Academic Senate Meeting Minutes
Thursday, November 16, 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

Senators Absent:

Guests: Hoa-Long Tam, V-Anne Chernock, Peggy Dodge, Seanna Villarreal, Sara McKinnon, Becky Reetz, Maula Allen, Linda Beam, David Snyde, Anita Martinez

Approval of Agenda & Minutes      

Motion made to approve the agenda

Senator Fearnley requests that President's Retreat Rights be moved up on the agenda.

Motion to approve the minutes from November 9, 2006

Officers' Reports

The President reported the following:

The Vice President reported the following:

The Treasurer reported the following:

Standing Reports

Curriculum Committee

Academic Standards Committee

Community Education

Technology Committee


Action Items

Senator Lutz withdrew his motion that was tabled last week to declare the referendum null and void.

Time Sensitive Discussions

Golden Bell nominees were accepted and given to the AS President.

Academic Standards Board Procedure was discussed.

o         Operations and changes and procedures should be the purview of the AS. The admissions Dean is the one who does the dismissal so there may be a conflict of interest. Standards committee needs assurance that their needs will be met and that the committee will have the resources they need to function effectively.

o         Senators request that this issue be placed on a future agenda and that the Dean of Enrollment Services be invited to attend the next AS meeting.

Senator Woodlief made the motion that Òdue to the time sensitive issue, the Senate approve the expenditure of funds for the Brown Act Training out of whatever fund is appropriate.Ó

o         Motion failed

Senator Fearnley moves that all AS expenditures be brought to the AS for approval.

o         Motion failed

Meeting adjourned at 2:03 pm

Minutes submitted by Schreck