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.

  1. The meeting was called to order at 2:05 pm by President Dale Newman.
  2. 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.
  3. Treasurer's Report. Currently the Senate accounts have the following balances:
  4.     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
    
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Public Address - no report. This agenda item required by the Brown Act.
  8. President's Report
    1. 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.
    2. The State Academic Senate has been increased from 9 positions to 12 positions.
    3. It was suggested that student applications be included in the class schedules. The suggestion will be passed on through the appropriate campus channels.
    4. 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 considered.
    5. 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.
  9. Committee Reports
    1. Curriculum - See attachment.
    2. Library - John Orozco spoke to the importance of the new library being fully staffed and that this be a priority for the Hiring Committee.
    3. 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 Yolanda Ramil.
    4. DAS - See attachment.
    5. Election - The election results were distributed with the minutes of the November AS meeting. Contact Dale Newman if you need another copy of the results.
  10. Old Business
    1. 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.
    2. 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.

      Dr. 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.

    3. 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.
    4. 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.
  11. New Business
    1. 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.
    2. Secondary Effects of Move to new Library/LRC - not addressed due to time constraints of the AS meeting.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.

      MSP to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 3:50 pm.

      Respectfully submitted,


      Rick Scuderi, PhD
      Academic Senate Secretary