Academic Senate Meeting Minutes

Thursday, September 13, 2007
12:45 -2:00 pm
Student Service Building,
Conference Rooms A & B

Senators Present: Carol Adair, Yolanda Bellisimo, Michael Dougan, Ron Gaiz, Erika Harkins, Patrick Kelly, Arthur Lutz, Joe Mueller, Meg Pasquel, Radica Portello, Robert Kennedy,  Ingrid Schreck, Blaze Woodlief, Derek Wilson

Senators Absent:  Sheri Rollison

Guests: Robert Bakestreri, Hoa-Long Tam, V-Anne Chernock, Laurie Ordin, Sara McKinnen

Approval of Agenda & Minutes

Officers’ Reports

The President reported the following:

Guest Speaker Sara McKinnon discussed the Sate Academic Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Non Credit. Non Credit classes are classes that are free, supported by state apportionment, and based on student hours of attendance. There are no grades, no credit, and courses can be repeated. In contrast, the Community Ed. schedule includes fee based courses. The State is working on changing the name of these apportionment classes to avoid further confusion.

CoM is on basic aid so we are not eligible to apply for apportionment funding. 30 million dollars was approved by the state for these program.

A Document was  submitted to the Senate titled Report on the State Academic Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Noncredit. The document defines non-credit and will be filed with the minutes.

The Vice President reported the following:

Standing Reports

Curriculum Committee

Academic Standards Committee

The remainder of the committee reports were suspended to allow Dr. White, a guest speaker to address the AS:


Action Items

Approval of Governance Committee Appointments

Discussion Items

Full-Time Hiring Process

Requests to Address the Senate on Non-Agenda Items
No requests

Meeting adjourned at 2:01
Minutes submitted by Schreck