MINUTES OF THE MAY 2ND, 1996 MEETING
Attending: Rick Scuderi, Marc Pracher, Joanne Kalter-Flink,
Mark Kahn, Sonia Soto-Bair, Paul Kubicki, John Cantley, Mari
Rettke, Leon Risemberg, Joyce Woodmansee, Alex Yguado, Gwen
Walker, Dale Newman, Julie Ruelas, Dudley Foster
- The meeting was called to order at 1:50pm by President
- Minutes of 4/96 were examined. MSP (Yes 11, No 1) to
accept the minutes.
- Treasurer's Report. Currently the Senate accounts have
the following balances:
Faculty Scholarship (Sav) 0322-5350-89 $485.39
Faculty Assoc. (Ck) 0311-0030-16 $877.34
Gallagher Scholarship (Sav) 0322-5500-13 $765.17
Moss Scholarship (Ck) 0311-5101-43 $3,094.59
Bowman Scholarship (Sav) 0322-0001-26 $16,328.51
- Guests James Russell and Mr. Romo, the AGS President,
discussed the AGS honors society and invoked the support
of the AS. Instructors were invited to participate in the
society. The Transfer Alliance Program at Valley College,
the Pierce program, release time/additional pay and
priority admission were all discussed. A committee
composed of Joanne Kalter- Flink, Lee Risemberg, Marie
Fenyes, and John Cantley was formed to look into the nuts
and bolts of faculty participation. Richard Rains' name
was also mentioned as a possible member.
- Public Address - no report. This agenda item required by
the Brown Act.
- President's Report
- Dale Newman went to the state Academic Senate
conference in Santa Clara. Officers were elected.
Academic disciplines, affirmative action, and
resolutions were also discussed, and tenure was
supported. While the Senate voted in favor of
plus and minus grades, it voted for doing away
with the C- grade because many policies and
prerequisites state the criteria of C or better.
Dale has information on the meeting in the Senate
Office if anyone wishes to look through it.
- The process for a governance agreement between
the Board of Trustees and the DAS has begun. The
presidents and Chancellor have one document which
is different than our own. Negotiations are
- The graduation rehearsal and reception was
discussed. Joanne Kalter-Flink is looking into
options for refreshments. Alex Yguado and Gerald
Sheib will be the LAMC Marshals and Sandy Mayo
will carry the LAMC Mace. The Senate will
distribute a letter encouraging faculty
attendance at the graduation ceremony.
- Del Peterson is resigning from Staff Development.
Three certificated faculty, three classified
staff, and three administrative staff are on the
committee. There is no ending date on membership.
The committee elects a chairperson. The AS
approves Mike Reynolds and Mari Rettke to be on
the committee respectively replacing Del Peterson
and Marc Pracher, the Instructional Improvement
Coordinator, who also resigned.
- Regarding conference attendance monies, Dale
needs documentation of attendance ASAP from
faculty wishing to be reimbursed. Each eligible
faculty can be given $150. There is currently
- Committee Reports
- Constitution Committee - no report.
- Regarding the Curriculum Committee reports, Dale
has the minutes of the meetings for anyone
interested. Suggestions were entertained
concerning how to effectively distribute the
minutes to interested parties. Dale will include
these minutes in the agenda package and Julie
Ruelas will include new courses approved by DAS.
These decisions will be passed on to Enrique who
is currently on jury duty.
- Hiring Committee - no report.
- Scholarship Committee - no report.
- Julie Ruelas reports that the Vice Chancellor met
with the DAS to explain her position regarding a
previous controversy. The Executive Committee
composed a letter of reprimand to her.
- Academic Rank awards will be posted in the
minutes as Dale Newman receives them from the
- Old Business
- MSP with 2 abstentions on the resolution for
- The parliamentarian ruled that the Campus
Security resolution would be beyond the bounds of
the AS. A faculty oversight committee would be an
intrusion of an already existing contractual
arrangement with the District. The resolution is
not appropriate as written.
- Questions regarding part-time issues were posted
on the state-wide electronic bulletin board by
David Jones and Mark Kahn. One response has
already been received.
- New Business
- Ideas for next year included participation in the
honors society, text books on reserve in the
library for students, continuing work on the Wall
of Honor, future scanning, and exploring on-line
compositions on various subjects such as History,
Geography and English.
- There was no other new business.
(Unanimous) to adjourn the meeting. Meeting
adjourned at 3:00pm.
Rick Scuderi, PhD
Academic Senate Secretary