Academic Senate Meeting Minutes

Thursday, OCTOBER 19,  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, Erika Harkins, Patrick Kelly, Arthur Lutz, Radicia Portello, David Rollison, Sheri Rollison, Ingrid Schreck, John Sutherland, Blaze Woodlief


Guests: Bernie Blackman,  Hoa Long Tam, Dave Snyder, Sara Mckinnen


Approval of Agenda & Minutes


Motion made to approve the agenda


Motion made to approve the minutes dated October 12, 2006


Officers’ Reports


The President reported the following:


Senator D. Rollison requested that a curriculum issue be placed on the agenda.


The Vice President reported the following:


Senator Sutherland requested that a discussion item be included about modernization on a future agenda.


Secretary’s Report


Treasurer's Report


Curriculum Committee


Academic Standards Committee


Technology Committee


Community Education


Budget Committee

Senator Gaiz made a motion that the referendum process follow the Senate bylaws and be done by a mailed ballot keeping with the laws outlined in the Brown Act and that the ballots be mailed and returned by Thursday the 9th of November.


Senator Lutz submitted a ballot to the Senate.


Senator Woodlief made a motion to have up to a 300 word statement from each side to accompany the ballot with no rebuttal statements.


Statements will be submitted to the election committee on Tuesday, October 24th.

The ballots will be prepared and mailed on Wednesday, October 25.


Recording of abstentions of roll call votes was discussed.


Senator Fearnley made a motion that a record be kept of abstentions on a roll call vote.


Senator Lutz called for a roll call vote.


Kelly: abstain; Fearnley: yes; Sutherland: yes; D. Rollison: yes; S. Rollison: yes; Graham: yes; Gaiz: no; Bonander: no; Portello: yes; Fung: yes; Lutz: yes; Harkins: no; Woodlief: no; Schreck: no; Bellisimo: abstain

Meeting adjourned at 2:05

Minutes submitted by Schreck