MINUTES OF THE DECEMBER 5TH, 1996 MEETING
- The meeting was called to order at 1:45 p.m. by President
- MSP (unanimous) to accept the November minutes.
- Treasurer's Report.
- Guest Carolyn Widner cannot attend today's meeting, but
will address the general faculty during the up-coming
flex week. Among the topics will be flexible scheduling.
- There was no public address. This item is required by the
- President's Report
- Dale took the Hiring
Policy that was ratified at the November
meeting to the President. The President had some
concern about the administrative hiring section
(p.23). Negotiations are continuing about this
section. Other than this, the Hiring Policy is
now the official faculty hiring document. Please
refer to this document when filling faculty
positions. It is suggested by David Jones that
the faculty be given announcements of all hiring
openings. It is suggested by Dale that this might
be the function of the reconstituted Hiring
Committee. It is also suggested that
- It is suggested that the 5 regular or contract
faculty members on the reconstituted Hiring
Committee be volunteer candidates either voted
for by the AS membership or drawn from a hat.
Nominations are also being considered. This will
be further discussed at the next meeting. Full
copies of the Hiring Policy document will be made
available in the Faculty Lounge and distributed
to anyone who requests it.
- Recommendations are considered regarding the DAS
contribution of $2,500. There being no
recommendations, the Executive Board will come to
the next meeting with recommendations.
- Regarding the Executive Council, it is presently
clarifying its purpose. At this point it is an
information disseminating body, not a policy
making body. Many committees and campus entities
are reviewing their purpose as part of the
program review process.
As a point of
information, the interviews for the new Law
professor took place on December 3rd. Hopefully
we will have someone for the up-coming semester.
- Committee Reports
- The Honors Committee new chair is Larry Andre.
The position comes with a .2 reassigned time.
Seeing no objections, the Academic Senate
approves Larry Andre as the Honors Committee's
- No Curriculum Committee report.
- Regarding DAS, Julie Ruelas reports on a long
list of motions that were approved at the DAS
11/14/96 meeting. This list is disseminated to
the AS members.
- Regarding the Hiring Committee, Mark Pracher
reports that proper procedures and paperwork are
established for hiring of long-term substitutes
and the requesting of new positions.
- Joyce Woodmansee reports on election results
regarding the revision of the Constitution.
Option 3 received the most votes. However, it was
a close vote. The Executive Committee will
consider assigning faculty to the different
groups and bring back to the membership the
Executive Committee's conclusions. Next is to
work on membership of committees.
- No Student Equity Committee report.
- MSP (unanimous) to accept the Mission College
Governance document. The District Governance
document is still being negotiated. On the 18th
of December the document should be voted on
again. When a District Governance document is
finally established, then all local Governance
documents, ours included, is sent to the Board of
Trustees to be signed. Once this is done, then
our Mission College Governance document becomes
official and enforceable.
- Gwen Walker reports of the Campus Development
position paper. Gwen's main issue is that faculty
concerns be heard when decisions are made
relating to the secondary effects of the new
library/lRC's opening. MSP (unanimous) that this
position paper be carried forward to Sherry
Brochetta and to the next Campus Development
- Dale announced to the membership the Vocational
Education Faculty Leadership seminars. She has
additional paperwork describing the events for
anyone interested in attending.
- Old Business
- David Jones reports on the Conference on
Technology Information feedback. Faculty members
recently went to Phoenix for a conference on the
above topic. Fourteen hundred people were in
attendance. The faculty members feel what they
learned at the conference relate to a staff
development plan that implements technology into
the curriculum and into student services as well.
For more information, see 8B below.
- David Jones reports that the Noel-Levitz report
recently submitted to the college emphasizes a
strong staff- development program that features
on-going training opportunities for college
employees, including faculty, staff, and
administrators and managers. David has a copy of
the full 20 page report. The report may be
available to the AS membership at the next
meeting. A main issue is what part can the senate
play in providing improvement activities,
including technology training, that are in direct
support of the college goals and college needs.
We will talk about this further at the next
- Louie Zandalizini announces that the College
Christmas party will be next week, December 12th.
MSP (unanimous) to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at
Minutes Respectfully Submitted by
Dr. Rick Scuderi, Secretary of Academic Senate