Notes - June 11th, 2007

The De Anza Academic Senate
Approved Notes for the meeting of
June 11th, 2007

Senators and Officers present:, Bambhania  Cadge-Moore, Capitolo, Chenoweth, Cole, Coleman, Cordero, Dolen, Gallegos, Glapion, Hearn, Jensen-Sullivan, Joplin, Kessler, Kramer, Lee-Klawender, Lizardi-Folley, Osborne, Paicius, Raffaelli, Setziol, Walton , Winters, and Zill
Senators and Officers absent: Goodwin, Guevara, Lathers, Miller, and Schaffer
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.
I. Approval of Agenda and Notes: The agenda was approved as distributed.
The notes of June were approved as distributed with a minor correction.
II.  Needs and Confirmations:  [Note: Please see attached tenure review spreadsheet as of June 12th for the result of confirmations to tenure review committees.]
President Murphy was present to ask approval of faculty for service on the Interim Dean, Language Arts Search and Selection Committee.  Edwina Stoll, Becky Roberts, Beth Grobman, Ulysses Pichon, Raffaelli, and Christine Chai were approved.  
As part of the item, a sign up sheet for working at the Senate polling station was distributed by Kramer.
IV. General Education Revisions:  Setziol informed the group that a reconsideration of General Education at De Anza was long overdue.  He said he would bring at least two alternative timeframes and at least one proposal for the identification of responsible parties and asked that Senators be prepared to act at the June 18th meeting.
III. Process for Hiring Committees :  A flow chart slightly revised  from the one distributed at the June 4th meeting was distributed.  Discussion resulted in apparent agreement on the appropriate involvement of departments and divisions.  Final approval of the new process outlined in the flow chart will be sought at the June 18th meeting.  Senators who happen to discover glaring errors or omissions were asked to contact Hearn or Chenoweth preferably by noon June 13th.
V.   CEAG – Sustainability Management Plan:  Jensen-Sullivan presented a proposed Sustainability Management Plan produced by the Campus Environmental Advisory Group (CEAG).  With visual assistance from Chenoweth, she took the group through the comprehensive document in significant detail.   At the conclusion of the presentation, the plan was approved and Jensen-Sullivan was encouraged to take steps necessary to spread the word about the plan and to promote its adoption as or modeling for a District plan.
VI.  Student Learning Outcomes: Regarding a Summer retreat concerning Student Learning Outcomes, Hearn asked three questions:  1) Who should participate?; What should be discussed?; and How should the goals be set?
Some outcomes of the retreat and following actions might be improved data collection, and answers to the questions "Will the different intentions of students be reflected in student learning outcome expectations?" and "How do we hold ourselves accountable?"
VII.  Senate Executive Committee Representatives:  Senators whose terms are expiring at the end of the quarter and who are not continuing into a new and ever more promising term of office are asked to forward the name of the person replacing them on the Executive Committee by June 18th.
IX.  Good of the Order:   -  A handout announced that Geneva Gay will return for a three day event September 17th through the 19th.  A commitment to the three full days was said to be essential for participants.
-    A recent De Anza Hip Hop outreach event was very well received with several high school students in attendance spontaneously announcing their intention to enroll at De Anza.
-    The announcement that Anu Khanna had been reelected to a new term as Curriculum Committee Co Chair was greeted with thunderous applause and huzzahs.
-    The newly reactivated Instructional Testing will operate on Wednesdays and Thursdays for the remainder of the quarter.
-    Hearn solicited input about the interest level in a potential Course Reader Workshop co sponsored by the Bookstore and the Academic Senate.  Hearn expressed optimism that faculty will realize that the bookstore essentially does all the work such as copyright permissions etc. and take advantage of the workshop and the service.
-    On behalf of the Environmental Sustainability Subcommittee, Raffaelli thanked those who participated in the recent clean up day,
-    Chenoweth announced that Hearn had been named De Anza Distinguished Educator

The meeting was adjourned at 4:34

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