Minutes of Academic Senate Meeting of May 5, 2005
Voting Members Present: (Senators) Donna Ayers, Charles Dirks, Maria Fenyes, Leslie Foster, Paul Kubicki,
Stan Levine, Vickie Oddino, John Orozco, Rick Scuderi, Janice Silver
(Exec. Members) Angela Echeverri, Louise Barbato, Dale Newman, Margie Long, Gwen Walker, Michael Climo,
Faculty Present: Maria Bates, Cindy Cooper, Lilamani De Silva, Ralph LaRosa, Sandi Lampert, Joanne Kalter-Flink,
John Klitzner, Myriam Mekelburg, John Morales, Alex Nikolaychuk, Deborah Paulson, Richard Rains, Geri Shapiro,
Bonnie Sherman, Joyce Woodmansee
Visitors/Guests Present: Andres Guerrero, Charlotte Saldick
Voting Members Absent: Leslie Milke, Eloise Cantrell, Pat Flood, Gary Prostak, Terri English, Clive Gordon
II. Approval of Minutes: (MSC OROZCO/ODDINO) TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF APRIL 7, 2005
III. Officers’ Reports
A. President (Angela Echeverri)
The ASCCC held its Spring Plenary Session in San Francisco (4/7/05-4/9/05). Several important resolutions were adopted. The most significant were changes to the minimum Title 5 graduation requirements for Math and English.
9.01 S05 Change the Current Title 5
Requirement for English
Mark Snowhite, Crafton Hills College, Executive Committee
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to the Board of Governors that the associate degree minimum requirement for English in Title 5 §55805.5, be changed to read “an English course at the level of the course typically known as 1A, either English 1A or another English course at the same level and with the same rigor, approved locally.”
“Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to the
Board of Governors that the associate degree minimum requirement for mathematics in Title 5
§55805.5, be changed to read “a mathematics course at the level of the course typically known as intermediate algebra, either intermediate algebra or another mathematics course at the same level, with the same rigor and with elementary algebra as a prerequisite, approved locally.”
Counseling: Master’s in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development, OR The equivalent.
(NOTE: A license as a
Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor
Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative
qualification for this discipline, pursuant to Title 5 Section 53410.1.)
Speech Communication: Change the title from Speech Communication to Communication Studies.
Include Astronomy, Physical Education, Sociology, Psychology, Health, Nursing, and others.
A complete list of adopted and failed resolutions
can be found on the ASCCC Website at:
2. Full-time Faculty Hiring for 2005-06
We received seven requests for full-time faculty hires for next year. The requests submitted were: Administration of Justice, Anthropology, Developmental Communication, Food Service Management, Interior Design, Math, and Learning Skills/Learning Center Director. The Senate Hiring Committee met on 5/4/05 to review the requests and decide what information to request from Maury Pearl, the resource person. The committee will be meeting Wednesday 5/11/05 to make a recommendation to the College President.
3. Technology Concerns
(MSU KUBICKI/JORDAN) THAT THE SENATE DIRECT THE ACADEMIC SENATE PRESIDENT TO SEND A LETTER TO THE COLLEGE PRESIDENT REQUESTING
AN EXPLANATION IN WRITING OF THE RATIONALE FOR ELIMINATING
THE SENIOR NETWORK COMPUTER SPECIALIST POSITION AND
REQUESTING THAT THE COLLEGE PRESIDENT IMPLEMENT A DEFINITIVE
PLAN TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS NO FURTHER GAP IN PROVIDING THE
NECESSARY TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO MEET THE COLLEGE NEEDS.
THE RESPONSE IS TO BE MADE BY MAY 13, 2005. IF THE SENATE E-BOARD
DEEMS THAT THE SOLUTION IS UNWORKABLE, THE MATTER WILL BE
CARRIED FORWARD TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
4. Curriculum Committee Make-up
The executive committee of the Academic Senate made recommendations to update the composition of the curriculum committee in the bylaws. Please refer to agenda for recommendations.
See motion under new business.
5. Election Results
Elections took place on April 19th and 20th. See agenda for results. Elections for Business and Law Senator will be held for the third time on June 2nd, 2005. See election results under Old Business.
6. Schedule of Classes
Schedules are out for Summer and Fall 2005. Please do everything you can to advertise the summer and fall programs to your students.
7. Vice President of Student Services
The Vice President for Student Services Hiring Committee interviewed candidates in March and recommended three finalists for the position: Myra Sigel (City College), Jill Zimmerman (Antelope Valley College), and Joe Ramirez (Oxnard College). President Barrera has made a decision, and an announcement will occur as soon as the district completes a background check. We expect the new Vice President to begin on July 1st, 2005.
8. Volunteers for Graduation
The commencement committee needs two marshals and two ushers for the graduation ceremony.
Dale Newman will be the Grand Marshall. The following people volunteered to serve as
marshals and ushers: Louise Barbato, Sandi Lampert, Myriam Mekelburg, and
9. Recognition of Tenured Faculty
Faculty who got tenure in 2003 and 2003 will receive certificates at the June meeting.
10. Construction Updates
Parking lot construction is still slated to begin in September or October 2005.
11. June Meeting
The Academic Senate will meet on June 2, 2005 at 1:30 PM.
B. Treasurer (Margie Long) Margie submitted the following report on the senate accounts at the First
1. Faculty Senate Checking Account balance—$2,312.87. Expenses to come from this account
are $3oo for the graduation reception and $600 for scholarships.
2. Carla Bowman Scholarship—$2854.15
3. Byron Iriye Scholarship—(There were no applicants for this scholarship. The balance is
included in the Bowman total per instruction from Hank Bowman.)
4. William Gallagher Scholarship—$1,000
5. David Lee Moss Scholarship—$654.44 (There were no applicants for this scholarship.)
IV. Public Address:
A. Guest: Charlotte Saldick: Bookstore Issues —Charlotte ask us to help her contribute to student
success by keeping cost reasonable for books. She explained that the bookstore operates on a very
small margin, and publishers are not willing to negotiate. She said that of Internet books we sell, which
are also available on Amazon, ours prices are lower. She informed us that AB 2477 asks all concerned
to do their best to keep costs of textbooks low. One way that we can help is to look at the books we
order that are bundled and determine if we really need the additional material. Bundling costs us more
in freight. When the publisher representatives talk to us, she suggested that we insist that we only want
the textbook if we have no uses for the other things with the book. In addition have publishers explain
how a new edition differs from the prior one and ask that they utilize supplements rather than new editions.
Encourage the publishers to disclose how long books will be used and to supply free copies to the library.
Charlotte thanked us for getting all our requisitions in earlier this year than before. Using early timelines
means that we can buy more used books.
B. Bonnie Sherman thanked those of us who contributed to the MS Walk. Her family raised $4,500.
C. Paul Kubicki told us that the veteran office is to be moved to the admissions office. There will be no
veteran in charge or on staff. He is opposed to this plan and wants the senate to let
Dr. Barrera that we want our veterans supported.
V. Reports of Senate Committee Meetings
A. Curriculum: (Leslie Foster) There was a noncredit workshop April 19 and seven or eight people from
Mission attended. Advanced course paperwork is due to Academic Affairs by May 26th. Curriculum
handouts will be on website this summer. The CSU/GE review is done and most of the changes are
minor; a memo went out May 1st .If you have any curriculum paperwork that you want considered
this semester, send in by next Monday. There will be another curriculum meeting if there is enough
material to be considered.
B. District Academic Senate: The next and final DAS meeting of the semester will be Thursday,
May 12 at Harbor College. New officers will be elected at that time.
C. EPAC: Sonia Soto-Bair reported that:
6. The following equivalency petitions were discussed.
a. Biology; Committee meets May 2005
b. Business: Decision awaits input from business discipline representative.
c. Dance Specialties: Committee meets April 2005
d. ESL: Committee meets April 2005
e. Health: meeting TBA
f. Journalism: resubmission—no letters of verification provided yet
g. Media Arts: Committee meets April 2005
h. Philosophy: Petition still out to discipline committees-- Committee meets April 2005
i. Sociology: Committee meets April 2005
7. There will be a DAS hiring workshop on May 20th from 10 to noon either at Trade.
The following will be on the agenda:
a. Minimum Qualifications and Equivalence
b. Alternate Titles
c. Provisional Equivalence
d. Flow Chart for Equivalence Process
A. Requests to move a discipline from one department to another: English/Journalism: There were originally two requests to be considered, but one was withdrawn. The English/Journalism request had been submitted to all voting member earlier in the week. A concern was that three members of the discipline did not want to sign the request. There was, however, a majority of the total number in favor of the move. Another question was what were the implications for the remainder of the old department. Foreign language will be left as a single department. Maria Bates asked about Speech. Maria Fenyes said that they were in the process of negotiating a move for them. As we have three weeks to have elections for department chairs, this needs to be done soon. After the discussion a vote was taken. (MSC OROZCO/FENYES) TO APPROVE THE MOVE OF ENGLISH/JOURNALISM TO ESL/SPEECH AND TO FORWARD IT TO THE COMMITTEE The vote was yes 16, no 0, abstentions 3.
B. Educational Master Plan Confirmation: As the draft had been posted in the faculty lounge and people had had ample time to review it and make recommendations the vote was taken (MSU KUBICKI/BARBATO) TO APPROVE THE EDUCATIONAL MASTER PLAN
C. Motion from previous meeting.
“THAT THE SENATE RECOMMEND TO THE AFT THAT THE CONTRACT INCLUDE COMPENSATION FOR BOTH FULL-TIME AND ADJUNCT FACULTY FOR CREATING NEW AND UPDATING OLD CURRICULA” Because the negotiation team is discussion ancillary pay for adjuncts, the motion was removed.
D. Election Results: (Dale Newman): Sixty-one out of 82 faculty voted. Three department senator ballots were voided as the people voted for all departments instead of just their own. There was a resulting discrepancy in Business and Law. A special election was scheduled for May 2 and 3, which was subsequently disqualified. Another election will be scheduled as soon as possible. Below are the results of the April 2004 Academic Senate election:
Executive Board: President, Angela Echeverri; Vice President, Louise Barbato; Secretary, Eloise Cantrell; Treasurer, Mark Pursley; Parliamentarian, Gwen Walker; District senators Michael Climo, Vickie Oddino, & Gary Prostak
Senators: Senators-at-large: Ruthie Grant & John Orozco
Department Senators : Arts, Health & PE, Stan Levine; Business & Law, TBA; Child Development Center & DSPS, Rick Scuderi; Counseling, Clive Gordon; Dev. Com/Learning Center; Terri English; Engineering & Computer Science, Paul Kubicki; English & Foreign Languages, Ralph LaRosa; ESL & Speech, Phoebe Rivera; Library, Donna Ayers; Mathematics, Bob Smazenka; Natural Sciences, Said Pazirandeh; Professional Studies, Janice Silver; Social Sciences, Chuck Dirks
G. The Executive Board of the Senate
shall appoint representatives from the faculty at large to
campus-wide shared governance committees listed below with
approval of a majority of the Academic Senate members present and voting at a
regular meeting of the Academic Senate. 1. Curriculum
Committee: One representative from each of the three faculty groups (mentioned
in Part II Section 2 ) plus one representative from counseling and library. 2. Budget
Committee: One or more representatives as appropriate. 3. Affirmative
Action Committee: One or more representatives as appropriate
Planning and Advisory Committee (MPAC): One or more representatives as
committees as necessary.
H. The Curriculum Committee shall consist of :
Submitted by Dale Newman, Secretary