Bellisimo, Barbara Bonander, Hank Fearnley, Theo Fung, Ron Gaiz,
Graham, Erika Harkins, Patrick Kelly, Arthur Lutz, Radicia Portello,
Rollison, Sheri Rollison, Ingrid Schreck, John Sutherland, Blaze
Hoa Long Tam, Dave Snyder, Sara Mckinnen
Approval of Agenda &
Motion made to approve the agenda
Motion made to approve the minutes dated
October 12, 2006
The President reported the following:
- A Brown Act Training
has been arranged for the AS on Friday, November 17 at 9:30-11 AM in
Dixon Hall, Room 113. Amy Ackerman from the San Francisco Attorney’s
Office, an expert who gives Brown Act training for the SF Board of
supervisors, will be presenting.
- Leaders of other
Senates have been invited to this presentation.
- The UPM Chief
Negotiator has invited the AS to consult on the changes proposed by the
District to the evaluation procedures. AS President will invite the
Chief Negotiator to a future meeting for input on this issue.
- IPC met this week and
is discussing program review. Senators will receive information on the
changes made to program review so that they may be informed before this
issue is discussed in the Senate.
Senator D. Rollison requested that a
curriculum issue be placed on
The Vice President reported the following:
- Square footage
allocations for modernization are currently based on State standard
equations. AS should monitor these space allocations to insure there is
room for growth projections.
- Instructional Equipment
Meeting has approximately $300, 000 to distribute and $600,000 worth of
requests. AS VP will push to get funding for most of these requests.
- The AS VP has discussed
the EOPS/DSPS priority pre-registration issue with the VP of
instruction and, as a result, priority registration has been moved up
to 1 week for the spring and 2 weeks next fall.
- A discussion with the
Testing Center regarding how to handle students is needed; the AS
VP will reconvene the Testing Center Task Force to further discuss this
Senator Sutherland requested that a
discussion item be
included about modernization on a future agenda.
- Records for AS from the
previous administration are not complete. The previous administration
has been notified to forward all documents handed out at public
meetings so we are in compliance with the Brown Act.
- The treasurer
submitted a written report.
- A transfer of funds may be necessary to cover AS costs.
- A written report was
Academic Standards Committee
- Interim Director of
Community Education has been hired.
- Every quarter teachers
must be approved to teach courses in Community Education. All
candidates must first be selected by the Director of Community of
Education; then, they should be interviewed by the Emeritus Curriculum
Committee; and finally, the candidates should be approved by the
Chair of each department. Prospective teachers must then meet with the
Director again. Finally the new classes go to the CoM Curriculum
Committee. These last three steps have not yet occurred for new
classes to be put in the winter and spring schedule.
- The committee will not
be dealing with supply budgets but will be dealing with the bigger
picture of the budget and how to make sure budget is driven by
- The committee has
received a hard copy of the adopted budget and are receiving training
on how to read the budget tool.
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
- Motion adopted after discussion and amendment
Senator Lutz submitted a ballot to the
Senator Woodlief made a motion to have up
to a 300 word
statement from each side to accompany the ballot with no rebuttal
Statements will be submitted to the
election committee on
Tuesday, October 24th.
The ballots will be prepared and mailed on
Recording of abstentions of roll call votes
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; Lutz: yes; Harkins: no; Woodlief: no; Schreck: no; Bellisimo:
Meeting adjourned at 2:05
Minutes submitted by Schreck