Attending: Jan Silver, Julie Ruelas, Joanne Kalter-Flink, Sonia Soto-Bair, Paul Kubicki, Mari Rettke, Tom Oliver, Mark Pracher, Ben Lopez, Sally Silvers, Ed Casson, Yolanda Ramil, Gerald Sheib, Dudley Foster, Ed Raskin, Dale Newman, Gwen Walker, Enrique Gonzales, Ian Lewis, Rick Scuderi.

  1. The meeting was called to order at 1:35 pm by President Dale Newman.
  2. Minutes of 10/5/95 were examined. Mr. Bowman's name was corrected to read Mr. Hank Bowman. MSP (Sally Silver, Gwen Walker - unanimous) to approve minutes of 10/5/95.
  3. Treasurer's Report. Currently the Senate accounts have the following balances:
    Faculty Scholarship           0322-5350-89 $  478.57 
    Faculty Association           0311-0030-16 $  857.34 
    Gallagher Scholarship         0322-5500-13 $   14.97 
    Moss Scholarship              0311-5101-43 $ 3,085.79 
    Bowman Scholarship            0322-0001-26 $16,098.45
  4. Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs Tom Oliver addressed the Academic Senate concerning his background and vision to move our college into the 21st century. He emphasized his technical background in electronics, his experience at the Xerox Corporation, Pierce College, and Valley College and his focus on shared governance and accountability. MPAC, ICAN and our college's connections witt business and industry were also emphasized.
  5. President's Report
    1. Dale Newman reported on the meeting among the District's senate presidents, the District's college presidents and the Chancellor's Cabinet. The meeting regarded the Governance Agreement and other issues relevant to Mission College including hiring, diversity and technology.
    2. Everyone is on E-mail. The faculty offices have 3 computers and the Academic Senate office will soon have their computer operation with E-mail. Mini workshops may be held regarding accessing E-mail.
    3. The Senate office is taking shape. A student-worker is on duty from 10 am to 12 noon Monday through Friday.
  6. Committee Reports
    1. Curriculum -Dale will get the report from Enrique.
    2. Hiring - Mark Pracher reports that nothing new has occurred since the last Academic Senate meeting. We are in the process now of filling positions.
    3. DAS
    4. Election - Academic Senate election will be held November 7th and 8th. The ballot box will be outside Gerald Shieb's Office.
  7. Old Business
    1. The Ethics Resolution was approved by a vote of 10 to 0 with 2 abstentions.
    2. The Cluster Chair Resolution was noticed and will be voted on during the next meeting.
    3. The Title 5 Compliance Resolution was noticed and will be voted on during the next meeting. A discussion was held on the purpose of the resolution. It was noted that Title 5 states that each college must have a stated policy based on Title 5, and that policy must be enforced. To date Mission College has no policy.
    4. Ben Lopez and Paul Kubicki announced a resolution to be noticed at the December meeting. The resolution proposes that the Academic Senate provide funds for a "Wall of Honor" whose purpose is to honor service by faculty members. Gwen Walker and Geri Shapiro will join Ben and Paul on a Committee to refine the details.
    5. A discussion was held on upgrading faculty computers. Mari Rettke make recommendations. $1000 iB available. Options will be clarified at our next meeting.
    6. Julie Ruelas presented some preliminary ideas regarding the faculty holiday party.
  8. New Business
    1. Yolanda Ramil, Dale Newman and Jan Silver will check into the value of encouraging faculty to apply for the NISDA Excellence Awards. Applications are due by February 1st and the conference during which the awards will be presented will be held on May 29th in Austin, Texas.
    2. Alex Yguado discussed with Tom Oliver the procedures for student record disposal. More information will be forthcoming.
    3. Forming an Academic Senate subcommittee to monitor decisions made with regard to vocational education was discussed. The idea was favorably received.
    4. Other new business - A new PACE Director will be installed in the Pall of 1996. Length of terms committee involved in selection and other pertinent issues were discussed. Further discussion is needed on this topic.

      Gerald Sheib stated he would like the ESL Coordinators position to be placed on the agenda for the next Academic Senate meeting.

      Jan Silver was concerned with faculty input on how the space soon to be vacated by the library will be used. It was surmised that the Campus Development Committee, the Space Allocations Committee and the Work Environment Committee are involved in this issue.

MSP (Silvers, Scuderi - unanimous) to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 3:10 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Rick Scuderi, PhD
Academic Senate Secretary