Minutes of February 1st, 1996 Meeting
Attending: Julie Ruelas, Joanne Kalter-Flink, Paul
Kubicki, Mari Rettke, Tom Oliver, Mark Pracher, Chuck
Ackerknecht, Louie Zandalasini, Ed Casson, Yolanda Ramil, Alex
Yguado, Joyce Woodmansee, Ralph LaRosa, Ed Zayas, Dudley Foster,
Ed Raskin, Dale Newman, Gwen Walker, Rick Scuderi, Sharon
Geltner, Jan Silver, Lori Bolin, Mike Reynolds, Sonia Soto- Bair,
John Cantley, Richard Close, Susan Polk, Phoebe Rivera, Louise
- The meeting was called to order at 1:35 pm by President
- Minutes of 12/7/96 were examined. Paul Kubicki commented
on item 8B (Cluster Chair Resolution) and the
appropriateness of voting on the issue again. Further
comment was put on hold till that agenda item was brought
up in the meeting. MSP Kubicki, Jones - unanimous) to
approve the minutes.
- Treasurer's Report. Currently the Senate accounts
have the following balances:
Faculty Scholarship 0322-5350-89 $ 481.97
Faculty Association 0311-0030-16 $ 877.34
Gallagher Scholarship 0322-5500-13 $ 15.07
Moss Scholarship 0311-5101-43 $ 3,091.26
Bowman Scholarship 0322-0001-26 $16,213.23
- Three new faculty members were introduced: Michael
Reynolds - Biology, Sharon Geltner -Librarian, and Lori
Bolin - Child Care Center.
- Dr. Jack Fujimoto's Retirement Banquet at the Odyssey
Restaurant was announced.
Public Address - no
report. This agenda item required by the Brown Act.
- President's Report
- DAS Executive Board - Minutes of the
meeting were distributed (see attachment 7C to
the Feb.1st agenda). The search for the new
District Chancellor position continues. It was
recommended that motions passed at Pierce College
and ELAC be brought to the other individual
college senates (see attachment 6A to the Feb.
- The next DAS meeting is to be held at LAMC on
- The April campus Academic Senate meeting was
rescheduled to meet on April 9th, 1996, due to
- The status of standing committees is posted along
with members of the Senate. See Dale if you need
a copy. Ralph LaRosa joined the Constitution
Committee with Paul Kubicki and Alex Yguado.
Yolanda Ramil, Ben Lopez, Joanne Kalter-Flink and
Sonia Soto-Bair are on the Scholarship Committee.
- Mark Pracher, Instructional Improvement
Coordinator for the last 5 years, is
relinquishing this responsibility. A new
coordinator is sought. The coordinator position
carries with it a .2 release time. Anyone wishing
to apply can send an inquiry to Dale Newman.
- Vocational/Occupational update - The monitoring
committee met twice. Information regarding the
funding expenditures has just been received. This
information will be analyzed ASAP and more
- Presidential selection update - The Selection
Committee has met once. It will meet again on
February 23rd. March 18th and 19th are possible
dates for the interviews.
- Associate Dean selection update - The interviews
were held on January 26th and 29th. Fourteen
candidates were interviewed and 3 names were sent
on the Dr. Norlund in unranked order. The final
selection is to be decided on by the Board of
Trustees by the end of February.
- Committee Reports
- Curriculum - None.
- Hiring - Mark Pracher reported that the
Hiring Committee has not met since last fall. The
most important item at hand is to document a
certificated hiring policy. the committee will
meet on Tuesday, 1:00pm in the Faculty Lounge. In
the meantime the committee will be guided by
Board policy. The new Pace director (Instructor
Special Assignment) will be hired soon.
- DAS - See attachment.
- Old Business
- Cluster Chair Resolution - Paul Kubicki
raised the points that in case of a tie vote the
issue dies and must be re-noticed; under state
and local law contract issues are under the
purview of the Union; and under Roberts Rules of
Order (Section 46 and 47) it is inappropriate for
a body such as the Academic Senate to vote on a
resolution containing language perceived to
resolve monetary interest. Mark Pracher confirmed
this violation of this parliamentary procedure.
The discussion ended at this point.
- ESL Coordinator Position - No action can
be taken on this issue because of the same reason
as raised in item 8A. It was recommended that the
more appropriate place for this to be brought up
was with the AFT Guild. Ed Raskin verified this.
Faculty members were encouraged to attend the
next Guild meeting to lend support.
- Title 5 Compliance Resolution - MSP
(14y/1n/no absts.) to support the resolution that
the college have a policy that courses must be
taught according to the outline of record.
- Wall of Honor Resolution - MSP (11y/3n/1
abst.)to approve this resolution. An Ad Hoc
committee will be formed with Paul Kubicki in
charge regarding how to proceed from here.
- Limited Eligibility Assignment Restriction
- - MSP unanimous) to approve this motion. This
item will now be sent on to the President.
- Faculty Awards
- - Yolanda Ramil handed out the stated criteria
for the NISOD Medallion. Applications for The
Howard Award were also announced. Yolanda handed
out the criteria for this award and emphasized
that it was a monetary award as well. February
16th is the deadline for this award.
- New Business
- Secondary Effects of Move to New LRC; Use
of Space in Campus Center - It was decided that
these decisions are more properly the purview of
the Work Environment Committee and the Campus
Development Committee. However, a broadly worded
formal motion will be brought to the AS meeting
- Rethinking Matriculation - Gwen Walker
announced the vacancy of the Matriculation
Coordinator position and the need to review the
Coordinator's responsibilities and need for the
position. An Ad Hoc task force to look into the
matter was considered.
- 40% Research & Development Fellow -
Mark Pracher presented a resolution to establish
4 research and development fellows. The positions
will be used to encourage all areas of the
college. MSP (13y/2n/no absts.) to support the
concept of the resolution without committing to
funding level or number of positions.
- Process for Filling All Vacant Positions -
- Vote Tabulation in Close (within two votes)
Cases - Rick Scuderi announced that a written
roll call vote would be taken in cases when the
voting is close (yea's and nea's within two votes
of each other).
- There being no new business, MSP ( Kubicki, M.
Rettke - unanimous) to adjourn the meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 3:10 pm.
Rick Scuderi, PhD
Academic Senate Secretary