Notes - December 12, 2005

De Anza Academic Senate
Approved Notes for the meeting of
December 12th, 2005

Senators and Officers present: Argyriou, Bryant, Capitolo, Chenoweth, Cordero, Dolen, Fox, Goodwin, Hearn, Joplin, Kline, Mjelde, Moreno, Osborne, Setziol, Winters, and Zill Senators and Officers absent: Annen, Dunn, Fritz, Jensen-Sullivan, Logvinenko, Mosh, Olsen, Sheirich, and Zarecky DASB: Classified Senate: Olivia Patlan Administrative Liaison: Guests: Karl Schaffer, Elizabeth Bresnan

[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 2:32 a quorum being present.

I. Approval of Agenda and Notes: The agenda was approved as distributed. The notes of the meeting of December 5th were approved as distributed.

II. Needs and Confirmations: Renee Augenstein, Randy Bryant, Wayne Chenoweth, David Coleman, Tom Dolen, Scott Heffner, Hermino Hernandez, Howard Irvin, Judy Mowrey, Don Nickel, and Benita Rashall were confirmed for service on the Technology Taskforce. Dan Mitchell was confirmed as the co chair. [Note: Jeanine Hawk is the other co chair.] Rich Schroeder and Kulwant Singh were confirmed for service on the Physical Education Administrative Assistant hiring committee. Mia Tipton, Mike Gough, John Wanlass, and Chris Kwak were confirmed for service on the Accounting Search and Selection Committee. William Turner and Michele DuBarry were confirmed for service on the Readiness Teaching Assistants Selection Committee although a question was raised as to the status of the committee. Zaki Lisha, David Barney, Mike Holler, Marty McNamara, and Susan Tavernetti of the Film/Television department were confirmed for service on the Film/TV hiring committee.

III. Program Review: Hearn returned to the draft document on Program Review criteria distributed December 5th. She revealed that the officers were not in complete agreement as to an appropriate definition of the term "life long learners". One possibility was in print on the draft. Another was characterized by Setziol as the statewide standard for many years. Fox offered and the group accepted wording that avoided a head on conflict by defining lifelong learners simply as "people who indicate 'personal interest' as their educational goal".

Two ideas were accepted as good for inclusion at a later time were 1) student surveys such as department developed surveys, campus climate surveys, accreditation surveys, and the Good Works message (although the last three of these were acknowledged to be general student surveys rather than department or division specific) and 2) comparing programs not across the campus but within disciplines across campuses.

IV: Instructional Materials - Library Request : A request was made by the Library for an annual allotment from the Lottery Instructional Materials Fund larger than the amount they had been receiving. While no official action or specifically worded position was articulated, it was the sense of the Senate that some kind of ongoing commitment (percentage of yearly funding or minimum dollar amount) to library acquisitions was called for and important. It was also the sense of the Senate that there is a need for a clear and adhered to process for determining how and by whom allocations of Instructional Equipment and Instructional Materials funds are made.

V: Bond Measure Planning: Hearn asked and the group agreed to limit discussion to the basic proposition of support for a bond measure at this time (in time for a June 2006 election). After a fairly wide ranging discussion including commitment to getting projects deemed meritorious by the Executive Committee funded and to making sure that interested construction companies are not financing the campaign for the bond, the group decided to support the bond measure. Hearn will follow up on concerns and suggestions and discussions of priority within the bond will be on an agenda or agendas as appropriate.

VI. Work to Contract Resolution: A resolution was distributed and read aloud. After brief discussion and questions of clarification, the resolution was adopted.

VII. Part Time Faculty Office Space Resolution: A resolution authored by Beth Bresnan and edited and supported by the officers was distributed and read aloud. After a change in the wording striking the words"if possible but no later than" from the third resolved clause and inserting, in their place, the words "and implemented by", the resolution was adopted.

VIII. Good of the Order:

  • Hearn thanked Kline for his all too short service as Senate Vice President and presented him with a gift.
  • She also presented Setziol with a lovely bouquet of flowers and a card from the Senators in sympathy because of the tragic death of his father.

The meeting was adjourned at 3: 43

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