Notes - June 4th, 2007

The De Anza Academic Senate
Approved Notes for the meeting of
June 4th, 2007

Senators and Officers present:, Bambhania  Cadge-Moore, Capitolo, Chenoweth, Cole, Coleman, Cordero, Dolen, Gallegos, Glapion, Goodwin, Guevara, Jensen-Sullivan, Joplin, Kessler, Kramer, Lathers, Lee-Klawender, Lizardi-Folley, Osborne, Paicius, Raffaelli, Schaffer, Setziol, Winters, and Zill
Senators and Officers absent: Hearn, Miller, and Walton,
Classified Senate: Olivia Patlan
Administrative Liaison:  
Guests: Brian Murphy
Curriculum Co Chair:  Anu Khanna
[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 2:34 a quorum being present.
Brian Murphy came to discuss the present state of affairs regarding the alleged rape involving members of the baseball team.  Comments from the group focused primarily on awareness and prevention of sexual abuse.
I. Approval of Agenda and Notes: The agenda was approved as distributed.
The notes of May 21st were approved as distributed subject to the confirmation of the spelling of a name.
II.  Needs and Confirmations:  Andrew LaManque was approved for service on the District Legislative Committee.  Hassan Bourgoub and Letty Wong were approved for service on the Professional Development Leave Committee.  Will Paicius was approved for service on the ePortfolio Consortium Committee.  Mary Donahue and Willie Pritchard were approved for service on the Open Educational Resources Subcommittee.  Carmen Lizardi-Folley was approved for service on the
WAITT Subcommittee.  It was MSCU(Coleman/Paicius) to confirm Janice Hector, Milia Ison, Lisa Markus, Barbara Illowsky, Reg Hamer, and Anu Khanna as comprising a pool of at large members for tenure review committees but not for service on any particular committee.  Also, those proposed for service on five different tenure review committees as department and division representatives were not confirmed.  That group will be considered when paired with appropriate at large members.
[Note:  After the meeting, it was determined that Hassan Bourgoub declined the opportunity to serve.]
III.   Input for Leadership Retreat:  Chenoweth and Setziol presented a list of potential topics for the retreat.  The list included questions about the role of negotiations in the creation of Board Policy and its effects on the Senate's role, Administrator responsibility and accountability for Administrative Procedures, and several questions regarding Policy and Procedures and the initiation of change.
Group discussion focused on a number of specific concerns and an emerging overall theme.  Specifics included the assignment of classes especially where multiple sections are involved, restructuring new faculty orientation, hiring, orientation, evaluation of part time faculty,  and going from talking about environmental sustainability to greater action.  The larger theme was communications, especially explicit communications about decisions, agreements, individual and group responsibility etc.  The topic at the retreat should cover all aspects of communication
IV.  Environmental Sustainability Subcommittee Report:  Sullivan was the principal presenter.  The committee asked to take on the Bond Measure Review Committee under its charge.  It was MSCU (Paicius/Cordero) to subsume the Bond Measure Review function into the Environmental Sustainability Subcommittee.  Sullivan then suggested that the Facilities Committee be asked to make a report to the Senate in order for the Senate to determine what can be expected from that group and to suggest changes as appropriate.  New reports are emerging about cost overruns and change orders that call into question the ability of the governance structure to oversee bond measure items.  Once again "the horror of the admin building" was raised as an example of unchecked dubious judgment.  It was suggested that the College Council needed to get more detailed and more widely informed break outs of change orders.  The committtee and the Senate should immediately review the chart of predesign, design, etc. phases for Measure C projects to plan maximum effectiveness.  All construction should achieve the highest level of environmental certification.  Counseling 100 could include a component on sustainability.  Dan Jones or some other excellent environmental sustainability speaker should be the keynote speaker for District Opening day.  It was the sense of the Senate to ask Hearn to advocate and plan for this.
V.   Treasurer's Report:  Setziol presented  updates on the B Budget and Dues accounts.  A modest $634 remains in the B Budget and, after subtracting known encumbrances, approximately $8,100 in the dues account.  Setziol reminded that group that the year's opening balance had been $8,500, said to be a fairly high amount compared to previous years.
VI.  Process for Hiring Committees : The item was held over.
VII.  General Education Revisions:  The item was held over.
IX.  Good of the Order:   -  Kramer reminded the group about candidates statements being due June 5th and elections the 12th and 13th.   Senators were asked to prepare to sign up for times to work during the election period.
-  Goodwin announced a retirement and benefits workshop.
-   Winters distributed a flyer about the visit of Geneva Gay, June 7th.
-   Instructional Testing was said to be starting.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:33

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