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

909/652-6966


Ardon Alger
President

Tara Johnson
Administrative Assistant


 
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Minutes

Spring Semester 2008


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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

May 6, 2008


Members Present:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members Absent:

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

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

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. Orville Clarke/Teaching in Italy

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

Adjunct Senator-at-Large.................................................. Ky Suh

Alternates Present:

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

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

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

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

Guests:

Jon Ausubel                                                                          Jeff Saito

Earl Davis                                                                              Henry Shannon

Cathy Decker, New LA Alternate Senator                      Donna Walker

Shirley Emilio                                                                       Katherine Wilson, New SS Senator


       I.     P.E.

      II.     CALL TO ORDER

    III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of April 29, 2008 and consent agenda were approved 19-0 as amended.

IV.       CONSENT AGENDA

      V.     REPORTS

·      President

§       Tenure Reception Correction to April 15, 2008 Minutes—Congratulations again to the newly-tenured faculty: Sue Bartell, Ruth Delgado, Rachel Hanna, Annette Henry, Linda Marcotte, Lucy Serrano, Tom Vitzelio, and Jane Warger.

§       President’s Cabinet—Clarification to April 15, 2008 Minutes—Admissions & Records will be open until 7:00 pm. Monday through Thursday during the 4/10 work week. Additionally, please note that Financial Aid, Cashiering, Counseling, and Assessment will also be open until 7:00 pm during the 4/10 work week. Salaries will be paid directly by Chaffey College beginning July 1, 2008.

§       Distance Education—Dr. Susan Lucas expressed concerns with the April 15 minutes. Faculty Senate will invite Dr. Lucas to Senate in the fall to address these issues.

§       Faculty Prioritizations for 2008-2009—President Alger provided Senators with a list of Faculty Prioritizations for full-time faculty for 2008-09.

§       Accreditation—President Alger again urged faculty to participate in the Accreditation process by volunteering to serve on one of the Accreditation Committees. Some areas are not well represented, specifically Standard III: Resources and Standard IV: Leadership and Governance. To sign up for a committee or additional information, please contact Inge Pelzer at Extension 6457.

VI.     OLD BUSINESS

VII.       NEW BUSINESS

·      Introduction of New & Acknowledgment of Outgoing Senators—Outgoing Senators whose terms expire this year are Bob Toister, who served for 3 years as Senator-at-Large; Karen Lyman, who served for 11 years as Senator from Social & Behavioral Sciences; and Monica Molina, who served for 6 years as Senator from Student Services.  Senate expressed appreciation for their years of service and congratulated Karen on her retirement.

Senate welcomed Senators who will be joining us beginning in the fall:  Angela Bartlett will serve as Senator-At-Large, Cathy Decker will serve as Alternate Language Arts Senator, Alif Wardak will serve as Mathematics & Sciences Senator, Diana Cosand will serve as Alternate Mathematics & Sciences Senator, Marylee Requa will serve as Social & Behavioral Sciences Senator, Tim Greene will serve as Alternate Social & Behavioral Sciences Senator, and Katherine Wilson will serve as the Student Services Senator. James Kerr, Abel Chen, Renee Ketchum, Cecilia Best, Laura Hope, Maria Mora, Angela Sadowski, and Orville Clarke have won reelection to their current positions for an additional term.

·      Presentation of Scholarships—Faculty Senate Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each, were awarded to this year’s recipients, Christa Argueta and Orly Moshe.

·      Prioritization of Construction Projects—Dr. Henry Shannon, Superintendent/President; Earl Davis, Vice President, Business Services; Jeff Saito, Director, Purchasing; and Bill Winslow, Program Manager, Bernards Management Services—Senate’s construction concerns are in italics followed by responses.

§       All Instruction Areas: Make sure the air conditioning and heating are working satisfactorily for a good learning environment, and make sure each room looks presentable, including paint, carpet, furniture and lights.  We are committed to safe, functional environments.  It is a high priority.  The board has provided direction for upgrading air conditioning and heating.  Senators expressed concern that heating and air conditioning issues be resolved in Business, Language Arts, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Mathematics, and Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts.  We are putting together a project to meet those needs.  Painting is part of a regularly scheduled maintenance plan.  We will get you a copy of the five-year plan.

§       GymAddress the repair issues and student use issues.  Repair issues with the current gym.  The district is going out to bid with new gym and renovation program.  Bernards will set up meetings with the Athletic Department.  President Shannon commented that conditions in the current gym are not acceptable.  He is committed to both fixing the old gym and putting in the new one. 

§       Adequate General ClassroomsMaking sure we have enough general classrooms to meet students’ needs.  This is a particular concern on the Rancho Campus.  The VSS building will be available for classroom use.  There will be “swing space” (temporary space) for people being moved from building to building.  The College is in line for State funding for a Humanities Building which will be all general classrooms.

§       New Student CenterMake sure there is some way for the College Culinary Program to continue to serve students on the Rancho Campus and serve and prepare food for college community functions.  New Campus Center West (CCW) plans are done.  Existing CCW must be demolished to build a two-story building.  Upstairs will have student activities offices.  Groups in the current building will go in the new building.  Swing space for building residents has not yet been determined.  Culinary is moving to Chino.  However, the Culinary Program will be consulted on ways that they can continue to provide food for college community events in Campus Center West.

When the cafeteria is demolished, food will be prepared in the Child Development area and served in Wargin Hall.  There is a staff dining room in the new facility.  No demolition date has been set yet.  Meetings will be scheduled so stakeholders may be involved.  Art Committee expressed concerns about the art in CCW.  John Machado will be in contact with Dr. Shannon about transferring artworks. 

§       Adequate Office Space for FacultyThis includes both full-time and part-time faculty.  Lack of offices has a real effect on student learning.  We are sensitive to the need to get faculty out of 7x7 cells as soon as possible and for getting space for adjunct faculty to work.  All full-time faculty have offices but part-time faculty have nothing.  We are sensitive to providing workspaces for adjunct faculty.  The adjunct work area at the Chino Campus main instructional building is the model we are committed to do.

Many faculty offices are shared and some faculty offices are not near where they work.  Dr. Shannon will address these issues.

§       Parking Lot 6:  Expand the parking lot to recover the lost parking due to the new VPA building, create a second exit out of the parking lot to the south and stripe the parking lot for the most efficient use.  Omnitrans has provided a $3 million grant to design and construct a transit center; a permanent bus station with shelter. There is the potential that College Drive will widen because of the addition of the new gym.  There are a number of issues involved with parking lot 6 (East of the Theater).  The current parking lot 6 is not striped for an easy flow of traffic.  Senators commented that they were worried about where students were going to park in the Fall.

§       Green IssuesAddress some of the green issues around energy use now, both as a statement about saving the planet and saving on-going money.  The College is highly interested in being good citizens of the planet and efficient facilities, and we are open to exploring a number of ideas.  The College is committed to moving forward with green issues.

§       Landscaping:  Senators expressed concern about there being too much grass in the center of campus and it not being drought-tolerant landscaping.  The Tree Committee has worked with the landscape architect to plan a larger number of native and drought- tolerant plants for this area.  Irrigation now contains a computer-controlled irrigation system to control water use.  The campus also has pipes for using reclaimed water for irrigation, but Cucamonga County Water District (CCWD) does not yet have a system in place to bring reclaimed water to Chaffey College.  Dr. Shannon and others will visit and talk with CCWD about the issue.

Senators expressed concern that users groups had not always been invited to be part of the building planning process or continue to be consulted as the building plans evolve.  Dr. Shannon plans to keep faculty in the loop. 

Senators also expressed concern about the Mathematics facilities.  The plan is to renovate what we have and the College is committed to doing this. 

Dr. Shannon said he would look into the possibility of having a continuous loop shuttle/tram to transport students and staff from one part of the campus to another. This would help traffic flow and parking since students would not be moving their cars from one end of campus to the other to get to their next class on time.

VIII.     ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.      FLOOR ITEMS

X.      SUMMARY

  XI.   ADJOURNMENT

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

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________

Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer

 


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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

April 15, 2008

Members Present:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adjunct Senator-at-Large.................................................. Ky Suh

Members Absent:

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

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

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

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

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. Orville Clarke/Teaching in Italy

Alternates Present:

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

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

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

       I.     P.E.

      II.     CALL TO ORDER

    III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of April 1, 2008 and consent agenda were approved 20-0 as amended.


IV.       CONSENT AGENDA

§       Approval of funds for Faculty Senate’s installation for new Senators.

§       Approval of funds for Curriculum Committee’s installation of new representatives.

§       Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Administrative Assistant II, Language Arts Screening Committee

Neil Watkins, LA

 

§  Art Instructor Screening Committee

Victoria Tirado, LA

 

§  Cashier’s Office Coordinator

Tim Arner, M&S

 

§  Dean, Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts Screening Committee

Bill Stanford, VPCA

Kipp Preble, VPCA

Cynde Miller, VPCA

Daniel Jacobo, VPCA

Christa Havenhill, VPCA

Vanessa Thomas, BAT

§  Financial Aid Advisor Screening Committee

Susan Starr, SS

 

§  Plant Maintenance Mechanic Screening Committee

Chuck Hollenbeck, M&S

 

§  Vice President of Instruction Internal Position Screening Committee

Ardon Alger, VPCA

Bret McMurran, SBS

Paula Snyder, SBS

 
   

      V.     REPORTS

·      President

§       President’s Cabinet—President Alger reported that there was a long discussion about fiscal independence at the Cabinet meeting. Salaries are now being paid directly by Chaffey College. Chaffey will eventually have paperless confirmation available on Chaffey View for employees with direct deposit. Ardon also reported that Chaffey will be going to a four-day work week in summer, with exceptions in some of the learning centers. This will save Chaffey about $1000 per day. Admissions and Records will still be open until at least 6:30 p.m.

§       Accreditation—Ends policies will now line up more closely with accreditation standards. We need more faculty to participate on accreditation committees. Some areas are not well represented. The four accreditation standards are broken down on a handout shown to Senators.

§       Program and Services Review Committee Expired Terms—President Alger announced that three-year terms expire in June for Elmano Alves, Karen Encinas, Rachel Hanna, Ted Jenkins, Renee Ketchum, Linda Mundy, Kipp Preble, and Alan Roebuck. Senators should find out if the people in their areas would like to run again. This committee determines the extent to which the college's programs and services assist in achieving its adopted mission and goals. The committee then makes recommendations to the Superintendent/President regarding changes in operations and budget allocations. Faculty interested in serving on this committee should contact their Senator or the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965.

§       Senate will not meet next week in lieu of the Faculty Lecturer of the Year. Our last formal meeting will be April 29.

§       Vice President

§       Senate Elections—In the absence of the Vice President, President Alger announced that Laura Hope was elected as the Senator from Language Arts (LA) and Cathy Decker was elected as the LA Alternate Senator; Alif Wardak was elected as the Senator representing Mathematics & Sciences (M&S) and Diana Cosand was elected as the Alternate Senator from M&S; Katherine Wilson was elected as the Student Services Senator and Maria Mora was elected as the Student Services Alternate Senator; Renee Ketchum was elected as the Health Sciences Senator; Angela Sadowski was elected as the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) Senator completing Karen Lyman’s term, Marylee Requa was elected as Senator from SBS with Tim Green elected as Alternate Senator from SBS. Elections are still pending for Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts. President Alger reminded Senators that elections need to be completed by April 20, 2008.

President Alger reminded faculty that if they haven’t voted in the Faculty Senate Elections there is still time. Faculty have received ballots via email and hardcopy. Ballots can be returned to the Faculty Senate Office through campus mail, email, or in person. The deadline for voting is Monday, April 28 at 4:30 pm.

·      Curriculum

§       Chair Burks reported that the Institutional Level Learning Outcomes subcommittee (combined Senate and Curriculum) will meet immediately after the next Senate meeting on 4/29/08.

·      Coordinators

§       Bill Winslow from Bernards Construction came to talk about construction issues. Senators were concerned that we choose construction options that benefit the entire campus rather than just limited areas.

·      Committees

§       Distance Education—Beverly Cox reported that Distance Education has moved to ATL-109. Distance Education needs more administrative support. The existing staff may be overworked. When students make a phone call to get help, they have no direct access to help. They can only leave messages on a help line. There does not appear to be an effective pipeline to get all the needed information about Distance Education courses to students.

VI.     OLD BUSINESS

·      Faculty Senate Scholarships—Senate reviewed and discussed the scholarship applications and selected Christa Argueta and Orly Moshe as this year’s Faculty Senate Scholarship recipients. Each recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship which will be presented at the Installation of Officers luncheon on Tuesday, May 6.

·      Meritorious Service Award Luncheon—Senate sends a special thank you to Eunice Clark, Auxiliary Services Director; Cafeteria Supervisor Connie Fung, Chef Victor Marcel, Assistants An Banh, Vi N. Do, Leslie Phung, Navidad Maldonaldo, and Jaime Rios; Chaffey Ambassadors Eva Cortez, Vanessa Grow, Crystal Heer, and Lindsay O’Bannon; for all of their efforts in coordinating and staging of the luncheon so beautifully. Once again the Meritorious Service Luncheon was a huge success thanks to the extraordinary efforts of Eunice Clark and S&B Foods. Over seventy-three faculty, administrators, and staff attended to honor Chuck Cargill, Crispin Gonzalez, and George Reeder.  Chuck, Crispin, and George have a combined 86 years of service to Chaffey College.  Library plates should arrive soon and will be installed on the perpetual plaque just inside the Library’s entrance.

·      Tenure Reception—President Alger reported that the 2nd Annual Tenure Reception was a tremendous success. Faculty Senate would like to thank Dawn Taccone and the Hotel & Food Service Management students, Gilbert Camacho, Chaz Coggins, Dean Denike, Dustin Kruse, Elizabeth McSwain, Brenda Meza, Stefanie Moretti, Edward Oropeza, Casey Resendez, Derk Reshaw, Maritza Rigley, Leticia Rubio, and Camille Wallon, on the excellent service, presentation, and food provided for the newly-tenured faculty reception on April 9.  Senate would also like to thank those that attended; approximately 75 administrators, faculty, & staff. Congratulations again to the newly-tenured faculty:  Sue Bartell, Ruth Delgado, Rachel Hanna, Linda Marcotte, Lucy Serrano, Tom Vitzelio, and Jane Warger.

·      Faculty Get-Together—The last faculty get-together of the year will be held in the Zoology lab on Thursday, April 17 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Faculty are encouraged to stop by for free food, fun with friends and colleagues, and see some very interesting things in the Zoology Lab.

·      Add Code Draft Information Pamphlet—Frequently Asked Questions—A draft add code number information pamphlet was made available to Senators. Senators approved with no changes.

·      Chaffey College Automatic Payment Plan—Senate looked at a draft flyer for the automatic payment plan which will be made available to Chaffey students. Students may pay by automatic bank payment or credit or debit card.

VII.       NEW BUSINESS

·      Study Abroad South Africa Club Presentation—Monica Carter of the Political Science Department, as well as students Chelsey Crowley and Ian Scott presented a slide show and presentation about their upcoming Summer 08 Study Abroad South Africa trip.  The trip will include a mixture of academics, volunteering (orphanages, hospitals, schools, etc.), and cultural excursions (safari, baboon & penguin colonies, Nelson Mandela's jail cell). Each trip is $5,380 per student.  As a result of the large costs, the three are trying to raise money to offset the cost of the trip.  They have successfully raised $14,000 and visited Faculty Senate in hopes of getting faculty support.  If you'd like to help make sure Chaffey students get a more broader world view in their education AND get a great tax write-off, they could use your help.  Checks can be sent to Monica Carter (made out to the Chaffey College Foundation with "Study Abroad South Africa 2008" in the memo).

·      Faculty Senate’s Installation of New Senators—Luncheon meeting for the installation of new Senators and acknowledgement of outgoing Senators will be held on Tuesday, May 6 in the Staff Dining Room. Lunch will be catered by S&B Foods.

·      Art Committee—Senate put out an open call for a faculty representative to replace Doug Duno who has stepped down because he is going on sabbatical. 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.

·      Course SubstitutionArdon Alger for Cathie Keenan—There is a committee that allows students to substitute courses for a variety of reasons. For instance, sometimes there is a learning disability that prevents success in algebra. Out of the total number of students who attempted class substitutions through Fall 2007, there were 31 positive outcomes and 16 negative outcomes.

VIII.     ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.      FLOOR ITEMS

X.      SUMMARY

XI.     ADJOURNMENT

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

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________

Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer

 


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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

April 1, 2008

Members Present:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adjunct Senator-at-Large.................................................. Ky Suh

Members Absent:

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

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

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

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. Orville Clarke/Teaching in Italy

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

Alternates Present:

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

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

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

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

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

       I.     P.E.

      II.     CALL TO ORDER

    III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of March 25, 2008 and consent agenda were approved 20-0 as amended.

IV.       CONSENT AGENDA

§       Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Counselor Screening Committee

Bob Baiz, SS

Angela Sadowski, SBS

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

Shelley Marcus, LLR

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Art Committee

Doug Duno, LA

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Cinema Instructor Screening Committee

Laurie Pratt, VPCA

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Counselor Screening Committee

Susan Starr, SS

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Dean, Business & Applied Technology Screening Committee

Vanessa Thomas, BAT

 

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

Thierry Brusselle, BAT

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes Subcommittee (Faculty Senate & Curriculum)

Laurie Pratt, VPCA

 
   

      V.     REPORTS

·      President

§       Bernards Prioritization of Projects—Senators were given the Prioritization of Projects for the Measure L Bond Program. Dr. Shannon told the Senate last week that the College did not have enough money to do all of the projects it had hoped to do with the Measure L funds. Thus the College is going to re-examine what projects we can do and what projects will have to wait. There will be some opportunity for input from the faculty. Please seek out those opportunities if you are interested. The brown bag lunch with Dr. Shannon and the VPs, on Wednesday, April 16 during college hour might be one. The Senate on Tuesday, April 29 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm will feature Dr. Shannon and several others in charge of the construction speaking about what the College can do with the remaining funds.

§       Faculty Get-Together—President Alger announced that the faculty get-together in Aeronautics was a success.

§       2008 Alumni of the Year & Athletic Hall of Fame—Senators Renee Ketcum and Monica Molina will represent Faculty Senate at the 2008 Alumni of the Year & Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario.

§       Senate will not meet next week in lieu of the Meritorious Service Award Luncheon.


§       State Academic Senate Resolutions—President Alger provided a table of contents with the web address for the resolutions that will be discussed and voted on at the Spring Plenary session April 17-19, 2008. Resolutions can be accessed at the following web site: http://www.asccc.org/Events/sessions/spring2008/materials/Final%20Resolutions%20Edited.doc.

§       Faculty Accomplishments—President Alger’s Governing Board Report for March 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.

§       Senate sends condolences to the family of retired Vocational Nursing Professor Mary Elizabeth Boul, who recently passed away. Senate authorized a memorial donation to St. Vincent de Paul Society in lieu of flowers.

§       Senate also sends condolences to the family of retired English Professor Richard J. Clements, who recently passed away.

§       Vice President

§       Senate Elections—Vice President Keenan polled Senators on their school elections. Elections for expired Senate seats need to be completed no later than thirty days before the end of the Spring semester; April 20, 2008.

·      Curriculum

§       Chair Burks reported that Terri Helfand and Jim Kerr, representing Computer Information Systems and Computer Science, had addressed the Curriculum Committee regarding the proposal to drop the Computer Literacy graduation requirement. As a result of the presentation, the committee now recommends that the Computer Literacy graduation requirement remain in effect until Institutional Level Outcomes are developed.

·      Committees

§       Budget Advisory Committee—Earl Davis reported that the College is not going to put the normal $500,000 from the General Fund into the GASB 45 Reserve. This is being done to free more general funds.

§       Datatel Colleague Steering— Vice President Keenan announced that students can now pay their fees in increments through an external vendor. If they have made arrangements for the payment plan, they will not be deregistered for non-payment. Registration slots for new and returning students will be cut back so there are fewer per day to avoid “clogging the system.”

VI.     OLD BUSINESS

·      Senate Elections—Call for Nominations—Vice President Keenan announced the following nominations:  Dan Loomis and Peggy Madden have been nominated for Faculty Lecturer of the Year; Angela Bartlett and Beverly Cox have been nominated for Senator-at-Large; Sandra Collins, Ken Koenigshofer, Sariwan Tjandra, and Alif Wardak have been nominated for the Professional Relations Committee. Ballots will be distributed by April 4. The deadline for voting is 4:30 pm on Monday, April 28, 2007.

Senator Keenan also announced that Jim Kerr won reelection for an additional term as Senator for Business & Applied Technology (BAT) and Abel Chen won reelection as the Alternate Senator for BAT. Cecelia Best has been elected Senator from Instructional Support.  Elections for other schools are still pending.

·      Final Exam Schedule Committee—Senate reviewed and discussed the list of nominees and selected Mark Lewis, Melanie Olivera-La Vallee, Lisa Padgett, and Candice Tinsley to serve on the Final Exam Schedule Committee.

VII.       NEW BUSINESS

·      MyChaffey VIEW—Web Add Codes Demonstration—Melanie Siddiqi, Director, Administrative Systems and Cecilia Carrera, Director, Admissions & Records—Melanie and Cecilia presented a demonstration to the Senate on a new “add code” process that will allow students to register for a closed, waitlisted, and/or instructor signature-required class, once the class has started.  With the exception of the circumstances listed above, all other registration checks and balances will remain status quo (e.g. prerequisite checking, student restrictions.)  The new functionality will be effective with the start of the summer term. Each section will have 20 random add codes generated for it. The codes will be accessible on MyChaffeyVIEW, under the Faculty menu. Add codes may be given to students (one code per student) to add closed/waitlisted/instructor signature-required classes after the class has begun. Instructors having problems with the process may contact the ITS Help Desk. Students having problems with the process may contact Admissions and Records. This process has been used successfully at a number of other schools. The new add code functionality will be advertised in the schedule of classes, and an email announcing the process will be sent out to students. Senators have been given a draft of the add code pamphlet, and add code cards will be mailed out to faculty later. Further demonstrations on the new add code process will be provided to the coordinators, student services, and possibly during Flex. Open lab sessions on the add code functionality will also be scheduled in the ITS training room which will be open to all faculty. Several emails sent by different individuals will also be sent to all faculty, advising them of the new add code process.


·      Bookstore Update—Eunice Clark, Director, Auxiliary Services—Eunice introduced Sylvia Martinez, the new textbook buyer, and Tara Johnson, the new buyer assistant.  They submitted the draft of the bookstore information for the Faculty Senate handbook. Eunice reported that AB 1548, the College Textbook Transparency Act passed in January 2008, states that unsolicited complimentary copies may still be sold to buyers, but you may not sell marked instructors copies or copies of books you have chosen for your classes. Eunice is currently serving on the Academic Senate Ad Hoc Committee that includes all the different stakeholders with the goal of lowering textbook costs, and this information will be given to the State Board of Governors. The Chancellor is very involved in this textbook summit to reduce costs. The National Association of College Stores is using Chaffey’s guidelines as a model for how to create a textbook task force.  They have come up with textbook and materials adoption process guidelines to try to lower costs to students. There were a lot of questions about why we moved up the textbook adoption process. It has to do with the timing of the book buyback. The bookstore is promoting a “Go Green” culture change to save the planet. Book buyback shows that we are recycling books. The bookstore donated $25,000 to the telethon and to student scholarships. There is a plan to remodel the main store, take all the neon out, and remodel the floor so there is room for more books. As of today, we have received 93% of our book orders for summer school. The early orders have allowed us to acquire 24% more used books from wholesalers. We can now provide more assistance to instructors who have problems using the bookstore website and more service to instructors by following up status of outstanding orders.

·       Meritorious Service Award Luncheon—Faculty Senate sends a very special thank you to Eunice Clark for funding Faculty Senate’s Meritorious Service Award Luncheon for the past 15 years. This is an extraordinary event that Eunice has provided as a courtesy to Faculty Senate to honor retired faculty for superior teaching, professional achievement, and college service.

·      Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement—This revised form for field trips was given to Senators for review and will then go to President’s Cabinet for final review.

VIII.     ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.      FLOOR ITEMS

X.      SUMMARY

     


XI.     ADJOURNMENT

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

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________

Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer

 


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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

March 25, 2008

 

Members Present:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adjunct Senator-at-Large.................................................. Ky Suh

Members Absent:

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

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

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

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

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. Orville Clarke/Teaching in Italy

Alternates Present:

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

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

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

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

Guests:

Bret McMurran

Maggie Van Riper

 

 

       I.     P.E.

      II.     CALL TO ORDER

    III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of March 11, 2008 and consent agenda were approved 20-0 as amended.

IV.       CONSENT AGENDA

§       Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Art Instructor Screening Committee

Susan Starr, SS

 

§  Fontana Phase III Users Group

Michele Jenkins, VPCA

Jan Raithel, VPCA

Joyce Oakdale, M&S

Dale DesLauriers, M&S

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

Robin Ikeda, M&S

Neil Watkins, LA

Laura Hope, LA

Sid Burks, BAT

Charmaine Phipps, LA

Laurie Pratt, VPCA

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Art Instructor Screening Committee

Maria Fitzpatrick, SBS

Mark Lewis, VPCA

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Counselor Screening Committee

Robin Ikeda, M&S

 

§  Technical Support Specialist Screening Committee

Steve Siedschlag, BAT

 

 

 

      V.     REPORTS

·      President

§       Senate Calendar—President Alger distributed a calendar listing Senate’s March and April events/activities.

§       2008 Alumni of the Year and Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet—Ardon polled Senators on their interest in attending this year’s Alumni of the Year & Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet on Thursday, April 10 at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario. Senators interested in attending need to let Ardon know by April 1.

§       Financial Aid—Ardon shared with Senators an email from Dr. Rahmani stating that students who apply for financial aid will not be dereged or dropped from classes. These students pay their fees when they receive their financial aid package. Students not packaged will pay out-of-pocket; however, they will not have been dereged or dropped. This is a very student friendly procedure and supportive of Chaffey’s enrollment goals. It also ensures that students in need are never blocked from access due to financial reasons.

§       Faculty Get-Together—Ardon encouraged Senators to attend the Faculty Get-Together on Thursday, March 27 in the Aeronautics Department from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Food will be provided by the Senate and beverages are courtesy of the Chaffey College Foundation.

§       Senate offers its condolences on the passing of Robert Marcus Lober, Emeritus astronomy professor and planetarium director. Senate authorized a donation in his memory to the Bishop Senior Center.

·      Curriculum

§       Chair Burks announced that the Computer Information Systems faculty will attend the Curriculum meeting tomorrow to explain their side of the computer literacy requirement.

·      Committee

§       Art—John Machado reported on the wonderful art installations that may be found all over the campus and distributed Temporary Art Park brochures to Senators.

§       Technology—President Alger clarified the computer replacement cycle. Replacements aren’t necessarily done on a three-year rotation. Computers are replaced based on many different factors, including age and available budget. Information Technology Services will soon notify those individuals regarding replacements for next year. All faculty computers scheduled to be replaced during the 2007-2008 academic year have been purchased.

 

VI.     OLD BUSINESS

·      Pass/No Pass—A draft Pass/No Pass Request form was distributed to Senators. After review and discussion Senate approved the draft document as written 20/0.

·      Final Exam Schedule—President Alger announced that the final exam schedule will not be changed for Fall 2008. A committee is being formed to resolve final exam schedule issues for Spring 2009. The issues that need to be resolved are: starting earlier in the evening, finding a better way of accommodating exceptions to the printed schedule, and more effectively addressing the needs of hybrid classes and classes that are less than three units. The committee will meet a couple of times this semester. Senate put out a call for faculty representatives to serve on this committee. Interested faculty should contact their Senator or the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965 and ask to be added to the list.

 

VII.       NEW BUSINESS

·      Chaffey College Issues—Dr. Henry Shannon, Superintendent/President—Since arriving at Chaffey College, Dr. Shannon has been looking over an interesting list of challenges. One is the accreditation issue. Two weeks ago he served on an accreditation team for Lassen Community College to learn about what we will need to do for our self-study. The standards are different now and more rigorous than in 2004 when we did our last self-study. Accreditation requires an Education Master Plan and that master plan should be driven by a curriculum based approach. The college has hired Michael Dolence, a nationally known expert in this process, to help us create this plan. The process of developing this will begin with a two-day workshop on April 17-18 at the college. A cross section of the college will work on formulating the new plan.

 

The State budget appears to be about $16 billion short. The college is expecting a $5 million cut in funding for the next year. During the spring break the College was informed that it will have a $1 million cut to this year’s budget. The College has a policy of keeping a 7% reserve; the State requires a 5% reserve. The District currently has more than a 7% reserve.

Bret McMurran raised a number of questions about different categories of money that could be used for other purposes including teachers and class offerings. Dr. Shannon stated that we do not expect to hire an additional dean at this time; hiring freeze of non-faculty positions, barring critical need; and increase full-time faculty positions from 229 to 235; however, two positions are only temporary.

Dr. Shannon stated finding Deans and VPs is very difficult nationwide and that Chaffey is working to grow its own managers through a leadership academy. Stability and experience are important to a college and the large numbers of changes in our own management have added to our challenges.

Additional challenges have come from the massive construction projects we have undertaken; with little expertise on campus and too much reliance on 3DI. Additional problems came from the rapid increase in construction costs, as much as 40% in one year. Because of this we can’t do everything we had hoped to do with the Measure L money. We need to go back and figure out what we can do with the remaining money.

The concerns regarding phones in the classroom and communication in all areas of the campus during an emergency is being worked out and will be addressed soon.

Dr. Shannon said he has always been committed to shared governance and transparency. He is starting a regular series of brown bag open discussions on areas such as budget, campus security, and construction. The first session will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 12 noon until 1 p.m. at the Museum/Gallery Patio.

Additional discussion included what we would put into the Chino IT and Chino Education Center, what options there were for Allied Health in terms of location and administrative support. Senators expressed concern about the need for more communication between the VPs, Deans, and faculty. Dr. Shannon remains committed to the users being involved in building changes and construction.

 

VIII.     ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.      FLOOR ITEMS

X.      SUMMARY

  XI.   ADJOURNMENT

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

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________

Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

           

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer

 


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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

March 11, 2008

 

Members Present:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members Absent:

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

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. Orville Clarke/Teaching in Italy

Alternates Present:

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

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

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

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

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 March 4, 2008 and consent agenda were approved 21-0 as amended.

IV.       CONSENT AGENDA

§       Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Community Relations Specialist Screening Committee

Susan Starr, SS

 

§  Dean, Business & Applied Technology Screening Committee

Vanessa Thomas, BAT

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Accounting Instructor Screening Committee

David Karp, BAT

 

 

 

      V.     REPORTS

·      President

§       Senate sends its condolences to the family of former Language Arts Dean Wayne Hubert on the recent loss of his youngest son, Greg. In lieu of flowers, Senate authorized a donation to the Tourette Syndrome Association in Greg Hubert’s memory.

§       Budget Concerns—President Alger distributed copies of an email from Bret to Linda Howdyshell in response to Linda’s email about faculty new hires. Chaffey College has a large reserve.

·      Vice President

§       Senate Elections—Call for NominationsVice President Keenan announced that nomination memos will go out today for Senator-at-Large, Faculty Lecturer, and Professional Relations Committee. Please forward all nominations to Vice President Keenan no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 31.

·      Curriculum

§       Computer Literacy—Chair Burks reported that the Chaffey Graduation Requirements Subcommittee voted to wait on recommending any changes to graduation requirements until Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes are developed, as these outcomes should drive graduation requirements. The exception to this was the computer literacy requirement. The subcommittee felt this requirement should be dropped. Chair Burks reported that the CIS/CS Department felt that they had not had an opportunity to give their input on this matter. He recommended that they have an opportunity to give input before any final decision is made.

VI.     OLD BUSINESS

·      Faculty Screening Committees—Senate continued its discussion on faculty screening committees and approved the following faculty representatives:

§       Cinema Instructor Screening Committee

Bill Stanford, VPCA

Daniel Jacobo, VPCA

Kelly Ford, VPCA

Laurie Pratt, VPCA

Charles Williams, LA

 

·      Sabbatical Reports—Tom de Dobay—Senators Baiz, Creel, Hutte, and Sadowski have reviewed Tom’s revised sabbatical report and recommend approval as revised; Senate concurred 21/0.

·      Chaffey College Issues—Senate discussed different college issues and formulated questions they wanted to ask Dr. Shannon when he comes to Senate on March 25.

·      Phones in Classrooms—The Chaffey College Faculty Senate and the Chaffey College Faculty Association would like to convey our great concern for the absence of reliable two-way communication between the classroom s and Campus Security. Currently, at Chaffey College, very few classrooms have telephones in which emergency information can be communicated both from the classroom and into the classroom. If emergency information were needed to be communicated to all faculty and students in all the classrooms scattered across the college, currently, it would be virtually impossible to do so in a timely manner.

 

In addition, any reliance by the District on cell phone communication to act as a replacement for reliable two-way classroom communication is unacceptable. Cellular reception can be sporadic at any campus site. Faculty instruct students to turn off cell phones during class (faculty also turn off their cell phones during class). Positions are not automatically given by cell phones. Many students and faculty will not participate in mass notification system using cell phones.

Why does Chaffey College not have phones in the classrooms? This issue is too important to delay any further. Both the Chaffey College Faculty Senate and the Chaffey College Faculty Association insist that phones be placed in all classrooms without any further delay. The safety of faculty and our students may very well depend on immediate action by the District concerning the placement of phones in the classroom.

·      Faculty Get-Together—A suggestion was made regarding the possibility of hosting a Faculty Get-Together on campus in the Aeronautics Department on a Thursday at 4:00 pm the end of March or April. This would be a good way for faculty to get to see and know other people and departments. Senate could furnish light refreshments and beverages. Senate approved Thursday, March 27 for the next Faculty Get-Together among the airplanes.

 

VII.       NEW BUSINESS

·      Faculty Ethics Statement—Emily Avila and Ryan Falcioni—The committee is working mainly on the teaching of ethics across the curriculum. We have done several panel discussions. We are doing one tomorrow on the ethics of the hiring process, with several invited speakers, including Lisa Bailey and Dale Deslauriers. We also focus on education about ethical issues. We adopted the statement of American Association of Universities and Colleges in 2000. There were comments that it was not sufficiently student centered, so we are revisiting it. We could craft it to our own issues. The State Academic Senate published an ethics statement for California Community Colleges. We have crafted our statement to include some of this in an intentionally abbreviated statement. We want to develop a statement only about a page long so that people would actually read it. An important statement is that we must maintain subject matter proficiency. Colleagues should avoid exploitation, harassment, and discriminatory treatment. And colleagues should accept responsibility for the shared governance of Chaffey College. The institution should advance honest academic conduct and the community should promote free and fair access to community college instruction. Colleagues must protect and advance academic freedom. Senators suggested that it should be added that faculty treat their colleagues with respect. Faculty should accept responsibility for responding to college communications. The Ethics Committee will revise their ethics statement in response to Senate comments. The Senate would like to thank the Ethics Committee for all its hard work.

·      Accreditation—Inge Pelzer, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent/President—Inge has given all Senators a detailed handout on the process. The commission came to the campus Tuesday, March 4, for an in-service, and we were told accreditation is much more data-based than it was in the past. Inge mapped out the institutional picture of accreditation standards in relation to strategic planning and Ends Policies. The new accreditation standards have been a struggle for a lot of colleges. Now there is at least a model of how other schools have dealt with new standards in their self-study.   Inge will take the leadership with faculty and staff at her side. Inge provided a chart overview of the four standards. There will be Tri Chairs, one faculty, one classified staff, and Inge. There will be four standards committees and ten support committees under those. Standard 1 is mission and effectiveness, 2 is student learning programs and services, 3 is student resources and 4 is leadership/governance. The vice-presidents will be involved on committees and work with the process.  We have a series of themes that run throughout the standards titled: dialog, learning outcomes, institutional commitments and so on.   Evaluation of standards has to be data-based.

Chaffey is expected to be in the proficiency range for student learning outcomes.  Outcomes must have been developed, assessed, and implemented and changes must be shown. Some instructional programs are doing great with learning outcomes, Student Services are assessing and managers are just starting. Inge will be working with managers using the ends policies. We must pull all silos together into a whole of institutional effectiveness. Inge has conceptualized as follows:  We have a mission. Inge has summarized learning outcomes and the mission statements presented in each of the listed standards. We are re-designing Chaffey’s mission. The strategic plan/education plan and a socio-economic impact study will be started with outside consultants. The ends policies and PSR might need changes. All of these things must be linked together to drive the accreditation.

·      Final Exam Schedule—Senate agreed we needed to look at ways to make the final exam schedule work better for students and staff. They also felt the proposal to change the final schedule for Fall needed more input from different areas on campus. It was suggested that a committee be formed soon to look at options with a goal of having it ready for the Spring schedule.

 

VIII.     ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.      FLOOR ITEMS

X.      SUMMARY

  XI.   ADJOURNMENT

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

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________

Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

           

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer


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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

March 4, 2008

 

Members Present:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members Absent:

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

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

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

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. Orville Clarke/Teaching in Italy

Adjunct Senator-at-Large.................................................. Gail Keith-Gibson/On Leave

Alternates Present:

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

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

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

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

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

 

       I.     P.E.

      II.     CALL TO ORDER

    III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of February 19, 2008 and consent agenda were approved 20-0 as amended.

IV.       CONSENT AGENDA

§       Approval of funds not to exceed $250 to purchase plaques for the Meritorious Service recipients.

§       Approval of funds not to exceed $200 to host a dessert reception for the Meritorious Service recipients.

§       Approval of funds not to exceed $100 to purchase the plaque for Faculty Lecturer.

§       Approval of funds not to exceed $200 for miscellaneous supplies for Faculty Lecturer event.

§       Approval of funds not to exceed $800 to host the annual Tenure Reception.

§       Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Art Instructor Screening Committee

Ardon Alger, VPCA

Stan Hunter, VPCA

Mark Lewis, VPCA

John Machado, VPCA

Cynde Miller, VPCA

Misty Burruel, VPCA

Maria Fitzpatrick, SBS

 

§  Assistant Curator, Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts Screening Committee—Revised

Ardon Alger, VPCA

Misty Burruel, VPCA

§  Engineering Technology/CADD Instructor Screening Committee

Cathie Keenan, M&S

Ted Jenkins, M&S

Mo Tavakoli, M&S

Sid Burks, BAT

§  Ethics Across the Curriculum Committee

Robin Ikeda, M&S

 

§  Reference Librarian Screening Committee

Rob Rundquist, Instructional Support

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Reference Librarian Screening Committee

Mike Deschamps, BAT

 

 

 

      V.     REPORTS

·      President

§       Technology Committee Tri-Chair—President Alger announced that Technology Tri-Chair Jonathan Ausubel is teaching during the committee’s regularly scheduled meeting time for the spring semester. Alternate Tri-Chair Steve Siedschlag will serve as the Tri-Chair during the spring semester in Jonathan’s absence.

§       Disciplines ListPresident Alger announced that it is that time again for the formal review of the Disciplines List, which establishes the minimum qualifications for faculty of California Community Colleges. It is where they set the minimum qualifications for instructors in each discipline. This is the beginning of a new two-year cycle. The Academic Senate is introducing a new format for the list for credit faculty. These proposed changes have been created in a response to Resolution 10.02 which called for the exploration of the need for a third list to reflect emerging disciplines requiring a bachelor’s degree in a specific major (e.g. in health professions) and two years of professional experience. This new format will be voted on at the April Spring Plenary Session which requires a change to Title 5. A copy of the current Disciplines List is available on the Academic Senate’s website at http://www.asccc.org/Publications/Papers/downloads/PDFs/minimum_quals_jan2008.pdf.

§       Emergency Cell Phone Service—President Alger shared with Senators an article from the Lompoc Record on California Community Colleges signing up with a cell phone service to provide emergency alerts to students and faculty. The program involves an administrator on a community college campus perceiving an emergency, then triggering a systemwide text message to let everyone on campus know. To join the system, all you need is a cell phone capable of receiving text messages, then text “AHC,” go to “ALERTU,” and reply “Y.” Sign-ups are also available on the Internet at www.alertu.org/ahc. While the service is free, standard text-messaging rates apply.

§       President Alger announced that former faculty member, Mark Rafter, Professor of Psychology, has announced his retirement from the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita Valley. Both he and his wife, Eva Conrad, Moorpark College President, will retire this summer.

§       Included in this week’s packet was the State Academic Senate’s President’s Update informing local senates of significant issues. Also included in the packet was a budget update from the Chancellor’s Office.

§       Administrative Procedure 5.6: Speech: Time, Place and Manner—Robin Ikeda reported that the Senate Subcommittee working on Administrative Procedure 5.6 (AP 5.6, Speech: Time, Place and Manner) had completed its revisions of the current procedure, and met with Inge Pelzer on February 26 to review the draft. In that meeting, we learned that management has also been reviewing the procedure, and has had the law firm of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd and Romo review, comment upon, and revise both the  Board Policy 5.6 and AP 5.6, as well as Administrative Procedure 8.4 (AP 8.4, Use of District Facilities). Inge submitted to the subcommittee the legal opinion, as well as the revised BP 5.6, AP 5.6, and AP 8.4, with the expectation that the subcommittee would review the materials and meet with her again to discuss our response to the lawyers' revisions. The subcommittee requested that, when the second meeting occurs, the managers who have taken an interest in these policies and procedures be present to discuss their concerns directly with the subcommittee so that we can agree on suitable language for the documents. 

The subcommittee has begun the review of the legal opinion, and of the revised policy and procedures. The lawyers have recommended that the protection of the free speech rights of students, compelled by the Ed Code and considered in BP 5.6 and AP 5.6, be separated from those of visitors (which the lawyers assert are not specifically addressed by the Ed Code). The lawyers therefore recommend that "the provisions related to other individuals and groups be moved to the facilities use provisions of AP 8.4."

The Subcommittee was charged by the Senate to continue its review of the lawyers' documents, submitted by Inge, and to work with Inge and other managers on language that protects the educational interests of the college.

§       Faculty Accomplishments—President Alger’s Governing Board Report for February 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.

·      Vice President

§       Senate Elections—Expired Terms/Call for Nominations—Vice President Keenan announced that Senate needs to notify the Electorate of an election for Senators-at-Large, Professional Relations Committee, and Faculty Lecturer of the Year. Nominations must be made not later than sixty days before the end of the spring semester; March 14, 2008.

§       Senate reviewed the current list of seats coming up for re-election; Senators who are in mid-term were asked to conduct elections for those whose terms are expiring. We need to conduct elections in Business & Applied Technology, Health Sciences, Instructional Support, Language Arts, Math & Science, Social & Behavioral Science, Student Services, and Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.

·      Curriculum

§       Chair Burks reported that Sherrie Guerrero attended the recent meeting of the Curriculum Committee and requested that the Committee consider taking the lead in developing Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes, as learning outcomes should come from the faculty. Chair Burks requested direction from the Senate. Senators voted to form a joint subcommittee of the Senate and the Curriculum Committee consisting of Robin Ikeda, Neil Watkins, Laura Hope, Sid Burks, and two members of the Curriculum Committee. Chair Burks stated that Chaffey graduation requirements should be correlated to the Institutional Level Outcomes, and that discussions about graduation requirements would be tabled until outcomes are developed.

·      Coordinators

§       Linda Howdyshell spoke to the Coordinators about what we can expect for growth for the next year in relationship to this year’s numbers. Teresa Hull spoke about preparations for the opening of the New Chino Campus on March 24, 2008.

§       Sherrie Guerrero spoke on SLOs and the Student Success Initiative.

·      Committees

§       Program and Services Review—Ardon Alger reported that Program Review completed the written appeals on February 22; the results of the

written appeals were sent out on February 26. The oral appeals are taking place this Friday, March 7. Written appeals are open to everyone; oral appeals are only open to those who submitted a written appeal and were again denied.

§       Sign—Ardon Alger reported that the marquee sign in front of the campus has been designed, mostly by Jan Raithel, and has been approved by the Sign Committee, management, and the Chaffey College Board of Governors. It will be completed either a little before or after the 125th Anniversary Celebration.

VI.     OLD BUSINESS

·      Faculty Screening Committees—Senate continued its discussion on faculty screening committees and approved the following faculty representatives:

§  Biology Instructor, Chino Campus Screening Committee

Angela Burk-Herrick, M&S

Sandra Collins, M&S

Dale DesLauriers, M&S

Nicole DeRose, M&S

Baron Brown, BAT

 

§  Fire Technology Instructor Screening Committee

Bob Baiz, SS

Sue Herman, HS

Sid Burks, BAT

Natalie Hannum, Outside Consultant

§  History Instructor Screening Committee

Kathy Brindell, SBS

 

§  Mathematics Instructor Screening Committee (2 positions/Rancho & Chino)

Wes Tom, M&S

Tim Arner, M&S

Greg Creel, Instructional Support

Karen Pender, M&S

Len Crow, M&S

Alif Wardak, M&S

·      Meritorious Service AwardSenators reviewed nominations, discussed, and accepted Chuck Cargill, Crispin Gonzalez, and George Reeder as recipients of the Meritorious Service Award; approved 20/0. The luncheon to honor this year’s recipients will be held on Tuesday, April 8 at 12:30 pm in the Staff Lounge Dining Room provided courtesy of Eunice Clark in the Bookstore. The luncheon will be followed with a campus-wide dessert reception from 2:00‑2:30 pm.

·      Sabbatical Reports—Tom de Dobay & Marylee Requa—Senators Cosand, Haerens, and Lyman have reviewed Marylee Requa’s sabbatical report and recommend approval with minor formatting and punctuation revisions; Senate concurred 20/0. Senators Baiz, Creel, Hutte, & Sadowski have reviewed Tom de Dobay’s sabbatical report and request a week’s extension for the revisions to be completed. Senate concurred 20/0.

 

VII.       NEW BUSINESS

·      Chino Campus—Laura Hope—There is no money for new faculty and some money we already earmarked had been spent on FFE. There seems to be a serious lack of planning. There may not be enough money for needed facilities renovations such as PS and PE.

·      Classified Senate Scholarship Award Committee—Senator Renee Ketchum volunteered to serve as the faculty representative on the Classified Senate Scholarship Award Committee. Classified Senate will award four scholarships in the amount of $250 each.  Three scholarships will be awarded to Chaffey College students; one scholarship will be awarded to a Chaffey College employee. Scholarship applications are available in Student Activities. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 26, 2008.

·      Tenure Reception—This year’s tenured faculty members will go to the board for approval in March. Faculty Senate will host the annual Tenure Reception after board approval on Wednesday, April 9 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm in the Staff Lounge Dining Room. The food will be provided by Dawn Taccone and the Hotel and Food Service Management students.

·      Senate Scholarships—Senate discussed and reviewed the Faculty Senate Scholarship criteria and application form and agreed to award two scholarships in the amount of $ 1,000 each.

·      Academic Senate Plenary Session—Ardon polled Senators on their interest in attending this year’s Plenary Session, April 17-19 in San Francisco. Sid Burks will attend with President Alger. Ardon reminded faculty that Professional Development has travel and conference money and will fund up to $1,000 per approved conference. Faculty interested in attending this year’s Academic Senate Plenary Session can download a Professional Development Travel and Conference application form at http://www.chaffey.edu/profdev/travel/index.html.

 

VIII.     ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.      FLOOR ITEMS

X.      SUMMARY

  XI.   ADJOURNMENT

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

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________

Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

           

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer


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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

February 19, 2008

Members Present:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members Absent:

Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences........................ Cathie Keenan/On Leave

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

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

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. Orville Clarke/Teaching in Italy

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

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

Alternates Present:

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

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

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

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

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

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

       I.     P.E.

      II.     CALL TO ORDER

    III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of February 12, 2008 and consent agenda were approved 21-0 as amended.

IV.       CONSENT AGENDA

§       Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Dean, Business & Applied Technology Screening Committee

Mike Deschamps, BAT

Terri Helfand, BAT

Abel Chen, BAT

Joy Haerens, BAT

Marylee Requa, SBS

 

§  Real Estate Instructor Screening Committee

Mike Deschamps, BAT

Thierry Brusselle, BAT

Penny Marino, VPCA

Teresa Williamson, BAT

Bret McMurran, SBS

 

§  Sociology Instructor Screening Committee

Paula Snyder, SBS/Chair

Sergio Gomez, SBS

Lynn Navarette, SBS

Pak Tang, SBS

Marylee Requa, SBS

Tamari Jenkins, LA

Catherine Bacus, HS

Karen Lyman, Alternate/SBS

   

      V.     REPORTS

·      President

§       Faculty Screening Committees—Correction to the February 5, 2008 minutes—The committee membership (four [4] to six [6] faculty) is determined by recommendations submitted by the first-level manager in consultation with the coordinator and/or program faculty. Faculty members from the same or a related discipline, and at least one individual from the faculty-at-large are approved by the Faculty Senate and are confirmed by the Superintendent/President.

§       Administrative Procedures—President Alger announced that Chaffey’s Administrative Procedures are no longer located on Chaffey’s Intranet requiring a login & password to view. They can now be accessed directly from the server at http://www.chaffey.edu/procedures/.

§       Faculty Get-Together—President Alger reminded Senators that the next Faculty Get-Together is scheduled for next Tuesday, February 26, 2008 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm at Stuft Pizza Café located on the corner of Haven and Baseline in the Ralph’s shopping center. Senate encourages faculty members to drop by for some fun interaction with your colleagues. Pizza is provided by Senate.

§       Construction Trailer—Will Carrick from Disability Programs & Services made the following comments about the triple-wide construction trailer “not only does it impede student foot traffic; it blocks the best access route for wheelchairs between the theater and the CCE/W area.  It is technically legal because we have the new fire lane route, but that route is too steep at the E end for wheelchair access (also, the drop from that route to the theater is too steep).”


Curriculum

§       Chair Burks reported that Sherrie Guerrero would be coming to the February 20, 2008 Curriculum Committee meeting to discuss Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes.  Institutional Student Learning Outcomes may have an effect on Chaffey graduation requirements.

§       Chair Burks also reported that a team from the Chancellor’s office would be visiting to evaluate our matriculation efforts.  A member from that team will visit the Curriculum Office to discuss requisites.

·      Committees

§       Budget Advisory—Ardon Alger—Originally, it was projected that community colleges would have budget reductions for the 07/08 fiscal year. The Chancellor’s Office was able to find unspent categorical funds from the current and prior years that were unallocated and not promised to any colleges. As a result, no colleges should have reductions in 07/08 because of the state budget deficit issue.

Next year, statewide, the community college budget needs are projected to be $483 million higher than what the budget offers. This would be approximately a $4.8 million reduction for Chaffey College. To deal with this difference, the state budget proposal is offering only 1% growth and 0% COLA and may reduce categorical programs by 4% to 11%. This year (07/08), we should be funded for 2.634% growth and 4.53% COLA.

The step increases, negotiated salary increases, and related benefits for academic and classified staff will cost about $4 million next year.

§       President’s Cabinet—Ardon reported that students auditing classes have complained that they can’t use the Library or the Success Centers. Although this only affects a small number of people, the College will now let auditing students use the Success Centers and the Library. However, students auditing can not check out books or use the library books that faculty have put on reserve for credit students.

The issue of classroom phones was discussed as a way for faculty and students to be notified during a campus emergency. Faculty feel very strongly that the issue of campus security needs to be addressed quickly especially in light of the recent college shootings. There is a less expensive way of contacting people in the classrooms and that is with the installation of speakers that could be used in the event of an emergency; this seemed like a workable idea. David Ramirez acknowledged that the air raid sirens are not effective because there are places on campus where the sirens can not be heard.

§       Technology—Ardon Alger—The committee reported that any faculty member with a computer that is up for replacement this year has been contacted and asked if a replacement is needed.


Wireless access is available for students and faculty in the library, SSA Building, BE, Student Activities, and the courtyard. It may soon be available at the New Chino Campus. In a few weeks, faculty and staff using wireless will have access to the “Z” drive if they are using a district provided laptop. wireless

For detailed instructions on Chaffey College wireless access, please visit the Information Technology Services website at http://is.chaffey.edu/WirelessAccess/index1.htm.

President Alger announced that a Professional Development Software Bank of $5,000 has been established for needed software that is not provided to faculty by the District. Interested faculty should contact Susan Lucas at Extension 6970. For additional information or to download the application form, please go to the following website: http://www.chaffey.edu/profdev/faculty/software.html.

VI.     OLD BUSINESS

·      Faculty Screening Committees—Senate continued its discussion on faculty screening committees and approved the following:

§  Business & Office Technologies Instructor Screening Committee

Joy Haerens, BAT

Michele Tardiff, BAT

Teresa Williamson, BAT

Joanne Osgood, BAT

Ruth Delgado, SS

 

·      Sabbatical Reports—Tom de Dobay and Marylee Requa—Included in this week’s packet was a sabbatical readers tracking table for the last couple of years. After reviewing the table Senate appointed the following readers for Marylee Requa’s sabbatical report: Joy Haerens, Karen Lyman, and Diana Cosand. In addition, Senators Bob Baiz and Greg Creel were selected to review Tom de Dobay’s sabbatical report along with Senators Hutte & Sadowski.

·      Administrative Procedure 4.6.13 Grade Changes—President Alger announced that Admissions & Records no longer issue unofficial transcripts to students once a grade has been changed. The reason is that now students have access to viewing this information online (MyChaffeyView) within three (3) days from the date the Grade Change form was submitted. Due to this change, Senate revised section 2.2 to read: Students may verify their final grade online within three (3) days from the date the Grade Change form was submitted.

VII.       NEW BUSINESS

·      Professional Development/Faculty Success Center—Len Crow, Chair of the Faculty Success Center Task Force Committee, reported that he gave a PowerPoint presentation to the Student Success Initiative Steering Committee indicating what progress has been made.  A copy of the presentation was given to each Senator.  It is tied to the student success initiative targeting the underprepared student, initially.  We were developing this last fall.  It will be a faculty success center for professional development.  The task force members are listed and then there is a list of faculty for each of four workgroups under these.  We visited Maricopa District (AZ), ASU and other places to come up with ideas, and the survey we sent out to faculty is a culmination of this process.  Summary notes from all our meetings are also up on the Z-drive under Student Success Initiative.  There have been a lot of concepts like a summer program, a location for faculty, and others.  Now we are involved with the survey to see what faculty want, what faculty topic interests are for workshops, how they should be delivered, and possible incentives to get faculty to come to the activities provided by the Center.  We have had five or six meetings to discuss ideas, develop and critique the survey.  Senators asked if how to help adjunct faculty was discussed, and the committee did include this on the survey and considered faculty connectedness. Reaching adjunct faculty is a forefront of our discussions. We could invite full-time and adjunct faculty to discuss the underprepared students, in a summer institute or various workshops, e.g.  Senators asked where it might be located.   A possibility is ATL 109.  Faculty have received the survey as both email and a hardcopy in each mailbox.  The Committee requests that all faculty complete the survey as soon as possible.

VIII.     ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.      FLOOR ITEMS

X.      SUMMARY

  XI.   ADJOURNMENT

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

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________

Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer


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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

February 12, 2008

Members Present:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members Absent:

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

Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences........................ Cathie Keenan/On Leave

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

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

Language Arts..................................................................... Laura Hope/On Leave

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

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. Orville Clarke/Teaching in Italy

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

Alternates Present:

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

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

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

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

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

       I.     P.E.

      II.     CALL TO ORDER

    III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of February 5, 2008 and consent agenda were approved 18-0 as amended.

IV.       CONSENT AGENDA

§       Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Academic Accommodation Committee

Renee Ketchum, Alternate/HS

 

§  Child Development Center Teacher Screening Committee

Monica Alexander, SBS

Sergio Gomez, SBS

§  Philosophy Instructor Screening Committee

Kathy Brindell, SBS/Chair

Ryan Falcioni, SBS

Daniel Kern, SBS

Pak Tang, SBS

Charles Williams, LA

 

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

Eva Rose, VPCA

 

§  Student Learning Outcomes Task Force

Laurie Pratt, VPCA

 
   

      V.     REPORTS

·      President-

§       March in March—Senator Machado reported that ASCC identified the following three students to attend the March in March sponsored by Faculty Senate: Tammi Hopkins, Felicia Hunt, Juanita Kurisaki. The Senate also voted to send faculty member Diana Cosand.

·      Committees

§       Sign—Ardon Alger reported that the marquee sign will not be ready in time for the 125th Anniversary Celebration. However, the committee continues to be pleased with the design. The Sign Committee also met with the sign construction company and felt that they were responsive to the committee’s concerns. In addition, the new construction oversight company, Bernard Brothers Inc., was present and is aware of the issues around the new marquee sign.

VI.     OLD BUSINESS

·      Faculty Screening Committees—Senate continued its discussion on screening committee compositions and approved the following:

§  Accounting Instructor Screening Committee

Mike Deschamps, BAT

David Karp, BAT

Sid Burks, BAT

Teresa Thompson, BAT

Doug Duno, LA

 

§  Chemistry Instructor, Chino Campus Screening Committee

Cathie Keenan, M&S

Joyce Oakdale, M&S

Sariwan Tjandra, M&S

Heather McDonald, HS

Beth Child, M&S

 

§  Counselor Screening Committee

Ricardo Diaz, SS

DE Creasy-Valdez, SS

Susan Starr, SS

Robin Ikeda, M&S

Jackie Boboye, SS

Monica Molina, SS

§  Dean, Language Arts Screening Committee

Jon Ausubel, LA

Tamari Jenkins, LA

Sean Stratton, LA

Marie Boyd, LLR

Cindy Walker, LA

Cheryl Neece, LA

Rachel Hanna, Alternate/LA

Kyle Pennett, Alternate/LA

§  Dean, Social & Behavioral Sciences Screening Committee

Kathy Brindell, SBS

Paula Snyder, SBS

Angela Sadowski, SBS

Cynthia Parker, SBS

Kevin Cameron, SBS

Larry Hultgren, SBS

§  History Instructor, Chino Campus Screening Committee

Dan Loomis, SBS

Tim Greene, SBS

Sean Stratton, LA

Paula Snyder, SBS

Asiris Cruz, SBS

 

§  Reference Librarian Screening Committee

Marie Boyd, LLR

Carol Hutte, LLR

Mike Deschamps, BAT

Deckard Hodge, LA

·      Corrections & Consequences Task Force—Jon Ausubel, Diana Cosand—The Task Force wrote a letter to the Chancellor’s Office seeking a legal opinion about possible courses of action. The response from the Chancellor’s Office makes clear that making use of “legal loopholes” and the silence of the law on certain issues are avenues that the Chancellor’s Office discourages. The tone of the letter suggests that local Senates need to seek legislative solutions to the problem of not having an adequate policy for dealing with cheating. We are drafting a letter to the leadership of the Statewide Senate. Progress is being made on the development of a class for students caught cheating. One of the simplest solutions would be to change the W deadline for students. It is currently supposed to be at 7 days less than 75% of the semester. We propose moving the W deadline up to week 6 so that we could give students who cheated an F and make it stick. Students would need instructor’s permission to withdraw after that point. The C&C Task Force will write a proposal to change the W deadline, which will be widely circulated, and draft the letter.

Senate needs to form a group to reexamine the appeals process for students. Senate will put the appeals process on another agenda, and send it out. Jon will prepare comments about the problems that are present in the current appeals process.

·      Meritorious Service Award—Ardon reminded Senators that Friday, February 15 is the deadline for Meritorious Service Award nominations. However, the Senate decided to extend the deadline to Thursday, February 21 because of Program and Services Review appeals.

·      Modular Building—The new modular building on the walkway between Campus Center East and West is a construction manager’s trailer which is leased and will be taken down at the end of the Measure L projects, which will be several years. Earl Davis said the sidewalk will soon be blocked and traffic will be redirected to the pathway just above the blocked sidewalk. The modular will be close to two of the next building projects.

VII.       NEW BUSINESS

·      Early Alert Initiative—Ricardo Diaz, Coordinator—Ricardo commented that he has been working on Opening Doors to Excellence, which is a program to promote success for probationary students. They have been revamping the probation policy and the new policies are in place. That is part of what we are required to do under Title Five. We now shift our attention to the second half of the initiative, early alert. We attempt to intervene early with students who are at risk of failing or dropping out. We established a planning committee for early alert and talked about how to get it up and running. We will do it slowly and try to keep the process simple and non-intrusive for instructors. Ricardo is addressing Senate today because an important element is to identify key criteria that instructors would use to identify early alert students in their classes. Their identifiers might differ, so we want to conduct a survey to identify criteria that instructors would use to identify these at-risk students. We have created a faculty survey, which we are passing out to Senators. It will go out to instructors on paper and electronically. We will collect criteria and use it to decide what computer system we will use for the early alert system. We have identified one system, but it is not native to Datatel and that could create some problems. It allows the instructor to input problems the student is having. It appeared to be the best system that would work for us, but we are encountering some difficulty using it with Datatel. We are hoping to include as many criteria as possible but put the criteria at the top that are most commonly used by faculty.

In the past at other colleges, the most common complaint by faculty is that the system is too intrusive to faculty, and this is what we are trying to avoid. There is also an early alert system that is made by Datatel, and we will go to colleges that use it and find out how well it is working. The committee is very sensitive about how we communicate the news to students, who will often withdraw in response to negative comments about their performance. The number one risk factor for students on probation is that students are both working and going to school. Just notifying students that they might be failing does not work. We need to do more. Senators commented that students may work many hours in order to get health insurance. Students may solve this problem by enrolling in more units than they can handle in order to get the health insurance, and later drop some of the classes that they cannot handle. We also route students into guidance classes and to the Success Centers when needed. We want to create an early intervention program for students who are walking in the door already at risk, and route these students into a special intervention program called Smartstart. The most common comment from students is, “How come nobody told me about these programs?” Ricardo will address a Coordinator’s meeting about this as well. The Senate appreciates the Committee’s efforts and encourages them to continue.

·      Sabbatical Reports—Tom de Dobay and Marylee Requa—Senate assigned the following readers for Tom de Dobay’s sabbatical report: Senators Carol Hutte and Angela Sadowski. Due to a family crisis, Marylee Requa has requested a one-week extension which was approved by Senate.

·      Clarification of Administrative Procedure 4.6.13 Grade Changes—The confusion over the grade change process this week seems to stem from a clerical error. Both the Senate and Cecilia Carrera have agreed on the following new language to the Grade Change Policy that should prevent any problems in the future: If the faculty member becomes aware of a grading error anytime during the Two-year Time Limit Policy, he/she may change the grade by submitting a Grade Change Form to the Admissions and Records Office which must include a short explanation of the error. Senate was impressed with the responsiveness of the faculty to this issue.

VIII.     ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.      FLOOR ITEMS

X.      SUMMARY

  XI.   ADJOURNMENT

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

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________

Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer


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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

February 5, 2008

Members Present:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members Absent:

Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences........................ Cathie Keenan/On Leave

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

Language Arts..................................................................... Laura Hope/On Leave

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

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. Orville Clarke/Teaching in Italy

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

Alternates Present:

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

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

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

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

Guests:

Kay Willison-Peek, Director, Student Health Services

       I.     P.E.

      II.     CALL TO ORDER

    III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of January 29, 2008 and consent agenda were approved 19-0 as amended.

IV.       CONSENT AGENDA

      V.     REPORTS

·      President

§       Welcome Reception—The Welcome Reception was a huge success. There was tremendous support from administrators, classified, and faculty in welcoming over 105 new staff members. Several thank you notes were shared with the Senate expressing gratitude for this wonderful event. The Faculty Senate sent a special thank you to the following individuals/groups for making this event such a great success: Dawn Taccone, Daniel Swift and the Hotel and Food Service Management Students for staging this event so beautifully, providing the delicious food, and excellent service; Eunice Clark, Director of Auxiliary Services, for funding this elegant event; Cid Pinedo, Executive Director of the Foundation, for supplying the beverages; and our official greeters, Trisha Albertsen, Greg Creel, Angie Horton, Monica Molina, and Rosa Montoya. The goal is to do this every year in the beginning of the Fall semester.

§       Faculty Get-Together—President Alger reported that last night’s Faculty Get-Together at Stuft Pizza Café was another success. Senate decided to hold the next get-together on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 4:30 pm. Details will be sent out to all faculty via email.

§       Construction Trailer—Senate expressed concern with the addition of the triple-wide construction trailer set-up in the location of the previous Faculty Senate Trailer. The trailer blocks the student walkway impeding foot traffic. Senate asks why after a 10-year struggle to remove the Senate Trailer, administration would put another trailer in its place.

§       March in March—Senate agreed to sponsor three (3) students to attend the March in March in Sacramento on March 3. The cost is about $160 per student. The Senate plans to sponsor a faculty member to go as well. Senator Machado will contact ASCC to identify three students and will report back to the Senate the names of these students.

·      Coordinators

§       Senator Haerens reported that at the coordinator’s meeting Linda Howdyshell talked about the need to have experienced faculty as the founding faculty for the new Chino Campus. Coordinators suggested that some of the positions might be best filled by faculty with a load split between the Rancho Campus and the new Chino Campus.

·      Committees

§       125th Anniversary Celebration Planning—Renee Ketchum reported that Saturday, March 29 is the date of the Celebration. There will be multiple exhibits; there will be food, much of it free, music, and a campus-wide art exhibit. The Nursing Department will be offering several free health tests. Other departments are encouraged to have displays and other events to showcase their areas. Volunteers should speak to Renee Ketchum. Faculty are encouraged to participate. It is a great chance to visit other areas on campus and show off your program.

VI.     OLD BUSINESS

·      Academic Calendar Finals Week—The Senate voted 11 to 5 to keep the traditional finals week, with one “don’t care one way or the other “ vote.

·      Faculty Screening Committees—Faculty screening committees must be proposed by coordinators, not Deans or other administrators.

·      Faculty Senate Resolution in Support of Student Learning Outcomes and Student Success—The Senate approved the following resolution:

WHEREAS, research demonstrates that full-time faculty have a profoundly positive impact on the learning and success of Community College students.

WHEREAS, in 2006 Dr. Kane stated in a letter and in person the need for the college to set an intermediate goal of achieving a 60% full-time faculty ratio and that the college should increase its full-time faculty ratio by 2% a year.

WHEREAS, the college budget needs to be guided by the curriculum needs of the students; reductions of fulltime faculty in areas currently staffed works against the curriculum needs of the college and the students.

WHEREAS, relative to the college’s many discretionary projects, student access and student success are the college’s first priority and require a long-term investment in faculty.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the college identify the necessary funds to continue increasing the full-time faculty ratio in the interest of student learning and success.

VII.       NEW BUSINESS

·      Guidelines for Psychiatric Emergencies—Renee Ketchum and Kay Willison-Peek, Student Health Services Director, addressed Senate regarding the revised Guidelines for Psychiatric Emergencies. These guidelines have already been approved by the Health and Safety Committee. After the guidelines have been approved, Kay Willison-Peek will send out the information in an email to all faculty and staff and the information will be placed in the mailboxes of all adjunct faculty. The important thing is to maintain your safety as well as that of the students at all times. We do have to place about two students per semester on 5150, or 72 hour psychiatric hold. These are students who are a danger to themselves or others. If a student exhibits extreme depression or suicidal behavior or has threatened suicide, you should accompany the student to Health Services. Contact Campus Police at (909)652-6911 if Health Services is closed. There is currently no Dean available on Chaffey Campus after 7:00 p.m. Student Health Services is open Monday through Friday from 7:30‑4:30 p.m., and their phone number is (909) 652-6331. Student Health Services can only release personal information if there is a court subpoena or if the student requests it. For incidents between the hours of 4:30-7:00 p.m., please call the Evening Administrator.

The Faculty Senate is concerned that an institution of this size does not have an administrator on duty after 7:00 p.m. and that only one police officer is available at night.

VIII.     ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.      FLOOR ITEMS

X.      SUMMARY

  XI.   ADJOURNMENT

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

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________

Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer


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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

January 29, 2008

Members Present:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members Absent:

Vice President—Mathematics & Sciences........................ Cathie Keenan/On Leave

Language Arts..................................................................... Laura Hope/On Leave

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

Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts.................. Orville Clarke/Teaching in Italy

Alternates Present:

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

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

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

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

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

       I.     P.E.

      II.     CALL TO ORDER

    III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

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

IV.       CONSENT AGENDA

§       Approval of funds not to exceed $200 to cover the cost for dessert at the Welcome Reception.

§       Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Assistant Curator, Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts Screening Committee

Ardon Alger, VPCA

Cynde Miller, VPCA

Misty Burruel, VPCA

John Machado

§  Correction to January 22, 2008 Minutes: English Instructor Screening Committee

Neil Watkins, LA/Chair

Bonnie Spears, LA

Robert Nazar, LA

Deckard Hodge, LA

Monica Molina, SS

Marie Boyd, Alternate/LLR

§  Facility Maintenance Attendant (4 positions) Screening Committee

Mamta Agarwal, M&S

 
   

      V.     REPORTS

·      President

§       March in March—Chris Flores is taking a number of Chaffey students to Sacramento for the March in March on March 3, 2008. Sponsors are needed to help with the expenses of approximately $140 per student. This is a valuable learning experience for students. They get to meet their legislators and learn about the political process. Faculty Senate was interested in sponsoring.

§       Community College Mid-Year Budget Cut—President Alger shared data with Senators from the 2002/03 mid-year reductions. Originally the reductions were approximately $271 million but the final reduction was more like $161 million which resulted in a $2.3 million reduction to Chaffey’s 2002/03 budget.

§       Adjunct Faculty Numbers—Ardon shared the numbers of new adjunct faculty hired for the last two years with Senate. In 2006-2007 Chaffey hired 133 new adjunct instructors and 170 new adjuncts have been hired so far this year bringing the number of total adjuncts to 625.

·      Curriculum

§       Chair Burks reported that we went to the accreditation institutes, and we look to be in pretty good shape. The committee has recommended that we call occupational certificates “Certificate of Career Preparation.”

VI.     OLD BUSINESS

·      Academic Calendar Finals—Senate continued to study and discuss concerns regarding the best final week structure for student learning.

·      Faculty Screening Committees—Senators were given a sheet with recommended screening committees. Senators are asked to check with the faculty in their departments to find out if these are the names that they want on the screening committees. Shared governance demands that the faculty have an active roll in deciding the screening committee membership.

·      Professional Development Committee—Faculty Senate approved Carol McClure to serve as the Mathematics and Sciences representative on the Professional Development Committee.

VII.       NEW BUSINESS

·      Administrative Policy 5.2 Student Services Programs—The Ed Code now states that certain students can be exempt from matriculation.

·      Procedure 5.2.6 Matriculation—Added section 2.4 to the Administrative Procedure 5.2.6 Matriculation which states: Students may be exempt from matriculation services if they:

§       Have earned an associate degree or higher (diploma or transcripts required), or

§       Have completed certain coursework at another college (transcripts required), or

§       Will enroll in one course only, with no intention of earning a degree at Chaffey, or

§       Will enroll in performance/activity courses only.

Students have the right to refuse matriculation services and choose not to participate in assessment, orientation, and/or counseling. A student wishing to be exempt from these services based on one of the above criteria or wishing to decline participation must contact the Counseling Department to complete the necessary documentation. Students concurrently enrolled in high school and participating in the High School Dual Enrollment are not eligible for exemptions and cannot refuse matriculation services. Students who have previously chosen to refuse articulation services may reconsider and participate at any time. Senate approved the revised matriculation procedure.

·      Administrative Procedure 4.6.14 Credit/No Credit and Credit/No Credit Grades Catalog Statement—Due to Title 5 changes, Section 55022 Pass/No Pass grading replaces Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) grading. Administrative Procedure 4.6.14 and the catalog statement were revised to reflect these changes in Title 5 language. The Senate approved these changes; however, the Senate felt that it was a poor idea since the term Credit/No Credit is the term used by most colleges and changing the language could be confusing to students and other colleges.

·      Meritorious Service Award Nominations—All full-time contract faculty, living or deceased, who have been retired for at least one full year or who have died while still in service, are eligible for the Faculty Senate Meritorious Service Award. Nominations may be submitted by a single faculty member or group of faculty members. The letter of nomination should be narration, but concise and explicit. Details that sustain and/or support any assertion of meritorious service should be added as an appendix. Criteria used in evaluating applications are superior teaching or job performance plus professional achievement and/or college service. Complete guidelines are available from the Faculty Senate Office. Deadline for submitting applications is Friday, February 15, 2008. Senators are urged to voicemail their constituents with details and deadlines. Recipients will be honored at a luncheon in April.

·      Establishing a Campuswide Green Committee—Dan Loomis came to propose establishing a green committee.  The Board of Governors adopted a New Energy Efficiency and Environmentally Conscious Policy for community colleges and mandated a move towards greener campuses which will reduce our carbon footprint.  Loomis would like to start a Green Committee, and would like Senate approval for this.  We could offer an environmental tech program as Muriel Zimmermann had begun.  Certificated programs could also be offered for maintenance of green technology such as Hybrid cars and Wind or Solar Power.  Buildings could be retrofitted to reduce the carbon footprint.  Every building we have here has a southern exposure, which would make them appropriate for solar installation.  Loomis suggested that we could turn Chaffey College into a carbon neutral facility.  The first committee meeting is scheduled for February 6 at 3:00 pm in the Staff Dining Room.  A flyer will be sent out soon.

VIII.     ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.      FLOOR ITEMS

X.      SUMMARY

  XI.   ADJOURNMENT

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

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________

Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer


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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

January 22, 2008

Members Present:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members Absent:

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

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

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

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

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

Alternates Present:

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

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

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

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

       I.     P.E.

      II.     CALL TO ORDER

    III.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Consent agenda was approved 18-0.

IV.       CONSENT AGENDA

§       Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Data & Records Assistant, Disability Programs and Services Screening Committee

Irene Okura, SS/DPS

 

§  Director, Alumni Relations, Foundation Screening Committee

Sandy Hardie, SBS

Deckard Hodge, LA

§  English Instructor, Chino Campus Screening Committee

Neil Watkins, LA/Chair

Bonnie Spears, LA

Robert Nazar, LA

Deckard Hodge, LA

Monica Molina, LA

Cindy Walker, LA

Marie Boyd, Alternate, LLR

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Technology Committee

Jo Alvarez, VPCA

 
   

      V.     REPORTS

·      President

§       Adjunct Senator—President Alger announced that Vanessa Pitts-Ponder has resigned as Adjunct Senator due to scheduling conflicts. Gail Keith-Gibson will serve as the Adjunct Senator and Ky Suh will serve as the Alternate Adjunct Senator.

§       Chaffey College Foundation Telethon—Congratulations to the Foundation on the success of the 5th and final Telethon by raising $431,065 with a five year total of over $1.16 million dollars. A special thank you to those individuals and departments that put forth the extra effort to make this year’s 5th and final Telethon a huge success.

§       Academic Senate—President Alger announced that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and the Foundation for California Community Colleges is sponsoring the Stanback-Stroud Diversity Award.  Each college may nominate one faculty member to receive this prestigious honor, which includes a cash award of $5,000.  The award recipient will be honored at the 2008 Spring Plenary Session on April 18, 2008. Completed applications must be received in the Academic Senate Office in Sacramento by 5:00 pm Friday, February 1, 2008.  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.

§       Spring 2008 Headcount and Enrollment—The latest data on Spring 2008 semester unduplicated student headcount and enrollment after the third day of the semester (through Wednesday, January 16, 2008) was shared with Senate. Our unduplicated student headcount stands at 18,160. This is 776 students (4.46%) higher than at a comparable point in the Spring 2007 registration period (through 1/18/2007). Among the 1,925 students who were de-registered for non-payment, 1,071 (55.64%) have subsequently re-enrolled in courses at Chaffey College. These students represent 25.88% of the students who have enrolled since the de-registration process occurred.

§       Datatel Colleague Steering Committee (DCSC)—Vice President Keenan will be out on medical leave for the next six weeks and needs an alternate to attend the February Datatel Colleague Steering Committee meeting. Senator Greg Creel volunteered to attend in Vice President Keenan’s place.  The February meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 1, 2008 at 10:00 am in the Information Services Meeting Room.

§       State Budget Update—January 10, 2008—Included in this week’s Senate packet was a status report on the actions, discussions, and rumors in Sacramento related to the community college’s state budget for fiscal year 2008-2009. In addition a budget update from the Vice Chancellor for Fiscal Policy was included in the packets.

President Alger presented the following budget highlights:

Current Year (2007-08):

§       According to the Administration’s calculations, Proposition 98 funding provided in the 2007-08 Budget Act is $1.4 billion more than required by the Proposition 98 minimum guarantee. This makes it possible for the state to reduce current year Proposition 98 spending by up to $1.4 billion without suspending Proposition 98.

§       Despite this flexibility, the Governor proposes a midyear reduction of $400 million to K-12 schools and Community Colleges, stating that he does not feel that it would be possible for schools and colleges to achieve savings on the magnitude of $1.4 billion during the current year.

§       Of the proposed $400 million current year reduction, $360 million would be taken from K-12 schools and $40 million taken from the Community Colleges; Chaffey $400,000.

§       The proposed $40 million mid-year reduction for the Community College would be applied as a one-time reduction to apportionments (schedule 1). However, the budget proposes working with Community College stakeholders during the upcoming special session on the budget to find alternative one-time current year reductions to substitute for the proposed reduction in apportionments.

Budget Year (2008-09):

§       The Governor proposes suspending Proposition 98 for the 2008-09 fiscal year, thus eliminating any minimum funding requirement for K-12 schools and Community Colleges. The level of Proposition 98 spending proposed in the Governor’s budget is $4 billion below the amount that would be required absent a suspension.

§       For the Community Colleges, this translates into a $483 million reduction compared to our projected budget needs. That is, compared to projected program costs, growth, and COLA, the Governor’s proposed budget provides $483 million less than what is needed for 2008-09.

§       This $483 million reduction consists of the following:

§      Zero COLA. This represents a $291.7 million shortfall in apportionments. DOF (Department of Finance) estimates that the 2008-09 COLA should be 4.94 percent.

§      One-percent enrollment growth. This represents a $111.8 million reduction to enrollment growth compared to DOF’s estimate of enrollment demand. DOF estimates growth in community college enrollment demand for 2008-09 at 3 percent; the Governor proposes funding for only 1 percent growth (currently 2% plus).

§      Across-the-board reduction to categorical programs. This represents a reduction of $80 million. Reductions to categorical programs range from 4 to 11 percent below the 2007-08 Budget Act levels.

§       The Governor proposes no increase in student fees for 2008-09.

§       Proposition 92—Community Colleges. Funding. Governance. Fees.—It would freeze tuition at $15, assures us our share under Proposition 98, and keeps the system from raising tuition at short notice. We have the lowest funding per student of any California college system, lower than the CSU and UC systems. Senate will put out an educational document on Proposition 92 to all the faculty.

§       Senators expressed concern for Laura Hope on her recent surgery and authorized sending an acknowledgment and get well wishes from the faculty.

§       Senators expressed concern for Cathie Keenan on her recent surgery and authorized sending an acknowledgment and speedy recovery wishes from the faculty of Chaffey College.

§       Senators also expressed concern for Lynn Navarette on her recent surgery and authorized sending an acknowledgment and get well wishes from the faculty.

§       Senators sent condolences to Kathy Brindell, whose mother recently passed away.

§       Senators sent condolences to the family of former adjunct faculty member, Chalene Crawford, who recently passed away.

·      Curriculum

§       Curriculum Chair Burks reported that General Ed./Liberal Arts degrees are no longer allowed by the Chancellor’s Office unless they have an “area of emphasis”. Maggie Van Riper, Articulation Officer, is working to convert our existing degrees to “compliant” status.

§       Certificates of less than 18 units but more than 12 units must now be approved by the Chancellor’s Office in order to place them on transcripts or call them certificates of achievement. The Chancellor’s Office will not even consider certificates of less than 12 units.

VI.     OLD BUSINESS

·      Academic Calendar Finals—Of the total faculty that voted so far, 38% want finals week, 60% want to eliminate finals week, and 2% abstained. VPCA has not voted yet. Faculty Senate to make a decision next week.

·      Faculty Get-Together—President Alger presented several dates for the next Faculty Get-Together. Senate decided to sponsor the next Faculty Get‑Together on Monday, February 4 at 4:30 pm at Stuft Pizza Café.

·      Professional Development Committee—Senate approved Marylee Requa to serve as the Social & Behavioral Sciences representative on the Professional Development Committee. Senate to put out a renewed call for a faculty representative from the School of Mathematics and Sciences.

·      New Faculty Hires—President Alger announced that the college plans to fill seven (7) full-time faculty positions to staff the new campus in Chino. Some of the positions may be filled by current faculty transferring to Chino. Their positions would then be filled by new hires. The following positions are currently being recruited for the Chino Campus: English, Mathematics, Counselor, Librarian, Biology, History, and Business & Office Technologies. The following seven (7) positions will be filled contingent upon funding: Real Estate, Art, Cinema/Broadcasting, Philosophy, Sociology, Chemistry (Chino), and Mathematics.

The Art, Cinema/Broadcasting, Philosophy, and Sociology positions if not filled would reduce the number of full-time faculty in those departments. In addition the retirement position in Fashion Design is not scheduled to be filled at this time. In each case the reduction of a successful program will cause serious damage to the effectiveness of the program and student learning outcomes in that area.

The full-time to part-time faculty ratio went down by 2% in 2007-2008 despite the college’s goal to increase the percentage of full-time faculty. In 2006-2007 the percentage of full-time faculty was 52%; the ratio is at 50% for 2007-2008. The college hired 110 new adjunct faculty in Fall 2007 and 60 new adjunct faculty have been hired for Spring 2008. We need to look hard at the budget and see if we can avoid cutting the number of full-time faculty. This year we hired 170 new adjuncts! We need a plan that does not disrupt the integrity of our current programs during this time.

·      Administrative Procedure 5.6 Speech: Time, Place, and Manner—Angela Bartlett has volunteered to fill in for Laura Hope while she is on medical leave to work with Bob Toister and Robin Ikeda on rewriting this procedure.

·      Corrections & Consequences Task Force—President Alger shared the responses from the Chancellor’s Office to our questions regarding penalizing students for suspected cheating or academic dishonesty. Executive Vice Chancellor and Assistant General Counsel responded that the “I” grade could not be used for what we were requesting and requiring a course as a corrective condition for academic dishonesty is not legal. The Corrections & Consequences Task Force is still seeking ways to address Academic Integrity violations.

VII.       NEW BUSINESS

·      Welcome Reception—New Classified, Faculty, & Managers—President Alger announced that Faculty Senate will host the first annual Welcome Reception for all new staff members on Wednesday, January 30 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in the Staff Dining Room. The reception will welcome 98 new classified, faculty, and managers to the Chaffey Community. Refreshments will be provided by Daniel Swift, Dawn Taccone, and the Hotel and Food Service Management Students courtesy of Eunice Clark, Director of Auxiliary Services, Bookstore; and Cid Pinedo, Executive Director, Foundation. This will be an annual event that will be held during the fall semester. Everyone is invited to attend. President Alger asked for faculty volunteers to help man the check-in table at this event. Senators Monica Molina and Alif Wardak volunteered.

·      Fiscal Independence Update—On October 15, 2007, the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and the office of the San Bernardino County Auditor/Controller-Recorder recommended to the Board of Governors that Chaffey College be granted fiscal independence status. Fiscal independence means we pay our own bills instead of sending them to the county. Paychecks will be coming directly from Chaffey College. On November 5, 2007, the Board of Governors granted Chaffey College conditional approval effective July 1, 2008 provided that the CPA firm’s (Vavrinek, Trine, & Day) final test of the payroll system is successful in May 2008.

·      Maintenance, Operations, and Facilities Update—President Alger shared the Maintenance, Operations & Facilities presentation to the Governing Board at their August 23, 2007 meeting with Senate. This presentation included primary responsibilities, visions, proposed organizational chart, accomplishments, and initiatives (completed, in progress, & planned) for each area. President Alger announced that Operations will be moving several staff members to the night shift in order to provide 24-hour custodial service to the campus which may result in better classroom cleanup.

·      Technology Committee—Due to a scheduling conflict, Jo Alvarez will not be able to serve on the Technology Committee. Senate to put out a call for a faculty representative from Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts.

·      125th Anniversary Celebration—This campus-wide event will take place on Saturday, March 29. The Anniversary Celebration Planning Committee is in need of volunteers to serve in a number of capacities. Volunteers are being coordinated through Renee Ketchum and anyone interested in participating should contact her directly at Extension 6689 or via email at renee.ketchum@chaffey.edu. An immediate need is volunteers to do demonstrations in their program areas. Faculty interested in participating should let the Planning Committee know what demonstration or activity they could host on the day of this event. Chaffey is encouraging the communities we serve to come on campus and learn about the many programs we offer.

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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