Notes - May 16, 2005

De Anza Academic Senate
Approved Notes for the meeting of
May 16th, 2005

Senators and Officers present: Argyriou, Bresnan, Bryant, CastaƱo, Chenoweth, Clavijo, Cole, Cordero, Dunn, Fritz, Goodwin, Guevara, Illowsky, Jensen Sullivan, Logvinenko, Lopez-Morgan, Mitchell, Mosh, Setziol, Sheirich, and Zill
Senators and Officers absent: Dolen, Hearn, Joplin, Moreno, and Winters
DASB: Alex Candia
Classified Senate:
Administrative Liaison:
Guests: Karl Schaffer

[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 notes of the meeting of May 9th were approved as distributed with the addition of Ed Quevedo to the list of guests and minor editing. The agenda was approved as distributed.

II. Needs and Confirmations: Charles Ramskov was approved for service on the Graduation Speaker Committee. The Humanities and Anthropology Tenure Review committees were approved as distributed. The proposed Business and Biological and Health Sciences Tenure Review committees were held over due to process questions.

III. District Senate President: It was MSCU(Shierich/Bresnan) to nominate Mitchell to be the 2005-2006 District Senate President.

IV. Leadership Institute Funding: It was MSCU(Lopez-Morgan/Jensen Sullivan) to approve the expenditure of $700 to send the incoming officers to the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges' Leadership Institute.

V. Senate Election Update: The mechanics of attending to the polling station were reviewed along with responsibilities for the materials during periods when no one is to be at the station.

VI. Textbook Policy: It was MSCU(Goodwin/Cordero) to accept the proposed Printing Services section distributed at the meeting. It was MSC(Bresnan/Cole) to accept Appendix 1 as distributed at the meeting. It was MSCU(Goodwin/Cordero) to accept Appendix 2 as distributed at the meeting. Regarding Appendix 3, it was the sense of the Senate that citing specific court cases was a mixed blessing and needed to be reviewed. It was noted that Dolen was absent and unable to speak about the extent to which the library faculty (the Senate's agreed upon experts in the area of copyright and fair use) use the cases cited. Dolen will be consulted before this item returns.

In addition, the officers will review the entire textbook policy to determine the extent to which the various appendices are appropriately supportive of the material in the individual sections of the policy.

VII. Accreditation Draft Documents: HELD OVER

VIII. Good of the Order:

  • A follow up to Ed Quevedo's presentation of May 9th was called for and will be put on a future agenda.
  • The May 23rd meeting will start at 3:00 p.m. due to an overlapping Town Hall presentation.
  • A campaign to help a De Anza classified person was introduced. The campaign is needed to offset significant medical expenses not covered by insurance. Those willing to help should see Nancy Cole with their checks made payable to "De Anza Classified Senate" and put inside an envelope marked "Classified Senate Medical Donation".
  • Alex Candia urged faculty to support the upcoming DASB elections. This was said to be especially urgent this year because of DASB bashing by articles in La Voz.
  • A question was raised about speakers for District Opening Day in terms of faculty input. Mitchell responded by inviting suggestions and saying they were always welcome and would be discussed with Martha Kanter.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:29

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