Notes - May 1, 2006
De Anza Academic Senate
Notes for the meeting of
May 1, 2006
Senators and Officers present: Argyriou, Barney, Bryant, Capitolo, Chenoweth, Cordero, Dolen, Dunn, Fox, Goodwin, Guevara, Hearn, Jensen Sullivan, Joplin, Kramer, Logvinenko, Moreno, Mosh, Nagel, Setziol, Sheirich, Ujifusa, Zill
Senators and Officers absent: Annen, Osborne, Winters
Guests: Brian Murphy, Kim Chief Elk, Wallis Leslie, Karl Schaffer
The meeting was called to order at 2:33, a quorum being present.
I. Approval of Agenda and Notes: The agenda was modified to replace Item IV with Student Diversity Climate Survey; to include an Item VIIB, Elections; and to modify Item IX to change the presenter to Barney.
Notes from April 17 were approved with corrections noted. Notes from April 24 were approved as written.
II. Needs and Confirmations:
Needs: One faculty member is needed to serve on the Facilities Committee.
• For the Dean of Counseling Position: Vicky Moreno, Faith Milonas, Rob Clem.
• For the Director of Admissions and Records Search and Selection Committee: Kulwant Singh, Lydia Hearn, Benita Rashall.
• For the Vice Chancellor of Technology Search and Selection Committee: Dan Mitchell, with a request for additional faculty representation from De Anza.
• For the Following Tenure Review Committees:
• PE/Men’s Basketball: Scott Hertler, Dawnis Guevara
• Moto Ohtake: Janice Hector
• Julie Pesano: Sherri Cozzens
• Alex Swanner: Fran Lathers
III. Writing/Reading Center: Wallis Leslie distributed a flyer and fact sheet describing the De Anza Reading/Writing Center and invited faculty and student involvement.
IV. Student Diversity Climate Survey: Kim Chief Elk described the importance of the upcoming campus diversity climate student survey, noting how successful this has been in the past. She asked senators to ask for cooperation from faculty of the 200+ classes randomly selected to participate May 15 – June 9.
V. Textbook Form: Hearn led discussion of the proposed bookstore form and a replacement form that Senate was asked to approve. It was MSCU (Bryant/Guevara) to approve in concept the change.
VI. ETS Tech Task Force Report: Setziol and Chenoweth reported on a joint meeting of all the Planning and Budgeting teams with the Technology Taskforce. They characterized the meeting as an important first step and said there was a consensus that the Taskforce should delineate what kinds of things should be expected to come from the District, what things from an all-college function, and what things should be left to divisions and departments. Chenoweth also reported on progress in the Task Force. He asked senators and faculty at large to provide direct input via email to him expressing technology needs, unmet needs, and future needs. Current documents can be found online: group.fhda.edu/techtaskforce.
VIIA. Shared Governance Retreat: Hearn led discussion on the March 24 retreat with senior administrators at the College, and reported on the commitment of senior management to continuing the meetings quarterly. One objective is to codify procedure through written documents.
VIIB. Elections: Hearn asked for volunteers to form the Elections Committee and delineated responsibilities. Three senators volunteered: Argyriou, Goodwin and Kramer. Hearn reminded senators of the three questions that will be put to a general faculty vote at the same time as the officer elections:
1. Do we want to have two dedicated part-time faculty positions on the Executive Committee.
2. If so, should they be elected at large?
3. Should there be a stipend for those positions of $300 per quarter?
If approved, Hearn suggested that for the first year that the Executive Committee appoint two part-time faculty members, one for a one-year term and one for a two year term and after that elect one per year. She will return next week with language for Executive Committee action.
VIII. State Academic Senate Plenary Session Report. Hearn and Setziol reported on breakout sessions and the results of voting on the more important resolutions up for adoption. Setziol talked about the breakout session on the Community College Initiative and reminded the group of the potentially huge amounts of money at stake for community colleges. He also mentioned a breakout yielding information which might significantly help De Anza CIS and Office Technology areas. Hearn shared information about an internship program in Southern California where graduate students participate in shadowing community college faculty and teaching community college courses in preparation for the career. The Foothill and De Anza Senates presented a workshop on +/- implementation. Attendees felt encouraged to move forward with such a system at their respective campuses.
IX. Tenure Recognition Event. Barney reported on planning for a faculty event honoring newly tenured De Anza faculty, scheduled for May 18, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in the campus center. All faculty are invited. Barney thanked President Murphy for underwriting the costs of refreshments for this event.
X. Good of the Order:
• Dolen reported that there are several hundred music CD’s in the Library, which will be offered to the Music Department.
• Hearn clarified rules of participation in Senate Executive Committee discussions.
• Karl Schaffer distributed two documents to the Executive Committee, one addressed Division Senate representation and the other was a copy of his open letter to the Board of Trustees dated February 15, 2006.
• President Murphy reminded senators of the May 11, 12 Strategic Planning event.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:35.