COLLEGE OF MARIN
Thursday, March 22, 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: Bernie Blackman, Sara McKinnon, Hoa-Long Tam, Kathleen
Kirkpatrick, Meg Pasquel, Laurie Ordin, Linda Beam, Cari Pogan.
Approval of Agenda & Minutes
Motion made to approve the agenda
Motion made to approve the minutes
- Motion adopted with changes; changes to
include issues about the mailroom that will be added to the top of the
The President reported the following:
The Vice President reported the following:
- The President is working with the
Administration to revise the wording in the schedule regarding wait
list classes and late enrollment, an issue brought forward by the
Academic Standards Committee.
- A written
report was submitted.
The Treasurer reported the following:
- The AS Officers met with President White;
they discussed the basic skills requirement regarding the 30 unit limit
as written in the student schedule is student unfriendly and
misleading. The Senate Officers called for a revision/rewording of this
- The Bolinas Task Force will meet a the end
of May. The administration indicated that they intend to pay the
Taskforce leader. VP Kelly will follow up and find out where the money
is coming from and ask that volunteers from the community be
used instead. The Bolinas issue will be
placed on a future
agenda as a discussion item.
- Elizabeth Tucker reported that the Swing
Space meeting for April 2 will be rescheduled for some time during the
first week of April. The first group would be Dixon, Dance Landscape
- A written report was submitted.
- President Bellisimo notified the Senate that
$469.00 had not been deposited from the 2006-2007 school year.
- A Guest Speaker, Cari Pogan, attended to
inform the AS regarding the Title 5 regulations: Minimum Requirements
for the Associate Degree. Cari Pogan reported the following:
- English & Math Requirements will
- If current students enter a new program in
2009, even if they entered CoM earlier, the new program requirements
- The English Department's curriculum for
English 150 has not been approved by the curriculum committee due to
the request for an increase in units and the impact on other programs,
specifically nursing. The curriculum committee returned the English 150
curriculum to the English Department for revisions. If the English 150
curriculum does not get approval from the curriculum committee, it
cannot move forward to the UC and the State schools for approval.
- The CSU system has already issued a
warning to CoM to revise the English 150 curriculum; the curriculum has
been revised and the concerns of the CSU have been addressed, but the
issues with the request for unit increase are not yet resolved.
- President Bellisimo urged the English
Department to bring all of their evidence and arguments for the
increase in units back to the Curriculum Committee as soon as possible
to resolve this issue.
- President Bellisimo will contact the
curriculum committee to give this issue priority.
- A written
report was submitted.
- Senator Sutherland requested that the Senate
contact the Technology Committee to request a faculty representative to
give reports on Banner Implementation, attend meetings on the Banner
Implementation to inform the faculty at large.
- A joint meeting between IPC and Budget
discussed an overarching vision for Program Review and calendar
planning for program review and budget was discussed.
Procedures for Governance Committee
- A motion to adopt the Faculty Participation
on Governance Committees Appointments Document with the preamble was
- Resignations have come from IPC, from Ed
Planning, and from the Budget committee. An announcement will go out on
the AS new to ask for volunteers. Bonnie Borenstein has volunteered to
on the Ed Planning committee. President bellisimo asks for the Senate's
consent to appoint Bonnie Borenstein to the Ed Planning Committee.
- AS gave their consent to this appointment.
- Senator Fearnley made the following motion:
"to protest the administrations actions in removing a recent faculty
generated document and to urge management to desist from any future
actions concerning the removal of any materials from faculty mailboxes
or the interception of any electronic mail or voice mail from or to
members of the faculty and furthermore, the AS insist that management
instructs the mailroom staff to restore the documents that were removed
on March 21, 2007."
- Senators discussed that concerning the removal of materials from faculty
mailboxes; the need for the Admin to create a policy to address
this issue--for mail, electronic mail, and phone messages--if one
does not already exist was discussed
- Senators come to the consensus that a
should be sent to the Administration that any materials placed in
mailboxes are sacrosanct and shall not be removed for any
and that the Admin respond.
- Senator Fearnley made the following motion
that will be addressed on a future agenda: The AS call upon the campus
police dept. to conduct a full investigation into the possibility that
the mailroom be used by
Requests to Address the Senate on Non-Agenda
Meeting adjourned at 2:03
Minutes submitted by Schreck