Notes - May 8, 2006
De Anza Academic Senate
Notes for the meeting of
May 8, 2006
Senators and Officers present: Argyriou, Barney, Bryant, Chenoweth, Cordero, Dolen, Dunn, Fox, Goodwin, Guevara, Hearn, Jensen Sullivan, Joplin, Kramer, Logvinenko, Moreno, Mosh, Nagel, Osborne, Setziol, Sheirich, Ujifusa, Winters, Zill
Senators and Officers absent: Capitolo
Curriculum Cochair: Khanna
DASB: Menglan Fan (Susan)
Classified Senate: Olivia Patlan
Administrative Liaison: Christina Espinosa-Pieb
Guests: Judy Miner, Shirley Kawazoe, Donna Jones-Dulin, Cyndy Dowling, Karl Schaffer, Angel Tsai, Judy Mowrey, Diana Alves De Lima
The meeting was called to order at 2:32, a quorum being present.
I. Approval of Agenda and Notes: The agenda was amended to replace Item VII, Textbook form pursuant to Board Policy 4185. The Board Policy referenced is under review by legal counsel. The item was replaced with an Elections Committee update.
The notes of the meeting of May 1, 2006 were approved with corrections.
II. Needs and Confirmations: Hearn noted the following needs:
• One faculty member to serve on the Facilities Committee
• Faculty members for At Large participation on tenure review committees.
After discussion the following were confirmed for the Dean of Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering Search and Selection Committee:
• Woody Harrington, ASTR
• Gary Fisher, CHEM
• George Krestas, ENGR
• Marek Cichanski, GEOL
• Rupi Sekhon, MATH
• Edwin Njinimbam, MATH
• Roberta Bloom, MATH
• David Newton, PHYS
III. Equity for All Report: Winters distributed copies of her Powerpoint presentation and walked the committee through the draft report on the USC/De Anza Equity for All Report, highlighting significant progress in some areas and other areas where discussion and effort are still needed.
IV. ETS Service Level Agreement: Hearn revisited this ongoing project, getting input from senators on prioritization of repair and installation of office and classroom electronic equipment. Hearn requested faculty to contact her by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with information about what unusual impacts the loss of computing capacity would have on individual faculty job performance.
V. Ergonomics updates: Donna Jones-Dulin distributed a document outlining bond measure expenditure decision-making processes and timelines, to the thanks of all. The Senate confirmed that College Council will make the final decision as to De Anza's priorities for bond spending. She also reported on planned ergonomics training sessions, to be conducted by Staff Development, at which faculty will be able to request new furniture, should the bond measure pass on June 6, 2006.
VI. IPBT Report and Discussion: Judy Mowrey and Diana Alves De Lima reported on activities in the IPBT. Issues of governance and appropriate information exchange between IPBT and Senate were discussed. Increased quick communication between these groups will be essential over the next two months to make sure that college-wide faculty needs and priorities are known and strongly expressed in appropriate venues.
VII. Elections Update: The Elections Committee (Argyriou, Goodwin, Kramer) drew attention of senators to the timetable for elections and asked for people to come forward who are willing to be considered for the three officer positions.
VIII. Good of the Order:
• Winters distributed a flyer for an MSA-sponsored fundraiser for local Katrina evacuees.
• Barney distributed an invitation to the newly-tenured reception on May 18,.
• Karl Schaffer distributed three handouts, one on “mobbing,” one on self-published book sales from two years ago, and a copy of the first version of the Bookstore Self-Publishing form.
IX. The meeting was adjourned at 4:32.