COLLEGE OF MARIN
Thursday, March 8, 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, Erika Harkins, Patrick
Kelly, Radica Portello, David Rollison, Ingrid Schreck,
John Sutherland, Blaze Woodlief
Senators Absent: Deborah
Guests: Hoa-Long Tam, Bernie Blackman,
Susan Andrien, Sara McKinnon
Approval of Agenda & Minutes
Motion made to approve the agenda
Motion made to approve
- Motion adopted with corrections
The President reported the following:
The Vice President
reported the following:
- A written report was
- The resolution regarding the ICE
Immigrations and Cutoms Enforcement was submitted for review and the AS
consented to forwarding the resolution with AS approval to the Board.
- Senators congratulated Radica Portello who received the statewide
Hayward Award for
"Excellence in Education," sponsored by the Foundation for California
- A news release appeared in the Marin IJ
about Senator Portello and her award from the State Academic Senate.
Award recognizes excellence in teaching. The Board of Governors of the
California Community Colleges presented Senator Portello with with a
plaque and a check for $1,250 at their March 6 meeting in Sacramento.
Recipients are nominated by their local peers and selected by the
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. In addition to
excellence in teaching, they must have an outstanding performance in
professional activities and campus participation. Four recipients, each
from different areas of the state, are selected annually. Each
recipient is forwarded as a nominee for the Council for Advancement and
Support of Education (CASE) Professor of the Year Award.
The Treasurer reported
- No report. The treasurer was not present.
Academic Standards Committee
Approval of the New DL Testing Procedures
- Senator Bonander motioned to approve of the
DL document with a minor
- Motion adopted
Guest Speaker: Fernando Agudelo-Silva--Facilities Planning Committee
- The COM 5 year maintenance plan is being
reviewed. The Committee is
writing a plan that meets COM's facilities planning needs and
- Carol Adair has recently joined the
- Nanda Schorske has been invited to
Committee to help determine priorities and maintenance for IVC.
- Senator Kelly requested that the Committee
return to the AS with a draft of their plan for review and feedback.
- Any maintenance and building used must fit
within the Ed Master Plan.
- AS would like to see the Maintenance Plan
Program Review within the next 5 years.
- The user groups are closely
involved in the planning process of buildings and are asked to
report to the Facilities Planning Committee to get feedback from each
of the user groups to insure faculty participation.
motioned that the AS take the position that any program review timeline
be established jointly by all involved factions: departments, IPC, DAWG.
- Administration has agreed to allow
departments to control their department chair elections; a UPM sidebar
an extension for the elections.
- AS should ask the ASC/UPM to write a process
for faculty chair elections to insure department control.
- The other programs undergoing program review
are doing a complete program review whereas English is completing a
very focused review that is not as extensive. The research question is
limited to one question: should two departments be merged?
- Support will be provided from the data
advisory group, Bernie's office for help with analysis and collection
- Senators agreed that the person appointed to
complete the program review confer with Bernie and the data advisory
group to come up with a legitimate timeline.
All Faculty Meeting
- This motion will be an action
item on a future agenda.
proposed that the Brailoff paper
be discussed in the Senate on a future agenda.
- AS was not invited to discuss
the agenda with UPM. Senator
Kelly suggested that the meeting should be an open, joint meeting.
- AS consented that a part of the
meeting be closed since
workload and other sensitive issues may be discussed and the rest of
meeting open to the public when AS issues will be discussed.
Requests to Address the Senate on Non-Agenda
Meeting adjourned at
Minutes submitted by Schreck