Minutes of the March 7th, 1996 Meeting
Attending: Julie Ruelas, Joanne Kalter-Flink, Geri
Shapiro, Penny Young, Sally Silvers, Ed Raskin, David Jones,
Enrique Gonzalez, Rick Scuderi, Paul Kubicki, Alex Yguado, Dale
Newman, Gwen Walker, Gerald Sheib, Yolanda Ramil, Dudley Foster,
Edgardo Zayas, Harlan Goldberg.
- The meeting was called to order at 1:45pm by President
- Minutes of 2/1/96 were examined. Item 8A was not accepted
as written. Section numbers and wording are to be
clarified at the next meeting with the help of the
parliamentarian. Item 9C was amended to read ". . .
The positions will be used to help provide research and
development to all faculty, staff and administrative
areas of the college . . ." MSP (Unanimous) to
accept the minutes except for item. 8A.
- 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 $ 3,093.37
Bowman Scholarship 0322-0001-26 $16,213.23
- Acting President Norlund introduced the new Associate
Dean of Student Services, Mr. James Russell, who briefly
addressed the members of the Senate. Mr. Russell spoke of
his experience at Trade Tech and emphasized that he was
an AS officer on that campus at one time. He also
emphasized a spirit of cooperation among all areas of the
- Public Address - no report. This agenda item
required by the Brown Act.
- President's Report
- DAS Executive Board - Dale Newman reports
that the DAS passed a motion that the Board of
Trustees authorize college presidents and the
Chancellor to act a designees on all shared
governance matters until such time as there is a
formal District Shared Governance policy. This is
important to ensure that our shared governance
agreements with the college president are valid
agreements. This motion was sent to the Board.
- The Executive Board recommended that a vote of no
confidence be passed passed against the Acting
Vice-chancellor, Vickie Richardt. This will be
addressed at the next DAS meeting.
motion that will be considered at the next
meeting is that the DAS will not collaborate with
the Board of Trustees until consultation is begun
regarding a formal governance agreement.
- The Trimester Forum will be held on March 12th in
room 5 at 2:00pm. Kenneth Gavilan is planning to
present the survey results. Marty Hittleman is
planning to present state- wide issues and Leon
Marzillier will respond to questions. Model
calendars will be available for faculty to
- Permanent President Selection Committee will meet
next Monday to select the candidates. The
interviews will take place after Spring Break.
- The file cabinets in the Senate office are
painted. Dale requested volunteers to spent one
day over Spring Break to help get the files in
- The President's Executive Council met. Budget
issues were the dominant theme of the meeting.
- A candidate for the new PACE Director position
was selected and the name submitted to the
President. An announcement will be made next
- A notice was put in the President's Bulletin
regarding the openning for the Instructional
Improvement Coordinator position. So far there
seems to be no full-time, permanent faculty
interested in filling the position.
- The Graduation Committee so far consists of
Leslie Milke, Sonia Soto-Bair, Maria Fenyes, and
- Committee Report
- The Constitution will be revisited for any
possible changes. The Constitution Committee
consists of Alex Yguado, Paul Kubicki, Ralph La
Rosa and Dale Newman.
- Enrique Gonzales explained that minimum
qualifications remain a primary concern of the
District Curriculum Committee. The Committee
sends its recommendations to the Educational
Policy Advisory Committee (EPAC), which then
sends its own findings onto the DAS. This process
has taken 3 to 4 years. EPAC consists of the
presidents of each AS or their representatives.
Some minimum qualifications had to be placed on
hold because of affirmative action problems.
However, the main problem is that no one seems to
know whether the District is still using the old
qualification criteria or has adopted the new
minimum quals. This may be due to the fact that
our District has no formal Shared Governance
Agreement to formalize this process. A major
meeting will be held with all disciplines to
determine whether to just adhere to the State
minimum quals, redo minimum qualifications
District-wide, or other suggestions to be
determined. This meeting will be held in April.
Representation of your discipline at that meeting
is very important. Dale will let us know the
exact date of the meeting when she finds out.
- The Hiring Committee met once and will meet
again. The Committee continues to work on a
Hiring Policy document.
- Nominations are needed for up-coming
scholarships. Look in the President's Bulletin
- The DAS report was attached to the March 7th
agenda which was distributed to the faculty.
- Joanne Kalter-Flink reported that a meeting of
the Academic Rank Committee was held on February
29th. The Committee is acting on the applications
it has received. Some faculty did not receive the
applications because of a mix-up in the mailroom.
Joanne urged each applicant to be sure the
District has on record all the units you have
- Old Business
- The Use of Space in Campus Center Resolution was
attached to the agenda of March 7th and the
resolution was noticed at the meeting.
- Alex Yguado will work on writing a resolution
that will be noticed at our next meeting
regarding a process for filling all vacant
- New Business
- Harlan Goldberg mentioned some incidents
involving alleged infringements of student and
faculty rights by campus security throughout the
District. Harlan will work on writing a
resolution involving the possible formation of a
campus monitoring committee composed, at least in
part, of faculty members. The resolution will be
noticed at the next meeting.
- CSUN's Student Panels for an International
Curriculum and Education can visit your classes
and discuss an academic topic that you give to
them in advance. This is a great opportunity to
enrich your class presentation. See Dale Newman
for further information.
- Some concern was mentioned over the lack of a
lunch truck. A representative from the Campus
Development Committee may be invited to the next
meeting to discuss the status of the lunch truck
in our campus parking lot.
- There being no new business, MSP (Yguado, Kubicki
- unanimous) to adjourn the meeting. Meeting
adjourned at 2:50pm.
Rick Scuderi, PhD
Academic Senate Secretary