Minutes of the September 7, 1995, Meeting
Attending: John Klitsner, Leslie Milke, Enrique
Gonzalez, Dudley Foster, Yolanda Ramil, Gerald Shieb, John
Cantley, Lee Musgrave, Sally Silvers, Mari Rettke, Chuck
Ackurneck, Geri Shapiro, Sandi Lampert, Louie Zandalasini, Sonia
Soto-Bair, Joanne Kalter-Flink, Mark Pracher, Alex Yguado, Julie
Ruelas, Ed Raskin, Harlan Goldberg, Dale Newman, Rick Scuderi,
Gwen Walker, Ian Lewis.
- The meeting was called to order at 1:40 pm by President
- Minutes of 4/6/95 were examined: Curriculum Committee
report added; "Odyssey" spelling corrected;
time-line for Ethics Statement vote briefly discussed.
MSP (Ruelas, Foster - 25 yes, 0 no, 1 abst.) to approve
minutes of 5/4/95.
- Treasurer's Report. Currently the Senate accounts have
the following balances:
Faculty Scholarship 0322-5350-89 $ 475.19
Faculty Association 0311-0030-16 $ 561.69
Gallagher Scholarship 0322-5500-13 $ 14.87
Moss Scholarship 0311-5101-43 $3,082.68
Bowman Scholarship 0322-0001-26 $6,055.28
- Acting College President, Dr. Bill Norlund, addressed the
Academic Senate concerning the many administrative and
faculty positions to be filled. In particular he focused
on the interim vice-President of academic affairs and the
permanent college president positions. Regarding the
filling of other positions he emphasized three main
concerns: the Hiring Committee's priority lists, how many
positions the College can afford to hire, and affirmative
action considerations. A question and answer period
followed Dr. Norlund's address.
- President's Report
- The District Academic Senate has allocated $1000
for each college's Academic Senate to spend as it
sees fit. Some ideas discussed were internet for
the faculty office computers, a FAX machine for
the faculty offices, toner for the Xerox machine,
and so on. Further ideas will be discussed at the
- Faculty ID cards with academic rank included was
an idea not well received. Dale will carry this
message back to the DAS.
DAS and AFT will
sponsor a joint workshop on sexual harrasement.
Spangler, Ireland, and Holt from LACC proposed
mandatory a 54 hour course "Introduction to
Teaching", but DAS complains that no input
was received from faculty. After brief discussion
it was determined that the members of LAMC's
faculty are not in favor of it.
- Concerning the interim Vice President selection,
9 applicants have applied with interviews slated
for September 26th and/or September 27th. A list
of faculty appointments and alternatives have
- Concerning the permanent President Selection
Committee, 20 persons are included to represent
all phases of LAMC's faculty, staff and students.
Time lines have not been set up yet. Lee
Musgrave, Alex Yguado, and Paul Dillon are
developing a pamphlet advertizing the position.
The cluster system and the fact that other campus
vacancies exist will be mentioned in the
- Mari Rettke is working on having E-mail access
for all faculty. E-mail is available in the
cluster offices but not all faculty are on the
list to receive E-mail. Mari may be offering
in-service classes on E-mail access in the near
future. Mari has also volunteered to participate
in a Rand Corporation survey.
- Our new Senate office is now located in the South
Atrium. A student of Sherrill Frank's is
currently helping with clerical duties. The
computer will have a network card soon. Currently
the office is in process of being organized.
- Lee Risemberg and Yolanda Ramil are now mentors
in the Project Match project. The Project Match
Steering Committee is in need of volunteers. the
Committee meets September 13th, September 27th,
and October 19th.
- MSP (Ruelas, Yguado - Unanimous) to accept Sonia
Soto-Bair as interim Senator to fill out Allen
Munsack's term as Cluster B Senator.
- Regarding Instructional Improvement, Mark Pracher
will spearhead this effort through the January
time frame. Alex Yguado and Gwen Walker
volunteered to help him.
- Committee Reports
- Enrique Gonzalez reports that the next meeting of
the Curriculum Committee will be September 28th.
- A brief discussion was held as to whether the
Constitution should be amended to include
part-timers into the Senate. It was decided not
to pursue this at this time. A resolution can be
drawn up and signatures gotten if there is a need
to revisit the issue.
- The Hiring Committee met in May and prioritized a
list of positions. The Committee will meet again
but no date has been set as yet. A discussion was
held regarding the importance of meeting soon.
- DAS Report - see attachment to minutes.
- Old Business
- David Jones encouraged the adoption of an ethics
statement. Based on such a statement an Ethics
Committee could be formed and procedures
established. We then could deal with alleged
faculty and/or student misconduct on our own
without soliciting outside consultation. A
current draft of the Ethics Statement will be
examined by Julie Ruelas, David Jones, Mari
Rettke and Dale Newman. A document will be
disseminated at the next meeting for further
- Sonia Soto-Bair, Rick Scuderi and Enrique
Gonzalez volunteered to be included on the
Student Advocate Panel to deal with student
grievances. MSP (Yguado, Silvers - Unanimous) to
include the above three on the Panel.
- New Business
- The faculty convention and conference attendance
budget is $6,144. MSP (Scuderi, Ruelas -
Unanimous) to increase from $100 to $150 the
amount given to each faculty member for
convention and/or conference attendance. Often at
the end of the year there are monies still
remaining in this budget.
- ICAN Program Reviews will begin this semester.
The outcome of these reviews will drive the
Master Plan and Accreditation Report.
- The DAS Governance Draft copies are located in
the faculty lounge and cluster offices. If there
are any comments or criticisms, let Dale know.
- Copies of the Chancellor's Reorganization Plan
are located in the faculty lounge and cluster
offices also. Again, let Dale know if you have
- Lee Musgrave addressed the Administration
Reorganization/Faculty Ratio issue. Lee commented
that the vice president of academic affairs
position and the cluster chairs positions may be
- Lee went on to say that he had heard from John
Mcdowell and Mary Mondell that there might be an
agreement in the offing between the Union and the
District to eliminate the Cluster System. Ed
Raskin doubts this. It was suggested that Leon
Marzillier be invited to our next meeting to
- Dale suggested that it would be nice to have a
Senate logo. examples of some logos can be
examined in the Faculty Senate office.
- No other new business was presented.
MSP (Silvers, Ruelas - Unanimous) to adjourn the
meeting. Meeting adjourned at 3:15 pm.
Rick Scuderi, PhD
Academic Senate Secretary
To: Dale Newman, Academic Senate President
From: Rick Scuderi, Academic Senate Secretary
Subj: Desired Qualities of the Interim Vice-President of Academic Affairs as Discussed
During the 8/29/95 Emergency Meeting of the Academic Senate
The following is an unranked list of desired qualities of the Interim Vice-President of Academic
Affairs as composed during the 8/29/95 emergency meeting of the Academic Senate:
A solid teaching background.
An understanding of the history of Mission College.
Understands and believes in Shared Governance, participatory and
Has a demonstrated track record of listening well and arbitrating
Has effective interpersonal skills.
Is fair and impartial ("makes no deals").
Has experience in student support with students with diverse
Believes that faculty and students come first.