COLLEGE COUNCIL MEETING
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Admin #109, 3:00 – 3:30 pm
Members: A. Argyriou, C. Castillo, J. Chou, 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, R. Tomaneng
I. The College Council minutes of March 11 and March 25 were approved as presented. Handouts #1 and #2
II. Faculty Hires – Handout #3
C. Lee-Klawender, as co-chair for the IPBT, presented faculty ranking information for 2010-2011 hiring. The eight highest ranked faculty positions (out of thirteen) were presented for approval. Seven of the eight positions are vacant positions (as of Fall 2010).
- Environmental Sciences (growth position)
- Mathematics (generic)
- African/African-American Studies
- Auto Tech
- PE (Track & Field Coach) Instructor
Six positions must be hired to meet the full-time faculty opbligation. Two more positions were proposed due to pending retirements, vacancies and inability to fill some unfilled positions. This proposal, along with the previously approved list of faculty to hire, results in a total of 16 faculty hires for De Anza College; 14 meet the full-time faculty obligation. College Council approved the hiring of the positions.
III. Master Plan – Handout #4
The Education Master Plan was distributed to college council members for information and discussion. Members were asked to bring the document back to their constituencies and provide feedback at the May 13 college council meeting.
IV. Burning Issues, Quick News, Wrap Up
- S. Cook reported on the Student Services quarterly newsletter recently distributed,
which will be incorporated into the division’s website.
- A. Argyriou shared information about the very successful statewide Academic Senate meeting on April 15 (usually held twice a year) for community college leaders. Brian Murphy was the keynote speaker who addressed the master plan.
- B. Teo expressed concern about classes and section cuts (Poli Sci 5) which are affecting student transfers, especially to UCLA. We are working on alternatives, a summer course and possible “work arounds.”
- B. Teo raised a question regarding student rights with regards to the Honors Program and priority registration. She will raise this concern at a future meeting following a student senate meeting.