Notes - April 24, 2006
Notes for the FHDA Joint Academic Senate meeting and the De Anza Senate meeting of
April 24, 2006
Senators and Officers present: Argyriou, Barney, Bryant, Chenoweth, Dolen, Fox, Goodwin, Hearn, Jensen Sullivan, Fritz, Moreno, Osborne, Ujifusa, Zill
Senators and Officers absent: Annen, Capitolo, Cole, Cordero, Dunn, Guevara Joplin, Kramer, Logvinenko, Mosh, Setziol, Sheirich
Curriculum Co Chair:
Guests: Martha Kanter, Chuck Landauer (Dean, CIS, Foothill),
The FHDA Joint Academic Senate meeting was called to order at 2:30 by District Academic Senate President Dan Mittchell.
I. Introductions: Senators and guests introduced themselves.
II. Martha Kanter: Chancellor Kanter reviewed a document that she distributed, “Critical Challenges for 2005-06 (4-1-06),” which delineated her priorities in infrastructure and educational quality.
III. New Program Protocol: Hearn distributed a half-page “New Program Protocol” document outlining intercollegiate steps to be taken by a campus initiating new programs. This document will go to each senate for action.
IV. Plenary Resolutions: Mitchell reviewed the resolutions to be voted on in the plenary session of the Statewide Academic Senate meeting of April 27-29.
V. Environmental Sustainability: Jensen Sullivan reviewed subcommittee progress to date.
VI. CTIS/CIS Report: Chuck Landauer and Foothill faculty reported on progress toward reestablishing productivity and program development in this program.
VII. Plus/Minus Grading: Mitchell noted that now is the time to review the process and the policy with faculty so that they can make the necessary changes to their syllabi and so forth by the Fall, when this program will be officially implemented across the district.
VIII. The Committee Formerly Known as JDG: Mitchell and others reported on efforts to reconstitute this committee to be more streamlined, smaller, and more effective at looking at district-wide Academic and Professional Issues and to ensure no toe-stepping between the campuses.
IX. Good of the Order:
The meeting was adjourned at 4:03.
Since no quorum was achieved, an informal discussion of the agenda followed.
I. Needs and Confirmations: Hearn briefed senators on confirmations that will be brought forward at the meeting of May 1, 2006.
II. Resolutions Discussion: Hearn led a discussion surrounding the resolutions to be voted on at the Statewide Academic Senate meeting concerning the 60/80% part-time proposal. After discussion it was decided that it would better serve part-time faculty, faculty in general, and students, to delay until fall the effort to move forward with new initiatives in part-time equity and AB1725 enforcement. This will allow a Northern California coalition to be established, giving the measure strong likelihood of passing.
III. Good of the Order:
The meeting concluded at 4:35.