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Faculty Senate
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Chaffey College
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Ardon Alger
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Tara Johnson
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Minutes

Fall Semester 2007


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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

December 11, 2007

Members Present:

President.............................................................................. Ardon Alger

Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences........................ Cathie Keenan

Secretary/Treasurer—Mathematics & Sciences............. Diana Cosand

Curriculum Chair............................................................... Sid Burks

Business & Applied Technology....................................... Joy Haerens

Business & Applied Technology....................................... James Kerr

Health Sciences.................................................................... Renee Ketchum

Health Sciences.................................................................... Sue Bartell

Instructional Support......................................................... Cecilia Best

Instructional Support......................................................... Greg Creel

Language Arts..................................................................... Neil Watkins

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Angela Sadowski

Student Services.................................................................. Bob Baiz

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. Orville Clarke

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Jeff Brouwer

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Robin Ikeda

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Bob Toister

Members Absent:

Language Arts..................................................................... Laura Hope

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Karen Lyman

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Marylee Requa/Sabbatical

Student Services.................................................................. Monica Molina

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. Tom deDobay/Sabbatical

Adjunct Senator-at-Large.................................................. Vanessa Pitts-Ponder

Alternates Present:

Business & Applied Technology....................................... Abel Chen

Language Arts..................................................................... Angela Bartlett

Mathematics & Sciences..................................................... Alif Wardak

Student Services.................................................................. Carol Hutte

Adjunct................................................................................. Gail Keith-Gibson

       I.     P.E.

      II.     CALL TO ORDER

    III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of December 4, 2007 and consent agenda were approved 20-0 as amended.

IV.       CONSENT AGENDA

   

      V.     REPORTS

·     President

§       Maintenance Repair & Review Committee—Clarification to the December 4, 2007 minutes: The Maintenance Repair & Review Committee is about prioritizing maintenance, repair, and small projects that need to be done across the campus.  It is not the job of this committee to determine the specifics and details of what a job entails but to provide a timeline and people-power to complete tasks.  If a task requires input from other entities, such as the Tree Committee, the biology department, the Art Committee, etc., that will still happen.

§       President Alger announced that the Chaffey College Foundation Telethon has been rescheduled for the weekend of January 11-13. If you are able to volunteer to help with the telethon, please contact Marie Edmison at Extension 6543 or email at marie.edmison@chaffey.edu.

§       Academic Calendar—A draft 2008-2009 academic calendar was distributed to Senators. We are still debating on how we will do finals.

§       Proposition 92—Community Colleges. Funding. Governance. Fees.—President Alger distributed information on Proposition 92 from the Legislative Analyst’s Office. Proposition 92 lowers community college education fees from $20 per unit to $15 per unit; significantly limits the state’s authority to increase fee levels in future years; changes current minimum education funding requirement into two separate requirements: one for K-12 and one for community colleges; formally establishes the community colleges in the State Constitution; and increases the size of the community colleges’ state governing board and the board’s administrative authority. Faculty and staff are encouraged to investigate this proposition and to vote. For additional information about Proposition 92, visit the February 5, 2008, Presidential Primary Election Official Voter Information Guide at the following website: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/vig_02052008.htm

§       Senate sent condolences to retired faculty member Harley Ross, whose son recently passed away.

·     Curriculum

§       Chair Burks reported that the Curriculum Committee had voted to refer the proposal to add a one unit activity requirement to the Chaffey graduation requirement for Physical Education, Recreation and Wellness to the Curriculum subcommittee reviewing all of the Chaffey graduation requirements.  Chair Burks stated that he would recommend that the subcommittee approach locally imposed graduation requirements in three steps.  The first step would be to clarify guidelines for graduation requirements.  The second step would be to clarify the intent of existing graduation requirements, and the third step would be to develop criteria for courses to be included in each of the requirements.  The subcommittee would report to the Curriculum Committee, and the Curriculum Committee would report to the Senate at completion of each step.  At President Alger’s request, input from the faculty will be solicited at each step.

·     Committees

§       Datatel/Colleague Steering—Cathie Keenan—Payroll changes will be implemented on Datatel.  The students are getting refunds in a timely manner now.  There will be an initial financial hit for the district in so far as the District has been holding those funds. There are regular rosters and add/drop rosters available on ChaffeyView.  There may be flex workshops on identifying minors.  We currently still have the original gold and white colored rosters; however, they are investigating the possibility of going to paperless online rosters.  They need to be easy to import on to the instructor’s spread sheets.  It might be possible for them to give instructors the data in the form of spread sheets for immediate use.  The Senate would prefer that the online rosters are ready to immediately load into Excel.

§       President’s Cabinet—Ardon Alger—Steve Menzel reported that the new Gym/Basketball Stadium has been approved by DSA (Davison of the state Architect). The New Campus West is expected to be approved by DSA in May or June. The bids for the new VPCA building are expected on January 17. The architect for Phase III of the Fontana Center has been selected.

VI.     OLD BUSINESS

·     Adjunct Shared Office Space—The adjunct shared office space survey was sent out via email to all adjunct instructors. The Senate Office has already received several responses. Adjunct faculty are asked to please submit completed surveys to the Faculty Senate Office before leaving for winter break.

·     Professional Development Committee—Senate to put out a renewed call for faculty representatives from the Schools of Mathematics & Sciences and Social & Behavioral Sciences. The Professional Development Committee’s purpose is to establish professional development goals and objectives as identified by their college constituents, identify the activities to be pursued by the Professional Development Office, support and sponsor those activities conducted, and conduct an annual review of the committee's progress. The committee meets on Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:30 pm in the EEC Faculty Senate Conference Room. The committee is scheduled to meet on the following dates during the spring semester: January 17 & 31, February 14 & 28, March 13 & 27, April 10 & 24, and May 8.

·     Senate Holiday Party—Senate discussed the details regarding the holiday party and it was decided to hold the holiday party at President Alger’s home on December 18 at 5:00 pm.

VII.       NEW BUSINESS

·     Accreditation—Inge Pelzer, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent/President visited Senate to address accreditation.  Because we are opening a new center at Chino, we need to do a Substantive Change Report and go to the Commission Board to get approval.  The Change report includes:  why we opened a new center, why we picked that location and who we are going to serve.  We need to explain what the educational services and programs will be and how they relate to the operations of the main campus.  We need to look at staffing of the center, consider whether we can afford operation of the college, whether we have health and safety coverage, and whether services are accessible.  Are we providing services to those students that would not otherwise be available?  Inge has met with the VPs and Dr. Shannon and the VPs will address certain parts of the report, which is looking at the management perspective of the center.  In January the report goes to the commission and then it will come back for changes. We are on the board calendar for April.  Six months after the approval they will come and visit us.  It will be like a mini-accreditation for the Chino Center.  There is a faculty staffing plan, but we are not yet sure how that plan is going to be funded.  Vague allusions will be made in the Substantive Change Report for the areas yet to be worked out. We’ll see what happens when the plan comes back from the Commission.  The faculty positions may first be opened to be filled by faculty from the main campus.  We need to tell the Commission that we have the faculty plan and that we are working on the funding.  We will use the same procedures that are currently used on the main campus.  Faculty at the main campus can identify themselves as preferring to work in Chino or may be asked to work there.  Management of Chino will also be discussed in the report.  There has been discussion of redoing the mission statement.  The accreditation process has changed significantly.  By 2009 our self-study has to go to the commission.  Inge is in charge of the management learning outcomes for this campus as well.  If you come across references to management learning outcomes, please send them to Inge Pelzer at inge.pelzer@chaffey.edu.  Chino is currently a center.  We are working on getting Chino Campus status, but that needs to go through Sacramento to get approval.  We need to make sure that the faculty stays a community, even though some of them will be in Chino.  We will need to have some of our meetings in Chino, and we need to make sure that we remain one college. 

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

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer




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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

December 4, 2007

Members Present:

President.............................................................................. Ardon Alger

Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences........................ Cathie Keenan

Secretary/Treasurer—Mathematics & Sciences............. Diana Cosand

Curriculum Chair............................................................... Sid Burks

Business & Applied Technology....................................... Joy Haerens

Business & Applied Technology....................................... James Kerr

Health Sciences.................................................................... Renee Ketchum

Health Sciences.................................................................... Sue Bartell

Instructional Support......................................................... Cecilia Best

Instructional Support......................................................... Greg Creel

Language Arts..................................................................... Laura Hope

Language Arts..................................................................... Neil Watkins

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Karen Lyman

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Angela Sadowski

Student Services.................................................................. Bob Baiz

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. Orville Clarke

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Jeff Brouwer

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Bob Toister

Members Absent:

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Marylee Requa/Sabbatical

Student Services.................................................................. Monica Molina

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. Tom deDobay/Sabbatical

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Robin Ikeda

Adjunct Senator-at-Large.................................................. Vanessa Pitts-Ponder

Alternates Present:

Business & Applied Technology....................................... Abel Chen

Student Services.................................................................. Carol Hutte

Student Services.................................................................. Maria Mora

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. John Machado

Adjunct................................................................................. Gail Keith-Gibson

       I.     P.E.

      II.     CALL TO ORDER

    III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of November 20, 2007 and consent agenda were approved 21-0 as amended.

IV.       CONSENT AGENDA

§       Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Bookstore Receiving/Shipping Clerk Screening Committee

Jacqueline Wall, BAT

 

§  Counselor, HOPE Grant (Non-tenure track) Screening Committee

Shelley Eckvahl, HS

Susan Starr, SS

§  Disabilities Advisory Committee

Will Carrick, DPS

Irene Okura, SS

Greg Creel, Instructional Support

Cathy Olivera, SS

Mike Eskew, LA

Lisa Padgett, M&S

Bonnie Fuller, SS

Susan Starr, SS

Annette Fuller, SS

Anchalee Sungkakikorane, Adjunct SS

JoAlice Hunter, Adjunct SS

Melissa Utsler, LA

Michael Johnson, Adjunct SS

Cathy Zmudka, HS

Amy Nevarez, SS

 

§  Health and Safety Committee

Bob Carlson, BAT

 

§  Multi-Cultural/Gender Requirements Curriculum Subcommittee

Asiris Cruz, SBS

Monica Carter, SBS

Dianne Hagin, HS

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Early Alert Planning Committee

Monica Alexander, SBS

Ted Jenkins, M&S

Marc Meyer, SBS

Angela Sadowski, SBS

Susan Starr, SS

 
   

      V.     REPORTS

·     President

§       Senate approved reimbursement for expenses incurred during CurricUNET hands-on training for Curriculum and Instructional Support staff members in the amount of $40.90.

§       Chino Campus Staffing Plan Draft—The Senate received a 12-page draft from Bob Bell for staffing the new Chino Campus. The first option in full-time staffing of Chino will be to choose from the current faculty at the main campus. The date for transfer requests has not been announced. Faculty transferring will be replaced with new faculty unless their program has been moved to Chino. The following is the list of full-time faculty and areas of study included in the proposal for hiring between the opening of the Campus some time in the spring and 2010:

It is anticipated that approximately 4,500 students (headcount) will be served at the College Park across the period of Phase I; with the Chino Campus being comprised of the newly constructed facilities at College Park and the two existing centers in Chino. Schedules will be developed with consideration given to the placement of courses at all college facilities in Chino. However, classes in the following disciplines will be planned at the opening of College Park:

Ø    Business and Applied Technology

Ø    Learning Advancement and Language Arts

Ø    Library/Learning Resources

Ø    Health Sciences (located in the Health Science Building, fall 2008)

Ø    Physical, Life Science/Mathematics

Ø    Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ø    Student Services Faculty

Ø    Visual and performing Arts

Within the various academic disciplines listed above it is anticipated that 12 full-time faculty will be assigned to teach courses at College Park in the following subject areas:

Biology-1

Chemistry-1

Communication Studies-1

English-2

Library/Learning Resources-1

Mathematics-2

Math Success Center-1

Multidisciplinary Center-1

Political Science-1

Psychology-1

At the opening, an anticipated 2,500 (headcount) students will be served at College Park increasing to approximately 4,500 students by 2010.

The plan also listed managers and staff, and points out the staff will need to be flexible until clear enrollment patterns are established. The entire plan can be accessed from the Faculty Senate ‘Z’ drive public folder or call the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965.

§       Budget Calendar 2008-2009President Alger distributed a draft copy of the 2008-2009 Budget Development Calendar to Senators.

§       Adjunct Shared Office Space Survey—President Alger distributed a draft adjunct shared office space survey to Senators. The survey will be sent out to adjunct instructors via email. The survey can easily be completed and returned via email.

§       Senate Holiday Party—Senate decided to hold their holiday luncheon on Tuesday, December 18. Location to be determined.

§       Senate offers its condolences to Joy Haerens and her family on the recent loss of her father.

§       Faculty sent flowers and condolences to the family of Nan Albert, Adjunct Mathematics Instructor, who recently passed away.

§       Faculty also sent condolences to the family of Edwin “Ted” Norene, Adjunct English Instructor, who recently passed away. In lieu of flowers, Senate authorized a donation in Ted’s memory to the Inland Empire Hospice, Kaiser Permanente from the faculty of Chaffey College.

Vice President

§       Vice President Keenan announced that on ChaffeyView you have several options under "Class Rosters".  "Regular" gives you the most current list of students actually enrolled in the class. "Add" gives you a list of students who have added since the close of regular registration. "Drop" gives you a list of students who were in the class, but have dropped. "Waitlist" gives you a list of students currently on the waitlist.

·     Curriculum

§       Chair Burks reported that the Curriculum Committee reviewed the proposal to add a one unit PE Activity requirement to the Chaffey graduation requirement for Physical Education, Recreation and Wellness.  A significant number of current committee members had not heard the proposal made last year, or the discussion that followed.  Bob Baiz was invited to present his proposal again.  Bob accepted, and was placed on the agenda for the December 5th meeting.

·     Committees

§       Program and Services Review (PSR)—Ardon Alger distributed a list from PSR of full-time faculty hires requested and that are approved to forward to President’s Cabinet next week. PSR approved 31 new faculty positions. The appeals process for positions not approved by PSR will not occur until after the Cabinet votes on new faculty hires. The new job descriptions should be ready and sent out in time for the Community College Job Fair in Los Angeles on January 20.

Chaffey has dropped from 52% full-time faculty to 50% for 2007-2008. The college hired 24 FTEs worth of adjunct this fall. A 75% full-time to 25% part-time faculty ratio is mandated by AB 1725. It takes approximately 10 new faculty to increase the 75/25 ratio at Chaffey by 1%. Dr. Shannon is concerned about the Governor’s call for a 10% cutback in the state budget. It should be noted at this time that no such request for a budget reduction has been made to Community Colleges.

VI.     OLD BUSINESS

·     Sabbatical Leave Request—Doug Duno—Senators Neil Watkins, Laura Hope, and Greg Creel have reviewed Doug Duno’s sabbatical request and recommend its approval; Senate concurred.

·     Senate Elections Best Practices—Senators Brouwer, Keenan, and Watkins presented an updated best election procedures document. With minor changes, the Senate approved the new procedure.


·     Faculty Get-Together—Senator Cosand reported that the Faculty Get Together at Stuft Pizza Café was another success. Senate discussed hosting another get together before the winter break and decided to wait until January.

VII.       NEW BUSINESS

·     Corrections and Consequences Task Force—Jonathan Ausubel, Marie Boyd, and Diana CosandIn seeking both corrections for and consequences of academic dishonesty, for the past seven months, Chair Diana Cosand reported that the task force has been gathering legal opinion and subsequently clarifying options. Its work continues.

The law is clear on two points. First, faculty may require students to take a Curriculum Committee approved course as a corrective condition for academic dishonesty. Senate approved the addition of this option to the academic integrity violation form pending the Curriculum Committee's approval of such a course.  The task force has already set up a meeting tomorrow with Emily Avila from Ethics Across the Curriculum, DE Creasy from Counseling, and Sid Burks from Curriculum to talk about what that course might look like.  Second, Chaffey's current procedure for violations of academic integrity is sufficient to allow suspension.  The task force asked Senate to share with their constituents that instructors can recommend full, not just summary, suspension for violation of academic integrity using the existing form.

The task force informed Senate about two questions still pending with the Chancellor's Office for clarification. First, we want to find out if an "I" can be issued for violations of academic integrity. Second, we have asked the CCCCO to clarify when grades may be issued during the semester. The law is silent on both of these.  Senate voted in favor of pursuing the use of an "I" grade in academic integrity cases.

In a separate but related matter, a few months ago the W Task Force considered changing the W deadline.  One of the things we might want to reconsider is moving up the W deadline. 

Karen Sanders has provided the Senate with a list of reported incidents of Academic Integrity and Behavior violations during the last two years, and Marie Boyd reported that the new form is working fairly well.  Senate would like to see more Deans participate in the Academic Integrity consequences process. 

·     Withdrawals—Student withdrawals are authorized after the appropriate faculty member has been notified. Prior notification of the faculty is a legal requirement. It has been brought to the Senate’s attention that this process is not being followed.

·     Maintenance Repair & Review Committee—Ardon Alger updated Senate on the new Maintenance Repair & Review Committee. This is a newly established sub-committee of President’s Cabinet. This sub-committee is charged with addressing categories of projects (504 Compliance, Safety & Health, New Construction (major & minor), Deteriorating Infrastructure, Impacting Instruction, Damage to Infrastructure, and Pathways/Landscaping), determine what types of projects should be considered, how to assign priority, allocate resources, and communicate realistic expectations to all parties.

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

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer



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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

November 20, 2007


Members Present:

President.............................................................................. Ardon Alger

Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences........................ Cathie Keenan

Secretary/Treasurer—Mathematics & Sciences............. Diana Cosand

Curriculum Chair............................................................... Sid Burks

Business & Applied Technology....................................... James Kerr

Health Sciences.................................................................... Renee Ketchum

Health Sciences.................................................................... Sue Bartell

Instructional Support......................................................... Cecilia Best

Language Arts..................................................................... Laura Hope

Language Arts..................................................................... Neil Watkins

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Karen Lyman

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Angela Sadowski

Student Services.................................................................. Bob Baiz

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. Orville Clarke

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Jeff Brouwer

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Robin Ikeda

Members Absent:

Business & Applied Technology....................................... Joy Haerens

Instructional Support......................................................... Greg Creel

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Marylee Requa/Sabbatical

Student Services.................................................................. Monica Molina

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. Tom deDobay/Sabbatical

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Bob Toister

Adjunct Senator-at-Large.................................................. Vanessa Pitts-Ponder

Alternates Present:

Business & Applied Technology....................................... Abel Chen

Language Arts..................................................................... Angela Bartlett

Mathematics & Sciences..................................................... Alif Wardak

Student Services.................................................................. Maria Mora

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. John Machado

Adjunct................................................................................. Gail Keith-Gibson

       I.     P.E.

      II.     CALL TO ORDER

    III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Consent agenda was approved 19-0 as amended.

IV.       CONSENT AGENDA

§       Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Early Alert Planning Committee

Tim Arner, M&S

Jeff Brouwer, M&S

Ricardo Diaz, SS

Donna Colondres, SS

Monica Molina, SS

Jeff Moser, SS

§  Immigrant Education Work Group

Cecilia Best, Instructional Support  

§  Plant Maintenance Mechanic Screening Committee

Chuck Hollenbeck, M&S  

§  Radiologic Technology Instructor Screening Committee

Andrea Dutton, HS

TerriAnn Linn-Watson, HS

Heather MacDonald, HS

Wendy Maleki, HS

Renee Ketchum, HS Alternate

Sue Herman, HS Alternate

Sid Burks, BAT  

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Ethics Across the Curriculum Committee

Angela Bartlett, LA  

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Professional Development Committee

Tim Greene, SBS  
   

      V.     REPORTS

·     President

§       November 6, 2007 minutes were approved via email; 16/0.

§       Corrections to November 6, 2007 minutes: date correction, Classified Appreciation Luncheon will be held on March 19, 2008; name correction, Daniel Kern.

§       Student Activities New Toy Drive—President Alger announced that Student Activities is preparing for its 16th Annual Night with Santa New Toy Drive.  The toy drive benefits Chaffey College Student families who are in need of assistance. Toys are needed for children ages 2-12 with a minimum toy value of $10.  Toy collection begins November 12 through December 6. Please drop toys off in Student Activities between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am and 4:00 pm on Friday.  Student Activities is also asking for donations to purchase Christmas trees.  For additional information please contact Susan Stewart at Extension 6591.

§       Senators expressed concern for Governing Board Vice President Kathy Brugger on her recent surgery and authorized sending an acknowledgement and get-well wishes from faculty.

§       Faculty Senate sent speedy recovery wishes to Bob Toister after his recent surgery.

§       Senators also sent speedy recovery wishes to TerriAnn Linn-Watson after her recent surgery.

§       Senate sent get well wishes to Judy Lowman, who will be out for the remainder of the semester.

§       Senate sent its condolences to Bill Stanford on the recent loss of his mother.

§       Senate will not meet next week in lieu of sub-committee meetings.

·     Curriculum

§       Chair Burks reported that the Curriculum Committee is looking at multicultural gender requirements and computer literacy, which we recommend dropping.  The multicultural/multigender portion is badly written, and the Curriculum Committee would like to redefine it and bring it back to Senate.  The Curriculum Committee will then look at PE/Wellness graduation requirements.

·     Committees

§       Calendar—Renee Ketchum reported that the Calendar Committee is back to step one. We are considering two options. Option one is to continue with the calendar we currently have. Option two is to have our finals on the last week of class and classes would meet at their usual times during the 17th week.

During spring flex each school will have time to discuss which of the two options is best for student learning. This is a great chance for a good academic discussion about the most effect learning environment for finals.

Senators will bring back to Senate feedback from each school. Senate will also request feedback from Student Government.

§       Outdoor Furniture—Ardon Alger reported that some of the outdoor furniture for the new buildings, SSA, EEC, and the Science buildings, have been identified and plans for installation are moving forward.

§       Reorganization—Ardon Alger and Renee Ketchum shared several possible reorganization plans from the Reorganization Task Force with the Senate. There were concerns expressed about each of the plans. Senate continues to ask for a campus-wide forum of the reorganization plans and the reasons behind each one.

Several areas emerged as issues that Senators hoped would be addressed in the new organizational structure; adequate support of vocational programs, keeping the layers of management to a minimum, making sure Deans and Coordinators had expertise in their areas of responsibility, people who were really doing the work in an area be compensated, the current break up of the health areas, and what will the Chino staffing be.

Others felt we needed to make minor changes to the current structure because this did not seem like a good time to reorganize with all of the other issues going on. Additional concern was expressed as to whether we would advertise for new managers in time to get the best candidates.

§       Technology—Ardon Alger reported that there should be some hotspots on campus where we will have wireless access at the start of the spring semester.

VI.     OLD BUSINESS

·     PE/Wellness Graduation Requirement—Bob Baiz and Jeff Moser brought forward a proposal from the Curriculum Committee to include a PE/Wellness activity class as a requirement for graduation. Senate has some additional questions about this proposal and asks the Curriculum Committee to address these questions; the vote was 11/7.

Curriculum Chair Burks stated that the Curriculum Committee would give this request top priority and begin to work on the questions at their next meeting. In conjunction with PE’s proposal the Curriculum Committee will look at graduation requirements that have not been looked at since 1994-1995 as well as the new state requirements to increase Math and English competencies in graduation requirements.

·     Professional Development Committee—Adjunct faculty interest in serving on the Professional Development Committee was high. To maintain a balance on this committee, Senate is limited in the number of adjunct representatives. Senate reviewed the list of nominees and selected Scott Critchfield (BAT), Diana Jackson (LA), Gail Keith-Gibson (SBS), Charles Moore (M&S), and Denise Johnson (VPCA) to serve as adjunct representatives. Senate thanks all of the adjunct faculty members that expressed an interest in serving on the Professional Development Committee.

·     Faculty Get-Together—Senate discussed possible dates and locations for the next Faculty Get-Together and decided to meet on Wednesday, November 28 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at Stuft Pizza Café located at 7251 Haven Avenue; corner of Baseline & Haven. Faculty Senate will provide the pizza for this event.

·     Sabbatical Leave RequestDoug Duno— Senators Neil Watkins, Laura Hope, and Greg Creel have reviewed Doug Duno’s sabbatical request and request more time to consider it.

VII.       NEW BUSINESS

·     Health and Safety Committee—Russell BatyThe mission of the Health and Safety Committee is to identify hazards, correct them and adopt emergency plans. The committee is only advisory in nature and can only make recommendations. They discuss training and workshops. The Senate is concerned about the potential for campus emergencies and appropriate response. The Health and Safety Committee has started a sub-committee to address NIMS (National Incident Management System). The first step in compliance is to come up with a NIMS organizational chart. Faculty Senate members asked Russell Baty to ask the Health and Safety Committee about the status of phones in the classrooms, status of the injury and illness prevention plan and if the hazardous condition report is on the web or just the “Z’ drive.

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

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer




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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

November 6, 2007

Members Present:
President...............................................................................Ardon Alger
Secretary/Treasurer—Mathematics & Sciences.............Diana Cosand
Curriculum Chair................................................................Sid Burks
Business & Applied Technology.......................................Joy Haerens
Health Sciences....................................................................Renee Ketchum
Instructional Support..........................................................Cecilia Best
Instructional Support..........................................................Greg Creel
Language Arts .....................................................................Laura Hope
Language Arts .....................................................................Neil Watkins
Social & Behavioral Sciences .............................................Karen Lyman
Social & Behavioral Sciences .............................................Angela Sadowski
Student Services ..................................................................Bob Baiz
Student Services ..................................................................Monica Molina
Senator-at-Large..................................................................Jeff Brouwer
Senator-at-Large..................................................................Robin Ikeda
Senator-at-Large..................................................................Bob Toister

Members Absent:
Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences .......................Cathie Keenan
Business & Applied Technology.......................................James Kerr
Health Sciences....................................................................Sue Bartell
Social & Behavioral Sciences .............................................Marylee Requa/Sabbatical
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts ..................Orville Clarke
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts ..................Tom deDobay/Sabbatical
Adjunct Senator-at-Large...................................................Vanessa Pitts-Ponder

Alternates Present: Health Sciences....................................................................Beverly Cox
Language Arts .....................................................................Angela Bartlett
Mathematics & Sciences.....................................................Alif Wardak
Student Services ..................................................................Carol Hutte
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts ..................John Machado
Adjunct .................................................................................Gail Keith-Gibson

I. P.E.

II. CALL TO ORDER

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of October 23, 2007 and consent agenda were approved 20-0 as amended.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA

• Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows: • Bookstore Accounting Assistant Screening Committee Abel Chen, BAT • Bookstore Assistant Buyer Screening Committee Carol Hutte, LLR

• EOPS Counselor Screening Committee Toks Oduwole, EOPS/SS DE Creasy-Valdez, Counseling/SS Chris Flores, EOPS/SS Maria Mora, EOPS/SS Deckard Hodge, LA

• Grant Specialist, HOPE Grant, Health Sciences Screening Committee Shelley Eckvahl, HS • Library Clerk II Screening Committee Marie Boyd, LLR • Program Assistant, DPS Screening Committee Will Carrick, DPS/SS • Program Assistant, Scholarship, Foundation Screening Committee Greg Creel, Instructional Support • Resigned—Unable to Serve—Professional Development Committee Tommi Cahill, Adjunct VPCA • Resigned—Unable to Serve—Program Assistant, Scholarship, Foundation Screening Committee Michael Deschamps, BAT • Resigned—Unable to Serve—Technology Committee Heather McDonald, HS

V. REPORTS

• President

• Distance Education—President Alger announced that representatives from BlackBoard will be on campus on Tuesday, November 13 from 2:00-4:30 pm in the Staff Dining Room. These representatives will be demonstrating both the latest version of BlackBoard and of WebCT. This is an important opportunity for all those interested in Distance Education and Chaffey’s current Course Management System situation to view the latest versions and to have a voice into choosing which version Chaffey will purchase for the next academic year. Please stop by even if you cannot stay for the whole thing. We will try to answer any questions you may have about the new versions and the changes that will be taking place at Chaffey.

• Classified Appreciation Guest Speaker—Motivational speaker, William “Bubba” Paris from the San Francisco 49ers, will be a guest speaker at the Classified Appreciation Luncheon on March 19, 2007 during Spring Break.

Classified Senate is soliciting funds to help defray the cost. The Senate felt this is clearly management’s responsibility to fund classified professional development. If management will not help our classified friends with this project, Senate will assist in funding for this guest speaker.

• Senators sent get well wishes to Daniel Stern’s wife and received a lovely email thank you note that President Alger shared with Senate.

• Senate sends condolences to Jennifer Porter, Adjunct Photography Instructor, whose brother recently passed away.

• Curriculum • All our 12-18 unit certificates now have to be approved through the Chancellor’s Office before they can be entered on transcripts. Some of our degrees have been labeled ‘Non-Compliant” by the Chancellor’s Office. These are three associates in general education or transfer. These issues have to be resolved before the next Catalog printing cycle. The Curriculum Committee will be trained on how to “convert” these courses by CCC confer at the next Curriculum Committee meeting. Both of these issues are statewide.

• Sid and Ardon attended State Senate and there was an interest in professional development support for adjunct instructors. There was a great deal of support for the support for basic skills initiative. The State Senate passed a resolution to support training of faculty as administrators to avoid the need of importing new administrators from out-of-state who may not be familiar with the California Community College System.

• Committees

• Academic Calendar—Renee Ketchum and Ardon Alger—The Calendar Committee reconvened and considered staying with a 17-week calendar while staying in compliance with the law. We will be under the number of required hours if we use the same calendar this year for next year. After discussion, the committee suggested the idea of eliminating finals week and meeting as a regular week on the 17th week and giving finals during the last week. This would make up the shortage of hours and keeps the semester at 17 weeks. Adding fifteen minutes to each section to make up the missing time would cause the loss of a module, which would be a major problem for students and the college.

The difference would be that you would meet the last week the same hours your class normally meets and give finals during that week. Senators commented that it would reduce the confusion of the finals schedule. The Calendar Committee agreed to get feedback from their constituents on this suggestion. In addition, the Module Committee will be examining the feasibility of this idea. The Calendar Committee will meet again on Friday, November 16 at 1:30 pm for a final review. Please let your Senator know if you have problems with this schedule.

• Reorganization—Ardon Alger and Renee Ketchum attended the reorganization meeting and felt it was the best meeting so far. Several proposals were put forward and discussed. Dr. Howdyshell said she would write-up the proposal, figure the cost, and get this information to the task force for the November meeting. Senate felt that the proposal needed to be shared with the faculty before finalizing a new reorganization.

VI. OLD BUSINESS

  • Sabbatical Reports—Alec Erkebaev & Bret McMurran—Senators Brouwer, Ketchum, and Toister have reviewed Alec’s revised sabbatical report and recommend approving as revised; Senate concurred. Senators Clarke and Sadowski recommend approving Bret’s sabbatical report as revised; Senate concurred.
  • Administrative Procedure 5.6 Speech: Time, Place, and Manner—Laura Hope and Bob Toister had several concerns with the document. First, the document is not very user-friendly; unnecessary verbose and could create a chilling effect on free speech. There may be individuals that would try to get people to hit them on video so that they can sue the college. Senate is offering to rewrite the procedure to address these issues. Senators Ikeda, Hope, and Sadowski agreed to work on the document. President Alger will talk to the President about Senate’s concerns.
  • Health & Safety Committee—Senate approved Baron Brown, Sara Seol, and Sharlene Smith as faculty representatives on the Health and Safety Committee.
  • Professional Development Committee— Senate put out a renewed call for a faculty representative from the School of Mathematics & Sciences to serve on the Professional Development Committee. In addition Senate to put out an open call for an adjunct faculty representative. Interested faculty members are urged to contact their Senator or email the Faculty Senate Office at ardon.alger@chaffey.edu and ask to have their name added to the faculty interest list. The Professional Development Committee meets Thursdays from 3-4:30 pm. Ardon commented that this crosses a module and will find out if there is any flexibility to the meeting time.
  • Technology Committee—Due to scheduling conflicts, David Braxton and Heather McDonald will no longer be able to serve on the Technology Committee. Senate selected Bruce Osburn and Sariwan Tjandra as their replacements.
  • 8th Annual Report to the Community—Ardon Alger, Laura Hope, Renee Ketchum, John Machado, & Monica Molina attended the Annual Report. Dr. Shannon was introduced to the community for the first time and made it clear that he appreciated the community and that Chaffey needs more money. Governing Board President Paul Gomez introduced the entire Chaffey faculty and staff that were in attendance.

VII. NEW BUSINESS

  • Eric Bishop, Director, Fontana Center—Eric has been running the Fontana Center for six weeks. He spent seven years as a faculty member at the University of La Verne in addition to his time as an administrator before
  • coming to Fontana. He would like to develop a relationship with the faculty here at the main campus. He oversees the Fontana Center facility. Ardon commented that there needs to be a sign on Sierra Avenue and one on Merrill indicating where the Fontana facility is. They begin interviewing architects tomorrow for Fontana’s Phase III project.
  • Sabbatical Leave Request—Doug Duno— Senate assigned the following readers for Doug’s sabbatical leave request: Senators Neil Watkins, Laura Hope, and Greg Creel.

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

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer


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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

October 23, 2007


Members Present:

Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences .......................Cathie Keenan Secretary/Treasurer—Mathematics & Sciences.............Diana Cosand
Curriculum Chair................................................................Sid Burks
Business & Applied Technology.......................................Joy Haerens
Business & Applied Technology.......................................James Kerr Health Sciences....................................................................Renee Ketchum
Health Sciences....................................................................Sue Bartell
Instructional Support..........................................................Greg Creel
Language Arts .....................................................................Laura Hope
Language Arts .....................................................................Neil Watkins
Social & Behavioral Sciences .............................................Karen Lyman
Student Services ..................................................................Bob Baiz
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts ..................Orville Clarke
Senator-at-Large..................................................................Jeff Brouwer
Senator-at-Large..................................................................Bob Toister
Adjunct Senator-at-Large...................................................Vanessa Pitts-Ponder

Members Absent:

President...............................................................................Ardon Alger
Instructional Support..........................................................Cecilia Best
Social & Behavioral Sciences .............................................Marylee Requa/Sabbatical
Social & Behavioral Sciences .............................................Angela Sadowski
Student Services ..................................................................Monica Molina
Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts ..................Tom deDobay/Sabbatical
Senator-at-Large..................................................................Robin Ikeda

Alternates Present:

Business & Applied Technology.......................................Abel Chen Instructional Support..........................................................Rob Rundquist Student Services ..................................................................Carol Hutte Student Services ..................................................................Maria Mora

I. P.E.

II. CALL TO ORDER

III.       APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA Minutes of October 16, 2007 and consent agenda were approved 17-0 with the exception of the discussion of the academic calendar, which needs to be rewritten.

IV.       CONSENT AGENDA

• Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows: • Box Office Technician, Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts Screening Committee Bill Stanford, VPCA Christa Havenhill, VPCA • Resigned—Unable to Serve—Tree, Plants, & Grounds Committee Robin Ikeda, M&S

V. REPORTS

•          President • Vice President Keenan is standing in for President Alger in his absence. • Academic Calendar—Vice President Keenan has not heard back from John

Fay regarding an update on the Calendar Committee. Senate strongly feels a 17-week calendar works best for both students and faculty. Students preferred it and enrollments went up. Linda Howdyshell and Sherrie Guerrero have agreed to another Calendar Committee meeting to look at the modules. Senate requests the meeting time be scheduled at a time that faculty representatives can attend.

Faculty Get-Together—Vice President Keenan reminded Senators that the next Faculty Get-Together will be held on Tuesday, October 30 at McAlans Pub & Grill from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. McAlans is located at 6321 Haven Avenue in the Von’s Shopping Center-Northwest Corner. Senate encourages faculty members to drop by for some fun interaction with your colleagues.

Report to the Community—Vice President Keenan polled Senators on their interest in attending the 8th Annual Report to the Community Luncheon on Monday, November 5 at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center Celebration Hall in Rancho Cucamonga. Senator Renee Ketchum will attend with Senators Machado, Molina, and President Alger.

• Senate sent speedy recovery wishes to Daniel Kern’s wife after her recent surgery. • Senate will not meet next week in lieu of subcommittee meetings.

 

•          Vice President

 

Senate Elections—Vice President Keenan announced that Greg Creel will replace Mary Jane Ross as the Senator from the School of Instructional Support because Mary Jane Ross cannot attend the meetings.

•               Curriculum

Community Service—Chair Burks reported that Community Services has agreed to discuss the offerings with the Curriculum Committee before the schedule goes out. General education proposals need to be reviewed by a separate committee. The graduation requirements also need to be reviewed. The graduation requirements have not been revised since 1995,

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and the existing criteria are too vague. Sid proposed that we go back and look at these requirements, either with the Curriculum Committee or a Senate Committee. Sid passed out Chaffey Graduation Requirements Curriculum Committee Review and Recommendations and Criteria for Meeting Associate Degree Requirements General Education to Senators. Sid proposed that a subcommittee of the Curriculum Committee be formed to review graduation requirements and the general education courses. The Senate voted to form such a subcommittee of the Curriculum Committee to review graduation requirements and the general education courses.

•          Committees

Datatel—Cathie Keenan

•               Faculty would be given code numbers to issue to students who want to add a class so that they can add online. Then the faculty will be given a list through ChaffeyView of the codes that were used for adding the class.

•               Chaffey will be implementing fiscal independence and issuing paychecks from the District of payroll rather than through the county. It is extremely complex. Implementation is planned for the summer. They will do three parallel runs with the current system and the new system before it goes live (You’ll only get one paycheck!). There will be slight changes in the paycheck schedule for adjunct faculty. Adjunct faculty would be paid on the 9th of each month. Senators mentioned that some would like to have the option of a 12-month pay schedule. Cathie will bring that issue up at the next Datatel meeting.

•               An outside agency will be contracted to allow students to be able to make monthly payments of their fees, rather than having to pay it all before classes start.

•               The process of providing refunds to students is being automated. Previously, students only got money back after they requested it.

•               Cathie emphasized to the Datatel Steering Committee that the Senate is very much interested in getting add-drop rosters on ChaffeyView.

•               Discussion of identifying minors on class rosters was postponed.

Economic Development—Jim Kerr—After an hour and a half meeting, it was resolved that Community Services will be more open to the Economic Development Committee about the courses that they plan to offer. It was promised that the information will get out sooner and the Curriculum Committee will have access to the information before it is printed.

VI. OLD BUSINESS

•               Sabbatical Reports—Alec Erkebaev & Bret McMurran—Alec is in the process of responding to subcommittee suggestions. It will be presented to the Senate at the next meeting along with Bret McMurran’s sabbatical report.

•               Professional Development Committee—Senate reviewed the list of nominees and selected Joanne Osgood as the representative from the School of Business & Applied Technology, Tim Greene as the Social & Behavioral Science

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representative, and Cecilia Best as the representative from the School of Instructional Support. Faculty Senate will put out a renewed call for a faculty representative from the School of Mathematics & Sciences.

VII. NEW BUSINESS

•          PE/Wellness Graduation Requirements—Bob Baiz & Jeff Moser—Bob and Jeff stated that the Curriculum Committee had approved with an overwhelming majority to accept the proposal and forward it to the Senate. Senate was given an outline of the proposal. The goal of the proposal is to reinstate one of three units of activity under physical education, recreation and wellness, as existed in 1994.

The physical education department is requesting that the Faculty Senate amend the physical education requirement to include one mandatory unit of PEACT, PEAD, PETEAM, or DANCE instructed in a lab format in addition to one lecture course listed in the current requirement.

Cathie Keenan pointed out that she does not recall specific departments coming to the Senate with curriculum proposals. It was suggested that Senate review the issue when Ardon and Sid are present. Cathie stated that this issue should be handled by the Curriculum Committee, rather than bogging down the Senate with individual curriculum issues. Senate agreed to discuss the issue in two weeks when Sid and Ardon are present in the Senate.

•          Faculty Guidelines for Psychiatric Emergencies—Senator Ketchum reported that the psychiatric emergency guidelines that delineate faculty responsibilities in the event of a psychiatric emergency will go before the Health and Safety Committee and then go to Karen Sanders for approval.

VIII. ANNOUNCEMENTS

•                FLOOR ITEMS

•                SUMMARY

XI. ADJOURNMENT

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

Respectfully submitted by,

Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer

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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

October 16, 2007

 

Members Present:

President.............................................................................. Ardon Alger

Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences........................ Cathie Keenan

Secretary/Treasurer—Mathematics & Sciences............. Diana Cosand

Business & Applied Technology....................................... Joy Haerens

Business & Applied Technology....................................... James Kerr

Health Sciences.................................................................... Sue Bartell

Language Arts..................................................................... Neil Watkins

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Karen Lyman

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Angela Sadowski

Student Services.................................................................. Bob Baiz

Student Services.................................................................. Monica Molina

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. Orville Clarke

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Robin Ikeda

Members Absent:

Curriculum Chair............................................................... Sid Burks

Health Sciences.................................................................... Renee Ketchum

Language Arts..................................................................... Laura Hope

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Marylee Requa/Sabbatical

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. Tom deDobay/Sabbatical

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Jeff Brouwer

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Bob Toister

Adjunct Senator-at-Large.................................................. Vanessa Pitts-Ponder

Alternates Present:

Business & Applied Technology....................................... Abel Chen

Language Arts..................................................................... Cecilia Best

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. John Machado

Adjunct................................................................................. Gail Keith-Gibson

Guest:

Rod Elsdon

       I.     P.E.

      II.     CALL TO ORDER

    III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of October 9, 2007 and consent agenda were approved 16-0 as amended.

IV.       CONSENT AGENDA

§       Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Educational Services Generalist, Fontana Campus Screening Committee

Jackie Boboye, SS

 

§  Internal Auditor, Budgeting Services Screening Committee

Michael Deschamps, BAT

 
   

      V.     REPORTS

·     President

§       Sabbatical Leave Request—Sergio Gomez—President Alger followed up with sabbatical leave request readers, Senators Lyman, Machado, & Molina, regarding requested revisions to Sergio Gomez’ sabbatical leave request. Senators will address the revisions with Sergio and ask him to submit his revised Sabbatical Leave request to the Senate Office.

§       Academic Calendar—Senate discussed the issue of Calendar Committee meetings being scheduled when faculty representatives are not available to attend. The Senate requests that in the future the Calendar Committee arrange meeting times so that faculty representatives may be present.

The Calendar Committee is planning to go back to 18 weeks. Some classes on Monday & Wednesday are short on required hours because of the Monday holidays. Senators discussed the idea that there might be a simpler solution to the problem. Perhaps there could be some slight changes in the modules. The majority of the faculty and students seem to prefer the 17-week calendar.

Rod Elsdon attended today’s meeting as a CCFA representative. He stated that the district is not going to count Saturdays and Sundays as part of the 176-day contract. Therefore, the plan is to go back to a start date in mid-August. The earlier plan was to start on August 25. Now the plan is to start on August 18. The district has the right to choose five flex days. Frank Pinkerton proposed that we have three flex days starting on Wednesday, August 16, and two flex days on January 8 & 9.

The Senate requests that Rod Elsdon ask the Calendar Committee to call another meeting at a time at which the faculty representatives are able to be present as well as other interested faculty. President Alger suggested that there be dialog between the Module Committee and the Calendar Committee and that the reasons we need an 18-week semester be clarified; we need to work for the best calendar for our students and staff.

§       State Academic Senate’s Fall Session Resolutions—Copies of the Academic Senate’s resolutions were distributed to Senators. These resolutions will be addressed at the Fall Plenary Session on November 1‑3, 2007. The resolutions can be accessed on the Academic Senate website at http://www.asccc.org/Events/sessions/fall2007/materials.html.

§       State Academic Senate Exemplary Program Awards—The Academic Senate has put out a call for nominations for the 2007-2008 Exemplary Program Award.  The theme for 2007-2008 is Innovative Bridges in Career and Technical Education. Two college programs will receive $4,000 cash prizes and a plaque and up to two colleges will receive an honorable mention and a plaque. Completed applications must be received in the Academic Senate Office by November 16, 2007.  For criteria or additional information, please contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965.

·     Vice President

§       Senate Elections—Vice President Keenan announced that Rob Rundquist will serve as the Alternate Senator representing the School of Instructional Support and Angela Bartlett will serve as the Alternate Senator representing the School of Language Arts.

·     Committees

§       Budget Advisory—Ardon stated that the supply committee is a subcommittee of the Budget Advisory Committee. The College provided an additional $10,000 to resolve supply issues. The money was awarded to various schools to target programs. This was a one-time allocation. The committee will put together a recommendation to Dr. Shannon to create a process and budget for areas that need changes in on-going supply money. Examples of some of these needs are necessary supplies to set up new labs, new programs, or changes in the cost of materials for a program.

§       Technology—Ardon reported that Voice-over IP is 99% complete. The College has the contract for wireless internet, and it is expected to be installed in 30 days. A committee will be established to determine how well it is working and whether there is a need for expansion of hot spots.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·     Sabbatical ReportsAlec Erkebaev, Gus Gil, Karen Lyman, and Bret McMurran—Alec Erkebaev’s and Bret McMurran’s sabbatical reports will require a few modifications for approval. Gus Gil’s sabbatical report was approved with very minor revisions. Karen Lyman’s was approved as written.

·     Early Alert Planning Committee—Senate discussed the nominees and selected Monica Alexander, Will Carrick, Cheryl Gilbert, Tim Greene, Deckard Hodge, Laura Hope, Ted Jenkins, Cathie Keenan, Linda Marcotte, Marc Meyer, Linda Mundy, Kipp Preble, Angela Sadowski, and Susan Starr to serve on the Early Alert Planning Committee.

·     Faculty Success Center Work Group—Senate reviewed the list of nominees for the Faculty Success Center Work Group and selected Cecilia Best, Beverly Cox, Bonnie Khaw-Posthuma, and Cindy Walker.

VII.       NEW BUSINESS

·     Election Best Practices—Senate reviewed the current Election Best Practices and after discussion decided to modify the existing best practices to include major Senate Elections. Vice-President Keenan and Senator Neil Watkins volunteered to serve on the subcommittee to incorporate major Senate Elections into Senate’s Election Best Practices document.

·     Summer Session—The current plan is for two summer sessions; an eight-week session beginning June 9 and a six-week session beginning June 23 with both ending July 31. Senators commented that overlapping sessions would mean that no instructor can teach both sessions. The Senate would like the Calendar Committee to take another look at the summer schedule in relation to next year’s schedule.

·     8th Annual Report to the Community—The 8th Annual Report to the Community hosted by the Chaffey College Governing Board will be held on Monday, November 5 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at Victoria Gardens Cultural Center Celebration Hall located at 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga. The cost is $25 per person. Senators concurred that Senate should purchase seating and representatives from Faculty Senate should attend.  Senators John Machado, Monica Molina, and perhaps others will attend with President Alger.

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

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer



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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

October 9, 2007


Members Present:

President.............................................................................. Ardon Alger

Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences........................ Cathie Keenan

Secretary/Treasurer—Mathematics & Sciences............. Diana Cosand

Curriculum Chair............................................................... Sid Burks

Business & Applied Technology....................................... Joy Haerens

Business & Applied Technology....................................... James Kerr

Health Sciences.................................................................... Sue Bartell

Language Arts..................................................................... Neil Watkins

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Karen Lyman

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Angela Sadowski

Student Services.................................................................. Bob Baiz

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. Orville Clarke

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Jeff Brouwer

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Bob Toister

Adjunct Senator-at-Large.................................................. Vanessa Pitts-Ponder

 

Members Absent:

Health Sciences.................................................................... Renee Ketchum

Language Arts..................................................................... Laura Hope

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Marylee Requa/Sabbatical

Student Services.................................................................. Monica Molina

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. Tom deDobay/Sabbatical

Senator-at-Large..................................................................... Robin Ikeda

 

Alternates Present:

Language Arts..................................................................... Cecilia Best

Mathematics & Sciences..................................................... Alif Wardak

Student Services.................................................................. Carol Hutte

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. John Machado

Adjunct................................................................................. Gail Keith-Gibson

 

       I.     P.E.

 

      II.     CALL TO ORDER

 

    III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of October 2, 2007 and consent agenda were approved 18-0 as amended.

 

IV.       CONSENT AGENDA

§      Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§ Curriculum Committee

Laurie Pratt, VPCA

 

§ Library Clerk I Screening Committee

Marie Boyd, LLR

 

§ Program Assistant, Scholarship, Foundation Screening Committee

Michael Deschamps, BAT

 

§ Resigned—Unable to Serve—Administrative Assistant II, Institutional Services Screening Committee

Melissa Utsler, LA

 

§ Resigned—Unable to Serve—Curriculum Committee

Daniel Jacobo, VPCA

 

§ Resigned—Unable to Serve—Distance Education Committee

TerriAnn Linn-Watson, HS

Peggy Madden, LA

§ Student Success Initiative Steering Group

Laura Hope, LA, Tri-Chair

Emily Avila, M&S

Marie Boyd, LLR

Kathy Brindell, SBS

Sid Burks, BAT

Len Crow,             M&S, Faculty Success Center Chair

John Fay, M&S, Assessment Co-Chair

Renee Ketchum, HS

Arlene McCall, SS

Marc Meyer, SBS

Maria Mora, SS

Jeff Moser, SS

Carmen Navarro, VPCA

Kyle Pennett, VPCA, Immigrant Education Chair

Kipp Preble, VPCA

Bill Stanford, VPCA

Vanessa Thomas, BAT

Lynnette Tougas, Adjunct, LA

Melissa Utsler, LA

Cindy Walker, Instructional Support

Judith Weingartner, LA

Katherine Wilson, SS

Robin Witt, M&S

 

 

 

      V.     REPORTS

·    President

§      President’s Cabinet—President Alger announced that the President’s Cabinet (Vice Presidents, Deans, and Senate/Union Presidents) formed a subcommittee to help review and prioritize building and remodeling projects and bring their recommendations to the full Cabinet for review. 

§      Health & Safety Committee—President Alger announced that David Ramirez, Chair of the Health & Safety Committee, invites additional faculty representation to the Health & Safety Committee. Faculty interested in serving on this committee should contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965. The Health & Safety Committee meets on Tuesdays from 12:30 – 1:30 pm in the Information Services Meeting Room

on the following dates for the 2007-2008 academic year: October 30, November 20, December 11, January 8 & 29, February 19, March 11, April 1 & 22, May 13, and June 3.

§      Common Courtesy & Classes that Start on the Hour—It was brought to Senate’s attention that there was some confusion from the previous minutes related to class hours. For clarification, please be sure to give your classes 10 minutes of passing time.

·    Vice President

§      Senate Elections—School of Instructional Support—Vice President Keenan announced that Mary Jane Ross & Cecilia Best won the election for Senator representing the School of Instructional Support. Mary Jane will serve a two-year term and Cecilia will serve a one-year term.

·    Curriculum

§      The Committee is dealing with Community Services issues; there are conflicts between credit courses and those offered by Community Services. The problem is that there is no approval process for Community Services. There needs to be a way for the Curriculum Committee to get input on Community Services plans. Another current problem is that CurricUNET sometimes requires instructors to revise entire CORs (Course Outlines of Record) with very short deadlines, which can sometimes be a problem. President Alger suggested that the Curriculum Committee might be able to make exceptions and allow some courses to be offered once without the required revisions, when very short deadlines could not be met. The Committee could decide whether to offer exceptions on a case-by-case basis.

 

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·    Sabbatical Leave Request—Sergio Gomez—Senators Lyman, Machado and Molina have reviewed Sergio’s sabbatical leave request for Fall 2008 and recommend its approval with revisions; Senate concurred.

·    Sabbatical Report Readers—Senators Brouwer, Ketchum, and Toister have volunteered to review Alec Erkebaev’s sabbatical report. Senators Cosand, Hutte, & Keenan will review Karen Lyman’s sabbatical report. Senators Clarke and Sadowski have volunteered to read Bret McMurran’s report, and President Alger and Senator Machado will review Gus Gil’s sabbatical report.

·    Budget Advisory Committee—Senate reviewed the nominees and appointed Rachel Arciniega as the faculty representative on the Budget Advisory Committee serving a two-year term. Robin Ikeda will serve as the Alternate.

·    Professional Development Committee—Faculty representatives are still needed from the School of Business & Applied Technology, School of Mathematics & Sciences, and the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences on the Professional Development Committee. Senate to put out another open call for faculty representatives. Interested faculty members are urged to contact their Senator or the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965 and ask to have their name added to the faculty interest list.

·    Reorganization Task Force—Senate reviewed the list of nominees and selected Rob Rundquist to serve on the Reorganization Task Force.

·    Student Success Initiative Steering Group—Senate reviewed the list of nominees and selected Kipp Preble as the Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts faculty representative on the Student Success Initiative Steering Group.

·    Technology Committee—Senate discussed the nominees and selected Jo Alvarez to serve as a faculty representative on the Technology Committee replacing Karen Encinas.

·    State Academic Senate Bi-Annual Plenary Session—Senate selected Tim Arner and Sid Burks to attend this year’s State Academic Senate Bi-Annual Plenary Session with President Alger. The session is being held November 1-3 in Anaheim.

 

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·    Susan Lucas, Director of Distance Education & Professional Development, visited Senate to address the Student Success Initiative.  Distance Education will implement the Distance Education Plan that Chaffey approved last year.  She also wants to showcase some technologies that faculty can use for distance education.  She is curious about technologies that are being currently used.  She would like to know what faculty would like to have for Professional Development and showcase some best practices.  The process to apply for professional development money is essentially unchanged.  She plans to provide support for the new Faculty Success Center.  It is coming out of the Basic Skills Initiative.  The big issue is the Steering Group, which will break up into assessment, immigrant education, and faculty success center work groups.  We are required by the state to be more concerned about assessment.  The Faculty Success Center will be chaired by a faculty member and may be located in the VSS building.  In 1999, about 10 % of our courses were basic skills, and now it is closer to 60-70% basic skills; 96% of students are deficient in one area.  We need to take basic skills to the next level.  We will also consider the basic skills part of classes.  The faculty need to ask for what they want in a Faculty Success Center; if you do not ask, the administration will have to guess what you want and need.  Senators suggested that the Center might offer professional development workshops to the faculty.  Interested faculty would need to let Susan Lucas know what types of workshops they would want.  Susan Lucas will do her best to see that faculty ideas are implemented.  Senators suggested that the Faculty Success Center should also be available to adjunct faculty.  Senator Alger commented that we still are not close to meeting the needs of adjunct faculty, while they are teaching about half our students.  The Faculty Success Center should be run by a full-time faculty member.  There will be web space available for advanced courses, and Susan Lucas plans to implement some technology training for distance education instructors.  Blackboard and WebCt are filling up.  ERes could be utilized more.  You can post documents there and it can be also be used as a chatroom and a message board.  At this point, the original Professional Development Committee is focused mainly on travel and conference, but it will begin to include the Support Success Center and the Faculty Success Center.  The Support Success Center will deal with such things as effective communication through email, advanced office products and similar things.

·    One College, One Book Program—New Faculty— Senate’s next bi-monthly faculty get together will be held in conjunction with the One Book, One College event on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 4:15 pm at the Fillippi Winery in Rancho Cucamonga. Senate agreed to fund the cost of this event for new faculty members. 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.

·    E-mail for Retired Faculty—Senators suggested that retired faculty should be able to keep their email accounts. President Alger will take it to the Technology Committee.

 

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

           

 

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer




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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

October 2, 2007

Members Present:

President.............................................................................. Ardon Alger

Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences........................ Cathie Keenan

Secretary/Treasurer—Mathematics & Sciences............. Diana Cosand

Curriculum Chair............................................................... Sid Burks

Business & Applied Technology....................................... Joy Haerens

Business & Applied Technology....................................... James Kerr

Health Sciences.................................................................... Renee Ketchum

Health Sciences.................................................................... Sue Bartell

Language Arts..................................................................... Laura Hope

Language Arts..................................................................... Neil Watkins

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Karen Lyman

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Angela Sadowski

Student Services.................................................................. Bob Baiz

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. Orville Clarke

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Bob Toister

Adjunct Senator-at-Large.................................................. Vanessa Pitts-Ponder

Members Absent:

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Marylee Requa/Sabbatical

Student Services.................................................................. Monica Molina

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. Tom deDobay/Sabbatical

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Jeff Brouwer

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Robin Ikeda

Alternates Present:

Business & Applied Technology....................................... Abel Chen

Student Services.................................................................. Carol Hutte

Student Services.................................................................. Maria Mora

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. John Machado

Adjunct................................................................................. Gail Keith-Gibson

       I.     P.E.

      II.     CALL TO ORDER

    III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of September 18, 2007 and consent agenda were approved 18-0 as amended.

IV.       CONSENT AGENDA

§       Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Administrative Assistant I, PE/Athletics (.475 position) Screening Committee

Arlene McCall, SS

 

§  Administrative Assistant II, Allied Health/Fontana Workforce Preparation Screening Committee

Beverly Cox, HS

 

§  Curriculum Committee Vice Chair

Charmaine Phipps, LA

 

§  Educational Services Generalist, Admissions and Records Screening Committee

Maggie Van Riper, SS

 

§  PE/Athletic Equipment Attendant Screening Committee

Jeff Harlow, SS

 

§  Program Assistant, Transfer Center Screening Committee

Susan Starr, SS

Katherine Wilson, SS

§  Student Success Initiative Task Force

Sid Burks, BAT

Vanessa Thomas, BAT

Laura Hope, LA

Cindy Walker, LA

Judith Weingartner, LA

Emily Avila, M&S

Leonard Crow, M&S

Robin Witt, M&S

Kathy Brindell, SBS

Maria Mora, SS

   

      V.     REPORTS

·     President

§       State Academic Senate Bi-Annual Plenary Session—President Alger announced the State Academic Senate Bi-Annual Plenary Session is being held November 1-3 in Anaheim. Attending the Plenary gives participants the opportunity to meet with faculty from all over the state and discuss statewide issues. Faculty Senate will provide funding for selected applicants. Faculty interested in attending are urged to contact Ardon Alger at ardon.alger@chaffey.edu by Wednesday, October 10, 2007.

§       State Academic Senate Area D Meeting—President Alger announced that the State Academic Senate’s Area D Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the NOCCD (North Orange County Community College District) Anaheim Campus. This also addresses state-wide issues but the participants are from colleges near Chaffey. Faculty are encouraged to attend. For additional information, agenda, and directions, please contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965.

§       Add/Drop Reports—President Alger asked Senators about add/drop reports. There is concern that the digital add/drop rosters on ChaffeyView need to be easier to read. Vice President Keenan suggested that a list of adds and drops could be added to the master rosters available on ChaffeyView. It would be an add roster and a drop roster. The consensus of the Senate was that an add and a drop roster should be added to ChaffeyView.

§       Common Courtesy & Classes that Start on the Hour—Faculty members have asked Senate to remind all faculty as a courtesy to faculty trying to start a class and students trying to get to their next class to remember that an hour class should finish in 50 minutes, a 1.5 hour class in 75 minutes, and a 3-hour class in 150 minutes.

§       Faculty Get-Together—President Alger reported that the faculty get-together at Galli’s Piano Bar on Thursday, September 27 was another successful event. Senate’s next bi-monthly get together will be held in conjunction with the One Book, One College event on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 4:15 pm at the Fillippi Winery in Rancho Cucamonga. There will be a free tour of the historic winery along with a presentation by Graber Olive House. Wine tasting follows the tour; $5 for five tastes and a souvenir glass. Come and join your colleagues for this social and educational event. Fillippi Winery is located at 12467 Baseline Road, Rancho Cucamonga. Please RSVP to Peggy Madden via email at peggy.madden@chaffey.edu or by phone at 652-6946.

Senate discussed dates for the second October faculty get-together and it will be held at McAlan’s Pub & Grill on Taco Tuesday, October 30, 2007.

§       Senate Representation School of Instructional Support—Faculty Senate has received a request to add representation to the Faculty Senate from the School of Instructional Support. Senate discussed and voted to add two representatives from the School of Instructional Support to the Senate. Vice President Keenan will conduct the elections for these positions.

§       Email Communication—President Alger announced that the Marketing & Public Relations Department distributed 16, 034 In the News emails in the Spring 2007. Chaffey is doing a better job of communicating with its students via email.

§       Senate sent get well wishes to Hal Ludwig, adjunct faculty member in the School of Mathematics & Sciences.

·     Vice President

§       Adjunct Senator-at-Large Elections—Vice President Keenan along with Senate congratulated and welcomed the newly elected Adjunct Senators; Vanessa Pitts-Ponder was elected as the Adjunct Senator-at-Large and Gail Keith-Gibson was elected as the Alternate Adjunct Senator-at-Large.

·     Curriculum

§       Community Services courses have to be approved by the local district Governing Board and must be conducted in accordance with a predetermined strategy or plan but do not have to go through the Curriculum Committee. Chaffey has an Economic Development Committee to deal with issues of Community Services courses, but it has not met recently. Community Services courses must not undermine similar courses offered at Chaffey. Confusion results when Community Services offers courses that students might think are equivalent to Chaffey College courses but have far fewer hours. President Alger stated that the Economic Development Committee needs to meet soon to deal with these issues.

·     Coordinators

§       Vice President Keenan reported that at the last Coordinator’s meeting they discussed coordinator responsibilities as well as health and safety issues including the necessity of having phones in classrooms.

·     Committee

§       Sign—President Alger reported that progress is being made on Chaffey Signage. A design has been agreed upon for the big College entrance sign and the contract to build as gone out for bid. He also reported that the campus-wide signage plan has been completed.

§       Technology—President Alger reported that there is money for classroom setup. If you have classroom set-up needs, please get them to your Dean. There is also technology travel and conference money available; contact Mike Fink at Extension 6453. President Alger also reported that the bid has gone out for wireless internet coverage for the library and the SSA Building. If it works, it is hoped that it will be expanded to the entire campus.

VI. OLD BUSINESS

·     Sabbatical Leave Request—Sergio Gomez—Senators Lyman, Machado and Molina are reviewing Sergio’s sabbatical leave request for Fall 2008.

·     Committee Attendance—Senate discussed the issue of committee attendance. Several suggestions and ideas were presented and discussed. In the past, non-attending members were emailed. If they did not respond or could not attend, the Senate would put out a call for a replacement. Faculty representatives should attend at least 50% of regular committee meetings to be in good standing. Senate will remind the Committee Chairs to help Senate to keep committees actively representing faculty.

·     Administrative Procedure 5.6 Speech: Time, Place, and Manner—Bob Toister has volunteered to assist Laura Hope in rewriting this administrative procedure.

·     Program and Services Review Committee (PSRC)—Senate selected Phil Roberts to replace Michelle Dowd on PSRC while she is on sabbatical for the 2007-2008 academic year. Cathie Keenan was appointed to serve as the Faculty Senate President’s designee on PSRC. Ardon Alger will be the alternate Senate designee.

·     Reorganization Task Force—Senate discussed the addition of a faculty representative from the School of Instructional Support to the Reorganization Task Force. Senate to put out an open call for a faculty representative from the School of Instructional Support.

VII.       NEW BUSINESS

·     Student Success Initiative Task Force—Senate put out a call for a faculty representative from the School of Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts (VPCA) to serve on the Student Success Initiative Task Force. Building on the work of the Sate-wide Basic Skills Task Force, this group will be working to conduct an assessment of our Success Centers and other basic skills activities. This will involve matching our existing practices against the 26 “best practices” outlined in the Basic Skills as a Foundation for Student Success in California Community Colleges document. Interested VPCA faculty are urged to contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965.

·     Faculty Success Center Task Force—Senate put out an open call for a faculty representative from each school to serve on a task force to develop a Faculty Success Center to meet the needs of faculty. The Faculty Success Center will be a place faculty can go to attend various workshops or activities. The Faculty Success Center should be a welcoming setting for faculty to share, discuss, and engage. Faculty interested in serving on the Faculty Success Center Task Force are urged to contact their Senator or the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965 and ask to have their name added to the faculty interest list.

·     Early Alert Planning Committee—Early Alert is a new initiative to communicate with students about their progress. The Early Alert Planning Committee will address the development of a computerized early identification system that will permit faculty to refer students in their classes who are experiencing academic difficulty to support programs. It will also email students about the referral so they may be aware of problems identified by the instructor. Ricardo Diaz will be coordinating the new Early Alert Initiative.  Senate put out an open call for faculty representatives to serve on the Early Alert Planning Committee. Interested faculty are urged to contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965 and ask to be added to the list.

·     Vocational Subcommittee—Joy Haerens and Sid Burks are Co-chairs of this subcommittee. The subcommittee is discussing issues such as support for vocational programs, leadership needs, overall long-term direction for these programs, and the impact of these issues on students. The committee wants to accumulate a list of major vocational program issues. At some point they would like to bring these issues to the Senate. Their ultimate goal will be to present the list of issues to Linda Howdyshell and Dr. Shannon.

·     Sabbatical Reports—Alec Erkebaev, Gus Gil, Karen Lyman, and Bret McMurran have presented their sabbatical reports for Senate’s review. President Alger will email Senators requesting sabbatical report readers.

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

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer



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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

September 18, 2007

Members Present:

President.............................................................................. Ardon Alger

Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences........................ Cathie Keenan

Secretary/Treasurer—Mathematics & Sciences............. Diana Cosand

Curriculum Chair............................................................... Sid Burks

Business & Applied Technology....................................... Joy Haerens

Business & Applied Technology....................................... James Kerr

Health Sciences.................................................................... Renee Ketchum

Health Sciences.................................................................... Sue Bartell

Language Arts..................................................................... Laura Hope

Language Arts..................................................................... Neil Watkins

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Karen Lyman

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Angela Sadowski

Student Services.................................................................. Bob Baiz

Student Services.................................................................. Monica Molina

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. Orville Clarke

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Jeff Brouwer

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Robin Ikeda

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Bob Toister

Adjunct Senator-at-Large.................................................. Vacant

Members Absent:

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Marylee Requa/Sabbatical

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. Tom deDobay/Sabbatical

Alternates Present:

Business & Applied Technology....................................... Abel Chen

Student Services.................................................................. Carol Hutte

Student Services.................................................................. Maria Mora

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. John Machado

Adjunct................................................................................. Vacant

Guest

            Sue Paplanus, Health Science

       I.     P.E.

      II.     CALL TO ORDER

    III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of September 11, 2007 and consent agenda were approved 19-0 as amended.

IV.       CONSENT AGENDA

§       Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Administrative Assistant II, Institutional Services Screening Committee

Melissa Utsler, LA

 

§  Discipline Placement Curriculum Subcommittee

Tracy Hegeman, BAT

Shelley Eckvahl, HS

Sean Stratton, LA

Tim Arner, M&S

Asiris Cruz, SBS

Jeff Moser, SS

Karen Encinas, VPCA

 

§  Ethics Across the Curriculum Committee Co-Chair

Emily Avila-Teeguarden, M&S

 

§  General Education/Graduation Approval Curriculum Subcommittee

Jeff Moser, SS

Tracy Hegeman, BAT

Tim Arner, M&S

Sid Burks, BAT

Maggie Van Riper, SS

 

§  Reorganization Task Force

Tim Arner, M&S

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Administrative Assistant II, Institutional Services Screening Committee

Louis Bohon, SBS

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Reorganization Task Force

Wes Tom, M&S

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Professional Development Committee

Lisa Padgett, M&S

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Technology Committee

Karen Encinas, VPCA

 

§  Technical Review Curriculum Subcommittee

Charmaine Phipps, Chair/LA

Sean Stratton, LA

Maggie Van Riper, SS

Sid Burks, BAT

   

      V.     REPORTS

·     President

§       New Faculty Orientation—Included in this week’s Senate packet was a copy of the New Faculty Orientation syllabus outlining the activities/presentations during the fall semester for new faculty members.

§       Senate sends its condolences to Penny Marino, whose brother-in-law and uncle recently passed away.

§       Senate will not meet next week in lieu of subcommittee meetings.

§       Tentative Budget—Date correction to the September 4, 2007 minutes. The tentative budget was approved on June 28, 2007.

§       Datatel—Clarification to the September 4, 2007 minutes. Chaffey continues to plan to have all of the forms for people seeking employment at Chaffey available online, but applicants will still need to mail or fax in their application forms. The ability to actually apply online is still in the development stage.

·     Vice President

§       Vice President Keenan reported that ballots have been sent out for the Adjunct Senator-at-Large elections. The deadline for voting is 4:30 pm on Wednesday, September 26, 2007.

§       The ability to request transcripts and have them sent on-line by way of ChaffeyView is being explored, and may be implemented in the near future.

§       There is a list of old R/D grades, back as far as 1985, that Admissions and Records sent to coordinators. The RD (report delayed) grades are temporary. The consensus of the Datatel Steering Committee was that unless instructors can provide correct grades, that they be changed to CR (credit).

§       Telephone registration (T-reg) is still ongoing. About 35% of students continue to use T-reg. This is far too many to discontinue T-reg at this time. A survey will be done to see why these students continue to use T-reg rather than registering on-line. The issue is of concern since the old, frail server for T‑reg will need to be moved in the near future and there is concern that it might not survive the move.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·     Calendar Committee—Faculty interest in serving on the Calendar Committee was a record high; 17 nominees. Senate is limited to two seats on this committee. Senate selected Renee Ketchum and John Fay to serve as faculty representatives for the 2007-2009 term. Senate thanks all of the faculty members that expressed an interest in serving on the Calendar Committee. Limiting the field was a difficult task.

·     Committee Attendance—Included in the Senate packets was a list of full-time faculty members and their campus committee participation including screening committees.

·     Faculty Get-Together—President Alger reported that the Faculty Get-Together at McAlans Pub & Grill on September 11 was a success. Senate discussed other locations and possible dates and decided to hold the next Faculty Get-Together at Galli’s Piano Bar on Thursday, September 27 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Galli’s is located at 6620 Carnelian in Rancho Cucamonga. For additional information and directions, please visit their website at www.gallis.net.

·     Intellectual Property Statement Subcommittee—Last week Senate put out a call for representatives to serve on the Intellectual Property Statement Subcommittee. After the call went out, Senate received the following email from CCFA President Bret McMurran: “I would appreciate it if the Faculty Senate would put a temporary halt to the creation of the Senate’s Intellectual Property Statement Subcommittee. I believe that the issue of the intellectual property ownership rights is a bargaining issue that is best pursued by the Chaffey College Faculty Association. Currently faculty ownership rights are determined by Federal law. My view is that any additional ownership rights for faculty must be bargained. I will bring this issue to the Rep Council at our next meeting (on September 24). Please continue the halt of the creation of this Senate committee until I inform you of the Rep Council’s decision.” Senate will table this issue until a decision has been received from the CCFA Rep Council.

·     Program & Services Review Committee (PSRC)—Senate reviewed the nominations and selected Sean Connelley, Kathy Haddad, and Michelle Tardiff; one additional faculty representative and replacements for Vera Dunwoody and Bill Stanford on the Program and Services Review Committee.

VII.       NEW BUSINESS

·     Dr. Henry Shannon, Superintendent/President—Dr. Shannon visited Senate and shared with them that he is a strong proponent of shared governance. Scholarship is first and foremost in his mind, and one of his passions is research. Dr. Shannon’s dissertation was focused on how student attitude towards mathematics affects their achievement towards mathematics. Dr. Shannon would like Chaffey College to spotlight the scholarship of their faculty. He points out that teaching and learning outcomes are critical to student success and should be a major focus for us. Dr. Shannon commented that the State plans to hold us more responsible for student outcomes, and this needs to be discussed further. He also mentioned some environmental conditions that could potentially affect student success, such as inadequate heating and cooling, and restrooms that are too small and dirty. He points out that facilities planning should not drive educational planning; it should be the other way around. A discussion ensued and Senators gave examples of a lack of communication between the users and the architects resulting in problems in the new buildings. Dr. Shannon stated that we should start out with appropriate planning and that the builders should continue to communicate with the users as the project is developed. Senators commented that users need access to building plans but they also must understand how to read those plans to communicate effectively with the architects. Senators also expressed their concern with the lack of emergency telephones in classrooms and that the old air raid sirens will not be adequate if a disaster occurs. Senators informed Dr. Shannon that Chaffey does have a Health & Safety Committee but they felt that the issue of emergency planning has not been adequately addressed. Senate also discussed construction updates and that they are available on Chaffey’s website. President Alger suggested that regular email updates be sent out to faculty and staff providing a link to the construction updates site.

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

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer


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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

September 11, 2007

Members Present:

President.............................................................................. Ardon Alger

Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences........................ Cathie Keenan

Secretary/Treasurer—Mathematics and Science........... Diana Cosand

Curriculum Chair................................................................... Sid Burks

Business & Applied Technology............................................ Joy Haerens

Business & Applied Technology............................................ James Kerr

Health Sciences................................................................... Renee Ketchum

Health Sciences................................................................... Sue Bartell

Language Arts....................................................................... Laura Hope

Language Arts....................................................................... Neil Watkins

Social & Behavioral Sciences............................................... Karen Lyman

Student Services................................................................. Bob Baiz

Student Services................................................................. Monica Molina

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts........................ Orville Clarke

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Jeff Brouwer

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Robin Ikeda

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Bob Toister

Adjunct Senator-at-Large................................................... Vacant

Members Absent:

Social & Behavioral Sciences............................................... Marylee Requa/Sabbatical

Social & Behavioral Sciences............................................... Angela Sadowski

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts........................ Tom deDobay/Sabbatical

Alternates Present:

Business & Applied Technology............................................ Abel Chen

Language Arts....................................................................... Cecilia Best

Student Services................................................................. Carol Hutte

Student Services................................................................. Maria Mora

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts........................ John Machado

Adjunct.................................................................................. Vacant

Guests:

Ky Suh, Adjunct Psychology, Social & Behavioral Sciences

        I.     P.E.

      II.     CALL TO ORDER

     III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of September 4, 2007 and consent agenda were approved 18-0 as amended.

IV.       CONSENT AGENDA

   

      V.     REPORTS

·     President

§       Welcome Reception—Superintendent/President—Senate sends a special thank you to those individuals that helped to make Dr. Shannon’s Welcome Reception a success.  The reception wouldn’t have been possible without the extraordinary group efforts of:  Eunice Clark, Director of Auxiliary Services; Instructors Daniel Swift and Dawn Taccone; Hotel & Food Services Management students; and Technical Support Specialists Michael O’Bannon, David Stoner; and Senate Administrative Assistant Donna Walker.

§       Superintendent/President—President Alger announced that Dr. Henry Shannon will visit Senate next week, Tuesday, September 18 at 1:00 PM. 

§       Program & Services Review Committee (PSRC)—President Alger announced that a replacement is needed on PSRC for Michelle Dowd, who is on sabbatical for the 2007-2008 academic year.  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.  The entire committee meets six to eight (6‑8) times a year depending on funding.  Subcommittees schedule their own meeting for discussions of their particular programs of responsibility.  Interested faculty are urged to contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965 and ask to be added to the list.

§       District Salary Study—President Alger has received the data from the 2006-2007 salary study that the District conducted for Contract and Part-Time Faculty.

§       College Council—President Alger is teaching during College Council’s normally scheduled meeting times during the fall semester 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 19 at 3:00 pm in the Staff Dining Room.

§       Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC)—Given the emphasis on Student Learning Outcomes in the accreditation process, it is essential to have qualified faculty on Accreditation visiting teams.  The ACCJC is asking for nominations for experienced faculty to serve as accreditation team members.  Please forward all nominations to President Alger via email at ardon.alger@chaffey.edu or contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965.

§       State Academic Senate—President Alger announced that the State Academic Senate Area D meeting will be held on October 20, 2007. The Academic Senate’s Fall Plenary Session will be held November 1-3, 2007 in Anaheim.  Faculty interested in attending are encouraged to contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965.

§       State Academic Senate—Save the Dates!—The Academic Senate will host several institutes this year.  Registration for all events is currently open and available at the Academic Senate website at http://www.asccc.org/Events/Events.htm.  Early registration is strongly encouraged for all of these events, as many of the 2007 events sold out long before the registration deadline.  Mark your calendars for the following events:  Accreditation Institute is January 25-27, 2008; Counseling Faculty Development Institute is February 22-24, 2008; Vocational Education Leadership Institute is March 6-8, 2008; Faculty Leadership Institute is June 12-14, 2008; and the Curriculum Institute is July 10-12, 2008. 

§       Senate sent speedy recovery wishes to Doug Duno after his recent surgery.

·     Vice President

§       Adjunct Senator Elections—Vice President Keenan announced the following candidates for Adjunct Senator:  Gail Keith-Gibson, Psychology; Jennifer Money-Harris, English; Vanessa Pitts-Ponder, Consumer Studies; Margaret Singleton, Guidance; and Ky Suh, Psychology.  Ballots will be distributed to adjunct mailboxes this week.  Candidate statements will be attached to each ballot.  Ballots must be received in the Faculty Senate Office by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 in order to be counted. 

·     Curriculum

§       Chair Burks reported that the Curriculum Committee has been expanded to include a representative from the Library, and they are considering a representative from Community Services.  Chair Burks and the Curriculum Committee expressed concerns that some of Chaffey’s General Education (GE) requirements were out-of-date.  The Curriculum Committee requests to review the GE requirements and seeks support from the Senate.

·     Coordinators

§       Faculty Senate will be hosting a subcommittee meeting to discuss vocational programs and issues.  All interested faculty are invited to attend on Tuesday, September 25 at 12:30 pm in the Faculty Senate Conference Room, EEC Building, Room 204.

·     Committees

§       President’s Cabinet—Ardon Alger—President Alger updated Senate on today’s Cabinet meeting.  President Alger reminded faculty that they can access construction updates on the web at http://www.chaffey.edu/construction; also look for construction updates in Marketing’s monthly In the News emails.  President Alger stated that he has heard from a large number of people concerned with the lack of a printed current staff directory.  Ardon was informed that the staff directory would come out sometime in mid-October; sooner if possible.  President Alger expressed concern that there is still a need to address unfunded supply budget areas on campus.  The Budget Advisory Subcommittee for supplies is working on a procedure to address this issue and will present to Dr. Shannon soon. 

VI.     OLD BUSINESS

·     Technology Committee—Faculty Tri-Chair—Senate discussed the nominations and will ask Jonathan Ausubel to serve as the Faculty Tri-Chair on the Technology Committee for the 2007-2009 term.  Steve Siedschlag was selected to serve as Alternate Faculty Tri-Chair.

·     Faculty Connections—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.  

·     Student Academic Integrity Update—President Alger updated Senate on the State Academic Senate’s status with academic integrity.  Marie Boyd spoke with Ian Walton, Past Academic Senate President, and Ian stated that this issue did not make the slate of Title V changes which were approved this summer (phase one and phase two packages) because final agreement was not reached.  However, dialogue is ongoing with Ralph Black, Attorney, Legal Affairs Division, Systems Office and hopefully this issue will make the phase three changes.  Ian Walton went on to say that “Chaffey went through an excellent governance process to adopt their new policies—a copy might be useful for ongoing Senate discussions as an example of how to implement the recommendations…”.

VII.        NEW BUSINESS

·     Sabbatical Leave Request—Sergio Gomez—Senate assigned the following readers for Sergio’s sabbatical leave request:  Senators Molina, Machado and Lyman.  President Alger reminded Senators that faculty interested in a sabbatical during the 2008-2009 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 or contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965. 

·     Intellectual Property Statement—Subcommittee—Ardon Alger:  Senate to put out a call for faculty representatives to serve on the Senate’s Intellectual Property Statement Subcommittee.  The purpose of this subcommittee is to create a document establishing ownership, rights, and responsibilities with respect to intellectual property created and developed by faculty or other college employees during their employment at the college.  Most colleges and universities have an intellectual property policy. 

·     Committee Attendance—Senate discussed how to address the issue of faculty representatives who do not attend regular committee meetings.  At present it is an informal process.  Senate discussed whether we need a more formal process and will continue discussion next week.  

·     Wignall Museum/Gallery—Neil Watkins—The Faculty Senate would like to recognize the contributions that the Wignall Museum/Gallery and its staff make to Chaffey College.  The dynamic and timely exhibits and events are a vital part of our students’ education, not just in the visual arts but in courses across campus.

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

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer



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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

September 4, 2007

 

Members Present:

President.............................................................................. Ardon Alger

Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences........................ Cathie Keenan

Secretary/Treasurer—Mathematics & Sciences............. Diana Cosand

Curriculum Chair................................................................... Sid Burks

Business & Applied Technology............................................ Joy Haerens

Business & Applied Technology............................................ James Kerr

Health Sciences................................................................... Renee Ketchum

Health Sciences................................................................... Sue Bartell

Language Arts....................................................................... Laura Hope

Language Arts....................................................................... Neil Watkins

Social & Behavioral Sciences............................................... Karen Lyman

Social & Behavioral Sciences............................................... Angela Sadowski

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts........................ Orville Clarke

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Jeff Brouwer

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Robin Ikeda

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Bob Toister

Adjunct Senator-at-Large................................................... Vacant

 

Members Absent:

Social & Behavioral Sciences............................................... Marylee Requa/Sabbatical

Student Services................................................................. Bob Baiz

Student Services................................................................. Monica Molina

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts........................ Tom deDobay/Sabbatical

 

Alternates Present:

Business & Applied Technology............................................ Abel Chen

Student Services................................................................. Carol Hutte

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts........................ John Machado

Adjunct.................................................................................. Vacant

 

        I.     P.E.

 

      II.     CALL TO ORDER

 

     III.     APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

Consent agenda was approved 18-0 as amended.

 


IV.        CONSENT AGENDA

§       Approval of funds not to exceed $250 for cards and faculty incentives.

§       Approval of funds for Senate representative to attend Dr. Kane’s retirement dinner.

§       Approval of funds for Senate’s retirement gift to Dr. Kane.

§       Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Administrative Assistant I, Language Arts Screening Committee

Cindy Walker, LA

 

§  Administrative Assistant II, Mathematics & Sciences Screening Committee

Jane Warger, M&S

Wes Tom, M&S

§  Alternative Media Access Coordinator Screening Committee

Will Carrick, DPS/SS

 

§  Campus Police Officer (2 positions) Screening Committee

Henry Rivas, SBS

 

§  College Book Committee

Sharon Algozer, VPCA

Emily Avila, M&S

Angela Bartlett, LA

Cathy Decker, LA

Linda DeVillers, SBS

Sandy Hardie, SBS

Angela Herrick, M&S

Deckard Hodge, Co-Chair/LA

Julia Karet, LA

Mercedes Limon, LA

Peggy Madden, LA

Robert Nazar, LA

Cheryl Neece, LA

Robert Rundquist, LA

Neil Watkins, Co-Chair/LA

Maggie Vizio, LA

Judith Weingartner, LA

 

§  Counseling Office Coordinator Screening Committee

DE Creasy Valdez, SS

Monica Molina, SS

§  Curriculum Committee

Tracy Hegeman, BAT

Dianne Hagin, HS/BAT

Sean Stratton, LA

Sariwan Tjandra, M&S

Monica Carter, SBS

Daniel Jacobo, VPCA

§  Dean, Instruction & Academic Support Screening Committee

Chris Flores, EOPS/SS

Ricardo Diaz, SS

Sid Burks, BAT

Laura Hope, LA

§  Director/Curator, Museum/Gallery Screening Committee

Ardon Alger, VPCA

Jan Raithel, VPCA

John Machado, VPCA

Kathy Haddad, VPCA

Maria Fitzpatrick, SBS

Misty Burruel, VPCA

§  Director, Distance Education & Professional Development Screening Committee

Jon Ausubel, LA

Cynthia Parker, SBS

Kathy Brindell, SBS

Doug Duno, Alternate/LA

§  Director, Fontana Center Screening Committee

Cheryl Neece, LA

Cecilia Best, LA

Lisa Padgett, M&S

 

§  Drafting Instructor Screening Committee

Cathie Keenan, M&S

Ted Jenkins, M&S

Mo Tavakoli, M&S

Sid Burks, BAT

§  Educational Services Generalist, Cashier’s Office Screening Committee

Meng Khou, M&S

 

§  Ethics Across the Curriculum Committee Chair

Ryan Falcioni, SBS

 

§  Facilities Maintenance Attendant (2 positions) Screening Committee

Jeff Harlow, PE/Athletics

 

§  Financial Aid Specialist Screening Committee

DE Creasy Valdez, SS

 

§  Instructional Assistant III Job Coach, DPS Screening Committee

Bonnie Fuller, DPS/SS

 

§  Instructional Assistant III (Hope Grant), Health Services Screening Committee

Shelley Eckvahl, HS/BAT

 

§  Library Technician I Screening Committee

Shelley Marcus, LLR

 

§  Library Technician II Screening Committee

Shelley Marcus, LLR

 

§  Nursing Counselor (Temporary 1 year) Screening Committee

Barbara Hindman, HS/BAT

Renee Ketchum, HS/BAT

Shelley Eckvahl, HS/BAT

Katherine Wilson, SS

§  Nutrition Specialist, Child Development Screening Committee

Daniel Swift, BAT

 

§  Outreach Specialist, Marketing & Public Relations Screening Committee

Susan Starr, SS

 

§  Payroll Technician II, Accounting Services Screening Committee

Teresa Williamson, BAT

 

§  Program Assistant, EOPS Screening Committee

Amy Nevarez, SS

 

§  Reorganization Task Force

Mike Deschamps, BAT

Cynthia Parker, SBS

Mike Eskew, LA

Ardon Alger, VPCA

Wes Tom, M&S

Renee Ketchum, HS/BAT

Bob Baiz, PE/Athletics

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—College Book Committee

Marie Boyd, LLR

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Professional Development Committee

Marie Boyd, LLR

Bruce Osburn, BAT

§  Stage Technician Screening Committee

Bill Stanford, VPCA

Kelly Ford, VPCA

§  Student Activities & Government Faculty Advisory Board

Tim Arner, M&S

Marie Boyd, LLR

Beth Child, M&S

DE Creasy Valdez, SS

Doug Duno, LA

Deckard Hodge, LA

Michele Jenkins, VPCA

Judy Lowman, M&S

John Machado, VPCA

Arlene McCall, PE/Athletics

Mo Tavakoli, M&S

Vanessa Thomas, BAT

 

 

      V.     REPORTS

·     President

§       New Faculty—On behalf of Faculty Senate Ardon welcomed the following new full-time faculty members:

Mamta Agarwal

Chemistry

Catherine Bacus

Gerontology

Lynn Breegle

Pharmacy Technology

Misty Burruel

Art

Stephen Calebotta

English

Sean Connelley

English

Brenda Dyar

Accounting

Kelly Ford

Theatre Arts

Sandy Hardie

Child Development

Daniel Kern

Philosophy

Jack Little

Aeronautics

Christine Lively

American Sign Language

Marc Meyer

Anthropology

Carmen Navarro

Communication Studies

Candice Piper

Vocational Nursing

Sharlene Smith

Disabled Programs & Services

Sherman Taylor

Automotive Technology

Teresa Thompson

Accounting

Wendy Whitney

Counseling

§       Welcome Reception Superintendent/President—President Alger reminded Senators that the Welcome Reception for Dr. Henry D. Shannon will be held tomorrow, September 5 during college hour in the Staff Dining Room.  Refreshments will be provided by Daniel Swift and Dawn Taccone and the Hotel & Food Services Management Students courtesy of Eunice Clark, Director of Auxiliary Services, Bookstore. 

§       Dr. Shannon’s Request—President Alger encouraged faculty and staff to respond to Dr. Shannon’s questions that were presented at the Fall Convocation:  1) Strengths of Chaffey College; 2) Challenges that Chaffey College will face in the next one to three years; and 3) Areas you think the new superintendent/president needs to focus on in the first year.  The Office of Institutional Research has prepared a survey which may be completed online at the following website:  http://irsurvey.chaffey.edu/23292/23292.asp.  Please submit your input no later than Friday, September 21, 2007.  If you are affiliated with an organization (chamber of commerce, educational organization, etc.), please share this with its members.  Dr. Shannon is interested in hearing from members of our community as well.  The survey is also available on the superintendent/president’s page on the Chaffey College website at http://www.chaffey.edu/president.shtml. 

§       Suggested Issues for 2007-2008—Phones are needed in classrooms for security.  This issue needs to be addressed.  In addition, Senate expects to address the following issues at future Senate meetings:  Adjunct Senator Elections; Adjunct Shared Office Space; Administrative Procedure:  5.6 Speech:  Time, Place, & Manner; Basic Skills Initiative; Committee Attendance; Committee Expired Terms; Committee Reports; Community Services Schedule of Classes Review; Corrections & Consequences Task Force; Curriculum Chair/Graduation Requirements:  English/Math/PE-Wellness; Curriculum Committee:  Chair Elect/Vice Chair/Expanding Committee Membership; Email for Retired Faculty; End-of-the-Year Senate Report; Ethics Committee Chair; Ethics Statement; Faculty Get-Togethers; Faculty Guidelines for Psychiatric Emergencies; Faculty Handbook Committee; Faculty Handbook Revision & Expansion; Faculty Senate By-Law Revision; Intellectual Property Statement Committee; Mentoring New Faculty/Faculty Connections; Reception to Welcome New Superintendent/President, Dr. Henry Shannon; Safety/Disaster Preparedness; Senate Elections Best Practices; Senate-Multi Campus District; Senate Orientation; Senate Vice President/Secretary Treasurer Elections; State Academic Senate Resolutions; Student Academic Integrity/Student Behavior Codes & Violations Forms; Summer Pay; Technology Committee Tri-Chair; and Wignall Museum/Senate Support.  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. 

§       Chaffey Tentative Budget—Included in this week’s packet was information on the 2007-2008 Tentative Budget that was approved at the August 23, 2007 Governing Board meeting.

§       Academic Senate Spring Resolutions—The Academic Senate’s Spring Resolutions are available online at http://www.asccc.org.  A copy of the resolutions table of contents was included in the Senate packets.

§       Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges—President Alger shared the report of the June 6-8, 2007 Commission meeting where actions were taken on 49 institutions, including comprehensive evaluations, midterm reports, progress reports, and substantive change reports.  A copy of this report was included in this week’s Senate packet. 

§       Adjunct Shared Office Space—Included in this week’s packet was a copy of the survey the Senate Office conducted this summer with the deans listing available adjunct workspace/office space and a campus map showing these locations.  This information was sent to the schools for distribution to adjunct faculty at their school meetings during FLEX.  Ardon asked Senators to please let their adjunct faculty know where space is available for them to use.  Ardon also discovered additional adjunct office space at the Chino Center; upstairs in Faculty Office 3.  This space includes two computers, printer, phone, Scantron, and a copier.


§       Convocation Video—Senate approved the purchase of three (3) 2007 Convocation Videos featuring Dr. Shannon and Huell Howser.  Videos will be available for check-out.  If interested in viewing this year’s Convocation, please contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965.

§       Senate sends its condolences to Maria Mora, whose mother recently passed away.

§       Senate sends its condolences to the family of Emeritus Faculty member Jack Lincoln White, who recently passed away.  Jack White was a professor at Chaffey from 1938-1976.  In lieu of flowers, Senate authorized a donation from the faculty of Chaffey College to the Chaffey Foundation in Jack White’s memory.

§       Senate also sends its condolences to new faculty member Catherine Bacus, whose step-mother and brother recently passed away. 

§       Faculty Accomplishments—President Alger’s Governing Board Report for May, June, and August were included in the 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/facultysenate/announcements.shtml. 

§       Governing Board—The Governing Board’s community linkages reflecting board members’ involvement in the community during the summer can be viewed online at the following website: http://www.chaffey.edu/governingboard/index.shtml.

·     Vice President

§       Adjunct Senator ElectionsCall for Nominations—Vice President Keenan announced that nominations are now open for Adjunct Faculty Senator-At-Large and Alternate Adjunct Senator.  Nomination memos will be distributed to all adjunct faculty via email and hardcopy tomorrow.  Please forward all nominations to Vice President Keenan no later than Noon on Tuesday, September 11, 2007.  Candidate statements are also due at this time.  For additional information please contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965.

·     Curriculum

§       Chair Burks reported that a lot of the problems/issues with CurricUNET have been resolved.  Curriculum Committee will consider establishing a Tech Committee to review proposals before they go before the full committee.  Faculty that need help with their proposals can make an appointment with Rosa Montoya at Extension 6967 for one-on-one training.  A training schedule will be established soon. 

§       The Curriculum Committee needs to have one meeting a month to consider issues that are greater than one course.  Courses need to be reviewed separately to see if they qualify for General Education. 

§       We as a college can now approve our own stand-alone courses (courses that are not part of a degree or certificate program).  

§       The Office of Instruction has moved print deadlines up, so it’s already too late to move on courses for spring.  Courses get considered in the order they are submitted to the Curriculum Committee.  The issue of the Office of Instruction having moved up the print deadlines was discussed.  Faculty seem to be continually asked to move faster and faster.  Ardon will look into the issue.  It might make planning more difficult.

·     Committees

§       Datatel Colleague Steering—President Alger reported that faculty were concerned with the removal of creating New Hire/Application Forms for Electronic Submission from the list of Datatel projects.  With so many hires and many of them at the last minute this would be a big help to a lot of areas.

 

VI.     OLD BUSINESS

·     Administrative Procedure 5.6 Speech:  Time, Place, and Manner—Senate formed a subcommittee of Senators Hope & Sadowski to review the revised draft Administrative Procedure 5.6 Speech:  Time, Place, and Manner.  After review, the subcommittee will bring back their recommendations to Senate for presentation at Cabinet

·     Committee Expired Terms—Senate discussed expired terms on campus committees.  Many campus-wide committees are structured based on school representation or not having too many representatives from the same area.  Senate reviewed the list of committees and after discussion agreed to extend current committee terms for all committees except the Calendar Committee until the reorganization is finalized.  Senate will address expired terms in the spring. 

§       Senate feels the Reorganization Task Force should remain the same throughout the reorganization process, as with hiring committees.

 

VII.        NEW BUSINESS

·     Faculty ConnectionsNew 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, discussed this year’s list and added several mentors.  Senate agreed to consult during the upcoming week in order to finalize this year’s connections.  Ardon would like the process to be faster this year. 

·     Faculty Get Together—Senate discussed hosting a faculty “get together”.  This activity would provide an opportunity for faculty from across campus to get together informally to exchange ideas and experiences.  Several ideas and suggestions were discussed.  Senate decided to host the first ‘get-together’ at Mc Alans Pub & Grill on Taco Tuesday—50 cent taco night.  Senate to host the first get-together on September 11 at 4:30 pm.  Senate encourages faculty members to drop by for some fun interaction with your colleagues.   For additional information please contact the Senate Office at Extension 6965.

·     Senate Elections—Vice President & Secretary/Treasurer—Constitution Article IV Section 5b—Senator Keenan was nominated as Vice President; she accepted with thanks.  Senators nominated Diana Cosand as Secretary/Treasurer; she happily accepted.

·     Calendar Committee Expired Terms—Two-year terms have expired for faculty representatives on the Calendar Committee.  Two faculty representatives are needed.  Senate to put out a call.  Interested faculty are urged to contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965 and have their name added to the list.

·     Technology Committee Faculty Tri-Chair—Senate to put out a call for a faculty tri-chair to serve on the Technology Committee.  Interested faculty should contact their Senator or the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965.  The purpose of the Technology Committee is to provide a mechanism for communication, review of standards, and recommendations regarding the technology needs of the District.  These areas include hardware, software, data, voice, and network usage.  The Technology Committee meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 2:00 -4:00 pm in the Information Services Conference Room. 

·     Program & Services Review Committee (PSRC)—Size and Areas of Representation—Management would like to reduce the size of this committee and adjust the areas of representation.  Senate reviewed the original committee charter established in 1994.  The original charter included 29 members and at the end of the first year added 4 additional seats for a total of 33 members.  There are significantly more programs to evaluate now than when PSRC was initially established.  Senate is not convinced that reducing the number of committee members is a good idea because of the volume of programs to evaluate and recommends the committee membership remain the same; 33 members. 

·     Honorary Degrees/Titles Committee—Chaffey College’s Administrative Procedure 4.6.3 Honorary Degrees/Titles is a process of conferring honorary degrees/titles upon worthy recipients.  As part of this process, a nominations committee shall be established comprised of faculty, staff, and administrators and chaired by the Faculty Senate President.  All nominations of individuals considered for an honorary degree/title shall be forwarded to this committee for review.  The board can designate worthy people with honorary degrees.    Senator Sadowski and Senator Hope volunteered to serve as faculty representatives on the Honorary Degrees/Titles Committee.

·     Closed Captioning—The Senate wants to commend Joe Jondreau, Director of Disability Programs & Services, for his fast and excellent response to the issues around closed captioning.  There will be a meeting on September 12 at 12:30 pm (college hour) in SSA Room 208 to discuss any additional issues/concerns.

·     Early Alert—Laura Hope—It is a new program to communicate with students about their progress.  It will be easily accessible.  The faculty need to be involved in its development.  There is a pilot group that is going to initiate a pilot program in the spring.  Ricardo Diaz will be the point person for the pilot group.  It should be customizable.  Senator Hope will keep the Senate apprised of progress on the issue.  Senate discussed some of the privacy issues that might arise from such a tool.

             

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

 

 

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer



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