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Faculty Senate
Berz Excellence Building
Chaffey College
5885 Haven Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737

909/652-6966


Ardon Alger
President

Donna Walker
Administrative Assistant


 
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Minutes

Fall Semester 2008


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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

December 9, 2008

Members Present:

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

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

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

Curriculum Chair............................................................... Marie Boyd

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

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

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

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

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

Language Arts..................................................................... Cathy Decker

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

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

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Marylee Requa

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

Student Services.................................................................. Katherine Wilson

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

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

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

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

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Angela Bartlett

Adjunct Senator-at-Large.................................................. Gail Keith-Gibson

Members Absent:

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

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

Alternates Present:

Instructional Support......................................................... Rob Rundquist

Social & Behavioral Sciences/Chino Campus................ Tim Greene

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

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of December 2, 2008 and consent agenda were approved 20-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Student Learning Outcomes Committee

Vera Dunwoody, SBS

Beth Child, M&S

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  New Business Cards—President Alger distributed samples of the new business card design that was shown at President’s Cabinet. The cards will be changed to white paper with a red Chaffey logo. The mission statement will be on the back as before, but it will be printed on the bottom of the card. Peggy Cartwright reported that the gray paper stock was a problem to get. The new design will accommodate people who need more information on the front of the card. The Senate voted on the paper stock that they thought looked the best. Faculty are asked to use up all their gray business cards before ordering the new cards.

§  Board Agenda Review—President Alger reported that at the Board Agenda Review meeting he expressed the faculty’s concerns about the repeated break downs of the new elevators and problems with the new keyless locks. He was assured that the College is working hard to resolve these problems.

§  Academic SenatePresident Alger announced that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and the Foundation for California Community Colleges is sponsoring the Stanback-Stroud Diversity Award.  This award publicly acknowledges the individual who performs in an exceptional manner to advance intercultural harmony, equity, and campus diversity by making exceptional contributions to the college beyond usual obligations. Each college may nominate one faculty member to receive this prestigious honor, which includes a cash award of $5,000. Remember, all faculty, both inside and outside of the classroom, are eligible for consideration. The award recipient will be honored at the 2009 Spring Plenary Session on April 17, 2009. Completed applications must be received in the Academic Senate Office in Sacramento by 5:00 pm Monday, February 2, 2009.  For award criteria, application, or additional information please contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965 or visit the Academic Senate website at http://www.asccc.org/LocalSenates/Awards/Diversity.htm.

§  Senate sends its condolences to Tamari Jenkins, whose father-in-law recently passed away.

§  Senate sent speedy recovery wishes to Bill Stanford who is scheduled for surgery on Thursday.

§  Correction to the December 2, 2008 minutes—Coordinators—All the Physical Science classrooms and some other classrooms will be remodeled during the summer, so other places have to be found.


·      Vice President

§ Application for Sabbatical Leave—Vice President Keenan distributed copies of the new Application for Sabbatical Leave that the Forms Committee revised.  The Forms Committee deleted excess language and kept only the language of the CCFA Agreement referring applicants to Section 14.10 of the contract for all sabbatical details.  The revision eliminated Faculty Senate’s internal deadlines for sabbatical requests.  Senate discussed the revisions and authorized President Alger to negotiate putting the Senate deadlines in the section signed by the applicant. If the timelines are reinserted, the Senate approves the changes.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Sabbatical Leave Request—Wafa Yazigi—Senators Brouwer, Creel, and Requa reviewed Wafa’s revised sabbatical leave request and reported to Senate. Senate suggested Wafa reapply next year when he has had more time to work on his proposal. Senate voted to not approve his sabbatical leave request.

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Add Codes—The following information about Add Codes was included in the Senate packets, and Senators were asked to share this information with their constituents:

o   Admissions & Records will be providing a supply of add codes to the administrative assistants for distribution to faculty.

o   Admissions & Records will also ask administrative assistants to place at least one add-code pad in faculty mail boxes (each pad contains 30 add codes).

o   Also, instructors can go on the weekend before the first day of instruction to print the list of add codes and should have it available on the first day of class.

o   The add codes can start being used on the first day of class (during late registration only).

o   Add codes cannot be used for high school students, or students with restrictions, or students with prerequisite requirements.

·      Chaffey College Budget Update—Earl Davis, Vice President, Business Services and Anita Undercoffer, Director, Budgeting Services/Disbursing Officer presented a budget update to the Senate.   We are in a financial crisis and it is affecting California and Chaffey College – and the global economy.   We are here to give you an overview of what we know right now about the impact on Chaffey and how we are approaching the problem.  Ardon Alger and Corrie Verhagen are working with us as Tri-Chairs on the Budget Advisory Committee.  Ardon was at Chaffey in the mid-eighties when this College almost went into receivership, and we learned some things from that time.  It is critical that we communicate with people and not do things in a vacuum and that is the purpose of today’s visit.  The state budget shortfall is $24-27.8 billion over the next 20 months and could be substantially higher.  If nothing is done, the State could run out of cash by late February.  As things worsen, it becomes harder for the State to borrow money or institute taxes.  By the time they make a decision, we could already be part of the way through the year and could have spent money that we do not have.  The legislators had a special session in November and are having another special session now.  The longer we wait the harder it is for the State to borrow money, and things could get worse as time passes.  The shortfall could reach $40 billion if the issue is not dealt with.  The California Community Colleges are projected to have $4,300,000 in probable midyear reductions.  Chaffey is trying to schedule more efficiently to accommodate as many students as possible.  The last proposal we have from the Governor is $4.5 billion in new reductions, an increase in sales tax, and taxes expanded to include some services.  There is a proposal to increase alcohol taxes by 5 cents per drink.  Our reduction would be $332 million to community colleges; $4.3 million to Chaffey.  The .68% COLA will be eliminated.  Student fees could be increased after the semester has already begun.  Then they would increase the fees again in 2009-10. We have to reduce $4.3 million, but we have $2,075,831 that was given and not budgeted so estimated further reductions are $2,224,169.  The 2009-10 budget is expected to be worse.  So we need to be prepared for more reductions later.  Categorical programs (e.g. DPS) could be reduced to meet budget.

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

 




FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

December 2, 2008

Members Present:

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

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

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

Curriculum Chair............................................................... Marie Boyd

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

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

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

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

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

Language Arts..................................................................... Cathy Decker

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

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

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Marylee Requa

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

Student Services.................................................................. Katherine Wilson

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

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

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

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

Adjunct Senator-at-Large.................................................. Gail Keith-Gibson

Members Absent:

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

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

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Angela Bartlett

Alternates Present:

Social & Behavioral Sciences/Chino Campus................ Tim Greene

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of November 25, 2008 and consent agenda were approved 19-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Distance Education Committee

Bonnie Spears, LA

 

§  Wignall Museum Advisory Committee

Neil Watkins, LA

John Machado, VPCA

Misty Burruel, VPCA

Kathy Haddad, VPCA

Kelly Ford, VPCA

Paula Snyder, SBS

David Karp, BAT

Rob Rundquist, IS

Shelley Marcus or Marie Boyd, LLR

 

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  Faculty Senate sends thoughts and prayers to retired faculty member Jan Raithel, whose daughter is in the hospital recovering from serious injuries caused by an automobile accident.

·      Curriculum

§  Chair Boyd reported that there are over 300 courses which need to be updated during spring semester. Please work with your colleagues to get your work in early. Senator Ketchum stated that using CurricUNET is not nearly as bad as she thought it would be. Renee worked on one course and was done in half and hour and she thought it was going to be like putting bamboo splinters under her fingernails.

·      Coordinators

§  The discussion was mostly about summer school. All the math classrooms and some other classrooms will be remodeled during the summer, so other places have to be found. Passing time must be included in the schedule. We are being asked to keep our FTES but cut 10% off last summer’s budget. The expected summer school cut will be about 40 classes. We will still be offering about 500 classes. All classes will be six (6) to eight (8) weeks long. The Deans and Coordinators will have extensive data to help them manage the summer enrollment.

·      Committees

§  Calendar—Renee reported on the meeting of the Calendar Committee’s proposed calendars for 2009-10 and 2010-11. Both years have 17-week fall and 18-week spring semesters. The Senate passed a resolution asking the Calendar Committee to restore the 17-week semester as it has been working well and is in the best interest of the students.

§  Student Learning Outcomes—Yes, course level SLOs are coming Spring, 2009. The goal is to have everyone write at least one course level SLO and Tom, Giovanni, and Marie can assist in creating an online assessment tool—no paper—it goes immediately into the IR database, and IR can write a nifty synopsis to help with the reflective dialogue—the closing the loop portion of the SLO cycle. Lots of material is going on the “Z” drive under Student Learning Outcomes.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Sabbatical Leave Requests—Ken Koenigshofer, Lynn Navarette, and Wafa Yazigi—Senators Orville Clarke, Tim Greene, and Angela Sadowski have reviewed Ken Koenigshofer’s sabbatical leave request and recommend its approval; Senate concurred. Curriculum Chair Boyd, Senators Tim Greene, and Marylee Requa have reviewed Lynn Navarette’s sabbatical leave request and recommend its approval; Senate concurred. Senators Jeff Brouwer, Greg Creel, and Marylee Requa have reviewed Wafa Yazigi’s sabbatical request and recommend revisions.

·      Vice President of Instruction Screening Committee—Faculty interest in serving on this screening committee is high. Many faculty have requested serving but faculty are limited to six (6) representatives. Senate thanks everyone for their active willingness to participate. Limiting the field was a difficult task. Senate approved the following faculty: Tim Greene, Renee Ketchum, Cindy Walker, Bruce Osburn, John Fay, Ardon Alger, and Julia Karet as the Alternate.

·      Workforce/Non Credit Task Force—Senate appointed Kate Alder, Elmano Alves, Joanne Osgood, Vanessa Thomas, Marie Boyd, Shelley Eckvahl, and Erik Jacobson to serve as faculty representatives on the Workforce/Non Credit Task Force.

·      Handicapped Parking/North Parking Lot—Ardon Alger updated Senate on the handicapped parking issues in the north parking lot. David Ramirez, Inge Pelzer, and Monica DeLaTorre walked through the area and it was decided that there will be six to seven (6-7) new handicapped spaces striped and installed using parking spaces across from the stairways. These stalls will be temporary until the permanent stalls, ramps, and sidewalks are built for the new Visual and Performing Arts Building. The estimated time for completion of permanent spaces is June 2009. The College is also looking into purchasing some temporary ramps that can be used when we are in a construction project. Additionally, there will be directional signs posted to guide drivers to the small parking lot behind Social Science which has five (5) handicapped parking spots and allows for easy access to the sidewalk going through to the Language Arts building. Senate is concerned about handicapped access and has noticed that the handicapped elevators for BEB and VSS are not working, and we have a declining enrollment of handicapped students. The front entrance of the BEB Success Center is considered wheelchair accessible but for wheelchairs to come in they have to knock on the glass door. There is no automatic door.

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

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

 




FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

November 25, 2008

Members Present:

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

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

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

Curriculum Chair............................................................... Marie Boyd

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

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

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

Language Arts..................................................................... Cathy Decker

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

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

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

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

Student Services.................................................................. Katherine Wilson

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

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

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Angela Bartlett

Adjunct Senator-at-Large.................................................. Gail Keith-Gibson

Members Absent:

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

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

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

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Marylee Requa

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

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

Alternates Present:

Health Sciences.................................................................... Beverly Cox

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

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of November 18, 2008 and consent agenda were approved 17-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  Addition to the Agenda—President Alger announced that Laura Hope, Interim Dean, Instructional Support will be visiting Senate today at 1:00 pm to address the new professional development travel procedures/guidelines.

§  Summer School—Proposed cut of 20-75 sections. The exact number is still to be determined. The issues are that we need to free up several buildings for construction; we are only paid for a certain number of students by the State, and at this point it does not look like we will have any trouble reaching that number.

§  Keys—Campus Police maintains a database on new keys and cards. Old keys were tracked using a paper filing system. Campus Police is notified when people separate from the District and they do and have gone after people who have not turned in their keys. The turnaround time for new keys is around four (4) days. David Ramirez is going to try a card/key fob for those who don’t like the current door open cards.

§  Campus Emergency Telephone Broadcast Test—The campus will be conducting another emergency telephone broadcast test in the spring. This emergency telephone broadcast test will be a campus lock down test; a simulation of a shooter on campus.

§  Agreement—President Alger announced that the College has just entered into an agreement with CCFA for a third party complaint procedure between faculty and faculty.

§  Fontana Campus Senate Meeting—Senate sends a special thank you to Eric Bishop and his staff for making Senate’s visit last week to the Fontana Campus such a success.

§  Senate sends its condolences to Bill Stanford, whose mother-in-law recently passed away.

·      Committees

§  Budget Advisory—Ardon Alger gave Senate an update from the Budget Advisory Committee meeting. The Community College League of California (CCLC) estimates the impact on Chaffey to be $4.3 million with a .68% reduction in COLA and a 5.4% reduction in General apportionment. This would mean that the District would have to give $4,300,000 to the State this academic year. Because the District expected they would be asked to return money they did not budget $2,224,169. Thus, the District will need to find $2,224,169 if the current projections are correct. At this point it is still unclear what the exact amount of money is that the State is asking Chaffey to return.

Earl Davis and Anita Undercoffer asked what mistakes had been made in the past and how we might avoid them. They listened closely to those who had been at Chaffey during very difficult financial times. They heard that they need to communicate budget saving ideas to those who will be affected by budget changes and get their input before implementation. Letting faculty, staff, managers, and students know about budget changes as soon as they have that information is extremely important for keeping moral up.

§  Calendar—Renee Ketchum reported that the 2010 spring calendar appears to have gone back to 18 weeks; after the campus had earlier decided on a 17-week calendar. In May 2009 finals week starts on Wednesday of the week before. Senate asks why Spring 2010 is one week longer than Spring 2009, and suggests that the Spring 2010 semester be shortened. Spring 2011 is also elongated.

§  College Council—Renee Ketchum reported that there was an agenda item to have the updates on the construction projects; Bernard’s, Steve Menzel and Cid Pineda addressed. Inge talked about the importance of SLOs to our accreditation. The SLOs from the coordinators are due December 1. Earl Davis and Anita Undercoffer spoke about the budget and were positive about Chaffey’s financial status.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Administrative Procedure—6.3.1B Use of District Property—Faculty Senate tentatively approved Administrative Procedure 6.3.1B Use of District Property. The section on addressing lost or broken equipment is still under review by President’s Cabinet.

·      Faculty Senate Foundation Account—Solicitation Letter—The draft revised solicitation letter was discussed. Senate approved the revisions and decided to send out the letter to those faculty members not currently contributing to Senate’s Foundation Account when we return in the spring.

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Professional Development Travel ProceduresLaura Hope, Instructional Support Interim Dean—Laura is proposing ideas to streamline the process.  This document is the streamline iteration of five pages of text.  We are looking for a brief description of how the activity will improve one’s work performance, promote student success, improve workplace effectiveness, and so on.  Professional Development is most interested in the outcome of the activity.   We are interested in the travel and conference summary.  Spend more effort reflecting on the impact of the event and less time on why you were going to go in the first place.  Now faculty and staff can be awarded up to $1000 for conference travel.  It used to be limited to one trip, but not any longer.  Sometimes entire departments would like to take a trip.  The dean and the employee decide if it meets the needs of the employee.  We are trying to improve the transparency of this process.  So if there is somewhere you would like to go this year, apply quickly.  Senate input will be considered and the Laura Hope will email the new procedures out to the faculty fairly soon.  We are encouraging faculty and staff to apply for travel and conferences where the College can share the results.  Send in the form five weeks in advance if you want prepayment and two weeks in advance if you would like to be reimbursed.  It takes about two weeks to hear back. 

o     Summer School—One of these north buildings must be dark at all times during the summer.  We could cut between 20 and 75 sections from what we had last summer. 

o     Study Abroad—Study Near and Far has been renamed Study Abroad.  We will morph into an advisory board and present project plans to the president and the board explaining what the program needs.  We are also putting together a multimedia presentation on the value of the program.  It is going to be study abroad and educational travel.

·      Board Policy—2.1 Chief Executive Role—Senate recommends that 2.1.2 be changed to add at the end “including an annual review of Mission and Institutional Goals (Ends Policy)” rather than Ends Policy (Institutional Goals) because it is our understanding that Institutional Goals is the direction the College is going. The change needs to be made in two places on the Policy.

·      Chino Campus Meeting—Senate will hold its regular Senate meeting at the new Chino Campus on Friday, March 6 from 12:40 pm – 2:00 pm. The Senate Office will arrange for a Chaffey van for those Senators interested in vanpooling.

·      Senate Holiday Party—Faculty Senate discussed the holiday party. President Alger volunteered to host the holiday party at his home on December 5 at 6:00 pm.

VIII.    ANNOUNCEMENTS

·      Orville Clarke and the Art History Program presented a showing of Dirty Pictures that had a turn away crowd on Friday, November 21at 6:00 pm. This movie is a dramatization of the controversy and trial surrounding the Robert Mapplethorpe photographic exhibition, The Perfect Moment, in Cincinnati in 1990. The outcome of that trial is still being debated today.

·      The last college book event is going to be an ethics discussion on biological vs. moral obligations for taking care of your family. It will be held on December 3 at 12:30 pm in PS 112. Jim DesLauriers, Emeritus Biology Professor, and Maura O'Neill, Emeritus Philosophy Professor, are the panelists for this event.

·      The Music Department will hold its student recitals on December 10 at 12:30 pm in room TA 6.

·      Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law a bill that requires that dental assistants have formal education before working in dental offices.

·      The Faculty Success Center is sponsoring a holiday stress reduction workshop on Wednesday, November 26 during college hour.

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

 




FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

November 18, 2008

Members Present:

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

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

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

Curriculum Chair............................................................... Marie Boyd

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

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

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

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

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

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

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Marylee Requa

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

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

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

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Angela Bartlett

Adjunct Senator-at-Large.................................................. Gail Keith-Gibson

Members Absent:

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

Language Arts..................................................................... Cathy Decker

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

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

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

Student Services.................................................................. Katherine Wilson

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

Alternates Present:

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

Social & Behavioral Sciences/Chino Campus................ Tim Greene

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of November 4, 2008 and consent agenda were approved 16-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Program & Services Review Committee

Karen Encinas, Alternate/VPCA

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Professional Development Committee

DE Creasy Valdez, SS

 

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  Handicapped Parking/North Parking Lot—Due to the construction in the North Parking Lot, there is a serious shortage of handicapped parking near the Language Arts building, nor is there adequate disabled access in general. Senate notified Inge Pelzer and she has scheduled a walk through to identify how best to take care of this issue.

§  Best Practice—Securing Facilities—As Chaffey continues to experience growth in enrollment, and as we expand our facilities and services, please keep safety and security a top priority in our daily operations. Because it benefits the entire community when property and work areas are secure, please use the following Best Practices:

o   When you are the “last one out,” lock the classroom and turn off the lights—don’t assume a class is coming in if the room is empty. Please post a note if your class is being held elsewhere;

o   Place personal property (purses, cell phones, etc.) in desks and lock offices when stepping out (even for a moment!);

o   Secure work rooms when not in use.

If you are unable to secure an area or if you observe a security risk, please call Campus Police at 652-6911 (open 24/7).

§  State Budget—President Alger shared an email from the Community College League of California dated November 13, 2008 on the impact of proposed budget cuts on California’s community colleges. The cuts would eliminate over a quarter of a million students. An email was received today, November 18, from the League about California State University’s decision to reduce enrollment next fall by 10,000 students. This means that over 272,000 students could be shut out of community colleges next fall. This is why it is so important that the Governor and Legislature reject cuts to community colleges, recognizing them as both a safety net for workforce training and education access and an essential part of California’s economic stimulus. Both houses of the Legislature are returning this Sunday to consider revenue increases and budget cuts.

§  Vice President of Instruction Screening Committee—Senate to put out an open call for faculty representatives from across campus to serve in the spring on this important screening committee. Faculty interested in serving on this screening committee are urged to contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965 and ask to be added to the list.


§  Workforce/Non Credit Task Force—Senate is seeking four faculty representatives to serve on this task force. The charge of this task force is to examine how workforce/non credit courses are working and interfacing with traditional college courses. Faculty interested in serving on this task force are urged to contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965 and ask to be added to the list.

§  Student Activities New Toy Drive—President Alger announced that Student Activities is preparing for its 17th Annual 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 5. 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.

§  New PE/Gym—The contractor has commissioned an arborist to evaluate the existing trees in this project area. Ventura’s Tree Management was the arborist and their report was completed and dated October 11. The report was shared with Senate.

·      Vice President

§  Vice President Keenan took the ‘W’ issue to the Datatel Colleague Steering Committee.  Cecilia Carrera surveyed the A&R listserve for the community colleges, and none give notification prior to withdrawal.  Student and faculty transactions on DATATEL are “real time,” so the DATATEL system cannot notify instructors before withdrawals take effect.  It is probably an inherent DATATEL problem. 

·      Curriculum

§  Chair Boyd reported that Sherri Guerrero’s memo went out stating that all CORs before 2003 should get in the CurricUNET queue for approval before 2009. We have been on CurricUNET since 2006. The Curriculum Office is happy to assist. Sherry would like a status report by spring mid-semester.

·      Committees

§  President’s Cabinet—President Alger presented the following information from President’s Cabinet:

o   Classified Position Approvals—President’s Cabinet approved the following positions that were approved at the Vice President’s meeting: Tech Prep Grant Specialist and two part-time Program Assistant positions. These positions are funded totally out of matriculation and have a neutral effect on the 50% rule.

o   Virtual Career Center Bookmarks—President Alger passed around the Virtual Career Center Bookmark showing resources available to students focusing on finding a career, a major, or a college or university. To further accommodate the needs of our students, a global career center is being planned and will eventually be housed in the Campus Center East building next to Student Activities.

President Alger gave the following construction update:

o   The PHLS Renovations project is in the close out stage with emphasis on completing the last few remaining punch list items. All buildings are complete and classes were held starting fall 2008.

o   Health and Life Sciences re-roofing project is complete.

o   Visual and Performing Arts Complex/Music Building, PE/Athletics New Gymnasium, and Library Lawn/Fontana Phase II Landscaping projects are in construction.

o   Omnitrans Transit Center is in the site selection process.

o   Fontana Phase III, Academic Building is in the design development process. The project should be submitted to DSA for approvals before the end of November.

o   PE/Athletics Renovation and Campus Center West projects are DSA approved and in design verification process. Swing space plans are in the development stage for these projects.

o   Future Projects: Liberal Arts & Letters, Library Remodel/Expansion, Physical Science-Northwest Section & Southeast Section Remodel, Physical Science Complex-Roof Replacement, Language Arts/Social Science/Business Education-HVAC Project, & Central Plant Build-Out.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Core Competencies—Chair Boyd is still open for suggestions. We had a request under compute and analyze multiple representations including to add “visual” to the core competency.

·      Faculty Get-Together—President Alger reported that the Faculty Get-Together on Wednesday, November 5 was another success. Approximately 45 faculty members participated at this event in the Faculty Success Center. This activity provides an opportunity for faculty from across campus to get together informally to exchange ideas and experiences.

·      Report to the Community—Ardon Alger, Renee Ketchum, Gail Keith-Gibson, and John Machado attended the 9th Annual Report to the Community Luncheon on Monday, November 17. This event was a very impressive showing of Chaffey’s accomplishments. This year’s event was held at the Marriott Hotel in Ontario.

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Sabbatical Leave Request—Ken Koenigshofer & Lynn Navarette—Senate selected Senators Tim Greene, Orville Clarke, and Angela Sadowski to review Ken’s sabbatical leave request and Senators Tim Greene, Marie Boyd, and Marylee Requa to review Lynn’s sabbatical leave request.

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

 




FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

November 4, 2008

Members Present:

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

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

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

Curriculum Chair............................................................... Marie Boyd

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..................................................................... Cathy Decker

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

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

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Marylee Requa

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

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

Student Services.................................................................. Katherine Wilson

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

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

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

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

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Angela Bartlett

Members Absent:

Adjunct Senator-at-Large.................................................. Gail Keith-Gibson

Alternates Present:

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

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

Guest:

            Tom Vitzelio

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of October 28, 2008 and consent agenda were approved 22-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Counselor Screening Committee

Katherine Wilson, SS

Ricardo Diaz, SS

Toks Oduwole, SS

DE Creasy Valdez, SS

Angela Sadowski, SBS

 

§  Educational Program Assistant, Instructional Support Screening Committee

Marylee Requa, SBS

 

§  Financial Aid Specialist Screening Committee

Kyle Pennett, LA

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Educational Program Assistant, Instructional Support Screening Committee

Marie Boyd, LLR

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Financial Aid Specialist Screening Committee

Tim Arner, M&S

 

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  Meeting with Kathy Brugger—Ardon and Bret McMurran met with Kathy, who is on the Chaffey College Board of Governors and on the State STRS Board. She felt that STRS is healthy at this time. She said she expected that the Governor may ask STRS to loan money to the State to help balance the budget.

§  Sabbatical Leave Request—Wafa Yazigi—Senators Requa, Creel and Brouwer will review Wafa’s sabbatical leave request for Spring 2010 and Fall 2010.

·      Vice President

§  Vice President Keenan sent an email to Melanie Siddiqi and Cecilia Carrera about the ‘W’ issue and they will be discussed at the upcoming DATATEL Steering Committee meeting.

·      Curriculum

§ Chair Boyd reported regarding the definition of Information Competency that the Curriculum Committee wishes to adopt.   Senate requested a change to the third bullet to read “to locate and retrieve relevant credible information.” Senate approved with this change.

·      Committees

§  Budget AdvisoryArdon Alger Program & Services Review Supply List—President Alger passed around the Program & Services Review Supply List to Senators. This is a list of approved one-time supply & software requests as well as approved on-going supply and software requests for various departments on campus that were approved through the Program & Services Review process. Dr. Shannon increased the budget for these requests from $10,000 to $25,000. It has only been this year and last year that any money was budgeted for addressing the supplies and one-time items under $500 that were approved by PSR. This money helps to resolve a long standing issue. The Budget Advisory Committee is charged with prioritizing the requests. Programs will be notified soon of the results.

§  Maintenance Repair Projects—Ardon reported that the committee met and prioritized a list of needed repairs and maintenance requests. Work orders for the top 16 were created this week. The committee hopes as items are completed additional work orders will follow.

§  Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)—Marie Boyd and Tom Vitzelio, Co-Coordinators, SLO Committee distributed a draft of the Core Competencies for SLOs.  A rough draft has been reviewed by the Curriculum Committee and the SLO Committee, and now Senate will look at it.  We will ask for a Senate resolution on these at the next Senate meeting.  We want to get these to the Governing Board for the December Board meeting.  These Core Competencies will be the “umbrella” that will trickle down to the course level SLOs that everyone is working on.  They were constructed to be broad as well as focused.  These are similar to existing CCC institutional SLOS, but we prefer to call them Core Competencies so they will not be confused with strategic planning.  There is an ongoing discussion on these and what they mean at the program and course levels.  Senators will take the current draft back with them to show to their colleagues. 

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Withdrawal Process—The Faculty Senate approved the following:

Faculty Senate requests that the College implement as soon as possible a process to notify faculty seven (7) days before authorizing a student withdrawal. To serve the students and the college, this notification needs to be sent directly to the appropriate faculty member. The notice needs to be sent for all withdrawals between the end of the fourth week of instruction and the last day of the fourteenth week of instruction (or 75 percent of a term, whichever is less). This is required by Title V Section 55024 a(4).

The Senate feels this process will aid the College’s retention efforts.

TITLE 5. EDUCATION

DIVISION 6. CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES

CHAPTER 6. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

SUBCHAPTER 1. PROGRAMS, COURSES AND CLASSES

ARTICLE 2. GRADING AND ACADEMIC RECORD SYMBOLS

This database is current through 2/15/08, Register 2008, No. 7

§ 55024. Withdrawal. 

(a) The governing board of a district which decides to provide a withdrawal procedure shall adopt a policy consistent with the following:

(4) Withdrawal between the end of the fourth week (or such time as established by the district) and the last day of the fourteenth week of instruction (or 75 percent of a term, whichever is less) shall be authorized after informing the appropriate faculty.

·      Academic Senate Resolutions-Ardon Alger talked with Laura Hope, who was concerned about some of the basic skills terminology in the document.

·      Art Committee—Faculty Senate reviewed the list of nominees and selected Bonnie Spears, Sandra Collins, and Daniel Kern to serve on the Art Committee.

·      GEM (Green Earth Movement) Committee—Faculty Senate discussed the list of nominees and approved Ardon Alger, Beverly Cox, Greg Creel, Cheryl Gilbert, Julia Karet, Mercedes Limon, Jack Little, Dan Loomis (Tri-Chair), Bret McMurran, Kipp Preble, Marylee Requa, Melissa Utsler, and Wendy Whitney as faculty representatives on the GEM Committee.

·      Instructional Equipment Committee—Faculty Senate approved Cathy Decker as the Language Arts representative on the Instructional Equipment Committee.

·      Program & Services Review Committee—Faculty Senate approved Terri Ann Linn-Watson to serve as a faculty representative on the Program and Services Review Committee.

·      Faculty Get-Together—President Alger reminded Senators to attend the Faculty Get-Together tomorrow, November 5 from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (College Hour) in the Faculty Success Center. Refreshments will be be provided by the Faculty Senate. President Alger encouraged faculty to attend and celebrate the election results.

·      Fontana Campus Senate Meeting—Faculty Senate will be conducting their regularly scheduled meeting at the Fontana Campus on November 18, 2008. The meeting will be held in the Fontana Lewis Center Room 122. President Alger distributed a campus map and driving directions to Senators. Ardon announced that a Chaffey van will be provided for Senators that would like to vanpool, and Senator Requa volunteered to drive. The Chaffey van will leave from behind the Campus Police building at 12:35 pm.

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Faculty Senate Foundation Account—Solicitation Letter—Senate reviewed and discussed the Faculty Senate Foundation Account solicitation letter and made necessary revisions. Senator Decker will compose a new letter and bring it back to Senate for approval.

VIII.    ANNOUNCEMENTS

·      The One, Book One College Program is hosting a free screening of The Call of the Wild, an insightful documentary about the travels of Christopher McCandless. The documentary will screen in the Chaffey Theatre at 7:00 pm on Monday, November 10. Free tickets are available at the theatre box office starting at 6:00 pm on the evening of the showing. Doors open at 6:30, and seating is limited.

VPCA is showing a movie on November 21 at 6:00 pm in Wargin Hall 142 titled Dirty Pictures the story of the Robert Mapplethorpe controversy.

The Chaffey Art Association is showing movies on contemporary art on Monday, November 17 at 12:30 pm in Wargin Hall 142.

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

 




FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

October 28, 2008

Members Present:

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

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

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

Curriculum Chair............................................................... Marie Boyd

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..................................................................... Cathy Decker

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

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

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Marylee Requa

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

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

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

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Angela Bartlett

Adjunct Senator-at-Large.................................................. Gail Keith-Gibson

Members Absent:

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

Student Services.................................................................. Katherine Wilson

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

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

Alternates Present:

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

Instructional Support......................................................... Rob Rundquist

Social & Behavioral Sciences/Chino Campus................ Tim Greene

Student Services.................................................................. Maria Cuevas

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

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of October 21, 2008 and consent agenda were approved 20-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Approval of funds to cover the cost of food for the Faculty Get-Together on Wednesday, November 5, 2008.

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Enrollment & Growth Management Committee

Kathy Brindell, SBS

Bob Baiz, SS

Cynthia Parker, SBS

 

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  ETS (Educational Testing Service) Visiting Scholars Program—President Alger announced that faculty are invited to apply for the ETS Visiting Scholars Program from June 1-26, 2009 in Princeton, New Jersey. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2008. For criteria, application and additional information please visit the ETS website at www.ets.org/visitingscholars.

§  Faculty Accomplishments—President Alger’s Governing Board Report for October was included in the Senate packets.  This report details 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 be viewed on the Faculty Senate website at http://www.chaffey.edu/facultysenate/accomplished.shtml.

·      Curriculum

§  Chair Boyd reported that the Curriculum Committee approved a definition of information competency to be the following:

o   State a research question, problem, or issue

o   Determine information requirements in various disciplines for the research questions, problems, or issue

o   Use information technology tools to locate and retrieve relevant information

o   Communicate using a variety of information technologies

o   Understand the ethical and legal issues surrounding information and information technologies

o   Apply the skills gained in information competency to enable lifelong learning.

The above is taken from the text of the Information Competency Resolution passed by the Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges at its Spring Plenary Session in San Francisco, April 2001. This material was distributed to Senators with a request to discuss it with their colleagues and come back to Senate for further discussion.

·      Committees

§  Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)—Marie Boyd reported the following:

o   The SLO “Task Force” is being changed to SLO “Committee.”

o   The Committee is close to finalizing their draft of the Core Competencies. Core Competencies is a term which will replace “Institutional SLOs.” It is hoped that the Core Competencies will be ready for Senate review soon.

o   Useful documents, templates, and other material is being placed on the “Z’ drive in the Curriculum and SLO folders for anyone to use.

o   This spring we will work on course-level SLOs.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Withdrawal Process—Jonathan Ausubel reported that the College still does not seem to be in compliance with the Title 5, Section 55024, Withdrawal a(4) language that states: withdrawal between the end of the fourth week (or such time as established by the district) and the last day of the fourteenth week of instruction (or 75 percent of a term, whichever is less) shall be authorized after informing the appropriate faculty. Senate will forward a request to Admissions and Records to provide time for notification of faculty when students withdraw in order to comply with Title V, Section 55024, a(4). The Senate felt that this would aid the College’s retention efforts.

·      Dean, Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts Screening
Committee
—Faculty Senate continued its discussion on the composition of this screening committee and approved the following faculty representatives:

Christa Havenhill, VPCA

Kipp Preble, VPCA

Cynde Miller, VPCA

Gus Gil, VPCA

Vera Dunwoody, SBS

 

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Southern California Shake Out—Monica Hernandez, Administrator, Safety & Risk Management and David Ramirez, Director, Campus Police—Chaffey College will participate in the largest earthquake drill in U.S. history scheduled for November 13, 2008 at 10:10am, along with millions of Southern Californians.  Participation by Chaffey College’s employees and students will consist of a drop, cover, hold, and evacuation exercise as well as an Emergency Operations Center table top exercise by campus administrators. This drill will take approximately 15-20 minutes.

By that date there will be evacuation maps in every on and off campus office and classroom. There will be an estimated 6,867 students on campus at the time of the drill.  There will be 22 designated evacuation areas.  The College is registered with the State as a participant along with four million other people.  Universities, colleges, organizations and families can register for this event.  Campus administrators with designated roles of the Emergency Operations Center will conduct a table top exercise.  The table top exercise will include disaster examples, such as there is a gas leak in a building, to see how College managers handle each event that occurs.  We will utilize the campus emergency notification system to announce that an earthquake has occurred, and to drop, cover and hold.  A second message will be activated to proceed to evacuation areas.  Then the campus police officers will drive around and announce an all-clear message with their hand-held P.A.s, advising that everyone may return to their classrooms and offices.  Seismologists predict that a big earthquake occurs every 150 years, and we were due for one last year.

The earthquake drill will be an excellent opportunity for faculty to teach about earthquake preparedness and good citizenship. Faculty could also teach part of their classes outdoors to save instructional time during the drill.

·      Fontana Visit—Senate is scheduled to visit the Fontana Campus on November 18 and conduct its regular Senate meeting at the Fontana Campus.

·      Report to the Community—The 9th Annual Report to the Community hosted by the Chaffey College Governing Board will be held on Monday, November 17 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at Ontario Airport Marriott located at 2200 E. Holt Boulevard, Ontario. The cost is $30 per person or $240 to purchase a table for eight (8). Senators concurred that Senate should purchase seating and representatives from Faculty Senate should attend.  Senators John Machado, Renee Ketchum and Gail Keith-Gibson will attend with President Alger.

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

 




FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

October 21, 2008

Members Present:

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

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

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

Curriculum Chair............................................................... Marie Boyd

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..................................................................... Cathy Decker

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

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

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

Student Services.................................................................. Katherine Wilson

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

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

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

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Angela Bartlett

Adjunct Senator-at-Large.................................................. Gail Keith-Gibson

Members Absent:

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Marylee Requa

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

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

Alternates Present:

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

Language Arts..................................................................... Vacant

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

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of October 7, 2008 and consent agenda were approved 19-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Dean, Social & Behavioral Sciences Screening Committee

Sergio Gomez, SBS

 

§  Instructional Assistant (.475 position), Learning Development Center Screening Committee

Bonnie Fuller, DPS/SS

 

§  Program Assistant (2 positions), Counseling & Matriculation Screening Committee

DE Creasy Valdez, SS

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—GEM (Green Earth Movement) Committee

Scott Critchfield, BAT/Adjunct

 

§  Student Learning Outcomes Committee

Marie Boyd, Co-Chair

Tom Vitzelio, Co-Chair

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  Faculty Senate Presidents/Lecturers Commemorative Wall
Display—
President Alger announced that the Sign Committee approved the Faculty Senate Presidents/Lecturers Commemorative Wall Display.

§  New Faculty (C1) Serving on Committees—In the past, Senate has expressed concerns with C1 faculty serving on campus-wide committees. However, with the New Faculty Orientation Program Senate feels it is quite appropriate for C1 faculty to serve on campus-wide committees.

§  Flu Shots—President Alger announced that Student Health Services will be giving flu shots Monday through Friday from 1:00 pm–3:00 pm on the Rancho Campus. The cost is $20 for staff and $15 for students. You will need to bring your Chaffey ID or driver’s license with you. Flu shots will also be available at the Chino Campus on Monday & Wednesdays from 8:30 am–12:00 pm and 1:00 pm–3:30 pm & Fridays from 8:30 am–10:00 am.

§  Promotions to Associate and Full Professor—Senate approved a request for printed certificates acknowledging faculty’s academic title. This process will be put into effect by Fall of 2009. By contract, it is the Faculty Senate that confers honorary titles of Associate Professor and Professor.

§  Budget—Included in this week’s Senate packet was an update on the 2008‑2009 State Budget.

§  Faculty Get-Together—President Alger reminded Senators that the next Faculty Get-Together will be held on Wednesday, November 5 during College Hour (12:30 pm – 1:30 pm) in the Faculty Success Center. Food will be provided by Faculty Senate.

§  Adjunct Faculty Numbers—President Alger shared with Senators that 61 new adjunct faculty have been hired for the 2008 fall semester bringing the total number adjunct faculty for the 2008 fall semester to 580. Last year Chaffey hired 110 new adjunct faculty for a total of 639 for Fall 2007. This is 49 less adjuncts than were hired last Fall.


§  State Academic Senate’s Fall Session Resolutions—The Table of Contents for the Academic Senate’s resolutions were included in this week’s packets. These resolutions will be addressed at the Fall Plenary Session on November 6-8, 2008. The resolutions can be accessed on the Academic Senate website at http://www.asccc.org/Events/sessions/fall2008/Fall_2008_Resolutions_B.doc.

§  Senate sends its congratulations and best wishes to Jonathan Ausubel on his recent marriage.

§  Senate sends its condolences to adjunct faculty member Denise Johnson, whose mother-in-law recently passed away.

§  Senate also sends its condolences to adjunct faculty member Linda Lewis, whose father recently passed away.

·      Vice President

§  Language Arts Alternate Senator—Neil Watkins announced that Leona Fisher as been elected to serve as the Language Arts Alternate Senator.

·      Committees

§  Datatel/Colleague Steering—Cathie Keenan—The exportable rosters: ChaffeyView will have a link that will allow the instructors to request exportable rosters electronically. The Early Alert Program for letting students know that the faculty member is concerned about their progress in the class has completed a successful pilot. In the next semester’s schedule of classes, the telephone registration system will not be emphasized. The online system is the one that most students use. Datatel will be looking into how many students use telephone registration exclusively.

§  President’s Cabinet—President Alger reported that the Academic Deans, Vice Presidents, Bret McMurran, and Ardon met prior to President’s Cabinet to prioritize the list of faculty hiring criteria and to weight the data. Both Bret and Ardon were fully involved in the discussion and voting for both. President Alger feels strongly that this was a fair process. Ardon has been involved in faculty prioritization for the last nine years and feels that this was the best process that Chaffey has ever done. Perfect, no. Are we going to hire enough faculty, no. We could easily have doubled the number forwarded and still need to hire more faculty.

§  Technology—Ardon Alger distributed maps indicating the wireless coverage at the Rancho and Chino campuses. The coverage is considerably larger than was promised. Wireless access is also working in a few areas not covered on the Rancho Campus. You can access the wireless maps at http://is.chaffey.edu/Wireless.html.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Instructional Equipment Committee—Faculty Senate is still seeking a representative from the School of Language Arts to serve on the Instructional Equipment Committee. This committee allocates instructional equipment funds from the state grant and Measure L and meets two to three times during the spring semester. Language Arts faculty interested in serving on this committee should contact their Senator or the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965.

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Economic Development—Kathy Dutton, Director and Debbie Smith, Grant Liaison—In Economic Development, we help to support the “Vision” of the California Community College System.  One of the California Community Colleges System’s missions is Associate Degree and Certificates, Transfer Education, Basic Skills and English Language Proficiency, Economic and Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning.  Our job is to respond to industry needs by developing industry-driven, short-term, intensive workforce development training. Eighty percent (80%) of today’s jobs require some form of post-secondary education or training.  Only 20% of American workers have the skills.  Seventy-five percent (75%) of today’s workforce need to be retrained to keep their current jobs.  Seventy percent (70%) of Fortune 500 companies report lack of trained personnel as their biggest problem.  There is no formal process in place to replace the baby boomer workforce that is now retiring.  The U.S. will face a shortage of ten million skilled workers by 2010.  Today, employers need to fill that gap.  We offer training for incumbent workers.  We have a real need for basic skills and English language proficiency in the workforce.  We offer vocational ESL training to these employees.  We also teach grammar skills for workplace communications.   Economic Development has introduced a few for-credit courses.  The Economic Development courses are not included in the calculation of the fulltime equivalent student or FTES.

Faculty requested Economic Development make an additional effort to use and make Chaffey faculty aware of the teaching opportunities in Economic Development.  They felt this would increase the connection with the rest of the college and increase the quality of faculty.  There was also a concern that some of the ED projects need additional input from the area faculty before program deals are made.

·      Equivalency Revisions—Lisa Bailey, Executive Director, Human Resources and Michael Dinielli, Dean, Language Arts came to speak about equivalency for adjunct hiring. Both Lisa and Michael felt that the Dean is also the responsible officer for the College in this area. Michael explained how the faculty and Dean have worked together in Language Arts for years to meet each parties needs. Faculty discussed the importance of subject specialists in the process and the need to hire adjuncts and the ability to process quickly when necessary. Both parties were concerned about finding the best faculty possible. Lisa and Ardon agreed to work on a proposal and return to Senate for more discussion.

·      Faculty Prioritization—The Senate was given documents that were used in the most recent Faculty Positions Prioritization. Sherrie Guerrero requested that the Senate look over these documents and make any suggested changes. She is making the prioritization information a part of Program and Services Review. The Senate was pleased with both documents and the process and had only two suggestions to add to the prioritization information. Ardon will forward the suggestions to Sherrie Guerrero.

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






FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

October 7, 2008

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

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

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

Language Arts..................................................................... Cathy Decker

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

Mathematics and Sciences................................................. Alif Wardak

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Marylee Requa

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

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

Student Services.................................................................. Katherine Wilson

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

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

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

Adjunct Senator-at-Large.................................................. Gail Keith-Gibson

Members Absent:

Curriculum Chair............................................................... Marie Boyd

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

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

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Angela Bartlett

Alternates Present:

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

Health Sciences.................................................................... Beverly Cox

Language Arts..................................................................... Vacant

Student Services.................................................................. Maria Cuevas

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

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of September 23, 2008 and consent agenda were approved 20-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Approval of funds to purchase flowering plants for the Michael Alexander Meditation Grove Dedication on October 6 & 19, 2008.

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Accreditation Standard II: Student Learning Programs & Services, Committee One: Instructional Programs

Denise Johnson, Adjunct/VPCA

Charmaine Phipps, LA

Julie Song, SBS

 

§  Accreditation Standard II: Student Learning Programs & Services, Committee Two: Student Support Services

Charles Williams, LA (moved from SIII/C4)

 

§  Accreditation Standard II: Student Learning Programs & Services, Committee Three: Library & Learning Support

Tim Arner, M&S (moved from SII/C1)

Vanessa Thomas, BAT

Monica Carter, SBS (moved from SSI/C1)

Diana Cosand, M&S (moved from SIV/C2)

§  Accreditation Standard III: Resources, Committee One: Human Resources

Judith Weingartner, LA

Sharon Brown, Adjunct/SS

§  Accreditation Standard III: Resources, Committee Three: Technology Resources

Bruce Osburn, BAT (moved from SII/C1)

 

§  Director, Purchasing & Contracts Screening Committee

Vera Dunwoody, SBS

Cathie Keenan, M&S

Larry Hultgren, BAT/Alternate

 

§  Professional Development Committee

Melissa Utsler, LA

Cathy Lightner, HS

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Professional Development Committee

Charles Moore, Adjunct/M&S

 

§  Student Learning Outcomes Task Force

Julie Song, SBS

 

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  Faculty Evaluation Workshop—Senate suggested that Chaffey have a Faculty Evaluation Workshop during flex to discuss best practices in faculty evaluations. Bret McMurran and Ardon Alger agreed to facilitate this workshop.

§  Economic Development—President Alger announced that Kathy Dutton, Director of Economic Development, will be addressing Senate on October 21 at 1:00 PM.

§  Multi-Campus Task Force—Senate feels in order for this task force to be effective it needs to have good cross campus representation and should include managers and classified staff. A good model to use would be the committee composition for the Compressed (Alternative) Calendar Task Force. Several faculty members have expressed an interest in serving on this task force. Senate approved Kate Alder, Carol Hutte, and Tim Greene from the Chino Campus. Senate will put out a call for additional members.

§  Q&A with the Superintendent/President—President Alger encouraged faculty to attend Dr. Shannon’s Q&A session this Wednesday, October 8 during college hour (12:30 – 1:30 pm) in the Faculty Success Center, ATL‑109. Some of the topics being addressed will be the economic impact study, construction, and accreditation.

§  State Academic Senate—Call for Nominations—President Alger announced that the State Academic Senate has put out a call for nominations for the Exemplary Program Award. The Board of Governors will present the 2008-2009 Exemplary Program Award to as many as six programs from across the state at its January 2008 meeting. This year the Exemplary Program Award will be funded by the Foundation for California Community Colleges. As many as two California Community College programs will receive cash awards of $4,000 and up to four programs will receive honorable mention plaques. The theme for 2008‑2009 is Growing Our Own: Showcasing Innovative Development Programs for Faculty. Completed applications must be received in the Academic Senate Office by 5:00 pm on Friday, November 14, 2008. For criteria and additional information, please visit the Academic Senate website at http://www.asccc.org/LocalSenates/Awards/Exemplary.htm.

§  Faculty Accomplishments—President Alger’s Governing Board Report for September was included in the Senate packets.  This report details 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 be viewed on the Faculty Senate website at http://www.chaffey.edu/facultysenate/accomplished.shtml.

·      Committees

§  Program and Services ReviewFaculty Prioritization—President Alger reported that there were 39 faculty positions requested, two were rollovers from last year and had already been recommended. Out of the remaining 37 requests we recommended 23 faculty positions. Ardon Alger, Bret McMurran and some of the Deans worked together to prioritize these requests and they will be brought to President’s Cabinet.

§  Welcome Back Task Force—Ardon attended the Welcome Back Task Force meeting and reported that the task force is trying to get a systematic evaluation of the parking issues and places where it is very difficult to ge in and out of some parking lots and on and off campus. He also reported that we would be getting 180 additional parking spots striped. The Task Force is also looking at the following traffic flow action items:

o   Reconfiguration of Parking Lot 2, creating 10 more parking stalls.

o   Re Slurry Parking Lot 24, south of the track, redo striping to accommodate right turn entranceway & exit on north side.

o   Remove bumper blocks in Parking Lot 6, adding spaces and allowing two-way traffic flow to the far east side.

o   Go through the entire campus, redoing the stenciling of all staff stalls, including Parking Lot 7.

o   Take a good look at the handicap parking needs.

o   Suggest a maintenance program for the parking lots, based on contracting using unit pricing.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Promotions to Associate and Full Professor—Senate reviewed and discussed the revised draft and approved the document that says that following past practices, honorary titles of advancement from assistant to associate and associate to full professor may be received after 8 and 14 years successively. The old document used steps because when the original document was written steps were the same as years. The new document uses years as was the intention of the original document and what most other community colleges do. Senate will also ask Human Resources to check to make sure that all faculty have the correct title.

·      Sabbatical Report—Michelle Dowd—Senators Creel, Bartlett, Decker, and Watkins have reviewed Michelle Dowd’s sabbatical report and recommend approval with minor revisions; Senate concurred 20/0.

·      Faculty Get-Together—Faculty Senate sponsored the first faculty get-together of the year on Wednesday, September 24 during college hour at the new Faculty Success Center. Approximately 50 faculty members attended. This activity provides an opportunity for faculty from across campus to get together informally to exchange ideas and experiences. Some faculty had an enthusiastic discussion on how to address the election season with students. Food was provided by Jason Lagorio and the Hotel and Food Service Management students. Senate discussed dates and times and decided to hold the next Faculty Get-Together on Wednesday, November 5 during College Hour (12:30 pm – 1:30 pm) in the Faculty Success Center (ATL 109).

·      Accreditation Standard III: Resources, Committee Three: Technology Resources—President Alger put out a call for faculty who have knowledge and/or an interest in technology to serve on Accreditation Standard III: Resources, Committee Three: Technology. Interested faculty need to contact Inge Pelzer at Extension 6457.

·      State Academic Senate Plenary Session—Curriculum Chair Boyd and Jonathan Ausubel will be attending the 2008 Fall Academic Senate Plenary Session with President Alger.

·      iTunes U Task Force— Senate discussed the nominations and selected Monica Carter and Vera Dunwoody to serve on the iTunes U Task Force.

·      Study Near & Far Committee—Senate discussed the nominations and selected Orville Clarke, Rachel Hanna, Tamari Jenkins, Melissa Utsler, Ted Jenkins, Monica Carter, Vera Dunwoody, and Ken Koenigshofer to serve on the Study Far & Near Committee.

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Perkins Funding (formally VTEA)—Sid Burks, Dean, Business & Applied Technology–Perkins/VTEA grants provide Federal funding to schools to offset the high costs of offering Career Technical Education (CTE/occupational) courses. The state gets a grant from the federal government and then divides the money according to a formula. Secondary school districts must have at least one CTE program to get funded. Chaffey is able to get additional Perkins money based on the fact that we identify more low income students. The Perkins/VTEA grant is managed by the Vice President of Instruction, who has assigned Sid to be the budget manager for the project.

Perkins funds must be used for program improvement activities. These include purchasing new equipment to keep programs up to date, curriculum development, and professional development.

In order to qualify for Perkins/VTEA funding programs you must:

§  Have an occupational Top Code (Sid or Deb Reed can help you determine if your program qualifies).

§  Hold at least one Program Advisory Committee meeting each year with representatives from industry.

§  Submit a written plan that addresses all issues identified in the grant.

§  Administer and collect student surveys that allow students to self-identify them selves as low income.

§  File an end-of-year report summarizing what was accomplished with grant funds.

·      Art Committee—Senate put out an open call for faculty representatives to serve on the Art Committee. The purpose of the Art Committee is to evaluate and assist the college in locating art works throughout the various college campuses. The committee meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 12:30-1:30 pm in the EEC Building, Room 204. Interested faculty are encouraged to contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965 and ask to have their name put on the list.

·      GEM (Green Earth Movement) Committee—Senate put out an open call for the newly established GEM Committee. This committee serves as a think tank/advisory board to the President and indirectly to the college-at-large regarding the challenges and opportunities that green sustainability presents the college. The GEM Committee meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm in the Berz Excellence Building (BEB), Room 204. Interested faculty are urged to contact their Senator or the Faculty Senate Office at extension 6965 and ask to be added to the list.

·      Evaluations—When Faculty Receive Student Evaluations—Faculty had concerns about the quality of faculty evaluations because students’ written responses on the student evaluation form is presented to faculty prior to the end of the semester. Faculty discussed possible solutions.

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






FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

September 23, 2008

Members Present:

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

Secretary/Treasurer........................................................... Diana Cosand

Curriculum Chair............................................................... Marie Boyd

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

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

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

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

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

Language Arts..................................................................... Cathy Decker

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

Mathematics and Sciences................................................. Alif Wardak

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Marylee Requa

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

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

Student Services.................................................................. Katherine Wilson

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

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

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Angela Bartlett

Adjunct Senator-at-Large.................................................. Gail Keith-Gibson

Members Absent:

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

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

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

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

Alternates Present:

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

Language Arts..................................................................... Vacant

Social & Behavioral Sciences/Chino Campus................ Tim Greene

Student Services.................................................................. Vacant

Student Services.................................................................. Maria Cuevas

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

Adjunct................................................................................. Ky Suh

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of September 16, 2008 and consent agenda were approved 20-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Accreditation Committee Standard III, Resources, Committee One: Human Resources

Amy Nevarez, SS

 

§  Early Alert Planning Committee

Cathy Zmudka, HS

 

§  Honors Program Committee

Leona Fisher, LA

 

§  Matriculation Oversight Committee

Charmaine Phipps, LA

 

§  Marketing Committee

Jim Kerr, BAT

 

§  Student Success Initiative Steering Committee

Angela Burk Herrick, M&S

 

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  Dean, Social & Behavioral Sciences Screening Committee—Senate discussed the membership on this committee and approved the following faculty representatives to serve:

Pak Tang, SBS

Monica Carter, SBS

Kathy Brindell, SBS

Angela Sadowski, SBS

Ryan Falcioni, SBS

 

§  Final Exam Schedule—President Alger distributed the draft final exam schedule for discussion and approval. Senate approved.

§  Campus Dos & Don’ts During Election Season—President Alger distributed a draft Election Season Campus Do’s & Don’ts document to Senators. The draft was accepted with slight modifications. Senate also discussed the Chronicle of Higher Education article on this topic that Dr. Shannon passed out in the Senate last week.

§  Academic Senate Fall Plenary Session—President Alger polled Senators on their interest in attending the 2008 Academic Senate’s Fall Plenary Session November 6-8 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles.  Reservations need to be made before October 15.

§  Senate sends its congratulations to Jeff Brouwer on the birth of his daughter, Anneke Grace, on Friday, September 26, 2008.

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


·      Vice President

§  It was announced that Monica Molina will serve as the Student Services Alternate Senator replacing Carol Hutte.

·      Curriculum

§  Chair Boyd reported that she is going for training with WASC on SLOs. Giovanni Sosa from Institutional Research has been assigned to SLOs. For accreditation, SLOs need only be at the development level; we do not need to be at the proficiency level until 2012.

·      Coordinators

§  Dr. Guerrero asked the Coordinators what they would like to work on at their next meeting. Coordinators suggested that at their November meeting Jim Fillpot talk about the use of OLAP Cubes and Marie Boyd and Tom Vitzelio speak on SLOs. The Coordinators felt that these topics would be a good use of their time.

·      Committees

§  President’s Cabinet—President Alger reported on the following topics presented at the last President’s Cabinet meeting:

o   Bus Stop Plans—Omnitrans is providing a $3 million grant to the college for enhancing our bus stop area on campus. The College is looking at two options. Option A would require a reconfiguration of existing Parking Lot 7. The major drawback to this option is construction costs associated with the extreme grade change and a loss of 55 parking spaces. The plus to this option is the Omnitrans route would not be changed. Option B would redo Parking Lot 6. The drawback to this option would be the increased number of students crossing College Drive and their safety in doing so. Advantages of Option B include the street widening of College Drive and the fact that it is easier to modify.

o   E-Mail Communication—A committee will be established to look at campus e-mail communication best practices. President Shannon will select members to participate in this committee to come up with possible solutions, with Peggy Cartwright serving as the chair.

o   Classified vs. Faculty Hiring Practices—President Alger mentioned at Cabinet that faculty are concerned with the process of how classified positions are prioritized. It was suggested and approved that all classified positions will be brought to the Vice Presidents’ meetings for their approval and recommendation to the superintendent/president. The results and rational would also be reported to President’s Cabinet.

o   Parking Lots, Traffic, and Parking Permits—Ardon reported that David Ramirez, Director, Campus Safety, stated that in the past we have disseminated two-year parking permits. The permits issued last were printed incorrectly as one-year permits. Campus Police is in the process of distributing staff parking permits, and all current permits will be honored until the new permits have been distributed.


o   Signing Ceremony—Mark your calendars for September 30 for a signing ceremony to take place in Student Activities from 10-12 p.m. This ceremony pertains to an agreement between Chaffey College and Cal State San Bernardino for a Dual Admissions Program. Our students who commit to transferring to Cal State San Bernardino will be guaranteed a spot.

o   Classroom Phones—It was announced that very soon Dr. Shannon will be conducting a test broadcast to phones, e-mail, and text messaging services.

o   Budget—Earl Davis shared information regarding cash flow. He assured the group that we will continue to pay our vendors on a timely basis as well as faculty and staff. As we are owed money from the State, resolutions will be going to the Board this month to authorize proposed short-term borrowing if needed.

o   Q&A with the Superintendent/President—President Alger encouraged faculty to attend Dr. Shannon’s Q&A session on Wednesday, October 8 during college hour (12:30 – 1:30 p.m.) in the Museum/Gallery patio. Some of the topics being addressed will be the economic impact study, construction, and accreditation.

§  Technology—Ardon Alger reported that the Technology Committee approved $30,000 for the purchase of new PCs for ATL 102. The classes that use this lab need to teach the new Vista software, and it will not run on the old computers.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Sabbatical Report—Michelle Dowd—President Alger reminded the sabbatical report readers that Michelle’s approved sabbatical report needs to be submitted to the Office of Instruction no later than Friday, October 17.

·      Faculty Senate Presidents/Lecturers Commemorative Wall Display—Senate has for some time been working on a proper commemorative wall display listing all the previous Faculty Lecturers of the Year and Senate Presidents along the lines of the Meritorious Service Awards display in the Library. In the Senate Trailer this display consisted of typed pages in 99 cent store frames. The Senate approved the new design made of plexiglas and aluminum with vinyl lettering which would be more in keeping with the design of the BEB building. The proposal will be forwarded to the Sign Committee.

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Faculty Ethics Statement—Emily Avila & Ryan Falcioni, Co-Chairs, Ethics Across the Curriculum Committee—The committee gave the Senate copies of the Faculty Ethics Statement. The Ethics Across the Curriculum Committee took the charge of writing a new updated ethics statement at the request of the Senate a year ago. In response to requests from the Senate, the committee made three changes in the document that the Committee presented to Senate last spring. The Senate thanked the Ethics Across the Curriculum Committee for their excellent work and approved the Faculty Ethics Statement.

·      iTunes U Task Force—Faculty Senate put out a call for a faculty representative to serve on the iTunes U Task Force. The purpose of this group is to evaluate the various purposes and access points for iTunes U, create guidelines for regulating contact, and prepare a plan for implementation. This task force will meet during the fall semester for implementation in the spring. Faculty interested in serving on this task force are urged to contact their Senator or the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965.

·      Study Far & Near Committee—President Alger announced the creation of the Study Far & Near Committee. Some of the issues facing this committee include: insurance/liability procedure and policy, disability/access issues, protocols for funding, criteria for offerings, and requirements for enrollment (for students and for it to “make”). Senate put out an open call for faculty representatives. Interested faculty are encouraged to contact their Senator or the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965 and ask to have their name put on the list.

VIII.    ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.     FLOOR ITEMS

X.     SUMMARY

XI.  ADJOURNMENT

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

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________

Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer





FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

September 16, 2008

Members Present:

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

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

Secretary/Treasurer—....................................................... Diana Cosand

Curriculum Chair............................................................... Marie Boyd

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..................................................................... Cathy Decker

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

Mathematics and Sciences................................................. Alif Wardak

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Marylee Requa

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

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

Student Services.................................................................. Katherine Wilson

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

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

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

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

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Angela Bartlett

Adjunct Senator-at-Large.................................................. Gail Keith-Gibson

Members Absent:

Alternates Present:

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

Language Arts..................................................................... Vacant

Social & Behavioral Sciences/Chino Campus................ Tim Greene

Student Services.................................................................. Vacant

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

Adjunct................................................................................. Ky Suh

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of September 9, 2008 and consent agenda were approved 22-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Approval of funds to host the bi-monthly Faculty get-Togethers for the 2008-2009 academic year.

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Budget Advisory Committee

Robin Ikeda, Alternate/M&S

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—President’s Equity Council

Cecilia Best, IS

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Professional Development Committee

Carol McClure, M&S

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Art Committee

Cathy Decker, LA

Joann Eisberg, M&S

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  Welcome ReceptionThe Welcome Reception was a huge success. There was tremendous support from administrators, classified, and faculty in welcoming over 70 new staff members. The Faculty Senate sent a special thank you to the following individuals/groups for making this event such a great success: Jason Lagorio, Daniel Swift and the Hotel and Food Service Management Students for staging this event so beautifully, providing the delicious food, and excellent service; the Bookstore for funding this elegant event; Cid Pinedo, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent/President, for supplying the beverages; and our official greeters, Trisha Albertsen, Tom deDobay, Rosa Montoya, and Alif Wardak.

§  Fall 2008 Enrollment Update—First Census—President Alger shared the latest on Fall 2008 semester unduplicated student headcount and enrollment as of first census date (heading into Monday, September 15, 2008) with Senators. Our unduplicated student headcount stood at 20,874. This is 861 students (4.30%) higher than at a comparable point in the Fall 2007 registration period (heading into 9/17/2007). Enrollments stood at 60,059. This is 2,634 enrollments (4.59%) higher than at a comparable point in the Fall 2007 registration period (heading into 9/17/2007). This also marks the first time in Chaffey’s history that we have experienced over 60,000 enrollments at first census.

§  State Budget Update—President Alger distributed the Community College League of California’s Budget Update #16 dated September 16, 2008. Senate expressed concern with the budget because it appeared to be borrowing from tomorrow to fund today.

§  Faculty Connections—President Alger distributed an updated Faculty Connections list and encouraged mentors to make contact with their mentees and to attend the New Faculty Orientation mentor/mentee luncheon on September 26, 2008 at 11:50 am in the Staff Dining Room.

§  President’s Cabinet—President Alger distributed information about the first meeting of the Welcome Back Task Force. The purpose of this task force is to identify the problems regarding parking and traffic flow, look at various solutions, and bring forth recommendations to the President’s Cabinet.

§  Technology Committee Faculty Tri-Chair—Steve Siedschlag was approved to continue to serve as the Technology Committee Faculty Tri-Chair for the 2008-2009 academic year.

§  Fontana Faculty Senate Representative—Correction to the minutes of September 2, 2008. Cecilia Best is not the Senate representative for the Fontana Campus because she has moved to the Chino Campus. President Alger put out a call for a Fontana Campus faculty representative. This is a temporary position until Faculty Senate can address the issues related to new campuses.

§  Call for Nominations—Board of Governors—President Alger announced that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has put out a call for nominations for one of the two faculty seats on the Board of Governors. The Academic Senate is particularly interested in candidates who represent and who have shown commitment to issues of diversity. The Academic Senate encourages leaders with a variety of experiences to consider applying for this position. Since the Governor has not appointed faculty to the Board since 2005, this year the Academic Senate is seeking candidates for both terms: 2009-2010 (one-year term) and 2009-2011 (two-year term). For criteria or additional information, please contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965 or visit the Academic Senate website at http://www.asccc.org/.

·      Curriculum

§  Chair Boyd reported that the Curriculum Committee will be reviewing the critical thinking elements in CurricUNET to see if they will stand the scrutiny of accreditation.

·      Coordinators

§  The Coordinators felt that the first meeting with Sherrie Guerrero was very positive. Coordinators expressed concern that some of the data to be submitted for new faculty hires was not accurate.

·      Committees

§  Datatel/Colleague Steering—Vice President Keenan reported that the exportable roster should be done for spring. The late start classes and the last day to add dates are in the schedule of classes and could be included in syllabi. They could also be included on exportable rosters. We had an early alert demo; it looks useful. Vice President Keenan reported that 73% of students used add codes and 84% of faculty used the add codes. Add cards will still be accepted for future adds. We are trying to go paperless so there will be no add code stickers. The future pay stubs will have more information on them.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Senate Elections—Secretary/Treasurer—Senators nominated Diana Cosand as Secretary/Treasurer; she happily accepted.

·      Expired Committee Terms—Senate discussed expired terms on the various major committees and approved the following faculty representatives:

§  Budget Advisory Committee—3-year term

Tom Vitzelio, IS

 

§  Catalog & Schedule of Classes Advisory Committee

Jackie Boboye, SS

Susan Starr, SS

Terri Helfand, Coordinator Representative/BAT

 

§  Datatel/Colleague Steering Committee

Cathie Keenan, M&S

 

§  Distance Education Committee

Terri Helfand, Tri-Chair, BAT

Beverly Cox, HS

Jonathan Ausubel, LA

Joanne Osgood, BAT

Wanda Scott, BAT

Alec Erkebaev, M&S

Teresa Williamson, BAT

Julie LaMay, LA

Michelle Priest, M&S

Wafa Yazigi, M&S

Ken Koenigshofer, SBS

 

§  Economic Development Advisory Committee

James Kerr, BAT

Elmano Alves, BAT

Vanessa Thomas, BAT

Joanne Osgood, BAT

§  Enrollment Management & Growth Committee

Sandra Clay, HS

Daniel Jacobo, VPCA

Linda Mundy, HS

Ted Jenkins, M&S

Wendy Whitney, SS

 

§ Ethics Across the Curriculum Committee

Abel Chen, BAT

Bonnie Khaw-Posthuma, LA

Angela Burk-Herrick, M&S

Victoria Tirado, LA

Cynthia Parker, SBS

 

§ Honors Program Committee

Ryan Falcioni, SBS

Eva Rose, Chair/VPCA

Ardon Alger, VPCA

Peggy Madden, LA

Kathy Brindell, SBS

Susan Starr, SS

Teresa Thompson, BAT

Bonnie Khaw-Posthuma, LA

Cynthia Parker, SBS

Carmen Navarro, VPCA

§ Instructional Equipment Committee

Daniel Valdez, M&S

Paula Snyder, SBS

Abel Chen, BAT

Barbara Hindman, HS

Orest Stetkevich, SS

Joy Haerens, BAT

Beverly Cox, HS

Erik Jacobson, Alternate/VPCA

Ardon Alger, VPCA

 

§ Marketing Committee

Susan Bartell, HS

Andrea Dutton, HS

Peter Konovnitzine, M&S

Larry Hultgren, BAT

Cheryl Hodge, HS

Wendy Whitney, SS

John Machado, VPCA

 

§ Professional Development Committee

DE Creasy-Valdez, SS

Vera Dunwoody, SBS/Faculty Success Ctr.

Len Crow, FSC/M&S

 

§ Student Learning Outcomes Task Force

Beverly Cox, HS

Vera Dunwoody, SBS

Joann Eisberg, M&S

Teresa Williamson, BAT

Christine Lively, LA

Beth Child, M&S

Jo Alvarez, VPCA

 

§ Technology Committee

Daniel Jacobo, VPCA

Alec Erkebaev, M&S

Nicole DeRose, M&S

Cindy Parker, SBS

Terri Helfand, BAT

Carol Hutte, LLR

Beverly Cox, HS

 

§ Trees, Plants, and Grounds Committee

Ardon Alger VPCA

Rose Ann Cobos, Chair/M&S

Diana Cosand, M&S

Susan Starr, SS

Pak Tang, SBS

Tom Teeguarden, Adjunct/BAT

Sarah Cotton, M&S

Erik Jacobson, VPCA

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Dr. Henry Shannon, Superintendent/President—Faculty Senate welcomed Dr. Shannon and thanked him for his visit today to address questions from the Senate. Questions are below in italics followed by Dr. Shannon’s response.

§  Faculty are concerned about the issue of who they report to at non-Rancho campuses and how to keep in touch on curriculum issues, staffing issues, use of classroom issues, colleague interaction, etc. Dr. Shannon suggested that telecommuting might be more efficient than having individuals drive from campus to campus. As we grow toward a multi-campus system, we will need more effective telecommunications. A committee will be formed to look at established multi-campus systems and make recommendations for Chaffey.

Dr Shannon asked the Senate to investigate how other colleges address the reporting and to put together a committee to make recommendations on how those issues should be addressed at Chaffey.

§  Classrooms:  lack of general use classrooms, teaching too many classes in the Math Success Center, lack of large lecture rooms and large lecture rooms that seem to be locked up with one program or school and not letting other programs have large classes. Senators expressed concern about the lack of general classroom space. The lack of large lecture halls was also discussed. Additionally, Senators felt that with large lecture halls there seemed to be no flexibility in letting other programs use large lecture classrooms. The lack of general classrooms has been pushing lecture classes into the Success Centers, which means they can’t be used as designed. Senate asked Dr. Shannon if a complete survey and analysis of general classrooms and large lecture halls can be done. He agreed to ask the staff to do such a survey and analysis.

§  Parking: the concern is lack of parking and traffic control. Senators were concerned about the lack of parking and the lack of enforcement in parking regulations and the need for a plan to help students and staff with parking issues during the first few weeks of the semester. Dr. Shannon announced a new task force named Welcome Back Task Force that has the charge of addressing the problems of the first few weeks of school. Dr. Shannon did say that since 2005, we have 197 fewer parking spaces on the Rancho Campus. Dr. Shannon went on to say that the new gym construction will be started soon and along with the start of construction additional parking will be added. Parking on the Rancho Campus will still be an issue we will need to work on.

§  Senators want to know if there would be any response to the outside evaluation and recommendations (Clarus Corporation Survey) on the Chaffey Web site.

Dr. Shannon said he was also concerned about the website and will address the issue.

§  Senators where concerned about problems of plant irrigation and weed abatement.

In terms of irrigation, there is a campus-wide situation where some plants are being under watered, some over watered, and the landscaping is not being weeded. Dr. Shannon will address the problems.

§  Dr. Shannon announced that he will be hosting a questions and answer session on Wednesday, October 8, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on the Wignall Museum/Gallery patio. This is your time to speak openly with the Superintendent/President while learning more about what’s going on at Chaffey.

§  Dr. Shannon distributed an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education on the ethics of addressing election issues in the classroom during election season. A copy of this article can be accessed at the following website: http://chronicle.com/weekly/v55/i04/04a10401.htm.

§  Senators expressed concerns about support for getting grants and the supporting issues with grants. Inge Pelzer will be in charge of shepherding grants through the grant approval process on both campuses. Dr. Shannon announced that Marylee Requa will soon be helping with grant writing.

§  Dr. Shannon recommended a book titled Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman. He felt it was an excellent book on environmental sustainability. Dr. Shannon said that we need to develop a sustainability mindset.

·      Discipline List Revisions—President Alger announced that the Academic Senate for California Community colleges is completing the two-year cycle for the review process. The Disciplines List establishes the minimum qualifications for the faculty of California community colleges. Three proposals have been received for review and two hearings have been held. Two more hearings will be held with the next one occurring at the 2008 Fall Plenary Session on Thursday, November 6, 2008. The current disciplines list can be viewed on the Academic Senate website at http://www.asccc.org/ as well as the various resource materials useful in submitting changes. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Smith, Standards and Practices Committee Chair, at Beth.Smith@gccd.edu. Please indicate Disciplines List on the subject line of the email.

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




FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

September 9, 2008

Members Present:

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

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

Secretary/Treasurer—....................................................... Diana Cosand

Curriculum Chair............................................................... Marie Boyd

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

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

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

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

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

Language Arts..................................................................... Cathy Decker

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

Mathematics and Sciences................................................. Alif Wardak

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Marylee Requa

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

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

Student Services.................................................................. Katherine Wilson

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

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

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

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

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Angela Bartlett

Adjunct Senator-at-Large.................................................. Gail Keith-Gibson

Members Absent:

Instructional Support/Fontana Campus........................ Cecilia Best

Alternates Present:

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

Language Arts..................................................................... Vacant

Student Services.................................................................. Vacant

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

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of September 2, 2008 and consent agenda were approved 21-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Curriculum Committee

Joann Eisberg, M&S

 

§  Discipline Placement Curriculum Subcommittee

Marie Boyd, Curriculum Chair

Tracy Hegeman, BAT

Shelley Eckvahl, HS

Sean Stratton, LA

Tim Arner, M&S

Asiris Cruz, SBS

Karen Encinas, VPCA

Jeff Moser, SS

§  General Education/Graduation Requirements Curriculum Subcommittee

Marie Boyd, Curriculum Chair

Tracy Hegeman, BAT

Shelley Eckvahl, HS

Dianne Hagin, HS

Charmaine Phipps, LA

Tim Arner, M&S

Monica Carter, SBS

Asiris Cruz, SBS

Laurie Pratt, VPCA

Jeff Moser, SS

Maggie Van Riper, SS

Shelley Marcus, LLR

§  Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes Subcommittee (Faculty Senate/Curriculum)

Marie Boyd, Curriculum Chair

Tom Vitzelio, IS

Robin Ikeda, M&S

Neil Watkins, LA

Charmaine Phipps, LA

Shelley Marcus, LLR

Joann Eisberg, M&S

 

§  Student Success Initiative Steering Committee

Jeff Brouwer, M&S

Robert Rundquist, IS

§  Technical Review Curriculum Subcommittee

Marie Boyd, Curriculum Chair

Maggie Van Riper, SS

Sean Stratton, LA

 

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  Welcome Reception—President Alger reminded Senators that the Welcome Reception for all new staff members is tomorrow, Wednesday, September 10 at 12:30 in the Staff Dining Room. President Alger asked for a faculty volunteer to help man the check-in table at this event. Senator deDobay volunteered.

§  Program and Services Review Committee (PSRC)—The Senate consensus is that another subcommittee should be added to the PSRC Committee.

§  Promotions to Associate and Full Professor—President Alger congratulated the following faculty members on receiving promotions and the following honorary titles:

§  Assistant to Associate Professor: Rachel Hanna, John Machado, Candice Piper, and Robert Rundquist.

§  Associate to Professor: Robert Hadaway, Jeffrey Harlow, Theodore Jenkins, James Kerr, Heather MacDonald, Toks Oduwole, Lisa Padgett, Mary Jane Ross, Angela Sadowski, and Jacqueline Wall.

§  Fall 2008 Enrollment Update—President Alger shared with Senate the latest on Fall 2008 semester unduplicated student headcount and enrollment after the first two weeks of classes (through Saturday, September 6, 2008). As of the end of the first two weeks of classes (through Saturday, September 6, 2008) our unduplicated student headcount stood at 20, 710. This is 928 students (4.69%) higher than at a comparable point in the Fall 2007 registration period (9/08/07). Enrollments stood at 59, 858. This is 2,621 enrollments (4.58%) higher than at a comparable point in the Fall 2007 registration period (9/08/07).

§  RateMyProfessor—President Alger informed Senate that at the August 12 President’s Cabinet meeting Jim Fillpot provided a brief explanation on RateMyProfessor.com. Jim reported that this is an external agency seeking to provide databases to include grade distribution data. Participation has been fought in the courts by the UC system, specifically UC Davis, but they were unsuccessful in blocking the request. We have received counsel from the Community College Chancellor’s Office that if we were to oppose or not provide the data we could be subject to a lawsuit as this is considered public information and covered under the California Public Information Act. Additional information will be gathered on this item and will be presented in more detail at the November President’s Cabinet meeting.

§  Senate sends its condolences to Cid Pinedo and his family on the passing of his mother-in-law, Evangeline Campos, and approved flowers.

§  Senate also sends its condolences to Pak Tang and his family on the recent loss of his father.

·      Vice President

§  Senate Election—Student Services—Vice President Keenan announced that Carol Hutte had to resign her position as the Student Services Alternate Senator due to the current staffing shortage at the library at Chino MIB (Main Instructional Building). Senator Baiz will conduct an election to fill this vacancy.

·      Curriculum

§  Chair Boyd reported that training for stand-alone classes will be conducted at tomorrow’s Curriculum Committee meeting.

·      Committees

§  Datatel/Colleague Steering—Vice President Keenan reported that duplicate cycles were done repeatedly to get the payroll ready.  All the deductions were not yet listed on our most recent pay stubs, and they are aware of the complaints about that and are working on the problem.  The retention Early Alert plan is being piloted this fall using a Datatel product.  It should be easily done online.  The cashier’s office has to remove restrictions on students who don’t pay bills and they are working to automate the process.  Exportable rosters are not yet available on ChaffeyView and it does not easily export to a spreadsheet at this time.  Faculty would like it to be able to be done easily and the IT staff are working on that.  They are working on a colleague blackboard interface and Susan Lucas is working on getting the money for that.  It would be good to import and export things to and from Datatel.  There was confusion over parking fees at Chino and Fontana.  They will be required at Chino and Fontana. 

Add codes:  There was a problem because the off-campus sites would not use the old add cards.  The Dean looked at the enrollment and cancelled the section; hence students wanted to add but were unable to.  The situation has since been resolved.  There was also some confusion among faculty about how to use the add codes.  Overall it seems to work pretty well in keeping the lines down at Admissions & Records. 

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Faculty Connections—New Faculty—Senators again discussed the faculty connections list and added several mentors. All new faculty have mentors.  Senate sends its sincerest appreciation to all faculty mentors for their contribution to promoting faculty unity and Chaffey culture.

·      Questions for Superintendent/President—Senate prepared questions for Dr. Shannon’s visit to Senate on Tuesday, September 16, 2008.

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Senate Elections—Vice President & Secretary/Treasurer—Constitution Article IV Section 5b—Senator Keenan was nominated as Vice President; she accepted with thanks. Elections for Secretary/Treasurer will be held next week.

·      Green Earth Movement (GEM)—Dan Loomis, Tri Chair— Dan Loomis reported that since he last addressed the Senate seven months ago with the idea/request to form a Green Committee many positive things have taken place.  Dan thanked the whole of Chaffey College for the great outpouring of support from faculty, staff, and administration.  Dan informed the Senate that a major step had been taken by Dr. Shannon in that he has pledged to sign The President’s Climate Commitment (PCC).  The PCC states that all signatories will make every possible effort to achieve carbon neutrality for the respective campuses in a prescribed time period.  Dan wanted all to know that the outline for this commitment could be found on The PCC web page http://www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org/index.php.  University and college presidents across the nation are signing the PCC.  Beyond taking steps to reduce greenhouse gasses, other aspects of the PCC include developing both degreed and certificated programs for students to have access to the new job markets involving alternative energy and sustainability. Besides Dr. Shannon's pledge to sign the PCC, other achievements of the GEM Committee include a decision to swap out the existing 88 urinals in existence at all three Chaffey campuses which use a gallon per flush for low-flow urinals, which will save 5.4 million gallons of water per year.  Zurn, a urinal company, is providing us with the urinals and labor free of charge.  Bob Cecil, Director of Maintenance and Operations, is largely responsible for creating this tremendous opportunity for Chaffey.  Dan reminded the Senate about the generosity of the Student Gift last year which ultimately amounted to nearly $50,000 which is to be spent on Green Technology at Chaffey.  GEM is also working on acquiring money through various arrangements with the College as it relates to GASB 45.  GEM has invited Andrea Smith to be its student intern to help develop a GEM webpage to be imbedded in the college home page. 

·      Emergency Phones in the Classroom—In a week or two, classroom emergency phones will be able to call 911 directly.

·      Sabbatical Report—Michelle DowdSenate assigned the following readers for Michelle Dowd’s sabbatical report: Senators Angela Sadowski, Cathie Keenan, Greg Creel, and Neil Watkins.

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




FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

September 2, 2008

Members Present:

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

Vice President...................................................................... Cathie Keenan

Secretary/Treasurer—....................................................... Diana Cosand

Curriculum Interim Chair................................................. Marie Boyd

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

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

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

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

Instructional Support/Fontana Campus........................ Cecilia Best

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

Language Arts..................................................................... Cathy Decker

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

Mathematics and Sciences................................................. Alif Wardak

Social & Behavioral Sciences.............................................. Marylee Requa

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

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

Student Services.................................................................. Katherine Wilson

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

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

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

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

Senator-at-Large................................................................. Angela Bartlett

Adjunct Senator-at-Large.................................................. Gail Keith-Gibson

Alternates Present:

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

Instructional Support......................................................... Rob Rundquist

Language Arts..................................................................... Vacant

Social & Behavioral Sciences/Chino Campus................ Tim Greene

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

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

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Consent agenda was approved 23-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

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

§  Approval of funds to host the annual Welcome Reception for all new staff members.

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§ Accreditation Committee Faculty Tri-Chair

Kipp Preble, VPCA

 

§ Accreditation Committee Standard One, Committee One: Institutional Mission & Effectiveness

Angela Bartlett, LA

Russell Baty, BAT

Jackie Boboye, SS

Thierry Brusselle, BAT

Monica Carter, SBS

Abel Chen, BAT

Tim Greene, SBS

Sandy Hardie, SBS

Robin Ikeda, M&S

David Karp, BAT

Daniel Kern, SBS

Charles Moore, Adjunct/M&S

Carmen Navarro, VPCA

Mary Jane Ross, IS

Neil Watkins, LA

 

§ Accreditation Committee Standard II, Student Learning Programs & Services, Committee One: Instructional Programs

Ashly Bootman, Adjunct/LA

Michelle Dowd, LA

Joann Eisberg, M&S

Gus Gil, VPCA

Cheryl Gilbert, HS

Joy Haerens, BAT

Terri Helfand, BAT

Florence Hinckley, Adjunct/BAT

Chuck Hollenbeck, M&S

Meng Khou, M&S

Bruce Osburn, BAT

Joanne Osgood, BAT

Michelle Tardiff, BAT

Cindy Walker, IS

§ Accreditation Committee Standard II, Student Learning Programs & Services, Committee Two: Student Support Services

Tim Arner, M&S

Catherine Bacus, HS

Cecilia Best, IS

Will Carrick, SS

DE Creasy-Valdez, SS

Ricardo Diaz, SS

Chris Flores, SS

Cathie Keenan, M&S

Linda Ruiz, SS

Candice Tinsley, BAT

§ Accreditation Committee Standard II, Student Learning Programs & Services, Committee Three: Library & Learning Support

Marie Boyd, LLR

Shelley Marcus, LLR

Kyle Pennett, LA

 

§ Accreditation Committee Standard III, Resources, Committee One: Human Resources

Baron Brown, BAT

Donna Colondres, SS

Mike Eskew, LA

Paula Snyder, SBS

§ Accreditation Committee Standard III, Resources, Committee Two: Physical Resources

Jonathan Ausubel, LA

Jeff Brouwer, M&S

John Fay, M&S

Teresa Williamson, BAT


§ Accreditation Committee Standard III, Resources, Committee Three: Technology Resources

Carol C. Hutte, LLR

James Morgan, Adjunct/M&S

Jacqueline Wall, BAT

 

§ Accreditation Committee Standard III, Resources, Committee Four: Financial Resources

Carol McClure, M&S

Joyce Oakdale, M&S

Charles Williams, LA

 

§ Accreditation Committee Standard IV, Leadership/Governance, Committee One: Decision Making Roles & Processes

Len Crow, M&S

Gail Keith-Gibson, Adjunct/SBS

Bret McMurran, SBS

Margaret Singleton, Adjunct/SS

Maggie Van Riper, SS

 

§ Accreditation Committee Standard IV, Leadership/Governance, Committee Two: Board & Administrative Orgnaization

Ardon Alger, VPCA

Jo Alvarez, VPCA

Diana Cosand, M&S

Andrea Dutton, HS

Cheryl Hodge, HS

John Machado, VPCA

§ Administrative Assistant II, Mathematics & Sciences Screening Committee

Tim Arner, M&S

 

§ Box Office Technician, VPCA Screening Committee

Christa Havenhill, VPCA

 

§ Cashier’s Office Coordinator Screening Committee

Deckard Hodge, LA

 

§ Child Development Center Teacher Screening Committee

Angela Sadowski, SBS

 

§ Curriculum Committee

Ardon Alger, Faculty Senate

Marie Boyd, Chair

Tracy Hegeman, BAT

Wanda Scott, BAT

Shelley Eckvahl, HS

Cindy Walker, IS

Charmaine Phipps, LA

Tim Arner, M&S

Asiris Cruz, SBS

Jeff Moser, SS

Karen Encinas, VPCA

Maggie Van Riper, SS

§ Director, Auxiliary Services Screening Committee

Abel Chen, BAT

 

§ DPS Director Screening Committee

Cathy Olivera, DPS/SS

Amy Nevarez, EOPS/SS

§ Educational Program Assistant, Instructional Support Screening Committee

Cecilia Best, IS

Marie Boyd, LLR

§ Educational Services Generalist, Chino Campus Screening Committee

Vera Dunwoody, SBS

 

§ EOPS/CARE Counselor & CARE Coordinator Screening Committee

DE Creasy-Valdez, SS

Ruth Delgado, SS

Maria Mora, SS

Amy Nevarez, SS

Toks Oduwole, SS

Jonathan Ausubel, LA

Chris Flores, SS

Jeff Brouwer, M&S

§ Financial Aid Specialist Screening Committee

Tim Arner, M&S

 

§ General Maintenance Mechanic Screening Committee

Mamta Agarwal, M&S

 

§ Interim Dean, Instructional Support Screening Committee

Cecilia Best, IS

Eva Rose, VPCA

Jonathan Ausubel, LA

Paula Snyder, SBS

§ Instructional Assistant III, BAT/Auto Collision Screening Committee

Bob Carlson, BAT

 

§ Library Clerk II Screening Committee

Marie Boyd, LLR

 

§ Library Clerk II (2 positions/.475) Chino MIB Screening Committee

Shelley Marcus, LLR

 

§ Resigned—Unable to Serve—Art Committee

Sean Connelly, LA

 

§ Resigned—Unable to Serve—Professional Development Committee

Marylee Requa, SBS

 

§ Resigned—Unable to Serve—Student Learning Outcomes Task Force

Melissa Utsler, LA

 

§ Resigned—Unable to Serve—Technology Committee

Barbara Hindman, HS

 

§ Student Success Initiative Tri-Chair

Cindy Walker, IS

 

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

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

Mamta Agarwal

Chemistry

Kate Alder

Business & Office Technologies

William Araiza

Reference Librarian

Brian Bethell

Radiologic Technology

Sarah Cotton

Biology

Carol Dickerson

Accounting

Diana Dominguez

Mathematics

Stuart Egli

Engineering Technology/CADD

Nicole Farrand

Art

Leona Fisher

English

Kathleen Galipeau

Interior Design

Timi Hayward

Fire Technology

Karina Jabalera

Counselor

Jazmin Jaime

Automotive Technology

Barbara King

Philosophy

Angela Leontas

Mathematics

Michelle Priest

Biology

Linda Ruiz

HOPE Grant Counselor

Diana Sanchez

Counselor, EOPS/CARE

Don Schroeder

Cinema

Julie Song

Sociology

Wendy Whitney

Counselor

§  Suggested Issues for 2008-2009—Senate expects to address the following issues at future Senate meetings: Accreditation; Adjunct Shared Office Space; Administrative Procedure: 5.6 Speech: Time, Place, & Manner; Basic Skills Initiative; Committee Expired Terms; Committee Members Responsibilities—Update; Committee Reports; Community Services Schedule of Classes Review; Corrections & Consequences Task Force; Curriculum Chair—Computer Literacy, Graduation Requirements: PE/Wellness; Disciplines List Review; Distance Education; Economic Development Presentation; Emergency Phones in Classrooms, Emeritus Faculty Policy & Chaffeyans; End-of-the-Year Senate Report; Equivalency Revision; Ethics Statement; Evaluations—When faculty receive student evaluations; Faculty Get-Togethers; Faculty Handbook; Faculty Senate By-Law Revisions (minor); “I” Grade (Senate voted in favor of pursuing the use of an “I” grade in academic integrity cases—when?); Intellectual Property Statement/Policy; Mentoring New Faculty/Faculty Connections; New Employee Welcome Reception; New Faculty on Committees, Picture Directory for Adjunct Faculty; Safety/Disaster Preparedness; Senate—Multi Campus District, Senate Orientation; Senate Vice President/Secretary Treasurer Elections; Shared Governance Document (rearrange document); State Academic Senate Resolutions; Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs); Tenure Reception; Vocational Faculty on Campus; “W’ Deadline, and Which Dean does Faculty Report to or Changing in Reporting Issues.

§  Online Faculty HandbookPresident Alger reminded Senators about the announcement of the Online Faculty Handbook.  This was a long-term project to create a one-stop-resource” for faculty members.  The online handbook includes: Introduction and College Structures, Faculty Senate and CCFA, Faculty Information, District Information, Classroom Procedures, College Services, Curriculum and Schedules, Committees, Policies and Procedures, Emergency Procedures, Staff Directory, Resources, and the Library.  

The handbook can be accessed in two ways:  directly from the Chaffey College homepage under Campus Life, Faculty Handbook or at http://www.chaffey.edu/fac-handbook/.  The Faculty Senate Office would appreciate faculty input on the handbook.  Please email questions, corrections, updates, suggestions, comments, etc., to ardon.alger@chaffey.eduand/or d.walker@chaffey.edu. The Senate would like to thank Donna Walker for all her hard work on this project.

§  Faculty Senate President’s Reports—Included in this week’s Senate packets were end-of-the-year reports on Senate’s 2007-2008 accomplishments, Senate President’s summer activities, and the President’s committee service and meetings attended during the 2007-2008 academic year. These reports will be available on the Senate website.

§  Superintendent/President—President Alger announced that Dr. Henry Shannon will visit Senate on Tuesday, September 16 at 1:00 PM. Senators were asked to prepare questions for his visit.

§  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 Requa will attend in President Alger’s place. The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 17 at 3:00 pm in the Staff Dining Room.

§  Academic Senate Spring Resolutions—The Academic Senate’s Final Adopted Resolutions passed by the delegates attending the Spring 2008 Plenary are available online at http://www.asccc.org. A copy of the adopted 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 4-6, 2008 Commission meeting where actions were taken on 49 institutions, including comprehensive evaluations, candidacy, initial accreditation, midterm reports, progress reports, and substantive change reports. A copy of this report was included in this week’s Senate packet.

§  Chaffey College Enrollment—President Alger shared Chaffey’s Fall 2008 unduplicated student headcount and enrollment after the first week of classes (through Saturday, August 30, 2008) with Senate. As of the end of the first week of classes (through Saturday, August 30): Our unduplicated student headcount stood at 20,436. This is 927 students (4.75%) higher than at a comparable point in the Fall 2007 registration period (9/01/2007). Enrollments stood at 59,369. This is 2,324 enrollments (4.07%) higher than at a comparable point in the Fall 2007 registration period (9/01/2008). President Alger also shared the tentative projections for FTES for Summer 2008 with Senate. There was approximately a 6.4% increase in FTES for Summer 2008.

§  Multi Campus Senate—Senate appointed Tim Greene as the Chino Campus Senate representative and Cecilia Best as the Fontana Campus representative until there is time to address the issues related to new campuses and Faculty Senate.

§  Faculty Accomplishments—President Alger’s Governing Board Report for August was included in the Senate packets.  This report details 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 be viewed on the Faculty Senate website at http://www.chaffey.edu/facultysenate/accomplished.shtml.

§  A lovely thank you note from Faculty Senate’s Scholarship recipient, Christa Argueta, was shared with Senate.

§  Robin Ikeda’s lovely thank you note was shared with Senators.

§  Senate sends congratulations and best wishes to Sandy Hardie on her marriage this summer.

§  Senate sends congratulations to Stephen Calebotta on the birth of his son, Isaac.

§  Faculty sent flowers and condolences to the family of Dr. Henry Shannon, whose mother-in-law recently passed away.

§  Faculty sent flowers and condolences to the family of Sherrie Guerrero, whose father-in-law passed away.

§  Faculty also sent flowers and condolences to the family of retired English Professor Charles “Chuck” Hicks, who recently passed away.

·      Vice President

§  Senate Elections—Language Arts Alternate Senator—Language Arts Senators were asked to conduct elections for the vacant Language Arts Alternate Senator position.

·      Curriculum

§  Chair Boyd stated that she is very passionate about critical thinking skills, information literacy and working together. She also said that she has a lot to learn but is really looking forward to working with a wonderful Curriculum Staff, Committee, and Faculty.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Accreditation—Jim Fillpot, Director, Institutional ResearchJim is here representing Inge Pelzer.  WASC has indicated that the majority of colleges that do not receive Accreditation reaffirmation do so for two reasons:  lack of an institutional planning process and problems with SLOs.  WASC has also indicated a need for greater use of evidence in the accreditation process.  To that end, the district has adopted a strategic planning framework for institutional effectiveness.  At the heart of the strategic planning framework is an institutional effectiveness process that is portable to a number of college processes (e.g., learning outcomes, program and services review, governing board monitoring reports).  The strategic planning process describes what was done, assesses the intended outcome, summarizes the evidence collected, and uses results to plan for the future.  WASC would like evidence we are responding to data we have collected in our adopted planning model.  Furthermore, identified activities should be clearly defined and linked to program and institutional goals.  Evidence is not just data, but may be qualitative as well.  For instance, ends policy will look at community outreach activities that the Board has been involved in.  The Ends Policies (Institutional Goals) are online, linked to the governing board section on the college website.  Any additional questions about the strategic planning process for institutional effectiveness should be directed to Inge.

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Senate Elections—Vice President & Secretary/Treasurer—Constitution Article IV Section 5b—Elections for Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer were postponed until next week.

·      Curriculum Committee Interim Chair—Senate gave a hearty welcome to Marie Boyd who was selected to serve as the Interim Curriculum Chairperson for the 2008-2009 academic year.

·      Welcome Reception—New Classified, Faculty, & Managers—President Alger announced that Faculty Senate will host the annual Welcome Reception for all new staff members on Wednesday, September 10 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in the Staff Dining Room. The reception will welcome 67 new classified, faculty, and managers to the Chaffey Community. Refreshments will be provided by Daniel Swift, Jason Lagorio, and the Hotel and Food Service Management Students courtesy of the Bookstore and Cid Pinedo, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent/President. Everyone is invited to attend.

·      Expired Committee Terms—Senate discussed and prioritized expired committee terms and agreed to start with expired terms on Senate’s major committees: Budget Advisory, Catalog & Schedule of Classes Advisory, Datatel/Colleague Steering, Distance Education, Economic Development Advisory, Enrollment Management & Growth, Ethics Across the Curriculum, Honors Program, Instructional Equipment, Marketing, Professional Development, Student Learning Outcomes Task Force, Technology, and Tree, Plants, & Grounds. Senators were given a list of expired terms for major committees, and President Alger reminded Senators to please check with faculty whose terms have expired on their interest in continuing to serve. Senate to put out open calls. Interested faculty are urged to contact their Senator or the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965 and have their name added to the list.

·      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. Mentors are invited to attend a luncheon at the New Faculty Orientation Session on Friday, September 26 at 12:00 in the Staff Lounge to begin ‘connecting’ with their mentees. 

·      Faculty Get-TogetherSenate discussed the first faculty get-together. This activity helps to 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 this year’s first ‘get-together’ on Wednesday, September 24 during College Hour (12:30-1:30 pm) at the Faculty Success Center. Senate encourages faculty members to drop by for some food and fun interaction with your colleagues. For additional information please contact the Senate Office at Extension 6965.

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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