The De Anza Academic Senate
Approved Notes for the meeting of
May 17th, 2010
Senators and Officers present: Anderson, Annen, Argyriou, Beckum, Botsford, Brennan, Chang Cordero, Glapion, Goodwin, Guevara, Hanna, Larson, Lathers, Lee-Klawender, Maynard, McNamara, Nengo, Nickel, Schaffer, Setziol, Stockwell, and Tao
Senators and Officers absent: Kragelot, Mjelde, Norte, Singh, and Swanner
District Senate President:
DASB: Classified Senate:
Administrative Liaison: Rich Schroeder Guests: Roger Mack, Tom Dolen, Lena Chang, and Jackie Reza,
SLO coordinators/Staff Development: Curriculum Co Chair:
[NOTE: Item numbers are reflective of agenda numbers in the order they are actually taken up at the meeting.]
The meeting was called to order at 2:33 a quorum being present.
I. Approval of Agenda and Notes: The agenda was approved as distributed
The draft notes of May 10th were not approved. They will return May 24th following clarification of an item.
II. Needs and Confirmations: As the group began considering confirmation of Biological and Health Sciences proposed search and selection committees, the topic changed to a discussion of the Senate and Board policies and procedures regarding committee composition and process. Several Senators spoke about the importance of strict adherence to codified process. After extended discussion, it became clear that the letter of codified process had become compromised both by the Executive Committee and by changes in the assignment of Equal Opportunity representatives. A side issue involved whether or not the Equal Opportunity representative him or herself should be used to foster the diversity among the people populating committees. The officers and others reminded the group that it had frequently been the practice of the Executive Committee to do precisely that. It was MSC (Anderson/Nengo) not to approve the Auto Tech, Biology, and Environmental Sciences “basic” committees due to the lack of consultation with the office of diversity and the lack of an assigned Equal Opportunity representative and to require all future committees to have Equal Opportunity representatives identified prior to confirmation consideration.
The group then turned to the Economics Search and Selection Committee and a decision about whether the committee should be deemed continuing or new. After presentation and discussion, it was MSCU(Maynard/Goodwin) to consider the committee to be continuing and, therefore, to confirm Byron Lilly as replacing Dave Stringer on the committee.
III. Senate President's Report: Argyriou managed to correct a draft of the College Strategic Master Plan presented to the College Council in the important detail that the draft erroneously stated the position of non administrator co chair of the Student Services to alternate between a faculty member and a classified person when, in actuality, it is only a faculty member.
IV. IPBT Update: Lee-Klawender presented a report on the annual program review process. The Executive Committee had previously agreed to the concept of annual reviews but had not yet seen what all would be involved. After Lee-Klawender presented the proposed process of annual review, the Senators were asked to take the proposed back to their divisions for feedback as to whether or not the amount and types of information requested was reasonable.
V. Dues Account Budget Report: The item was held over.
VI. Funding for Mediation Training: The item was held over.
VII. Academic Senate State of the College Report: The item was held over.
VIII. GE Committee Update: Hanna presented an introduction to proposed changes to General Education. Review and discussion will continue May 24th.
IX. Senate Elections: Maynard reported that Alex Kramer had stepped down from the Elections Committee when he discovered that he was ineligible to be on the committee since he is not an official member of the Executive Committee. Lathers volunteered to replace him. Also, the idea of putting a proposal for electronic voting on the ballot was raised but not dealt with.
X. Wrap Up: The Item was not taken up.
XI. Good of the Order and Announcements: The Item was not taken up.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:32