MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 3RD, 1996 MEETING
Attending: Sandy Thomson, Mark Pracher, Joanne Kalter Flink,
Larry Andre, Gina Lamonica, Leslie Milke, John Klitsner, Julie
Ruelas, Jose Luis Ramirez, Sonia Soto Bair, Harlan Goldberg, Alex
Aguado, Rudy Garcia, Louie Zandalasini, Maria Fenyes, David
Jones, Ed Raskin, Yolanda Ramil, Margie Long, Leon Risemberg,
Special note: because of the lack of a quorum the Academic
Senate met as a committee of the whole. All decisions of the
group are thus not final until approved by the next Academic
Senate meeting which achieves a quorum. Gwen Walker chairs the
meeting in President Newman's absence.
- The committee of the whole was called to order at 1:55 by
- Minutes of 9/5/96 were examined. MSP (unanimous) to
accept the minutes.
- Treasurer's Report. Currently the Senate accounts have
the following balances:
Faculty Scholarship 0322-5350-89 (Sav) $ 488.83
Faculty Association 0311-0030-16 (Ck) $ 1,305.04
Gallagher Scholarship 0322-5500-13 (Sav) $ 570.01
Moss Scholarship 0311-5101-43 (Ck) $ 2,903.21
Bowman Scholarship 0322-0001-26 (Sav) $16,444.61
- New faculty Rudy Garcia, Culinary Arts, and Margie Long,
Speech, were introduced.
- Public Address - no report. This agenda item required by
the Brown Act.
- President's Report
- DAS meeting will be here on November 14th. MSP
that refreshments will be provided by our AS and
DAS will transfer money to our account,
contingent upon approval by DAS.
- The State Academic Senate Conference will be held
during Wednesday and Thursday of the last week in
October. For details, pick up written information
in the Faculty Senate office.
- The effectiveness of the faculty forums is
evident. The faculty expresses much satisfaction
with being able to discuss issues in such a free
format. Our next faculty forum will be
mid-October, Campus Center, Room 4.
- Regarding the Campus Development Committee, Alex
Aguado reports that a motion was passed that the
space our library presently occupies be reserved
for added classrooms once the move to the new
library/LRC is made. Alex also announced that
scheduled walk through tours of the new
library/LRC are slated to begin in December.
- Yolanda Ramil reports on the Presidential
Selection Committee. The effort now is, once the
second round of interviews are completed, to
submit at least 3 names for final selection.
Final selection may not be till early spring,
- Concerning the Acting Dean of Instruction
position, the deadline to apply to be on the
Acting Dean Selection Committee is this coming
Monday. A lengthy discussion follows this
announcement with several faculty members in
favor of extending the deadline and holding an
election of those candidates who submit their
names as to who finally would represent the
faculty on the Acting Dean Selection Committee.
Discussion also included establishing criteria
for an effective Acting Dean of Instruction. Some
faculty voiced concern that if this were done, it
would have to be done quickly because the
time-line to select the acting dean is fast
approaching. It is also noted that the AS
president has the legal power to appoint faculty
representatives. An emergency meeting of the AS
is considered. Some discussion also included the
Acting Dean of Academic Affairs' right to just
appoint the Acting Dean of Instruction versus any
- Committee Reports
- Regarding Honors, David Jones moves that we
accept the Honors program on campus with a .2
release time for the advisor of the program. MSP.
Feedback is needed on what the application for
the advisor position should look like and what
the criteria we should be looking for in such a
person. Larry Andre offers to participate on the
- Regarding curriculum, the General Education
Committee's draft copy of prerequisite
validations are in the faculty lounge. No
further report on curriculum developments.
- The DAS meeting and retreat is briefly described
by Julie Ruelas.
- Changes in our Faculty Senate constitution are
noticed by Alex Aguado. A copy of the proposed
changes can be found in the Faculty Senate office
and the faculty lounge.
- Old Business
- Our hiring policy is noticed for action at our
next meeting. A copy of our hiring
policy can be found in our faculty lounge.
Currently Alex Aguado, Geri Shieb, Lee Risemberg,
Mark Pracher and Marie Fenyes are on the
- Our Mission Governance Document is noticed for
action at our next meeting in November. A copy of
the document is in the faculty lounge.
- Marie Fenyes and Paul kubicki will continue to
study the incomplete policy and offer some
suggestions and possible action and/or resolution
at a later date.
- David Jones announced that the Noel Levitz
research team will be on campus for two days
during the latter part of October for interviews
with various faculty, staff and administrators
regarding differing views on how to increase retention of
- New Business
- David Jones announced that overlapping classes
that sometimes a student needs to take
simultaneously is a problem that needs
resolution. David will give a list of such
classes to the Vice-President of Academic
- Joanne Kalter Flink requested that the Student
Equity Committee be made a standing committee of
the Senate. MSP to do so.
- Jose Luis Ramirez requested a P.E. waiver for
vets on behalf of Lawrence Estaville. Jose
distributed the waiver form. This issue is
noticed for action at the next meeting.
- It is decided that the holiday party this year
will be a luncheon. Louie Zandalasini and Sandi
Lampert are spearheading this effort.
There being no other new business, the committee of the whole
adjourns at 3:25pm
Respectfully Submitted by Dr. Rick Scuderi, PhD
Secretary, LAMC Academic Senate