senate President: Alex Kramer
DASB: Classified Senate:
Administrative Liaison: Rich Schroeder Guests: Brian Murphy, Christina Espinosa-Pieb, Jackie Reza, Michele LeBleu-Burns
Curriculum Co Chair:
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 2:34, a quorum being present.
I. Approval of Agenda and Notes: The agenda was approved as distributed.
There were no notes to approve.
II. Needs and Confirmations: There were no confirmations but Lee-Klawender did announce the approval of Bob Stockwell to the Educational Master Plan Committee at the time the notes of the previous meeting were approved by mail ballot.
III. Student Walkout: Norte presented, assisted by Stockwell and Jackie Reza.
A document was distributed titled “Mobilization Against Budget Cuts”. Norte spoke to the document and pointed out the terms “Walk out” and “Teach in” as representing opportunities for both students and faculty. In part the document was a “faculty mobilization support checklist”. Comments made were either requests for clarification or suggestions for improvement. There is still room for more faculty presenters.
President Murphy spoke to the item and asked for a joint statement of support by Administration, Classified Senate, and Academic Senate for the March in March aspect of the item. Murphy rose to leave the meeting at the end of the agenda item and, in doing so, thanked the group and others for all the good and difficult work done for the college, especially with regard to budget discussions.
IV. Academic Integrity: Michele LeBleu Burns presented three documents: 1) Standards for Academic Integrity, 2) Faculty Reporting Form for Academic Dishonesty, and 3) Faculty Reporting Form for Disruptive Behavior. It was MSCU (Anderson/Hanna) to approve the “Standards for Academic Integrity”. Although she was not seeking approval for the other to documents, LeBleu-Burns pointed out changes made based on previous Academic Senate feedback. She said she welcomed any questions or feedback from individuals and gave contact information.
V. Late Adds: The group discussed a draft form for adding and dropping students after the normal time period for those actions. Argyriou carefully took the Senators through important details. Christina Espinosa-Pieb responded as appropriate to comments and questions. The draft form will be used on a trial basis and may be modified in light of comments made at the meeting. For example, it was pointed out that whereas the top of the form indicated “Summer” as a term for which the form would be used, all of the choices for the use of the form said that they did not apply to “Summer”.
VI. Evening Schedule Survey Results: Argyriou and Lee-Klawender presented the results, beginning with happily reporting that there was a good response rate for this short turn around, late in the quarter, survey. Essentially, the survey showed that any change resulting in substantially earlier start times for early evening classes or substantially later ending times for later evening classes would result in large numbers of students finding either more difficult or impossible to attend.
VII. Senate President's Update: The item was reduced to Argyriou announcing that the proposed Board Policy on Academic Freedom had passed and that the one on Graduation requirements was one step closer to passage.
VIII. IPBT Update: As a separate item, this item was reduced to Lee-Klawender outlining input and timeframe for IPBT discussions of budget reductions. The following item was mostly focused on IPBT deliberations.
IX. Budget Reductions: The officers distributed a document analyzing the division responses to budget reductions. The document was almost entirely the work of Argyriou and was praised by Christina Espinosa-Pieb as being very helpful. A basic difficulty in the collective effort to this point is that much of the proposed budget reductions come in the form of reducing class sections, something the college simply cannot afford to do for the most part without irreparable damage to the college and the college budget of future years. It was MSCU (Anderson/Hanna) to extend the meeting 15 minutes.
Argyriou went through the document very carefully, including questions about proposed community college funding for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.
X. Wrap Up: The officers appealed for comments helpful for the upcoming IPBT discussions. Departments feeling their input was not at all represented in the division reduction proposals forwarded to the IPBT were also urged to forward their priorities to the officers.
XI. Good of the Order and Announcements: The item was held over
The meeting was adjourned at 4:46.