MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 2ND, 1995 MEETING
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.
- The meeting was called to order at 1:35 pm by President
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- President's Report
- 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.
- 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
- The Senate office is taking shape. A
student-worker is on duty from 10 am to 12 noon
Monday through Friday.
- Committee Reports
- Curriculum -Dale will get the report from
- Hiring - Mark Pracher reports that nothing
new has occurred since the last Academic Senate
meeting. We are in the process now of filling
- Election - Academic Senate election will
be held November 7th and 8th. The ballot box will
be outside Gerald Shieb's Office.
- Old Business
- The Ethics Resolution was approved by a vote of
10 to 0 with 2 abstentions.
- The Cluster Chair Resolution was noticed and will
be voted on during the next meeting.
- 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.
- 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
- A discussion was held on upgrading faculty
computers. Mari Rettke make recommendations.
$1000 iB available. Options will be clarified at
our next meeting.
- Julie Ruelas presented some preliminary ideas
regarding the faculty holiday party.
- New Business
- 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,
- Alex Yguado discussed with Tom Oliver the
procedures for student record disposal. More
information will be forthcoming.
- Forming an Academic Senate subcommittee to
monitor decisions made with regard to vocational
education was discussed. The idea was favorably
- 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.
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.
Rick Scuderi, PhD
Academic Senate Secretary