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Faculty Senate
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Chaffey College
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Ardon Alger
President

Tara Johnson
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Minutes

Fall Semester 2006

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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES
December 12, 2006

Members Present:
President................................................................................. Ardon Alger
Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences................................ Cathie Keenan
Secretary/Treasurer—Language Arts....................................... Jonathan Ausubel
Business & Applied Technology............................................... James Kerr
Health Sciences....................................................................... Renee Ketchum
Language Arts......................................................................... Laura Hope
Mathematics & Sciences.......................................................... Diana Cosand
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Angela Sadowski
Student Services...................................................................... Will Carrick
Student Services...................................................................... Monica Molina
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. Orville Clarke
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. Tom deDobay
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Bob Toister

Members Absent:
Curriculum Chair..................................................................... Mary Jane Ross
Business & Applied Technology............................................... Joy Haerens
Health Sciences....................................................................... Beverly Cox
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Karen Lyman
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Mike Deschamps
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Robin Ikeda
Adjunct Senator-at-Larger....................................................... Paul Buczko

Alternates Present:
Language Arts......................................................................... Angela Bartlett
Mathematics & Sciences.......................................................... Alif Wardak
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Marylee Requa
Student Services...................................................................... Marie Boyd
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. John Machado

I.     P.E.

II.     CALL TO ORDER

III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA
Minutes of December 5, 2006 and consent agenda were approved 14-0 as amended.

IV.          CONSENT AGENDA
Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:
• Administrative Assistant I, Maintenance & Operations Screening Committee
Chuck Hollenbeck, M&S
• Gerontology Instructor Screening Committee
Beverly Cox, HS Mike Deschamps, BAT
Karen Lyman, SBS Marylee Requa, SBS
• Philosophy Instructor Screening Committee
Maura O’Neill, SBS Gary Aurouze, SBS
Ryan Falcioni, SBS Patricia Reid, SBS
Lynn Navarette, SBS
• Technology Committee
Carol Hutte, Library/Learning Resources

V.     REPORTS
·        President
•       Faculty Numbers—President Alger distributed two charts, one that shows a comparison between growth in administrators versus growth in faculty.  Since 1999-2000, full-time faculty has increased 20%.  In the same period, administration has increased 21%.  The second chart indicates full-time faculty percentages.  Since Fall 1994, Chaffey has improved its full-time contract faculty by only a 2.4 percent ratio.
•       Community College Initiative—This initiative would increase Chaffey College funding by about $2 million in its first year.  Petitions to get this measure on the ballot are available in the Senate Trailer.  This is for your information only.
•       Educational Excellence Center Meeting Room—Senate reviewed possible floor plans for the conference room in the EEC; unfortunately, because the shape of the room was changed without consultation, it is a less functional conference room.
·        Curriculum
•       The curriculum deadline for new courses and modifications that affect the catalog is this Friday, December 15th.  Course proposals originated on CurricUNET by that date will be included in the next catalog pending approval.
•       Curriculum help will continue to be available in the library this week.  Hours are posted on the CurricUNET home page at www.curricunet.com/chaffey
•       Arabic has been approved as a new discipline at Chaffey College.
•       The following courses were deemed ready to submit for IGETC submission, pursuant to this month’s request from the UC’s:
_         CHEM 8
_         CHEM 12
_         ESC 8
_         MUSIC 21
_         MUSIC 26
_         PHYS 44
_         SOC 16
_         GEOG 1
_         GERO/PSYCH 21
_         PSYCH 41
·        The following courses were not deemed ready to be submitted for IGETC submission this month.  They will be submitted at a later date if the course outlines are updated and approved:
_         CHEM 7
_         GEOL 30
_         HIST 21
_         PS 21
_         PS 32
_         PSYCH 55
_         SSCI 17
_         SOC 19
VI.     OLD BUSINESS
·        Administrative Procedures—4.6.12 Grade Changes—Senate again renewed its discussion of this vexing issue.  Unanimous consent was that the Senate reexamine the issue.
·        Faculty Senate Foundation Account—Senate reviewed a fair draft of the solicitation letter and made final suggestions for revision.
·        Faculty Senate Scholarships—Senate discussed the issue and decided to offer two, $500 scholarships for the time being.  If sufficient funds can be raised, the amounts of these scholarships may increase.
·        Revised Summer 2007 Dates/Meetings and Module Times—A fourth version of the summer calendar was distributed.  Senate was pleased that it more closely meets to instructional needs.
·        Administrative Procedure—Credit/No Credit—Senate is working on language to ensure that students are aware of the implications of selecting credit/no credit.

VII.           NEW BUSINESS
·        Academic Senate Fall Plenary Session—Senator Ausubel reported on the Fall ASCCC Plenary session.  Passed around was a summary list called Legislative Update—this list shows the status of bills from the three-year legislative cycle that just ended.  Senator Ausubel requested that Senate address resolutions earlier to give time for Senate input to the voting member.
·        Correction and Consequences Task Force—Senate reviewed the accomplishments of the academic integrity process to date:  The revamped Academic Integrity Guidelines and Form have gone through the shared governance process, and the Senate has received the recommendations of the W Task Force and made its own recommendation based on the work of the task force.  The Correction and Consequences Task Force will be the third step, which Senate will begin in the spring.

VIII.        ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.       FLOOR ITEMS

X.    SUMMARY

XI.    ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 1:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,
____________________________________
Donna Walker, Recording Secretary
____________________________________
Jonathan Ausubel, Secretary/Treasurer

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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES
December 5, 2006

Members Present:
President................................................................................. Ardon Alger
Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences................................ Cathie Keenan
Secretary/Treasurer—Language Arts....................................... Jonathan Ausubel
Business & Applied Technology............................................... Joy Haerens
Business & Applied Technology............................................... James Kerr
Health Sciences....................................................................... Renee Ketchum
Language Arts......................................................................... Laura Hope
Mathematics & Sciences.......................................................... Diana Cosand
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Karen Lyman
Student Services...................................................................... Will Carrick
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. Tom deDobay
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Mike Deschamps
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Robin Ikeda
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Bob Toister

Members Absent:
Curriculum Chair..................................................................... Mary Jane Ross
Health Sciences....................................................................... Beverly Cox
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Angela Sadowski
Student Services...................................................................... Monica Molina
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. Orville Clarke
Adjunct Senator-at-Larger....................................................... Paul Buczko

Alternates Present:
Language Arts......................................................................... Angela Bartlett
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Marylee Requa
Student Services...................................................................... Marie Boyd
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. John Machado
Adjunct................................................................................... Margaret Singleton

I.     P.E.

II.     CALL TO ORDER

III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA
Minutes of November 21, 2006 and consent agenda were approved 15-0 as amended.

IV.          CONSENT AGENDA
Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:
• English Instructor Screening Committee
Michael Dinielli, LA Jon Ausubel, LA
Margaret Vizio, LA Neil Watkins, LA
Maria Mora, SS
• Ethics Across the Curriculum Committee
Thierry Brusselle, BAT Maura O’Neill, Chair, SBS

V.     REPORTS
·        President
•       Academic Calendar—President Alger emailed the Calendar Committee regarding Senate’s request to move the Faculty Lecturer of the Year from April 29 to April 22, 2008.  Ardon also told them that Senate felt that the calendar that started on a Sunday, like a normal calendar, reduced confusion.  The Calendar Committee responded that the Faculty Lecture date is the Senate’s choice and the Committee is looking at moving to a color-coded calendar which will allow them to show Sunday as the first day of the week.
•       Revised Summer 2007 Dates/Meetings and Module Times—Senate was concerned about the length of the summer sessions.
•       Academic Integrity/Student Behavior Violation Forms—On September 19, 2006 Senate approved these documents with minor changes.  Copies of the approved documents were distributed to Senators.
•       Academic Senate—President Alger announced that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is calling for nominations for the Stanback-Stroud Diversity Award.  This award was developed to acknowledge the work of faculty making special contributions in the area of student success for diverse students.  Each college may nominate one faculty member to receive this prestigious honor, which includes a cash award of $500.  Completed applications must be received in the Academic Senate Office by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 2, 2007.  For award criteria, application, or additional information, please contact the Faculty Senate Office at extension 2443.
·        Vice President
•       Vice President Keenan reported that ChaffeyVIEW will be available through much of Winter break; testing of R-18 will continue.
·        Secretary
•       Secretary/Treasurer reported that the Academic Calendar Faculty Lecturer date has been corrected in the November 14 minutes.
·        Curriculum
•       Committee gave first draft approval to “Discipline Placement Criteria.”  “Discipline Placement Process,” draft three, will be evaluated separately at the next meeting.  Final drafts of both documents are expected to be ready for Faculty Senate review in January.
•       Program of Study modification process was approved.  The new process has been implemented on CurricUNET.  A definition of program modifications, distinguishing consent agenda items from review items, will be reviewed at the next meeting.
•       Committee approved Articulation Officer’s request to submit courses identified by the UC’s as potential candidates for IGETC approval to meet December 12th deadline.  Schools have been contacted regarding individual course applications.
•       CurricUNET Handbooks have been mailed to all full-time faculty.
•       The Curriculum Office has completed clean-up of more than half the COR’s in CurricUNET.  Faculty who are modifying courses should contact the Curriculum Office to request clean-up of courses they plan to revise for the December deadline.
•       Curriculum Chair has been granted release time for the first two weeks of December to help faculty prepare their curriculum for the December 15th catalog deadline.  She will be available in the library computer room on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays to do CurricUNET training, answer curriculum questions, and assist faculty with their proposals.  Scheduled training hours are posted on the CurricUNET home page.

  VI.     OLD BUSINESS
·        Administrative Procedures—4.6.12 Grade Changes—After considerable discussion, Senate has formed a subcommittee of Marie Boyd, Robin Ikeda, and Renee Ketchum to re-draft this procedure.
·        Faculty Senate Foundation Account—Solicitation Letter—Senators discussed the solicitation letter and suggested that it be shortened to allow space for signatures.  Senators Ausubel and Ketchum will edit the letter for conciseness.
·        Art Committee—Senate reviewed the nominees and selected David Karp, Doug Duno, Cathy Decker, Rob Rundquist, Joann Eisberg, Peter Konovnitzine, Sergio Gomez, Stan Hunter, and John Machado to serve on the Art Committee.
·        Enrollment Management and Growth Committee—Senate selected Linda Mundy, Daniel Jacobo, Karen Lyman, and Sandra Clay as faculty representatives on the Enrollment Management and Growth Committee.
·        Instructional Equipment Committee—Senate selected Daniel Jacobo to serve on the Instructional Equipment Committee representing Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.  Senate will put out a renewed call for faculty representatives from Language Arts and Student Services.
·        Scholastics Standards Committee—Senate selected Will Carrick to serve on the Scholastics Standards Committee.  Candice Tinsley was selected to serve as alternate.
·        Technology Committee—A Student Services faculty representative is still needed to serve on the Technology Committee.  Senate to put out a renewed call.

VII.           NEW BUSINESS
·        Administrative Procedures—Credit/No Credit and Remedial Coursework—Senate discussed the Credit/No Credit procedure and suggested several changes to the proposed document; revisions will be presented to Senate.  Senate unanimously approved the Remedial Coursework procedure.

VIII.        ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.       FLOOR ITEMS

X.    SUMMARY

XI.    ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 1:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,
____________________________________
Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________
Jonathan Ausubel, Secretary/Treasurer


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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES
November 21, 2006

Members Present:
President................................................................................. Ardon Alger
Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences................................ Cathie Keenan
Secretary/Treasurer—Language Arts....................................... Jonathan Ausubel
Curriculum Chair..................................................................... Mary Jane Ross
Business & Applied Technology............................................... Joy Haerens
Business & Applied Technology............................................... James Kerr
Health Sciences....................................................................... Renee Ketchum
Health Sciences....................................................................... Beverly Cox
Language Arts......................................................................... Laura Hope
Mathematics & Sciences.......................................................... Diana Cosand
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Karen Lyman
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Angela Sadowski
Student Services...................................................................... Will Carrick
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. Orville Clarke
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. Tom deDobay
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Mike Deschamps
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Robin Ikeda
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Bob Toister

Members Absent:
Student Services...................................................................... Monica Molina
Adjunct Senator-at-Larger....................................................... Paul Buczko

Alternates Present:
Business & Applied Technology............................................... Abel Chen
Language Arts......................................................................... Angela Bartlett
Mathematics & Sciences.......................................................... Alif Wardak
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Marylee Requa
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. John Machado

I.     P.E.

II.     CALL TO ORDER

III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA
Minutes of November 14, 2006 and consent agenda were approved 15-0 as amended.

IV.          CONSENT AGENDA

V.     REPORTS
·        President
•      Senate sends condolences to the family of Adjunct Faculty Member Vijay Sharma, who is in our thoughts and prayers.
•      Senate will not meet next week in lieu of subcommittee meetings.
·        Curriculum
•      Curriculum Chair reported that nearly 70 courses have already been entered into the new CurricUNET system.  Most of these have begun the approval process.   December 15th curriculum deadline was clarified.  The deadline is for courses that should be added or revised for the next catalog.   The committee will continue to review courses submitted after the December deadline in the order received; however, courses that are submitted late may not make it through the approval queue in time for inclusion in the printed catalog.  Chair also reported that Curriculum Committee is in the process of drafting a process for discipline placement.  An initial draft of this process will be forwarded to the Faculty Senate as soon as it is completed.
·        Coordinators
•      Coordinators reported that College Hour will be retained despite the increased pressure to create new modules.  Additionally, because of the need for swing space, coordinators were asked to loosen room restrictions to accommodate displacements caused by construction.  Finally, the summer calendar was discussed; coordinators felt that four week summer sessions are too short to offer classes with appropriate academic rigor.  Summer sessions of no less than six weeks were recommended.  Dr. Howdyshell also discussed the use of “swing space” in the current administration building and vacated chemistry space for health science programs during the time that the life science and health science buildings are undergoing renovation.
·        Committees
•      Professional Development—Bruce Osburn and Alisha Gutierrez reported to Senate on the progress made by the Professional Development Committee.  First, it was reported that Professional Development will regularly report to Senate on its progress via the Professional Development minutes, which will be available on the web.  The committee has also made significant progress towards refining and adopting criteria for the allocation of funds for programs, conferences, and related travel.  In the interim, a portion of the travel funds have been made immediately available to the schools so that travel can be funded.  The committee is also in the process of planning January FLEX activities.

  VI.     OLD BUSINESS
·        Sabbatical Leave Requests—Tom de Dobay, Michelle Dowd, and Marylee Requa—Senate discussed the sabbatical requests for this semester.  Approval for the request of Marylee Requa for Fall 2007 was moved, seconded, and approved 17-0.  Approval for the request of Michelle Dowd for the 2007-2008 academic year was moved, seconded, and approved 17-0.  Senate noted that activities to meet Tom de Dobay’s first objective seem to be missing from the proposal; with the addition of these activities, Senate approval for the request of Tom de Dobay for Fall 2007 was moved, seconded, and approved 17-0.
·        Faculty Senate Foundation Account—Senators reviewed and suggested revisions to the Foundation account solicitation letter so that the letter better encompasses the many activities this fund is used for.  Additionally, there was discussion about folding the Senate scholarship fund into the Foundation account.  Senators felt that since the original intent of the scholarship was that it be from Senate, the scholarship should not be included in the Foundation account.  Curriculum Chair Ross agreed to draft a revised letter.
·        Constitution Voting Date—In order to facilitate adoption of the simplified voting procedures, Senator Ausubel proposed that the constitutional election occur before the end-of-Spring-term election.  It was proposed that the constitutional election finish before Spring Break.
·        Enrollment Management and Growth Committee—Senate to put out a renewed call for faculty representatives to serve on the Enrollment Management and Growth Committee.
·        Ethics Across the Curriculum Faculty Senate Committee—Senate discussed the nominations and selected Abel Chen, Angela Bartlett, Cecilia Best, Bonnie Khaw-Posthuma, Emily Avila-Teeguarden, Angela Burk-Herrick, and Angela Sadowski as faculty representatives on the Ethics Across the Curriculum Committee.
·        Instructional Equipment Committee—Senate selected Abel Chen, Business & Applied Technology; Joyce Oakdale, Mathematics & Sciences; and Vera Dunwoody, Social & Behavioral Sciences to serve on Instructional Equipment Committee for three-year terms.  Robin Witt, Mathematics & Sciences, will serve as alternate.  Senate to put out a renewed call for faculty representatives from Language Arts; Student Services; and Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.
·        Scholastics Standards Committee—Senate discussed the nominees and selected Greg Creel, Linda Marcotte, and Meng Khou as faculty representatives on the Scholastics Standards Committee.  Greg Creel will represent the Success Centers.
·        Technology Committee—Due to a scheduling conflict Lucy Serrano will not be able to serve on the Technology Committee.  Senate to put out a renewed call for a Student Services representative.
·        Withdrawal Task Force—Senator Ausubel reported that colleagues at the Fall ASCCC plenary largely were unaware of their district drop deadlines and associated policies; after discussion, Senate recommends that the District change the deadline for students to request withdrawals to seven days prior to 75% of the semester.  This will ensure notification of instructors prior to the drop being granted.

VII.           NEW BUSINESS

VIII.        ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.       FLOOR ITEMS

X.    SUMMARY

 XI.    ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 1:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________
Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________
Jonathan Ausubel, Secretary/Treasurer


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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES
November 14, 2006

Members Present:
President Ardon Alger
Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences Cathie Keenan
Secretary/Treasurer—Language Arts Jonathan Ausubel
Business & Applied Technology Joy Haerens
Business & Applied Technology James Kerr
Health Sciences Renee Ketchum
Health Sciences Beverly Cox
Language Arts Laura Hope
Mathematics & Sciences Diana Cosand
Social & Behavioral Sciences Karen Lyman
Social & Behavioral Sciences Angela Sadowski
Student Services Will Carrick
Student Services Monica Molina
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts Orville Clarke
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts Tom deDobay
Senator-at-Large Robin Ikeda
Senator-at-Large Bob Toister

Members Absent:
Curriculum Chair Mary Jane Ross
Senator-at-Large Mike Deschamps
Adjunct Senator-at-Larger Paul Buczko

Alternates Present:
Business & Applied Technology Abel Chen
Language Arts Angela Bartlett
Mathematics & Sciences Alif Wardak
Student Services Marie Boyd
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts John Machado
Adjunct Margaret Singleton

I. P.E.

II. CALL TO ORDER

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA
Minutes of November 7, 2006 and consent agenda were approved 16-0 as amended.

CONSENT AGENDA
Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:
Accounting Clerk II Screening Committee
Joanne Osgood, BAT
Administrative Assistant I, Administrative Services
Michael Dinielli, LA
Network Technology Technician Screening Committee
Jacqueline Wall, BAT

V. REPORTS
President
Community College Initiative—People have asked when signatures need to be gathered and what the projected revenue is for Chaffey College with the passage of this Initiative.  Signature gathering must be completed by the end of January, 2007.  The following table shows revenue projections for Chaffey College, in millions:
 2008-09 2009-10 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
Existing law $82.2 $86.4 $90.6 $95.1 $99.8
Ballot measure $84.4 $91.6 $98.5 $105.8 $114.1
Remember this Initiative contains two important provisions and some minor technical provisions.  First, it will decrease student tuition to $15 per unit and limit future fee increases so that they are predictable and gradual.  Annual tuition increases are limited to the lesser of COLA or 10%.  Second, community college funding is separated from K-12 funding.  Last, the technical provisions make some changes in the composition of the Board of Governors and some minor changes within the System Office.
Academic Calendar Summer 2007—Ardon announced the changes to the Academic Calendar are two Monday holidays in both semesters; both Monday holidays are after the first day of each semester.  Apparently state law dictates these dates.  Faculty Senate felt that the calendar that started on a Sunday, like a normal calendar, reduced confusion.

Senate requests that the Faculty Lecturer of the Year date be moved from April 29 to April 22, 2008.  Senate feels the April 29 date is too close to finals.
Faculty Years of Service—President Alger distributed a chart showing the years of service for faculty, the largest percentage being new faculty with a substantial growth in underrepresented faculty.
Academic Integrity Violation Form and Guidelines—The Academic Integrity Violation Form has returned from President’s Cabinet with minor suggested revisions.  Upon discussion, Senate further suggests that instructor-initiated actions such as written and oral reprimands and failing grades for assignments be removed from the check box section to clarify that these actions may be taken by faculty without other authorization.  Further, because the “red letter” addition does not clarify as it is intended, Senate suggests it be removed.
Senate sends its condolences to Bonnie Fuller, whose mother recently passed away.
Committees
President’s Cabinet—Ardon Alger—President Alger announced the new positions that were selected at cabinet this morning:  Fire Technology, Gerontology, English, Chemistry, Aeronautics, Philosophy, Art, and Communication Studies.  The hiring process can start now.
Technology—Ardon Alger—For those individuals that have VOIP the mailbox size has been increased from 50 megabytes to 75 megabytes and the mailbox limit or cut off has been increased from 75 megabytes to 100 megabytes.

VI. OLD BUSINESS
Administrative Procedures—4.6.12 Grade Changes—Senator Molina reported that the Petitions Committee referenced in the document consists of Maggie Van Riper and Cecilia Carrera; Senate discussed the need to clarify that the Petitions Committee should concern itself only with determining whether one of the conditions for a grade change (mistake, bad faith, fraud, or incompetence) has been met.  If one of the conditions is met, from that point, a process involving faculty needs to be initiated.
Faculty Senate Constitutional Revision—Senate continued its review of proposed constitutional revisions.  President Alger suggested some minor revisions to the Adjunct Senator election process; this initiated a further discussion of whether this process should be changed at all.  Senate subsequently decided to propose a modification that mirrors the Senator-at-Large modification.
Art Committee—Senate has put out a call for representatives to this committee, which will evaluate the current art on campus, determine if it is appropriate and appropriately located, and assist the college in acquiring new art.
Evaluation Procedures Committee Expired Terms—Senate discussed the nominations and selected David Karp and Vera Dunwoody as faculty representatives on the Evaluation Procedures Committee, with Kyle Pennett serving as alternate.

NEW BUSINESS
December Senate Meeting—The last meeting of the semester will be December 12; Senators are asked to keep the 12:30 pm time available for housekeeping matters.
Sabbatical Leave Requests—Senate assigned readers for the sabbatical requests:  Senators Alger and Ausubel for Tom de Dobay; Senators Ikeda and Sadowski for Michelle Dowd, and Senators Lyman and Keenan for Marylee Requa.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FLOOR ITEMS

X. SUMMARY

XI. ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 1:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,
 

____________________________________
Donna Walker, Recording Secretary
 

____________________________________
Jonathan Ausubel, Secretary/Treasurer


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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES
November 7, 2006

Members Present:
President................................................................................. Ardon Alger
Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences................................ Cathie Keenan
Secretary/Treasurer—Language Arts....................................... Jonathan Ausubel
Curriculum Chair..................................................................... Mary Jane Ross
Business & Applied Technology............................................... James Kerr
Health Sciences....................................................................... Renee Ketchum
Health Sciences....................................................................... Beverly Cox
Language Arts......................................................................... Laura Hope
Mathematics & Sciences.......................................................... Diana Cosand
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Karen Lyman
Student Services...................................................................... Will Carrick
Student Services...................................................................... Monica Molina
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. Orville Clarke
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. Tom deDobay
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Mike Deschamps
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Robin Ikeda
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Bob Toister

Members Absent:
Business & Applied Technology............................................... Joy Haerens
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Angela Sadowski
Adjunct Senator-at-Larger....................................................... Paul Buczko

Alternates Present:
Business & Applied Technology............................................... Abel Chen
Language Arts......................................................................... Angela Bartlett
Mathematics & Sciences.......................................................... Alif Wardak
Student Services...................................................................... Marie Boyd
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. John Machado
Adjunct................................................................................... Margaret Singleton

I.     P.E.

II.     CALL TO ORDER

III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA
Minutes of October 24, 2006 and consent agenda were approved 17-0 as amended.

IV.          CONSENT AGENDA
•       Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:
• Alternate Media Access Coordinator, DPS Screening Committee
Will Carrick, DPS
• American Sign Language Instructor Screening Committee
Cindy Walker, LA Michael Dinielli, LA
Rachel Hanna, LA Donna Colondres, SS
Charmaine Phipps, LA
• Anthropology Instructor Screening Committee
Mike Fong, SBS Paula Snyder, SBS
Nicole DeRose, M&S Peter Konovnitzine, M&S
• Campus Police Officer (2 positions/.475) Screening Committee
Henry Rivas, SBS
• Nursing Skills Laboratory Instructor Screening Committee
Barbara Hindman, HS Shelley Eckvahl, HS
Wendy Maleki, HS Dianne Hagin, HS
Robert Rundquist, LA
• Professional Development Committee Faculty Tri-Chair
Bruce Osburn, BAT

V.     REPORTS
·        President
•       Instructor-Initiated Drops—There has been much discussion about instructor-initiated drops.  Title 5 provides limited options for instructor-initiated drops before census and after census.  Matriculation regulations contained in Title 5 (section 55202) permit students to be dropped only for excessive absences after census.  If you should want to drop students for excessive absences, you must include this information in your syllabus and define “excessive absences.”  The definition must be reasonable and relate to course objectives and goals.
•       Sabbatical Leave Requests—President Alger reminded Senators that faculty interested in a sabbatical during the 2007-2008 academic year must submit a completed sabbatical leave application to the Dean no later than November 15.  Complete sabbatical leave procedures and documentation can be accessed on Chaffey’s “Z” drive under Faculty Senate, public folder.
•       Report to the Community—President Alger announced that new faculty member Daniel Swift, Hotel & Food Service Management, will be attending the Report to the Community Luncheon as a guest of Faculty Senate.
•       Marketing Graduation Exit Survey—Included in this week’s packet was an executive summary of the Marketing Graduation Exit Survey that was administered on May 31, 2006 during the Commencement Rehearsal.  The following is a list of services in which Chaffey students rated their satisfaction:  the education they received, the Faculty, Student Activities, Counseling, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Admissions and Records, Library Services, Transfer/Career Resources, and Student Employment.  During the graduation rehearsal 356 students who attended the rehearsal completed the survey.  Ninety-one percent of the graduates who completed the survey earned an AA/AS Degree and 76% achieved their original goal.  Additionally, 79% plan to transfer to a four-year university.  Sixty-six percent plan to transfer to a CSU and 18% plan to transfer to an out-of-state four-year institution.
•       Program and Services Review (PSR) Faculty Recommendations for 2006_2007—PSR Committee met on Friday, October 13 to discuss the requests for faculty positions.  President Alger distributed copies summarizing the results which will be presented to President’s Cabinet on November 14, 2006.
•       Governing Board Report—President Alger’s October report was included in Senate packets.  This report detailed a number of faculty accomplishments.  Faculty members who would like to be featured in an upcoming Board Report should email pertinent information (who, what, when, where, why, and please spell out all acronyms) to ardon.alger@chaffey.edu in the Faculty Senate Office.  Please remember that incomplete reports cannot be included.  Faculty Accomplishments can now be viewed on the Faculty Senate website at http://www.chaffey.edu/facsen/announcements.html.
•       Governing Board—The Governing Board’s community linkages reflecting board members’ involvement in the community during July, August, and September can be viewed online at the following website: http://www.chaffey.edu/governingboard/index.shtml.
·        Vice President
•       Laura Hope reported that she attended the Datatel Steering Committee in Vice President Keenan’s stead.  Due to the R18 upgrade, Datatel will be available for online grading December 16 through 22 and January 3 through 9.  Additionally, Datatel will now be used to track evaluation dates and TB testing dates; the evaluation and TB rotation will be loaded in as part of the employee’s profile and automatic notification will be sent.
·        Committees
•       Academic Calendar—Renee Ketchum—Senator Ketchum reported that despite organizational difficulties, the Calendar Committee has met and has forwarded the proposed 2007-2008 academic calendar to Faculty Senate, CCFA, and President’s Cabinet for review.
•       Technology—Ardon Alger reported that due to a pricing incentive provided by Dell Computers the Technology Committee will purchase approximately 215 replacement computers, new servers, and additional disk space.  Based on the quantity ordered and the price incentives being offered, this will save Chaffey approximately $61,272 over our current discounted prices.

VI.     OLD BUSINESS
·        Administrative Procedures—4.6.12 Grade Changes—Senate continued its discussion of the grade changes procedure.  Senator Molina will follow up on Senate concerns and report back at a future meeting.
·        Faculty Senate Constitutional Revision—Jonathan Ausubel—Senate continued and completed its review of proposed constitutional revisions.  Senator Ausubel will return to Senate a revised draft of all proposed changes for final approval.
·        Economic Development Advisory Committee—Senate discussed the nominations and selected Elmano Alves, Vanessa Thomas, Bonnie Spears, and Beth Child to serve as faculty representatives on the Economic Development Advisory Committee.  Robin Witt was selected as alternate.
·        Program & Services Review Committee—Senate approved Michelle Dowd to serve on Program and Services Review Committee.
·        Ethics Across the Curriculum Committee—Senate put out a call for faculty representatives to serve on the newly established Ethics Across the Curriculum Committee.  This committee will assist faculty in identifying, analyzing and evaluating ethical issues that are relevant and important to their discipline; provide resources for faculty through connecting to the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum; sponsor college wide panels, study sessions and other important ethical issues that affect our students, both in the classroom and in the community; and assist various constituencies on campus in formulating ethics statements and policies for departments, Faculty Senate, and for the college as a whole.  Interested faculty should contact their Senator or the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 2443.

VII.           NEW BUSINESS
·        Automotive Technology Instructor Screening Committee—Senate discussed the composition of this committee and approved Laura Hope, Jacqueline Wall, Bruce Osburn, Sid Burks, and Thierry Brusselle to serve on the Automotive Technology Instructor Screening Committee.
·        Tree, Plants, & Grounds Committee—Senate selected Susan Starr and Pak Tang to serve on the Tree, Plants, & Grounds Committee and renewed the terms for Ardon Alger; Rose Ann Cobos, Co-Chair; Diana Cosand; & Robin Ikeda.
·        Technology Committee—Senate selected Lucy Serrano to serve on the Technology Committee replacing Donna Colondres whose term expires in June 2007.
·        Scholastics Standards Committee—Senate put out a call for faculty representatives to serve on this newly established committee.  Senate is seeking four faculty representatives one being a Success Center faculty member.  The purpose of this committee is to review student petitions for readmission approval.  Students who have been dismissed per the probation/dismissal process outlined in the Chaffey College Catalog may apply for readmission after one semester following the date of dismissal.  A student may appeal a dismissal by filing a petition for readmission approval.  The committee meets year round as needed and terms are for one year.  Faculty interested in serving on the Scholastics Standards Committee should contact their Senator or the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 2443 and ask to be added to the list.
·        Enrollment Management & Growth Committee—This was formerly known as the Enrollment Management Task Force and is now being established as a standing committee.  Senate to put out a call for faculty representatives to serve on this committee.  The purpose of this committee is to discuss enrollment strategies and make recommendations to President’s Cabinet.  Interested faculty should contact their Senator or the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 2443.
·        Instructional Equipment Committee Expired Terms—Three-year terms have expired for Bonnie Spears, Language Arts; Joyce Oakdale, Mathematics & Sciences; Vera Dunwoody, Social & Behavioral Sciences; Ricardo Diaz, Student Services; and Jan Raithel, Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.  In addition a replacement is needed for Vanessa Thomas, Business & Applied Technology whose term expires in June 2007.  This committee allocates instruction equipment funds from the state grant and Measure L.  Allocations are made within the recommended equipment from Program and Services Review and District guidelines.  Faculty interested in serving on this committee should contact their Senator or the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 2443.
·        Faculty Senate Foundation Account—Solicitation Letter—Senators reviewed a draft f the Foundation account letter and will return to this issue next week.

VIII.        ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.       FLOOR ITEMS

X.    SUMMARY

XI.    ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 1:20 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________
Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________
Jonathan Ausubel, Secretary/Treasurer
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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES
October 24, 2006

Members Present:
President................................................................................. Ardon Alger
Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences................................ Cathie Keenan
Secretary/Treasurer—Language Arts....................................... Jonathan Ausubel
Curriculum Chair..................................................................... Mary Jane Ross
Business & Applied Technology............................................... Joy Haerens
Business & Applied Technology............................................... James Kerr
Health Sciences....................................................................... Renee Ketchum
Health Sciences....................................................................... Beverly Cox
Mathematics & Sciences.......................................................... Diana Cosand
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Karen Lyman
Student Services...................................................................... Will Carrick
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. Tom deDobay
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Mike Deschamps
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Robin Ikeda
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Bob Toister

Members Absent:
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Angela Sadowski
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. Orville Clarke
Language Arts......................................................................... Laura Hope
Student Services...................................................................... Monica Molina
Adjunct Senator-at-Larger....................................................... Paul Buczko

Alternates Present:
Business & Applied Technology............................................... Abel Chen
Language Arts......................................................................... Angela Bartlett
Mathematics & Sciences.......................................................... Alif Wardak
Student Services...................................................................... Marie Boyd
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. John Machado

I.     P.E.

II.     CALL TO ORDER

III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA
Minutes of October 17, 2006 and consent agenda were approved 16-0 as amended.

IV.          CONSENT AGENDA
•       Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:
• Administrative Assistant I Chino Facilities Development Screening Committee
Thierry Brusselle, BAT
• Program and Services Review Committee—Three year seat
Dan Loomis, SBS

V.     REPORTS
·        President
•       President Alger announced that Senate will not meet next week in lieu of subcommittee meetings.
•       Academic Senate Call for Nominations—Hayward Award for Excellence in Education—A nomination for this prestigious award is a distinguished honor for faculty.  Each college may nominate one faculty member to receive this award.  Senators discussed the nominations and statement of support.
•       Report to the Community—The 7th Annual Report to the Community hosted by the Chaffey College Governing Board will be held on Monday, November 13 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Central Park in Rancho Cucamonga.  Senators concurred that Senate should purchase seating and representatives from Faculty Senate should attend.  Senators Ketchum, Cosand, and Donna Walker will attend with President Alger.
•       Senate offers its condolences on the passing of Charlie Miller, a long-time history instructor at Chaffey College.  Senate authorized a donation to the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library in his memory.
•       Fall 2006 Enrollment Report—President Alger distributed copies of the board agenda item, Fall 2006 Enrollment Report.  As of fall 2006 semester first census date (September 18, 2006) 18,598 students were enrolled in credit courses at Chaffey College district-wide, a 5.4 percent increase from fall 2005 semester first census enrollment.
•       2005-2006 Grant Monitoring Report—A copy of the 2005-2006 grant monitoring report summary was distributed to Senators.  Last year, Chaffey College received $3,611,687 in funds from 40 grants.  These include grants based on requests for proposals (RFPs) from various agencies, grant contracts, and grant amendments to existing grants.  This is a decrease of $162,417 from the previous year ($3,774,104).  The title V Hispanic Serving Institution Grant ($343,455) ended.
·        Vice President
•       Vice President Keenan reported that census dates will be omitted from class rosters. There will be verbiage on the roster regarding submission deadlines for census for full term classes. The AA’s in the Dean’s offices will inform instructors in other classes (short-term, etc.) as to the exact deadline date for submission of their census.
•       R18 conversion to the newest version of Datatel will occur over the Winter break; hence Chaffey view and the system will be completely down during the conversion.  Grades can be submitted December 16-22 and January 3_9.
•       Once the R18 conversion is finished, the issues of waitlist functionality can be addressed.
·        Curriculum
•       Chair Ross reported that Summer deadlines are approaching.  New courses, distance education proposals, and modifications that are reflected in the Schedule of Classes should be submitted by Friday, October 27.  Curriculum Committee approves courses throughout the academic year; however, meeting the suggested deadline ensures inclusion in the summer schedule.
•       A table of courses that have not been modified within seven or more years was emailed to faculty and deans.  Courses on this list should be deactivated or modified by the end of this academic year.
•       Chair Ross, Craig Justice, Hope Ell, and Maggie VanRiper will attend a CurricUNET Users’ Conference this week.
•       Since uploads of the “old” COR’s to CurricUNET were done by a parser, some data may have been lost or entered incorrectly.  Faculty who notice missing or erroneous elements when modifying courses should contact the Curriculum Office for help in correcting the reference COR.
•       Summary Notes of September’s curriculum meetings have been emailed to faculty and deans.  Meeting notes for recent years may be viewed on the Z-drive/Curriculum/Public/Curriculum Minutes, Agendas, and Members.
•       P.E. faculty are presenting a proposal for a change in the Physical Education, Recreation, and Wellness Requirement at tomorrow’s curriculum meeting.  The Curriculum Committee will forward its recommendation to the Faculty Senate for discussion and approval.

VI.     OLD BUSINESS
·        Sabbatical Reports—Senate discussed the sabbatical report of Bonnie Spears.  Professor Spears took classes and workshops and did creative writing with the aim of developing curriculum for an articulated creative writing sequence.  With a few minor editing issues, Senate moved, seconded, and approved Professor Spears’ sabbatical report 16-0.  Senate also discussed the sabbatical report of Alec Erkebaev; the subcommittee reported that Professor Erkebaev’s responsiveness to their suggestions improved the already excellent report on the intersection of research on student learning and teaching pedagogy.  Senate moved, seconded, and approved Professor Erkebaev’s report 16-0.

VII.           NEW BUSINESS
·        Statewide Career Pathways:  Creating School to College Articulation—Sid Burks visited Senate to review ASCCC efforts to improve articulation agreements between high school and colleges within each career pathway.  The ultimate goal is to create a registry that will allow for uniform articulation among high schools and colleges statewide.  The various pathways are being addressed in rounds, with the first round already completed.

VIII.        ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.       FLOOR ITEMS

X.    SUMMARY

XI.    ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 1:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________
Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________
Jonathan Ausubel, Secretary/Treasurer


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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES
October 17, 2006

Members Present:
President................................................................................. Ardon Alger
Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences................................ Cathie Keenan
Secretary/Treasurer—Language Arts....................................... Jonathan Ausubel
Curriculum Chair..................................................................... Mary Jane Ross
Business & Applied Technology............................................... Joy Haerens
Business & Applied Technology............................................... James Kerr
Health Sciences....................................................................... Renee Ketchum
Language Arts......................................................................... Laura Hope
Mathematics & Sciences.......................................................... Diana Cosand
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Karen Lyman
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Angela Sadowski
Student Services...................................................................... Will Carrick
Student Services...................................................................... Monica Molina
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. Orville Clarke
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. Tom deDobay
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Mike Deschamps
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Robin Ikeda
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Bob Toister

Members Absent:
Adjunct Senator-at-Larger....................................................... Paul Buczko
Health Sciences....................................................................... Beverly Cox

Alternates Present:
Business & Applied Technology............................................... Abel Chen
Language Arts......................................................................... Angela Bartlett
Mathematics & Sciences.......................................................... Alif Wardak
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. John Machado
Adjunct................................................................................... Margaret Singleton

Visitors:
Lori Waite............................................................................... Dean, Counseling & Matriculation

I.     P.E.

II.     CALL TO ORDER

III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA
Minutes of October 10, 2006 and consent agenda were approved 17-0 as amended.

IV.          CONSENT AGENDA
•      Nomination of Michael Dinielli for Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges
•      Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:
•Resigned—Unable to Serve—Instructional Equipment Committee
Vanessa Thomas, BAT
•Resigned—Unable to Serve—Technology Committee
Donna Colondres, SS

V.     REPORTS
·        President
•      President Alger announced that Sid Burks will visit Senate next week to talk about the Statewide Career Pathways:  Creating School to College Articulation project.
•      Community College Initiative—For Senate’s information a copy of this initiative was included in Senate packets. The initiative contains two important provisions and some minor technical provisions.  First, student tuition is decreased to $15 a unit and limits future fee increases so that they are predictable and gradual.  Annual tuition increases are limited to the lesser of COLA or 10%.  Second, community college funding is separated from K-12 funding.  Last, the technical provisions make some changes in the composition of the Board of Governors and some minor changes within the System Office.  Petitions to place this initiative on the ballot are available through Kellen Arno at karno@apcusa.com or by phone at 916.638.1596.  Signature gathering for this initiative must be completed by the end of January 2007.
•      Academic Senate Call for Nominations—President Alger announced that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is calling for nominations for the Hayward Award for Excellence in Education.  Each college may nominate one faculty member to receive this prestigious honor, which includes a cash award of $1,250.  Completed applications must be received in the Academic Senate Office by 5:00 pm on Friday, December 1, 2006.  For award criteria, application, or additional information, please contact the Faculty Senate Office at extension 2443.
•      Senate sends congratulations and best wishes to Joanna Payne Jones on her retirement.
·        Curriculum
•      Curriculum Chair Ross reported that the Curriculum Committee will be examining several key issues in the coming weeks, including discipline placement and Board approval dates.  The CCC Academic Senate recommends that discipline placement begin with a recommendation by the Curriculum Committee and then go to Faculty Senate for approval.  She also reported that all schools except Health Science now have two curriculum representatives and that Health Science expects to have full representation by next semester.
·        Coordinators
•      Coordinators met yesterday.  A primary topic of discussion was accommodation of students.  Given the complexity of this topic, it was suggested that a FLEX activity is in order.  Additionally, Senate requested documentation on this issue.
·        Committees
•      Academic Accommodations—Senator Carrick distributed a handout that explains the function of the Academic Accommodations Committee.  This committee has two primary functions:  to provide a mechanism for a student to appeal the denial of what s/he sees as a necessary accommodation in a class and to provide a mechanism for a student who, because of his/her disability, is unable to pass a class to receive a substitution for that class.
•      Textbook Costs Task Force—Textbook and Materials Adoption Process Guidelines—Senator Carrick reported on draft guidelines.  Senate reviewed and discussed these guidelines, which were moved, seconded, and approved 18-0.  Senate will e-mail a copy of these guidelines to all faculty.

  VI.     OLD BUSINESS
·        Sabbatical Reports—President Alger reported on the sabbatical of Vince Nobile for the reading group, which praised the thoroughness and academic quality of Professor Nobile’s work.  Senate approved 18-0 Professor Nobile’s sabbatical report.  The reports of Bonnie Spears and Alec Erkebaev will be discussed next week.
·        Administrative Procedure—4.6.12 Grade Changes—Senate discussed the revised procedure and expressed several concerns; Senator Molina will discuss these issues with Cecilia Carrera.
·        Academic Integrity Plan—Senator Ausubel reviewed the proposed plan for addressing academic integrity, reminding Senators that there are at least five separate steps necessary for effectively addressing academic integrity—in addition to the academic integrity guidelines and form, withdrawal processes, correction and consequences for acts of dishonesty, appeals process, and faculty and student “reeducation” about the process need to be addressed.  Senate is currently only a small portion of the way through these steps.
·        Economic Development Advisory Committee—Senate to put out a renewed call for faculty representatives.
·        Program & Services Review Committee—Senate to put out a renewed call for faculty representatives.

VII.           NEW BUSINESS
·        Faculty Senate Constitutional Revision—Senate discussed suggested constitutional revisions.  Suggested revisions fall into two categories—those which are needed to correct discrepancies that have arisen due to changes in college organization and calendar, and those that have arisen due to practices.  Senate discussed the former type this week and will return to this issue at a future meeting.
·        Art Committee—Senator Carrick reported that the Labor-Management Committee has requested that an Art Committee be formed to consider policies regarding the placement and lifespan of art works on campus.

VIII.        ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.       FLOOR ITEMS

X.    SUMMARY

XI.    ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 1:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________
Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________
Jonathan Ausubel, Secretary/Treasurer


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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES
October 10, 2006

Members Present:
President................................................................................. Ardon Alger
Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences................................ Cathie Keenan
Secretary/Treasurer—Language Arts....................................... Jonathan Ausubel
Curriculum Chair..................................................................... Mary Jane Ross
Business & Applied Technology............................................... Joy Haerens
Business & Applied Technology............................................... James Kerr
Health Sciences....................................................................... Renee Ketchum
Health Sciences....................................................................... Beverly Cox
Language Arts......................................................................... Laura Hope
Mathematics & Sciences.......................................................... Diana Cosand
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Karen Lyman
Student Services...................................................................... Monica Molina
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. Orville Clarke
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. Tom deDobay
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Robin Ikeda
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Bob Toister

Members Absent:
Adjunct Senator-at-Large........................................................ Paul Buczko
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Angela Sadowski
Student Services...................................................................... Will Carrick
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Mike Deschamps

Alternates Present:
Business & Applied Technology............................................... Abel Chen
Language Arts......................................................................... Angela Bartlett
Mathematics & Sciences.......................................................... Vacant
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. John Machado
Adjunct................................................................................... Margaret Singleton

I.     P.E.

II.     CALL TO ORDER

III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA
Minutes of October 3, 2006 and consent agenda were approved 16-0 as amended.

IV.          CONSENT AGENDA
Administrative Procedure 1.10.7 Open Meetings/Public Participation (at Board Meetings)
Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:
Accounting Instructor Screening Committee
Mike Deschamps, BAT Thierry Brusselle, BAT
Mary Ellen Montgomery, BAT Monica Molina, SS
Administrative Assistant II Curriculum Screening Committee
Ardon Alger, Faculty Senate Mary Jane Ross, Curriculum
Resigned—Unable to Serve—Tree Committee
Ken Koenigshofer, SBS Judy Lowman, M&S
Cynde Miller, VPCA

V.     REPORTS
·        President
•    President’s Cabinet—President Alger announced that there will be a special President’s Cabinet meeting on Thursday, October 19 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the Staff Dining Room to meet with Dr. Pam Fisher, consultant for the Presidential Search.  Senate Presidents can bring additional Senate representatives to this special meeting; Senator Molina and Sid Burks will attend with Ardon, with Mike Deschamps serving as alternate.
•    Academic Senate—Ardon announced the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges has made the following appointments for the 2006-2007 academic year:  Monica Molina to the Math and English Ad Hoc Committee and Sid Burks to the Curriculum Committee.
·        Vice President
•    Senate Elections—Vice President Keenan announced that Alif Wardak has been elected as the Alternate Senator representing Mathematics & Sciences.

  VI.     OLD BUSINESS
·        Withdrawal Task Force—Senate resumed discussion of the W Task Force recommendations.  After extensive discussion related to student and instructor notification, Senate tentatively agreed that the deadline to request withdrawals should be moved to seven days prior to 75% of the semester.  It was further agreed that those attending the upcoming state-wide Senate session would poll colleagues there about their schools’ practices and report back to Senate so that Senate could make a final recommendation.
·        Presidential Search Committee—Given that the mission of the College includes vocational, basic skills, and transfer programs, Senate reviewed and discussed the nominees and selected Ardon Alger, Laura Hope, and Bob Toister to serve on the Presidential Search Committee.
·        One Book, One College—Marie Boyd—The One Book, One College Committee is requesting $200, for the use of a meeting room, from Faculty Senate.  The funds would help cover costs for the November 9 book discussion on this year’s college book, The Kite Runner, which takes place in Afghanistan.  Additionally, Senate agreed to fund the cost of the event for new faculty who wish to attend.  The discussion will be held at Walter’s, an Afghani restaurant in Claremont.  This is a great way to share fellowship about our college book and encourage a few new faculty to consider using the college book next semester.
·        Sabbatical Reports—Bonnie Spears—Senators Hope, Lyman, and Cosand will review Bonnie Spear’s report.
·        Administrative Procedures—4.6.6 Academic Renewal and 4.6.12 Grade Changes—Monica Molina—Senators reviewed the suggested changes to Administrative Procedure 4.6.6 Academic Renewal and moved, seconded, and approved this document 17-0.  Senator Molina reported on the revisions to 4.6.12 Grade Changes.  Senate will continue discussion of 4.6.12 next week.
·        Academic Senate’s 2006 Fall Plenary Session—Sid Burks and Laura Hope will be attending this year’s Fall Plenary with President Alger and Senator Ausubel.

VII.           NEW BUSINESS
·        Ethics Across the Curriculum Committee—Maura O’Neill visited Senate to discuss Ethics Across the Curriculum.  She asked the Senate to establish a standing committee of Faculty Senate to continue the development of Ethics Across the Curriculum.  Senators discussed representation on this committee—for instance, whether the Curriculum Committee ought to have a representative on such a committee.  This committee would serve as resource clearing house, as aid to faculty in evaluating discipline-specific issues, and as organizer of campus events.  Senate unanimously approved the formation of an Ethics Across the Curriculum Faculty Senate Committee.

VIII.        ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.       FLOOR ITEMS

X.    SUMMARY

XI.    ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 1:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,
 

____________________________________
Donna Walker, Recording Secretary
 

____________________________________
Jonathan Ausubel, Secretary/Treasurer
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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES
October 3, 2006

Members Present:
President................................................................................. Ardon Alger
Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences................................ Cathie Keenan
Secretary/Treasurer—Language Arts....................................... Jonathan Ausubel
Curriculum Chair..................................................................... Mary Jane Ross
Business & Applied Technology............................................... Joy Haerens
Business & Applied Technology............................................... James Kerr
Health Sciences....................................................................... Renee Ketchum
Language Arts......................................................................... Laura Hope
Mathematics & Sciences.......................................................... Diana Cosand
Student Services...................................................................... Will Carrick
Student Services...................................................................... Monica Molina
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. Orville Clarke
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. Tom deDobay
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Vacant
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Robin Ikeda
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Bob Toister

Members Absent:
Health Sciences....................................................................... Beverly Cox
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Karen Lyman
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Angela Sadowski
Adjunct Senator-at-Larger....................................................... Paul Buczko

Alternates Present:
Business & Applied Technology............................................... Abel Chen
Mathematics & Sciences.......................................................... Vacant
Student Services...................................................................... Marie Boyd
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. John Machado
Adjunct................................................................................... Margaret Singleton

I.     P.E.

II.     CALL TO ORDER

III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA
Minutes of September 19, 2006 and consent agenda were approved 14-0 as amended.

IV.          CONSENT AGENDA
Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:
•Curriculum Committee
Sariwan Tjandra, M&S
•Financial Aid Program Assistant Screening Committee
Pak Tang, SBS
•Resigned—Unable to Serve—Curriculum Committee
Sylvia Nguyen, M&S
•Resigned—Unable to Serve—Financial Aid Program Assistant Screening Committee
Marie Boyd, Library
•Resigned—Unable to Serve—Program & Services Review Committee
Sue Paplanus, HS Tim Greene, SBS

V.     REPORTS
·        President
•      Presidential Search Committee—President Alger announced that the Governing Board approved the composition of the Presidential Search Committee at the September 28 board meeting which includes three (3) faculty representatives.  The first meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 20 from 8:30 am ? 1:00 pm.  Interested faculty are urged to contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 2443 and ask to be added to the list.
•      Senate Bill 361—SB361 passed.  This means $3.8 million to Chaffey.  The funding will continue to be a part of our FTES funding base.  These funds are paid to the college for students bringing the college in line with colleges that have received higher per student funding.  In addition tuition cost dropped to $20 per unit from $26 effective Spring 2007.  The California Community College System which has 2.5 million students is the largest higher education system in the world.
•      Datatel Colleague Steering Committee Alternate—Senate selected Laura Hope to serve as an alternate on the Datatel Colleague Steering Committee.
•      President Alger announced that Maura O’Neill will visit Senate next week to discuss an Ethics Across the Curriculum Committee.
•      Safety/Security Issues—Several college incidents have caused concerns about safety and security among some faculty, staff, and students.  On Monday, October 9, at 12:30 in the Staff Dining Room, Dr. Kane and President Alger will co-host a discussion about strategies for dealing with these concerns.  David Ramirez, Chief of Safety and Security, and Monica Hernandez, Supervisor of Risk Management, will assist them.  Faculty are encouraged to attend and to send their concerns to President Alger.
·        Vice President
•      Senate Elections—Faculty Senate ballots have been tallied and Michael Deschamps has been elected as Senator-at-Large.
·        Curriculum
•      Chair Ross reported that CurricUNET training was well attended.  An additional training session has been scheduled for Friday, October 6, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Information Services training room.
•      The new online approval process begins this week with the launch of several courses through the CurricUNET system.  Discipline faculty will be notified by email when a course in their discipline is created, modified, deactivated, or deleted.  They will then have an opportunity to comment on the course proposal and request revisions.   Additional information on this feedback process is forthcoming from the Curriculum Office.
·        Committees
•      Distance Education—Jonathan Ausubel—The Distance Education Committee is undertaking a number of projects aimed at improving instructional quality and raising the profile of DE this semester:  The DE website is being updated to include "how to," best practices, and FAQ pages for faculty on items including curriculum, WebCT and Blackboard tips, and DE procedures.  Additionally, the Committee is working to develop a "snapshot" of the current state of DE at Chaffey, to expand services such as streaming video, to develop training guidelines and programs, to recommend student add/waitlist procedures.
•      President’s Cabinet—Correction to the minutes of September 12—The two positions in Vocational Nursing were not retirees but resignations.

VI.     OLD BUSINESS
·        Faculty Connections—New Faculty—President Alger and Senate have worked diligently to fill out the roster of this important list.  All new faculty have mentors.  Senate sends its sincerest appreciation to all faculty mentors for their contribution to promoting faculty unity and Chaffey culture.
·        Administrative Procedures—4.6.6 Academic Renewal—Monica Molina—Senator Molina reported on the revisions to this procedure.  It was pointed out that this procedure does not affect a student’s transcript.  Additionally, this process generally does not involve the student; it is a process for transcript evaluators and counselors.  The suggested changes will be incorporated into the document for final reading next week.
·        Withdrawal Task Force—Senate continued its discussion of the W Task Force and will resume this discussion next week.
·        Professional Development Committee—Due to a scheduling conflict, Marylee Requa has resigned as the Social & Behavioral Sciences representative on the Professional Development Committee.  Senate appointed Kathy Brindell as her replacement.  Senate reviewed the list of nominees for the Business & Applied Technology representative and selected Bruce Osburn to serve.

VII.           NEW BUSINESS
·        Cecilia Carrera, Director, Admissions & Records (A&R) visited Senate to discuss the Online Services Transition Plan for the main campus; other campus centers will be brought online at a later date.  Cecilia reported that A&R is taking a more humanistic approach, including greeters and a help desk among the full-time services.  Additionally, A&R has focused on a more effective system of information dissemination for students, having created an attractive and user-friendly information packet which is given to students at the start of their A&R visit.  Cecilia also reported on the A&R transition to online applications, including their benefits, associated A&R SLO’s, and special accommodations.
·        Sabbatical Reports—Alec Erkebaev and Vince Nobile—Senators Toister, Ikeda, and Ketchum will review Alec Erkebaev’s report and Senator Alger, Boyd, and Carrick will review Vince Nobile’s report.
·        Faculty Handbook—The Senate Office is in the process of updating the Faculty Handbook online.  Senators were asked for input on the organization of the Table of Contents.
·        Evaluation Procedures Committee Expired Terms—Committee terms have expired for Vera Dunwoody and Sandra Clay.  Senate to put out an open call for faculty representatives to serve on the Evaluation Procedures Committee.  This committee reviews and recommends as appropriate revision(s) to the peer and student evaluation form(s) and procedures for faculty and meets after a contract has been ratified and then as needed.  Interested faculty are urged to contact their Senator or the Faculty Senate Office at extension 2443 and ask to be added to the list.
·        Economic Development Advisory Committee—Senate also put out a call for faculty representatives to serve on the Economic Development Advisory Committee.  This committee will meet on a monthly or bi-monthly basis to discuss economic and workforce development issues that impact course offerings and programs at the college.  It is critical to receive faculty input and expertise as these discussions take place.  The first meeting will be held on October 26 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Office of Instruction Conference Room.   Faculty interested in serving on this committee are encouraged to contact their Senator or the Faculty Senate Office at extension 2443.
·        Program & Services Review Committee—Senate is seeking faculty representatives to serve on the Program & Services Review Committee replacing Sue Paplanus whose term expires June 2007 and Tim Greene whose term expires June 2009.  The Program and Services Review Committee determines the extent to which the college's programs and services assist in achieving its adopted mission and goals.  The committee then makes recommendations to the Superintendent/President regarding changes in operations and budget allocations.  Faculty interested in serving on the PSRC need to contact their Senator or the Faculty Senate Office at extension 2443 and ask to be added to the list.

VIII.        ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.       FLOOR ITEMS

X.    SUMMARY

XI.    ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 1:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________
Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________
Jonathan Ausubel, Secretary/Treasurer


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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES
September 19, 2006

Members Present:
President................................................................................. Ardon Alger
Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences................................ Cathie Keenan
Secretary/Treasurer—Language Arts....................................... Jonathan Ausubel
Curriculum Chair..................................................................... Mary Jane Ross
Business & Applied Technology............................................... Joy Haerens
Business & Applied Technology............................................... James Kerr
Health Sciences....................................................................... Renee Ketchum
Health Sciences....................................................................... Beverly Cox
Language Arts......................................................................... Laura Hope
Mathematics & Sciences.......................................................... Diana Cosand
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Karen Lyman
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Angela Sadowski
Student Services...................................................................... Will Carrick
Student Services...................................................................... Monica Molina
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. Orville Clarke
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. Tom deDobay
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Vacant
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Robin Ikeda

Members Absent:
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Bob Toister
Adjunct Senator-at-Larger....................................................... Paul Buczko

Alternates Present:
Business & Applied Technology............................................... Abel Chen
Language Arts......................................................................... Angela Bartlett
Mathematics & Sciences.......................................................... Vacant
Student Services...................................................................... Bob Baiz
Student Services...................................................................... Marie Boyd
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. John Machado
Adjunct................................................................................... Margaret Singleton

I.     P.E.

II.     CALL TO ORDER

III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA
Minutes of September 12, 2006 and consent agenda were approved 18-0 as amended.

IV.          CONSENT AGENDA

V.     REPORTS

President
• Professional Development Committee—Senate selected Tommi Cahill from Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts to serve as the adjunct faculty representative on the Professional Development Committee.  Ardon also announced that due to a scheduling conflict David Karp from Business & Applied Technology has resigned from the Professional Development Committee.  Senate to put out a call for a replacement.
• Math/English Requirements—President Alger announced that on September 11 the Board of Governors voted unanimously to approve Title 5 regulation changes recommended by the Academic Senate to increase the minimum English and mathematics competencies required for an associate degree.  The new mathematics minimum will become a course with the level and rigor of intermediate algebra.  The new English minimum will become a course with the level and rigor of freshman composition.  The change will affect students who enter the system in Fall 2009.
• Statewide Career Pathways Steering Committee—President Alger announced that the Academic Senate has appointed Sid Burks, Automotive Technology, to serve on the Statewide Career Pathways Steering Committee during the 2006-2007 academic year.  This committee was designed and implemented in response to Vocational Education legislation, Senate Bill 70, which focuses on improving the linkages and career-technical pathways between high schools/ROCPs and California Community Colleges.
• Call for Board of Governors Nominations—President Alger announced that the Academic Senate has put out a call for faculty to serve on the Board of Governors.  The Academic Senate is particularly interested in candidates who represent commitment to issues of equity and diversity and demonstrate broad leadership experience with statewide issues.  For criteria or additional information, please contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 2443 or visit the Academic Senate website at www.academicsenate.cc.ca.us.
• Disciplines List—Last spring the Academic Senate began the formal review of the Disciplines List.  This list establishes the minimum qualifications for the faculty of California Community Colleges and is reviewed every two years.  The Academic Senate has also increased the opportunities for feedback and fine-tuning of change proposals.  Interested faculty members and professional organizations may submit change proposals between March 2006 and February 2007.  For additional information, please contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 2443.  The Disciplines List can be accessed from the Academic Senate website at http://www.academicsenate.cc.ca.us/.
• Academic Senate Exemplary Program Awards—The Academic Senate has put out a call for nominations for the 2006-2007 Exemplary Program Award.  The Board of Governors will present this award to as many as six programs from across the state at its January 2007 meeting.  As many as two California Community College programs will receive cash awards of $4,000.  The theme for 2006-2007 is Innovative Noncredit Programs.  Completed applications must be received in the Academic Senate Office by 5:00 pm October 20, 2006.  For criteria or additional information, please contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 2443.
• Student Parking Permits—President Alger spoke to David Ramirez, the Director of Campus Police, and was told that they are testing the parking permit situation with the outsourcers and should have an answer in three weeks.
• Faculty Senate—Senate will end its official business no later than 1:55 p.m.
• Faculty Hiring Lists—Senate will formally ask Dr. Kane to determine hiring lists and advertise job announcements earlier, even if it is dependent on funding, to be more competitive with other community colleges and to attract the best candidates from the deepest pool.
• Academic Senate—Ardon again polled Senators on their interest in attending the Area D meeting on October 14 and the Fall Academic Senate Plenary Session October 26-28 in Newport Beach.  Senator Ausubel will attend the Plenary Session with Senator Molina and President Alger.
• Senate sent speedy recovery wishes to Roger Tschirgi who recently injured his Achilles tendon.
• Faculty Senate will not meet next week in lieu of subcommittee meetings.

Vice President
• Apparently faculty at the Chino Center will be allowed to exceed the 300 copy limit due to difficulties in the turn-around time with the Print Shop.  Faculty are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and submit materials to litho early, preferably by using the on line form or as an email attachment, as this shortens the turn-around time.  Similar difficulties exist at Fontana.  Further, ERes can be of help in distributing materials to students.  ERes is an electronic reserve system offered by the library which enables instructors to place course documents on their course website under the ERes service.  Students may then access those documents from the ERes service which is accessible through the library’s website on a 24/7 basis.  For more information on this library service, please contact Marie Boyd at 941-2406 (new number 652-6806).

Curriculum
• CurricUNET training continues this week.  Faculty are strongly encouraged to attend the hands-on training.

Coordinators
• Coordinators reported that among the topics at their first meeting were enrollment, use of and scheduling of Summer session, and Student Services.  Subsequent discussion highlighted the importance of permitting schools and areas to either roll-over schedules or to build them anew depending on what works best for the area.
 

Committees
• Professional Development—Marie Boyd reported that Professional Development had its first meeting, which was an organizational meeting regarding meeting dates and procedures.  Agenda items including issues dealing with conference and travel funds were tabled until the next meeting, October 5, 2006.
• High School Petitions Committee—Senator Molina reported that this committee has been meeting effectively through email and has gone through the first cycle of petitions successfully since the new criteria were implemented.
• Program & Services Review—President Alger reported that the new PSR program, although not quite ready for rollout, looks promising.  There is concern, however, that Chaffey is again going to rely on a mechanism that has not been tested and reviewed adequately.
• Technology—Ardon gave the following report on the Technology Committee:
• Sub-Committees—The following sub-committees were formed to review and research the specified topics:
Sub-Committee                         Point Person               E-Mail
Smart Classroom Set-UP            Tim McClaury              tim.mcclaury@chaffey.edu
Student Wireless Options             Frank Pinkerton            frank.pinkerton@chaffey.edu
Electronic Forms                         Mary Thomas               mary.thomas@chaffey.edu
Portals                                         Ben Bull                       ben.bull@chaffey.edu
Vista Computer Standards           Sheri Taylor                  sheri.taylor@chaffey.edu

If you have an interest in being on any of the above sub-committees, or in providing input, please contact the point person.
• Computers—Twenty seven (27) faculty members have 2002 computers that should be replaced this year and thirty-six (36) faculty have 2003 computers that are in line for replacement next year.
• Software—$88,575 has been set aside for new software and software approved by Program & Services Review.
• Classroom Set-Ups—$111,459 has been approved for classroom set-ups.
• Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)—The new Voice over IP is being phased in at parts of the Rancho Campus and the off site Centers; Chino, Fontana, & Ontario.  Within the next year we will all receive phone numbers with the prefix 652.  The following information was reported on the new VoIP system:
--Voice mail will be received in your Outlook account as a message.  You will not hear Email in voicemail.
--During the transition from the old phone system to Cisco IP system, we will be unable to forward messages from one system to another.
--VoIP phone numbers will not accept distribution lists for the old phones, so we will need to maintain two global messaging systems for a while.
--The VoIP system offers better call accounting and tracking of outside calls and campus calls.

VI.   OLD BUSINESS
• Administrative Procedures:  4.6.8 Academic Renewal and 4.6.12 Grade Changes—Senate reviewed the revised draft documents distributed by Senator Molina and requested another week to review the revisions.
• Student Academic Integrity Code and Violation Form—Marie Boyd reported that several comments have been received regarding this document.  With the suggested changes, Senate moved, seconded, and approved the document 16?0.
• Student Behavior Code Violation Form—Marie Boyd has also solicited comments about this form.  With the suggested changes, Senate moved, seconded, and approved the document 16-0.
• Faculty Connections—New Faculty—Senators again discussed the faculty connections list and added several mentors.   Ardon announced that mentors will receive a stipend of $100 to cover expenses.  Senate continues to seek mentors for new faculty.

VII.           NEW BUSINESS
Ali Rahmani, Vice President, Student Services, visited Senate to discuss the Strategic Themes for Student Services as well as the Students Services tenets in 2006-2007.  Vice President Rahmani expanded upon the connection between Student Services and instruction, suggesting that, when instructors will be absent and this is known in advance, Student Services can come in to that class session to make presentations to students about various issues related to retention and student success including career exploration, counseling services, health services, financial aid, or any of the many other services offered in student services.  This project can be piloted starting in January.

VIII.        ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.       FLOOR ITEMS

X.    SUMMARY

XI.    ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 1:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,
 

____________________________________
Donna Walker, Recording Secretary
 

____________________________________
Jonathan Ausubel, Secretary/Treasurer
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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES
September 12, 2006

Members Present:
President................................................................................. Ardon Alger
Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences................................ Cathie Keenan
Secretary/Treasurer—Language Arts....................................... Jonathan Ausubel
Curriculum Chair..................................................................... Mary Jane Ross
Business & Applied Technology............................................... Joy Haerens
Business & Applied Technology............................................... James Kerr
Health Sciences....................................................................... Renee Ketchum
Health Sciences....................................................................... Beverly Cox
Language Arts......................................................................... Laura Hope
Mathematics & Sciences.......................................................... Diana Cosand
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Karen Lyman
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Angela Sadowski
Student Services...................................................................... Will Carrick
Student Services...................................................................... Monica Molina
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. Orville Clarke
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. Tom deDobay
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Vacant
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Robin Ikeda
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Bob Toister

Members Absent:
Adjunct Senator-at-Large........................................................ Paul Buczko

Alternates Present:
Mathematics & Sciences.......................................................... Vacant
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Marylee Requa
Student Services...................................................................... Bob Baiz
Student Services...................................................................... Marie Boyd
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. John Machado

I.     P.E.

II.     CALL TO ORDER

III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA
Minutes of September 5, 2006 and consent agenda were approved 18-0 as amended.

IV.          CONSENT AGENDA
•       Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:
• Commencement Committee
Robert Nazar, LA
• Resigned—Unable to Serve--Commencement Committee
Sean Stratton, LA
• Resigned—Unable to Serve—Professional Development Committee
Ginny Downie, VPCA Sam Ciraulo, Adjunct VPCA

V.     REPORTS
·        President
•       Academic Senate—President Alger announced that the next Academic Senate’s Area D meeting will be held on Saturday, October 14 at Palomar College.  Ardon also polled Senators on their interest in attending the 2006 Academic Senate’s Fall Plenary Session from October 26-28 in Newport Beach.  Senator Molina will attend with the Senate President.
•       Academic Senate Institutes—Ardon distributed information about Academic Senate’s two new Institutes; Accreditation and Teaching.  For additional information along with dates and locations of these institutes and Academic Senate’s other popular institutes; Vocational Education Leadership, Faculty Leadership, & Curriculum, please visit the Academic Senate website at http://www.academicsenate.cc.ca.us/.
•       Senate Accomplishments 2005-2006—President Alger distributed a list of Senate’s accomplishments, programs/initiatives, and issues for the 2005-2006 academic year.  Last year’s accomplishments included Best Practices for Senate Elections, Commencement:  Adjunct Faculty, Committee Appointments (314), Committee Handbook Online Update, Curriculum Vice Chair, Faculty Equivalency Determination Revised Document, Faculty Senate/CCFA Joint Responsibilities Document, Hiring Procedures Document, Online Communication, Shared Governance Document, and Student Academic Integrity Guidelines and Form.  The complete list can be accessed from the Faculty Senate Public Folder on the ‘Z’ drive.
•       Promotions to Associate and Full Professor—Included in the Senate packets was a document from Senate’s archives dated June 11, 1988 regarding promotions to Associate and Full Professor.  The document states:  “Advancement from Assistant to Associate and Associate to Full Professor may be recommended after eight (8) and fourteen (14) years.  The Senate interprets ‘after eight and fourteen years’ as a reference to one’s step placement.  After careful consideration, the Senate reconfirmed its prior practice of using step placement since this method recognizes experience that an individual may have brought to Chaffey from previous endeavors.  (Moreover, this interpretation is consistent with practices at other colleges and universities.)”.
•       Presidential Search Committee—Ardon informed Senate that the Board of Governors will make the decision on the hiring process for the new President at the September 28th Board Meeting.
•       Mark your Calendars—Ali Rahmani, Vice President of Student Services, will visit Senate next week at 1:00 PM.
•       Senate sent a special thank you to Shirley Emilio for her ten years of service to the Faculty Senate/Curriculum Office and received a lovely thank you note.
•       Senate sent congratulations to Michael Fong on the birth of his son and received a wonderful thank you note.
·        Vice President
•       Senate Elections—Senator-at-Large—Senator Keenan announced the nominations for Senator-at-Large:  Jeff Brouwer, Mathematics & Sciences and Michael Deschamps, Business & Applied Technology.  Voting will be done by campus mail so faculty should watch their mailboxes for ballots.  Deadline for voting is Monday, October 2, 2006 at 4:30 pm.
·        Curriculum
•       CurricUNET training takes place next week for all interested faculty and staff.  Coordinator and approver training will take place on Wednesday, September 20.  Faculty training takes place on September 21 and 22.  Interested faculty should sign up to reserve a training space by emailing Mary Jane Ross or calling the Curriculum Office at extension 8563.  Space is limited.
·        Committee
•       Datatel Colleague Steering Committee—Cathie Keenan reported that the District is up 1200 in headcount and up six percent in FTES.  Approximately 2900 students were deregistered; staff did contact students who had not paid and were deregistered.  Most students responded positively and reregistered and paid.  In the future, such notification will be attempted BEFORE deregistration.  Further to avoid confusion about census dates, dates will be removed from rosters and instead an insert will be placed with grade sheets to highlight due dates for submission of census.
•       President’s Cabinet—Ardon Alger—Ardon reported that Human Resources is recruiting for the following unsuccessful Instructor searches:  Auto Technology, American Sign Language, Accounting, Nursing Skills Laboratory, and Anthropology.  In addition they are recruiting for late retirements, two each in Accounting and Vocational Nursing; this does not mean that these are the only retirees.

VI.     OLD BUSINESS
·        Senate Committee Members Responsibilities—Senate reviewed the draft emails that will be sent to faculty regarding committee obligations.  Senate unanimously approved the messages.
·        Administrative Procedures:   4.6.8 Academic Renewal and 4.6.12 Grade Changes—Monica Molina reported that she is in the process of reviewing these documents with Inge Pelzer.
·        Student Academic Integrity Code and Violation Form—Marie Boyd—Drafts of the Student Academic Integrity Code and Violation Form were distributed.  Senate to review and discuss next week.
·        Student Behavior Code/Violation Form—Marie Boyd—Drafts of the Student Behavior Code and the Student Behavior Code Violation Form were also distributed.  Discussion will take place next week after Senate reviews the draft document.
·        Withdrawal Task Force—Jonathan Ausubel—Senator Ausubel reported on the discoveries and recommendations of the task force, which has wrapped up its work relating to District compliance with Title 5: s55758.
•       The 75% drop deadlines were initially incorrect in the 2006-2007 academic calendar.  The District subsequently corrected this oversight; accurate 2006-2007 75% deadlines are now in place.  The purple 2006-2007 academic calendar dated May 12, 2006 identifies the correct deadlines.
•       "Withdrawal . . . shall be authorized after informing the appropriate faculty" A change to this chronology can be implemented in Fall 2007, according to Cecilia Carrera.  Mostly, the change is procedural:  The main concern is that sufficient time be allowed to inform students and A&R employees of the change.
•       Subsequently, the task force debated when between 30% and 75% of the semester is an academically appropriate deadline for students to request a W.  Due to various CalWORKS, EOPS, and other reporting requirements as well as academic considerations such as midterms, the task force recommends that 75% of the semester remain the deadline for students to request withdrawal.  Because faculty must be notified before a W is granted, the task force recommends that A&R stop processing W requests and that electronic means for student requests for a W be "turned off" five (5) business days prior to 75% of the semester.  This time frame will ensure that faculty who teach only one day per week will receive notification.  The task force noted that in the last five (5) business days prior to 75%, a student may still request a W by asking the instructor to sign a drop card.
•       FW grade:  The task force could discern no academic concerns regarding this grade.  However, the task force felt strongly that Senate should ensure that instructors understand that an FW carries a GPA of zero:  FW is an F, not a W.
•       In at least two places, Title 5 indicates that absence is a valid reason for instructors to issue a W.  Title 5 s55202(g) and s58004(c)(3) both clearly indicate that "A student shall be dropped if no longer participating in the course, except if there are extenuating circumstances. "No longer participating" includes, but is not limited to, excessive unexcused absences but must relate to nonattendance."
·        Faculty Connections—New Faculty—Senators again discussed the faculty connections list and added several mentors.  Ardon announced that this year mentors are invited for lunch at the September 29 New Faculty Orientation meeting to begin connecting with their mentees.  This meeting affords an opportunity to meet each other, begin a dialogue, and start the ‘connection’ process.  Senate continues to seek mentors for new faculty.
·        Professional Development Committee—Nominations were discussed for the Professional Development Committee and Senate selected Marylee Requa as the Social & Behavioral Sciences faculty representative, DE Creasy Valdez as the Student Services representative, and Erik Jacobson as the faculty representative for Visual, Performing, & Communications Arts.  Senate is still seeking an adjunct representative.
·        Waitlists and Available Seats in “Closed” Classes—Senate recommends that the District seek a way to notify students on waitlists when seats become available.  Senate will return to this issue next week

VII.           NEW BUSINESS

VIII.        ANNOUNCEMENTS
Senator Ausubel announced that Angela Bartlett will serve as Language Arts alternate for this semester since Neil Watkins has a schedule conflict.

IX.       FLOOR ITEMS

X.    SUMMARY

XI.    ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 1:56 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,
 

____________________________________
Donna Walker, Recording Secretary
 

____________________________________
Jonathan Ausubel, Secretary/Treasurer


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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES
September 5, 2006

Members Present:
President................................................................................. Ardon Alger
Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences................................ Cathie Keenan
Secretary/Treasurer—Language Arts....................................... Jonathan Ausubel
Curriculum Chair..................................................................... Mary Jane Ross
Business & Applied Technology............................................... Joy Haerens
Business & Applied Technology............................................... James Kerr
Health Sciences....................................................................... Renee Ketchum
Health Sciences....................................................................... Beverly Cox
Language Arts......................................................................... Laura Hope
Mathematics & Sciences.......................................................... Diana Cosand
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Karen Lyman
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Angela Sadowski
Student Services...................................................................... Will Carrick
Student Services...................................................................... Monica Molina
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. Orville Clarke
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. Tom deDobay
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Vacant
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Robin Ikeda
Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Bob Toister
Adjunct Senator...................................................................... Vacant

Members Absent:

Alternates Present:
Business & Applied Technology............................................... Abel Chen
Mathematics & Sciences.......................................................... Vacant
Social & Behavioral Sciences................................................... Marylee Requa
Student Services...................................................................... Marie Boyd
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.............................. John Machado
Adjunct................................................................................... Vacant

I.     P.E.

II.     CALL TO ORDER

III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA
Minutes of May 16, 2006 and consent agenda were approved 18-0 as amended.

IV.          CONSENT AGENDA
Approval of funds not to exceed $250 for cards and faculty incentives.
Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:
•  Accounting Instructor Screening Committee
Sid Burks, BAT
•  Administrative Assistant II Marketing/Public Relations Screening Committee
Beverly Cox, HS
•  Assistant Dean Off-Site Centers Screening Committee
Tom Vitzelio, LA Laura Hope, LA
Lisa Padgett, M&S
•  Box Office Technician Screening Committee
Patrick Aranda, VPCA Bill Stanford, VPCA
•  Campus Police Officer Screening Committee
Henry Rivas, SBS
•  Child Development Center Teacher Screening Committee
Linda Marcotte, SBS
•  Commencement Committee
Tim Arner, M&S D.E. Creasy-Valdez, SS
Michael Dinielli, LA Sean Stratton, LA
•  Curriculum Committee
Sid Burks, BAT Charmaine Phipps-Smith, LA
Tim Arner, M&S Asiris Cruz, SBS
Jeff Moser, PE/Athletics Michelle Jenkins, VPCA
Maggie Van Riper, SS
•  Director of Student Health Services Screening Committee
Wendy Maleki, HS
•  Executive Assistant Student Services Screening Committee
Chris Flores, SS
•  Facilities Maintenance Attendant Screening Committee
Baron Brown, BAT
•  Financial Aid Program Assistant Screening Committee
Marie Boyd, LLR
•  Hotel and Food Service Management Instructor Screening Committee
Sid Burks, BAT
•  Instructional Assistant II Geology (2 positions/.475) Screening Committee
Cathie Keenan, M&S Joyce Oakdale, M&S
Jane Warger, M&S
•  Instructional Assistant III Chemistry Screening Committee
Cathie Keenan, M&S Joyce Oakdale, M&S
Jane Warger, M&S
•  Library Clerk I & II Screening Committees
Carol Hutte, LLR
•  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Accounting Instructor Screening Committee
Monica Molina, SS
•  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Hotel and Food Service Management Instructor Screening Committee
Abel Chen, BAT
•  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Professional Development Committee
Cynthia Parker, SBS
•  Stage Technician Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts Screening Committee
Bill Stanford, VPCA
•  Student Activities & Government Faculty Advisory Board
Doug Duno, LA Tim Arner, M&S
Judy Lowman, M&S Marie Boyd, LLR
John Machado, VPCA Deckard Hodge, LA
D.E. Creasy-Valdez, M&S Vanessa Thomas, BAT
Michele Jenkins, VPCA Arlene McCall, PE/Athletics
Beth Child, M&S Mo Tavakoli, M&S
•  Systems Specialist Information Technology Services Screening Committee
Jacqueline Wall, BAT
•  Vocational Nursing Instructor Screening Committee
Shelley Eckvahl, HS Sara Seol, HS
Mo Tavakoli, M&S Cathy Zmudka, HS

V.     REPORTS
·        President
•        New Faculty—On behalf of Faculty Senate Ardon welcomed the following new full-time faculty members:
Rachel Arciniega Associate Degree Nursing
Emily Avila-Teeguarden Biology
Angela Bartlett English
Lynn Breegle Pharmacy Technology
Angela Burk-Herrick Biology
Kevin Cameron Political Science
Beth Child Biology
Asiris Cruz Chicano History
Stacy Damaso Hotel/Food Service Management
Alfred DiBernardo Sociology
Sandra Freeman Associate Degree Nursing
Cheryl Gilbert Vocational Nursing
Christa Havenhill Theatre Arts
Candice Hines-Tinsley Nutrition & Food
Meng Khou Mathematics
Mark Lewis Digital Media
Mercedes Limon Spanish
Jack Little Aeronautics
Shelley Marcus Librarian
Michael Marts American Sign Language
Bruce Osburn Automotive Technology
Candice Piper Vocational Nursing
Laurie Pratt Communication Studies
Ronda Shutt Accounting
Daniel Swift Hotel/Food Service Management
Sherman Taylor Automotive Technology
Michelle Tubbs Vocational Nursing
Alif Wardak Mathematics
Shari Wasson Art
Teresa Williamson Business & Office Technologies
•        College Council—President Alger is teaching during College Council’s normally scheduled meeting times and has requested an alternate attend in his place.  Senator Ketchum will attend in President Alger’s place.  The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 20, at 3:00 pm in the Staff Dining Room.
•        Adjunct Commencement—For the first time this past May, Student Activities provided thirty seats at commencement for Adjunct faculty and Senate provided loaner regalia for adjunct that did not have their own.  President Alger reported that participation was excellent and the feedback from adjunct faculty who attended was very positive.  All loaner regalia has been returned to the Senate office and will be placed in storage for use next year.
•        Suggested Issues for 2006-2007—Senate expects to address the following issues at future Senate meetings:  Academic Grievance Process and Academic Correction & Consequences Task Forces; Administrative Procedures:  Grade Changes, Academic Renewal, Credit/No Credit, Remedial Coursework, & Standards of Scholarship; Admissions & Records:  Online Registration/Panther Line/Add Slips; Alternate Senator Vacancy; Committee Expiring Terms; Community Services Schedule of Classes Review; Drop Policy; Ethics Statement Review; Faculty Guidelines for Psychiatric Emergencies; Faculty Handbook Revision & Expansion; Faculty Notification:  August FLEX & Convocation; Incompletes; Intellectual Property Statement; Math & English Graduation Requirements; Mentoring New Faculty/Faculty Connections; New College President; New Committee Report Process; Off Campus Senate; Revise Senate Constitution; Senate Vice President Elections; Senator-at-large Vacancy; Student Academic Integrity Code & Violation Form; Student Behavior Code & Form; Technology Committee Make-Up; and Withdrawal Process.  Faculty that have additional issues that they would like the Senate to consider, please send to Ardon Alger via email at ardon.alger@chaffey.edu.
•        Governing Board Report—President Alger’s May & August Board Reports were included in Senate packets.  These reports detailed a number of faculty accomplishments.  Faculty members who would like to be featured in an upcoming Board Report should email pertinent information (who, what, when, where, why, and please spell out all acronyms) to ardon.alger@chaffey.edu in the Faculty Senate Office.  Please remember that incomplete reports cannot be included.  Faculty Accomplishments can now be viewed on the Faculty Senate website at http://www.chaffey.edu/facsen/announcements.html.
•        Governing Board—The Governing Board’s community linkages reflecting board members’ involvement in the community during April, May, and June can be viewed online at the following website: http://www.chaffey.edu/governingboard/index.shtml.
•        President Alger announced that Shirley Emilio has accepted a position in the Articulation/High School Partnership Office working with Maggie Van Riper.  Senators expressed their thanks for her ten years of excellent work and dedication to the Faculty Senate/Curriculum Office and authorized sending an acknowledgement.
•        Congratulations to Michael Fong on the birth of his son, Cameron Michael Pujol Fong, on July 7.
•        Senators sent get well wishes to Ginny Downie and received a lovely thank you note that President Alger shared with Senate.
•        Faculty sent flowers and condolences to the family of retired Counselor Erma Welsh, who recently passed away.
•        Faculty sent condolences to retired faculty member Pauline Corse, whose husband recently passed away and authorized a donation to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society in his memory.
•        Senate sends condolences to Jonathan Ausubel on the recent loss of his father and authorized a donation from the faculty of Chaffey College.  Contributions in memory of Martin Ausubel may be made to the Nature Conservancy or to the American Stroke Association.
·        Vice President
•        Senate Elections—Senate discussed the results of the Adjunct Senator-at-Large.  Senator Ausubel explained the constitutional process for these elections and Senate subsequently entertained three proposals: 1) run a new election; 2) accept the results of the election; 3) accept the runner-up as Senator and the third-place finisher as alternate.  Senate voted 2 to 15 to 1; Paul Buczko was elected as Adjunct Senator-at-Large with Margaret Singleton serving as Alternate.  Paul is not teaching this semester so Margaret will serve as the Adjunct Senator-at-Large for the fall semester.
•        Senator-at-Large—Vice President Keenan announced that elections need to be held to complete Michael Fong’s term as Senator-at-Large.  A nomination letter will be sent out shortly.
•        Alternate Senator Mathematics & Sciences—Math and Science is still seeking an Alternate Senator.
·        Curriculum
•        Chair Ross passed around copies of a PowerPoint presentation about CurricuNET, Chaffey’s new custom curriculum website.  The Internet-based system will go live on September 25, with training sessions for Chaffey faculty, coordinators, and administrators on September 20 ? 22. Faculty are strongly encouraged to sign up for training, as all curriculum will now be submitted online.  For a preview of the website, faculty can go to www.curricunet.com/chaffey and log in using “chaffey” as both username and password.

VI.     OLD BUSINESS
·        Election of Senate Officers—Constitution Article IV Section 5b—Elections were held for Senate Vice President. Laura hope and Cathie Keenan were nominated; Cathie Keenan was elected to serve for the 2006-2007 academic year.
·        Technology Committee Expired Terms—Senate discussed faculty membership on the Technology Committee.  Consensus was that four faculty would be added for one year to fill the expired seats; all seats will expire in June 2007 and the committee will be reorganized by school in Spring 2007.  Donna Colondres, Barbara Hindman, Daniel Jacobo, and Cindy Walker were selected.
·        Senate Committee Member Responsibilities—Senate briefly discussed drafts of e-mails that will be sent regarding committee obligations; discussion on this item will continue next week.  Senator Cox suggested that a permanent agenda item, “Committee Reports,” be added to the agenda.
·        Administrative Procedures:  4.6.8 Academic Renewal & 4.6.12 Grade Changes—Senate briefly reviewed these documents and requested that before documents are submitted to Senate they be edited and proofread.
·        Student Academic Integrity Code & Violation Form—Senator Boyd reported that Academic Integrity guidelines and form are moving through the deans’ meetings and up the administrative chain for advice and consent.
·        Student Behavior Code Violation Form—A revised version of this code is also making its way through the advice and consent process.

VII.           NEW BUSINESS
·        Chaffey College Applications Online Only, Add Slips & Parking Permits__Senate feels strongly that add slips for classes must be in the hands of all faculty before their first class session.  Students do not always bring add slips to classes that they want to add.  It is the Senate’s understanding that in the future the Deans will make sure each instructor has add slips included with roll sheets.

Senate trusts that the problems the students have experienced due to outsourcing of students’ parking permits have been resolved.

To maximize student enrollment, Senate requests that Admissions & Records provide a variety of admission options in addition to online in the future so that the process is convenient and comfortable for all our students.

Senate also requests consultation when major changes in the registration process are being considered.  As faculty, we work closely with students and not only have a good sense of what works for students but often get the brunt of students who have had difficulties with the system.
·        Faculty Connections—New Faculty—The Faculty Connections Program links first-year faculty with mentors.  Experienced faculty and new faculty working together will encourage dialoging, mentoring, and bonding among peers across disciplines.  Senate reviewed last year’s successes and agreed to consult during the upcoming week in order to finalize this year’s connections.
·        Waitlists and Available Seats in “Closed” Classes—Senator Lyman reported on issues that have arisen as a result of the current waitlist practices.  Several Senators identified additional problems that have occurred.  It was suggested that a subcommittee be formed to identify and discuss these issues.
·        Professional Development Committee—Senate put out an open call for faculty representatives to serve on the Professional Development Committee.  Faculty representatives from the areas of Social & Behavioral Sciences; Student Services; and Visual, Performing and Communication Arts are needed.  Senate also put out a call for a part-time faculty representative.  The charge of the Professional Development Committee is to establish professional development goals and objectives as identified by their college constituents, to identify the activities to be pursued by the Professional Development Office, to support and sponsor those activities conducted, and to conduct an annual review of the committee’s progress.  The first Professional Development Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 14 from 3:00 p.m.?4:30 p.m. in the Staff Dining Conference Room.  Interested faculty are urged to contact their Senator or the Faculty Senate Office at extension 2443 and ask to be added to the list.

VIII.        ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.       FLOOR ITEMS

X.    SUMMARY

XI.    ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 2 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,
 

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Donna Walker, Recording Secretary
 

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Jonathan Ausubel, Secretary/Treasurer
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