Minutes of the December 7th, 1995 Meeting
Attending: Julie Ruelas, Joanne Kalter-Flink, Sandi
Lampert, Paul Kubicki, Mari Rettke, Tom Oliver, Mark Pracher,
Chuck Ackerknecht, Lee Risemmberg, Louie Zandalasini, Sally
Silvers, Ed Casson, Yolanda Ramil, Gerald Sheib, Alex Yguado,
Joyce Woodmansee, John Orozco, Gayle Brosseau, Geri Shapiro,
Ralph LaRosa, Ed Zayas, Dudley Foster, Ed Raskin, Dale Newman,
Gwen Walker, Enrique Gonzales, Ian Lewis, Rick Scuderi.
- The meeting was called to order at 2:05 pm by President
- Minutes of 11/2/95 were examined. Alex Yguado's name to
be ncluded in attending list. MSP (Foster, Ramil -
unanimous) to approve the minutes.
- Treasurer's Report. Currently the Senate accounts
have the following balances:
Faculty Scholarship 0322-5350-89 $ 478.57
Faculty Association 0311-0030-16 $ 867.34
Gallagher Scholarship 0322-5500-13 $ 14.97
Moss Scholarship 0311-5101-43 $ 3,087.91
Bowman Scholarship 0322-0001-26 $16,098.45
- Carlos Nava spoke about new add procedures and a
consortium survey involving drug and alcohol abuse.
Handouts on both subjects were distributed to the
members-at-large with the minutes of the November
Academic Senate meeting. MSP (Kubicki, Rettke - 30 yes, 0
no, 1 abstention) to approve the procedures. MSP (Yguado,
Kubicki - unanimous) to approve the survey.
- Penny Young described LAMC's One Stop Training program
with the aid of a handout (see attached). The mission
statement and the Business and Professional Center
Funding Activities from 1990 - 1996 were emphasized.
- Public Address - no report. This agenda item
required by the Brown Act.
- President's Report
- Dale Newman reported that the next DAS meeting
will be held on December 18th. Many felt more
time was needed to respond to the survey
regarding alternate academic calendars, in
particular the Tri-semester.
- The State Academic Senate has been increased from
9 positions to 12 positions.
- It was suggested that student applications be
included in the class schedules. The suggestion
will be passed on through the appropriate campus
- Gwen Walker gave the Executive Council report.
The permanent Associate Dean of Student Services
will be selected during interviews held on
January 26th and 29th. Paul Kubicki and Chuck
Ackerknecht commented that notice was not given
to faculty in a timely fashion, thus preventing
possible membership on the selection committee to
those faculty members who wished to be
- Gwen Walker Noticed a motion involving program
100 and categorical, non tenure- track faculty
assignments (see attached). The motion is
designed to lessen the risk of tenure track
positions resulting from errors in the hiring
policy. A vote on the motion will be held during
the next AS meeting.
- Committee Reports
- Curriculum - See attachment.
- Library - John Orozco spoke to the
importance of the new library being fully staffed
and that this be a priority for the Hiring
- Hiring - The hiring policy is not
complete. A continuation of what positions to
prioritise and a determination of the make-up of
the interview committees are items of continued
discussion. An Ad Hoc Committee to work on
completing this policy was formed which included
Paul Kubicki, Mark Pracher, Chuck Ackerknecht,
Alex Yguado, Dale Newman, Ralph LaRosa, and
- DAS - See attachment.
- Election - The election results were distributed
with the minutes of the November AS meeting.
Contact Dale Newman if you need another copy of
- Old Business
- Proposed Vocational/Occupational Planning and
Coordinating Committee. A letter from Dale
Newman to Tom Oliver regarding the proposed
committee mentioned above was reviewed by the
members. After lengthy discussion it was decided
that the proposal be rewritten to emphasize the
proposed committee's mission to monitor
accountability rather than micromanage any
specific vocational and occupational programs.
- Acting Vice-president Oliver emphasized 2 key
points: first, that an administratively
responsive process be followed when dealing with
Specially Funded Program funds; second, that the
program's goals fit into the college's mission.
Oliver will obtain data on the last three years
regarding these programs and their funding and
give the data to the Academic Senate.
The discussion on this matter will continue at
the next AS meeting.
- Cluster Chair Resolution - after several
faculty members stated their views, the vote
results were: 5 in favor, 5 opposed, and 4
abstaining. The discussion and another vote will
occur at the next AS meeting. For further info
see attachment 8B.
- Note - Agenda items 8c through 8g were not
addressed due to time constraints of the AS
meeting. Items 8c through 8g are respectively:
Title 5 Compliance Resolution, Wall of Honor
Resolution, NISOD Awards, Faculty Computers, and
Holiday Party Preparations.
- New Business
- ESL Coordinator - Phoebe Rivera and Louise
Barbato wish Academic Senate support for making
permanent the policy giving release time to the
ESL Coordinator. Acting President Norlund had
written a letter advising the elimination of this
release time. A motion to support ESL Coordinator
release time was tabled in favor of Louise and
Phoebe's return next meeting to provide a
rationale for release time.
- Secondary Effects of Move to new Library/LRC
- not addressed due to time constraints of the AS
- Culinary Kitchen in Campus Center - Sandi
Lampert and Louis Zandalasini spoke to the need
of such a kitchen. Funding for construction and
maintenance would come from Voc/ed funds. The
kitchen would be located in the small alcove
adjacent to the staff lounge. This has already
been approved by MPAC in 1993 and is now being
brought to the AS as a point of information and
for AS support. MSP (Dudley, Yguado - unanimous)
in support of the kitchen.
- Note - Agenda items 9d through 9f were not
addressed due to time constraints at the AS
meeting. Items 9d through 9f are respectively:
Retired Faculty Office Space, New Faculty
Training, and Other New Business.
adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 3:50
Rick Scuderi, PhD
Academic Senate Secretary