Yolanda Bellisimo, Hank Fearnley, Theo Fung,
Ron Gaiz, Deborah Graham,
Erika Harkins, Patrick Kelly, Arthur Lutz, RadiciaPortello, David Rollison, Sheri Rollison,
Ingrid Schreck, Blaze Woodlief,
Guests: Bernie Blackman, LettaHlavachek,
Jamie Deneris, Jim Locke, Jim Geraghty,
Cathy Summa-Wolfe, V-Anne Chernock, Hoa-Long Tam, Kathleen Kirkpatrick, Sara McKinny
Adoption of Agenda
II.Reading and Approval of Minutes
Discussion Items - Unfinished Business
a) Facilities Planning & Modernization (Bill Abright)
c) Retreat Rights
Task Force Update
d) Goals Survey
Discussion Items - New Business
Press (Cathy Summa-Wolfe)
Proposed Agenda Items for Future Meetings
project (Linda Beam)
c) EMP and
d) WASC Report
Public Requests to Address the Senate on Non-Agenda Items
Adoption of Agenda
adopted with changes to accommodate guest speakers
adopted as corrected
President reported the following:
Senators were asked to
contact AS secretary if Senators are unable to attend a meeting.
IPC met and discussed
defining a “program,” studying criteria for determining goals, and determining the kind of data and
training involved in program review process for instructional and
non-instructional programs. Those doing the work will define what they
determine to be a “program.”
Overview of SLO report
was submitted to senators; the report will be submitted to WASC. The
full report includes all SLOs from the
disciplines listed so far.
AS President and AS VP
met with President White on using bond $ for technology. White
consented that bond money can be used for upgrading computers. The
Technology Committee & the Budget Committee will work together on a
process to make these upgrades possible.
President will follow up on establishing access to computers for
In regard to faculty
liability when students are waiting to get into a class, according to
the Director of Human Resources, if faculty are working within expected
job duties and students are waiting for a spot to open up, then faculty
are covered by the District. But if faculty are
concerned, then they should consult their Dean.
AS President submitted
a report on the modernization project from the District
Vice President reported the following:
Treasurer reported the following:
submitted a written report to be included in the correspondence file
reports were suspended to allow for guest speaker
-->·Bill Abright reports on the District
Lutz made a motion to have the letter that Bill wrote be transmitted to
entire faculty on the AS News.
-->·Senator Fearnley made a request to
include the Abright report in the record.
written report was submitted from Curriculum Committee
should Contact Hector Seguel in order to
documents on the Internet
Senate President submitted a list of the committee members approved by
President explained the process for committee appointments. First
are made, then the Senate must accept and consent the nominees.
week the seats of committees were vacated since the Senate never gave
names of committee members were presented last week as nominations.
Senate President explained that the process for committees is that the
President brings nominees, the senate gives consent to
nominees, and then
the senate must approve the nominees for validation.
were presented to the Senate in the last meeting and the action to
committee members was an action item for this week’s meeting.
a result of the AS not having the right to vote the seats were vacated;
ballot last week was to present a list on nominees to the Senate
acceptance to the committee members; Senate has the right to determine
nominees or not; we still have to present nominees to the senate for
people who had been nominated must be brought to Senate for approval
Lutz made the motion that “Until this is decided by a vote of
faculty of the whole the previous vote is null and void and all the
were appointed by the previous senate remain to complete their terms.”
discussed the referendum & committee appointment process
copy of the referendum was requested to be placed in the record.
motion was tabled and will be considered next week.
submitted by Schreck
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