COLLEGE OF MARIN
Thursday, April 19, 2007
12:45 -2:00 pm
Student Service Building,
Conference Rooms A & B
Senators Present: Yolanda Bellisimo, Barbara Bonander, Hank
Fearnley, Ron Gaiz, Deborah
Kelly, Arthur Lutz, Radica Portello, David
Rollison, Ingrid Schreck,
John Sutherland, Blaze Woodlief
Senators Absent: Theo Fung, Sheri
Guests: Hoa-Long Tam, Sara McKinnon, Bernie Blackman, Linda Beam
Approval of Agenda & Minutes
Motion made to approve the agenda
Motion made to approve the minutes
The President reported the following:
The Vice President reported the following:
- A written
report was submitted.
- AS President & VP will write a response
the Grand Jury Report and bring it to the AS. AS Pres will also follow
up with President White to discover how they will respond to the Grand
- AS Pres will follow up on key chain prices.
- As Pres will follow up with Police
Department re: procedures on retiree parking.
The Treasurer reported the following:
- Harlan Center report from the engineers
states that the HC does not meet the Life
Performance Standard. The law states that if an improvement is
made to a building you must bring it up to code. If you don't
building, then the building must not be brought up to code. Questions
arose as to what kinds of improvements. Is putting on a new roof
considered such an improvement as the Harlan Center has made
improvements to the roof. VP stated he would follow up on these
- One of the largest single disciplines on the
campus--English, with 6% of WSCH, has faculty offices on the second
floor without elevator access for students.
- Building to "state standards" to get state
bond money is on a campus by campus basis rather than a district wide
- A proposal will be written for the Kentfield
Campus for state bond funds. The proposal would be for a state bond on
the November of 2008 elections for Gateway Complex for a total of
square foot buildings which would exist in the footprint of Harlan
Center, Olney Hall, Administration, and Business. If the bond money is
not given, then most likely only one building would be erected instead
of two. If the Harlan Center is not part of the proposal due to a lack
of state bond funding, then, at the very least HC should be updated
with an elevator.
- A planning meeting will be held from 2-5 on
4/26 for the Gateway Building planning session. Square footage
allocations for classroom space must be
rationalized to fit with programming. The only way to insure enough
space for offices and classrooms is to attend these meetings. The
Sciences rationalized their square footage calculations and so should
other faculty when planning for space allocation. Faculty should ask
the Science Department for models of what they used to rationalize
- A written report was submitted.
- Complaints are coming from teachers from IVC
who state they are losing students to SRJC due to the condition of the
classrooms and grounds. Litter in classrooms and on grounds has
prompted complaints from students. Janitors have stated that they
have orders not to pick up trash
unless it's in a trash can.
- On behalf of the AS, Pres Bellisimo will
contact the supervisor
of the janitors for clarification.
Task Force Leadership and Expenditures for Bolinas Lab
- Senator Schreck made the following motion:
"The AS recommends that Joe Mueller and a member of the community serve
as co-chairs of the Bolinas Task Force and that all funds spent on the
make-up of the Task Force be put on hold until the Task Force--with new
co-chairs--can convene and make recommendations."
Financial expenditures for the Senate
Expenditures for the AS were discussed and
a document titled "Proposed Academic Senate Expenditure for Spring
Semester 2007" was submitted to the AS. We need to approve some
expenditures before May 2.
- Senator Bonander made a motion to accept
- The motion will be voted on next week.
- Senator Lutz made the following motion that:
"all officers be compensated for their work and their compensation
terms be decided by the AS; also, to redress the inequity of
the present treasurer not having been compensated for this semester
compensation be given to the treasurer retroactive to this semester."
Outstanding teacher's selection procedure
- The motion will be voted on next
Senator Portello made the motion to continue the
Outstanding Teacher Award Process.
- President Bellisimo submitted the nomination
form to the AS. The AS discussed the process that should be used to
nominate and choose Outstanding Teachers.
- The motion will be voted on next week
Requests to Address the Senate on Non-Agenda
Meeting adjourned at 2:00
Minutes submitted by Schreck