Minutes of the May 4th, 1995 Meeting
Attending: Richard Close, Ed Raskin, Gerald Scheib, Ben
Lopez, Mark Pracher, David Jones, Janice Silver, Louie
Zandalisini, Yolanda Ramil, Sandra Lanpert, Julie Ruelas, Sally
Silvers, Sonia Soto Bair, Rick Scuderi, Dale Newman.
- The meeting was called to order at 1:40 pm by President
- MSP (Lampert, Ramil - Unanimous) to approve minutes of
Treasurer's Report. Currently the Senate accounts have the following balances: Faculty Association $ 856.38
Faculty Scholarship $ 710.17
Gallagher Scholarship $ 512.01
Moss Scholarship $3,169.56
Bowman Scholarship $6,161.39
- Leslie Koritzke presented a page 0f policy statements by
the District Matriculation Committee for the group's
- Policy A - Priority registration for new,
non-exempt matriculation students who go through
assessment, orientation, and/or advisement. MSP
(Lampert, Silver - unanimous) to apprive Policy
- Registration delayed for probation students who
fail to complete mandatory counseling. Comments
taken from the floor. Ms. Koritzke will return
for further discussions on Policy B.
- Announcements make regarding prerequisite
validation training, validation enforcement, and
telephone registration. Pre-requisites for
English, Math and ESL will be enforced by the
District computer system, but permits must be
submitted as back-up to the computer system. New
and continuing students will use the telephone
registration system for Fall, '95.
- President's Report
- Dale Newman and Gwen Walker are meeting often
with President Norlund to discuss campus climate
issues. An outside mediator was discussed
regarding campus tensions. Flattening versus a
hierarchy of administration, and the Victor
Valley Community College visit was also
discussed. Positive feedback from Victor Valley
Staff's involvement with an outside mediator,
need for our own campus climate surveys, and
current acting administrators were also
- A draft of the DAS Governance Agreement was
distributed. Voting on this issue will probably
not occur until November, 1995.
- The interim Accreditation document lists 8
recommendations. Discussion about these 8
recommendations will occur when the Final
Accreditation Report is distributed.
- Five faculty members are retiring: Rayma
Greenberg, Ben Lopez, Nino Eliseo, Andres Torres,
and Del Peterson. Julie Ruelas, Dale Newman,
Louise Zandalasini, and Yolanda Ramil will plan
the retirement party at the Oddysee.
- Faculty volunteers are needed for the Student
Equity Committee. Mark Pracher explained that the
committee will study and report on the relation
between access (gender, age, etc.) to programs at
the college and what is the ratio of success in
completing courses and programs in relation to
the population of the service area. It is
important for faculty to be involved in
developing strategies to address both access and
success for various student populations.
- A faculty volunteer is needed to be a student
advocate. Dale Newman will supply more
information on the duties of this position at the
- Dale reports that in the very near future we will
have a Faculty Senate Office probably located in
the North Atrium.
- Conference monies are still available. Send
evidence of the amount of monies you think are
due to you to Dale Newman.
- Committee Reports
- Constitution - the new Constituion was
- Hiring Committee - the Hiring Committee
will meet next week.
- DAS - Julie Ruelas reports that the
officers are the same with the exception of Ron
Smetzer, who is now the Vice President of DAS.
The Governance Agreement was mentioned and
Interior Design and Food Service are now approved
at LAMC as disciplines.
- ICAN - David Jones reported that a Program
Review list is being distributed college wide.
The outcome of these reviews will drive the
Master Plan and Accreditation Report.
- Old Business
- Ethics Statement - David Jones will
present an ethics statement during the first
meeting of the Academic Senate in Fall, '95. It
is expected that an ethics statement will be
approved during the second meeting of the
Academic Senate in Fall, '95.
- Graduation - Sandi Lampert would like to
see more faculty involved. A questionnairre might
be developed to determine what reasons cause
faculty not to attend graduation ceremonies.
Perhaps Flex day credit should be given. An
Academic Senate memo might be composed exhorting
faculty to attend.
- Sandi Lampert encourages Academic Senate members
to support Culinary Arts students selected to
attend a national contest. Monies are needed for
the selected students to attend.
- Scrip - Julie Ruelas inquired that if
monies are lent from an outside source to the
Academic Senate can it be accepted. If so, monies
can be barrowed to reap limited benefits
regarding scrip. Currently less than $200 is
- New Business
- Julie Ruelas will investigate new recycling
- Sandi Lampert reports that Dean Carlos Nava wants
to put food machines in the atriums. It was
determined that this matter should be referred to
Motion to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at
Rick Scuderi, PhD
Academic Senate Secretary