Academic Senate Meeting Minutes

Thursday, February 1, 2007

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, Radica Portello, David Rollison, Sheri Rollison, Ingrid Schreck, John Sutherland, Blaze Woodlief


Guests: Sara McKinnon, Bernie Blackman,  Hoa Long Tam, Susan Andrien, Peggy Dodge,  James Geraghty


Approval of Agenda & Minutes 


Motion made to approve the agenda


Motion to approve the minutes


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

*       The committee approved that AP credit polic should come to the AS for final approval. Rinetta submitted the new policy for AP credit in Modern Languages. Senate consented to the new policy.

*       The petition review committee was under the impression that the committee would revise the structure this semester, but the policies have been revised without the committeeÕs consent. The VP overruled the committeeÕs decision regarding unit limits. This ruling goes against the Board policy.

*       President Bellisimo will follow up on this issue and explain that the committeeÕs decision was endorsed by the Senate.


Community Education

*       The quarter started this week; enrollments are high for fee classes.


Technology Committee

*       No report


Senator Sutherland requests that Bernie Blackman come to the Senate and report on the Banner implementation.


Facilities Committee

*       The State requires an inventory report of facility hazards on camps so the committee is prioritizing the issues identified.


Modernization Committee

*       no report


Budget Committee

*       The committee is working on establishing a planning process to coordinate with budgeting. 

*       Planning must drive the budget process so efforts are focused on planning at this time.

o      Budget issues will be put on the agenda as a discussion item


Action Items


Senator Harkins made the motion that the President, Vice President & Treasurer of the Academic Senate have the signatures on bank accounts and bankcards.

*       Motion adopted


Senator Lutz requests an amendment to the motion that any transactions shall require the signature of the treasurer.

*       Motion adopted


Senator Lutz recommends that these decisions be entered into the bylaws

*       Motion adopted


Discussion Items

Testing Center Discussion

Senator Fearnley moves to suspend of the execution of this policy as the policy should be under the purview of the AS.

*       This motion will be tabled until the next meeting.

Senate gave consent to reconvene the testing center taskforce. Senators Fearnley, Fung, and Bonander will advise this policy along with Walter Turner and Peter Kassebaum.

Senators consent that committee members will send committee reports to President Bellisimo via e-mail before each AS meeting to conserve time.

Meeting adjourned at 2:02 pm

Minutes submitted by Schreck