COLLEGE OF MARIN
Academic Senate Meeting Minutes
Thursday, October 12 2006
12:45 -2:00 pm
Student Service Building,
Conference Rooms A & B
Senators Present: Yolanda Bellisimo, Barbara Bonander, Hank Fearnley, Theo Fung, Ron Gaiz, Deborah Graham, Patrick Kelly, Arthur Lutz, Radicia Portello, Ingrid Schreck, Blaze Woodlief, John Sutherland<>Senators Absent: David Rollison, Sheri Rollison, Erika Harkins
Guests: Bernie Blackman, Linda Beam, V-Anne Chernock, Sara McKinnon> <>
Adoption of Agenda & Minutes > <>
Senator Kelly motioned to suspend the rules and change order of agenda—move the referendum item first.>
Senator Lutz moved to suspend rules to address minutes first this week.
Senator Lutz requested that the order of adopting the minutes and agenda be addressed on a future agenda.
Motion to approve agenda
Senator Lutz moved to include the names of the Senators who abstained to vote in the minutes.
Senator Kelly moved to lay on the table the issue of including abstention votes in the minutes until next week.
Senator Lutz requested that the discussion of abstention votes be placed on the agenda.
Senator Fearnley requested that the issue of the presentation before the board on September 19 be placed on the agenda.
Senator Lutz moved that “the AS direct the AS officers to make available to the public any and all recordings used in the preparation of Senate minutes as required by the Brown Act and the California Public Records Act.”
Senator Schreck made an objection to consideration of the question under the grounds that the assembly did not direct her to make the recording that the recording and recorder are personal property.
Senator Kelly offered an amendment to the original motion to “purchase an audio recorder for under $100 for Senate use.”
Senator Fearnley offered an amendment to the original motion to “make the recordings of this session available prior to the purchase of a tape recorder.”
Senator Kelly made a motion to lay on the table approval of minutes.
1. Officers’ Reports
The President reported the following:
Senator Woodlief moved to suspend the rules and suspend the reports so we can move on to other important items on the agenda.
Referendum Process Discussion
Future agenda items:>
Meeting adjourned at 2:00
Minutes submitted by Schreck