Notes - October 31, 2005

De Anza Academic Senate
Approved Notes for the meeting of
October 31, 2005

Senators and Officers present: Annen, Argyriou, Bryant, Chenoweth, Cordero, Dolen, Dunn, Fritz, Goodwin, Hearn, Jensen-Sullivan, Joplin, Kline, Logvinenko, Mosh, Osborne, Raffaelli, Setziol, Sheirich, Winters, and Zill
Senators and Officers absent: Capitolo, Mjelde, Moreno, Olsen, and Zarecky
Classified Senate: Olivia Patlan
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 2:31, a quorum being present.

I. Approval of Agenda and Notes: The agenda was approved as distributed. The notes of the meeting of October 24th were approved as distributed with the addition of a note clarifying that protests planned for November 9th did not involve the Academic Senate.

II. Needs and Confirmations: None

III. State Senate Resolutions - Highlights: Hearn previewed a selection of resolutions slated for action at the November 3rd through 5th Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Fall Plenary Session. One resolution calls for an examination of released/reassigned time for senates with regard to decision making process. Another honors Foothill's Mike McHargue as a Senator Emeritus. Another would allow individual instructor discretion about the consequences for student academic dishonesty. The group charged Hearn with proposing an amendment to replace individual faculty discretion with a faculty driven process. Yet another would examine the course patterns for different majors among the community colleges. This might be problematic if it enabled someone outside the De Anza community to determine the requirements for a De Anza major. Finally, Hearn asked Setziol to talk about a paper on the Associates degree slated for adoption which he co authored. Setziol asked for time on a not so distant agenda to do the paper justice.

IV. Computer Replacement Budget Request: Hearn distributed a document showing the accumulation over several years of a sizable amount of money for Instructional Equipment. She explained the rationale behind the buildup and a request spearheaded by Christina Espinosa-Pieb to set aside $800,000 for faculty computers. It was the sense of the Senate that this set aside was appropriate.

V. Joint Senate Meeting: Hearn introduced the purpose of the meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:03.

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