Meeting Notes - February 25, 2010

Members: A. Argyriou, C. Castillo, S. Cook, M. Custodio, G. Durham, Jr., C. Espinosa-Pieb,
A. Guevara, R. Hansen, W. Huynh, L. Jeanpierre, L. Jenkins, A. Khanna, D. Kubo, A. LaManque,
C. Lee-Klawender, B. Murphy, L. Parent, R. Schroeder, M. Spatafore, B. Teo, T. Thian for J. Chou,
R. Tomaneng

Self Introductions: Bobo Teo, Wason Huynh and Theresa Thian of DASB were introduced to College Council. 

I. The College Council minutes of January 28, 2010 were adopted. Handout #1    

II. SLO & Planning Updates - Handout #2 part IHandout #2 part II

J. Haynes and C. Lee-Wheat presented an SLO/Planning graphic for feedback. The overall concept is for a six year “mega review” with annual updates including yearly resource allocations. The intent is to free up the institution during the accreditation visit year to focus on standards work. Another byproduct is to simplify the process and incorporate the annual budget cycle. The “green line” proposes a “mega review” vs. program reviews every three years with curriculum being reviewed on a five year cycle to coincide with SLO work. The graphic was reviewed earlier by the IPBT and Academic Senate with no dissention or objections. Narrative is currently being developed by A. LaManque in the context of the educational master plan. The intent is to demonstrate to the accreditation commission our commitment to SLOs.

Questions & Comments:

  • ECMS will be able to pull 75% of this information from outcomes and individual groups can highlight specific information.
  • Five spheres are included in the graphic illustrating: general curriculum, vocational curriculum, student services, administration and instruction/library.
  • C. Castillo requested a red arrow/”you are here” to designate where we are in the process. We’re currently in Year 5 of the cycle or “mega review” cycle with lots of catch up before the site visit year. 
  • What does an annual report look like? It’s a 1-2 page document, focusing on resource allocation supported by SLO information and outcomes. Resource allocation does not necessarily mean “adding” but can also mean realignment or shifts.

B. Murphy inquired as to what was being requested of College Council. Jim and Coleen received the “okie dokie” to proceed.

III. Proposed Mission Statement - Handout #3 

Although A. LaManque was not present, the existing and proposed Mission Statement were distributed to College Council for a first reading. B. Murphy provided updates on the Educational Master Plan Committee and the work they are doing. Mission statements vary

from college to college but ours is what the institution is about. It is the heart of what the college hopes to accomplish. Hopefully, it integrates material from the strategic planning process, existing education master plan, ICCs, equity and facilities plans. College Council members were asked to bring the proposed mission statement back to their constituency groups for review. It was suggested DASB discuss the mission statement as a formal agenda item and invite a committee member to provide information/explain the process. 

Comments & Questions:

  • “Changing world” vs. “static” feeling of 2nd version
  • The first paragraph is the mission statement, while the second paragraph should be the inset or italicized.

 IV. Accreditation Update 

Spatafore and Jenkins completed a roster for the self-study standards committees which are well represented by all employee groups. Training will be provided on March 5 at Foothill for chairs by the ACCJC.

Comments & Questions:

  • October 2010 followup report to ACCJC addressing progress on SLO/SAOs; diversity criteria have been met.

 V. Burning Issues, Quick News, Wrap-up 

  • B. Murphy provided updates to the March 4 Day of Action events in San Francisco and involvement of De Anza College, SFSU, SFCC, UCB, matched by LA and SD. A “teach in” and Tent City is scheduled for the week of March 1 on campus, while the statewide mobilization to Sacramento is scheduled on March 22. 
  • R. Hansen provided information regarding the FACCC advocacy training on February 28 and lobby day on March 1 and the Central Valley march to Sacramento to increase awareness of budget cutting effects on public services and higher education.
  • L. Jeanpierre - LAO report is online.
  • D. Kubo provided Diversity Advisory Council updates including LGBT workshops/training/curriculum course, series on Latino students, response to the La Voz posting of Flint Center suicide, and Peace Room in Campus Center.
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