The meeting was called to order by President Dale Newman.
MSP (Ruelas, Silver - Unanimous) to approve minutes of
Treasurer's Report--Ben Lopez said he did not have his
report for the meeting but asked that it be included in
Faculty Scholarship Fund $ 335.15
Faculty Association 605.91
Gallagher Scholarship 11.85
Moss Scholarship 3,156.13
Carla Bowman Scholarship 3,592.27
Dale Newman introduced Jeanne Rowe, President of the
Mission College Foundation. She spoke about instituting a
550 Program, a payroll deduction program to raise seed
money for the Foundation and improve its ability to reach
out into the community and help Mission College.
Dale also introduced Ed Casson, the new librarian.
Dale Newman reported on her meeting with Dr.
Fujimoto. She and Gwen Walker are planning to
meet with him once a week whenever possible. She
and Gwen present the Governance Agreement, which
incorporated suggestions presented by faculty
members. Dr. Fujimoto requested some minor
clarifications and changes. The agreement will be
revised and resubmitted to him as soon as
possible. Upon his approval, the Agreement will
be brought back to the Academic Senate before
Dale will sign it. Also discussed during this
meeting was the Academic Senate office. Dr.
Fujimoto approved the use of the locksmith's
office on a temporary basis; the Senate office
will move to a more appropriate location after
the new library building opens. All faculty will
have access to this office. Dr. Fujimoto also
requested the initiation of the process of
selecting a permanent Vice President.
District Academic Executive Meeting--Chancellor
Neil Yoneji was a guest at this meeting. He spoke
on the following topics: restructuring of
administration, diversity of faculty, and student
access and success. When asked, he stated that he
was in favor of faculty evaluation of
administrators. The DAS also discussed two Board
Rules. The first, Trustee Baker's Risk Management
proposal, has been split into two parts: the
hiring of additional counsel and the creation of
a risk management department. The Board voted to
hire one additional attorney and to sent the the
Risk Management part of the proposal back to the
Budget Committee. Anyone with ideas about the
proposal or the kind of training that would be
appropriate please contact Dale. The vote on the
second Board Rule, Trustee Connor's proposal, was
postponed until October 19.
There will be a workshop entitled "The
Ethical Classroom" at City College on
Friday, October 7. Anyone interested in having
such a workshop here at Mission, please see Dale.
There will be a Multiple Disciplines Meeting on
Friday, October 28, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at Trade Tech.
Dale attended a Geocluster Meeting September 30
at Southwest. Participants discussed ways of
getting faculty involved in committee work. The
group will meet again on November 3, 4, and 5.
Dale discussed the possibility of the college
creating a new classified position by hiring an
athletic trainer, a full-time position, for the
P. E. department. This matter will be discussed
at MPAC; Dale asked for faculty input.