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Chaffey College
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Ardon Alger
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Minutes

Spring Semester 2009


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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

May 12, 2009

Members Present:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members Absent:

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

Alternates Present:

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

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

Language Arts..................................................................... Leona Fisher

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

Guests:

         David Karp

            Monica Avalos

            Benjamin Lucas

            Arnaldo Ferreira

            Dolores Martinez

            Donna Walker

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of May 5, 2009, and consent agenda were approved 22-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Curriculum Committee

Robin Witt, M&S

Daniel Kern, SBS

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Enrollment Growth & Management Committee

Erik Jacobson, VPCA

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Instructional Support Dean Screening Committee

Eva Rose, VPCA

 

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  Inaugural President’s Dinner—Senators Cosand, Ketchum, and Requa attended the Inaugural President’s Dinner with Ardon on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, which launched the Chaffey College Foundation Fund-A-Dream Scholarship Program. The Fund-A-Dream Program provides an opportunity for local businesses and individuals (DreamMakers) to invest in the workforce by supporting a student or program of their choice. The program is a great way for businesses to invest in their own workforce, helping to bridge the gap between basic education and actual career preparedness. The Foundation is currently at 94 Dreams pledged and received.

§  Budget Forum—President Alger reminded Senators about Dr. Shannon’s Budget Forum on Wednesday, May 13 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm in Health Science Room 143. Dr. Shannon and College administrators will provide information regarding the State and College budgets.

§  Minutes—President Alger will be sending today’s minutes to Senators via email to obtain online approval in order to distribute the approved minutes before faculty leave for the summer.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Professional Relations Committee

§  Selection—President Alger distributed ballots to Senators. The vote was tallied and the following faculty members were elected to serve on the newly restructured Professional Relations Committee: Bruce Osburn, David Karp, Renee Ketchum, Greg Creel, Robin Ikeda, Sariwan Tjandra, Michael Fong, and Tim Greene. Sue Bartell, Tamari Jenkins, and Marylee Requa will serve as Alternates.

§  Terms—David Karp, Renee Ketchum, Michael Fong, and Tim Greene will serve three-year terms, and Bruce Osburn, Greg Creel, Robin Ikeda, and Sariwan Tjandra will serve two-year terms.

§  Training—Training for committee members will take place in the fall during flex. Jonathan Ausubel and Marylee Requa are currently looking for trainers. The cost for training will be split between CCFA and the District.

·      Program & Services Review Faculty Co-Chair—President Alger announced that the new Program & Services Review Committee Faculty Co-Chair is Rachel Hanna. Senate approved, and sends its congratulations to Rachel.

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Presentation of Scholarships—Faculty Senate Scholarships in the amount of $800 each were awarded to this year’s recipients, Monica Avalos and Benjamin Lucas. Senate congratulated the recipients and wished them much success in their future endeavors.

·      Introduction of New and Acknowledgment of Outgoing Senators—Outgoing Senators whose terms expire this year are Greg Creel, who served for two (2) years as Senator from Instructional Support; Monica Molina, who served for one (1) year as Alternate Senator from Student Services; and Ky Suh, who served for two (2) years as Alternate Adjunct Senator.  Senate also acknowledged Abel Chen for three and a half (3½) years of service as the Alternate Senator from Business & Applied Technology who has resigned. Senate expressed appreciation for their years of service.

·      Senate welcomed Senators who will be joining us beginning in the fall:  David Karp will complete Abel’s term as Alternate Senator from Business & Applied Technology; Beverly Cox will serve as Senator from Health Sciences, and Sue Bartell will serve as the Alternate; Mary Jane Ross will serve as Instructional Support Senator; Will Carrick will serve as Alternate Student Services Senator; and Arnaldo Ferreira will serve as the Alternate Adjunct Senator. Ardon Alger, Joy Haerens, Rob Rundquist, Neil Watkins, Cathie Keenan, Angela Sadowski, Bob Baiz, Tom de Dobay, John Machado, Robin Ikeda, and Gail Keith-Gibson have won reelection to their current positions for an additional term.

VIII.    ANNOUNCEMENTS

·      The after-graduation party will be held at Marie Boyd’s house. A flyer will be sent out with a map.

·      The retirement party for Dale DesLauriers and Bob Toister will be in ZH-115 on Tuesday, May 19, at 2:00 pm.

·      The student invitational artists’ talk will be held tomorrow from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Wignall Museum.

IX.     FLOOR ITEMS

X.     SUMMARY

XI.  ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 2:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________

Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer

 




FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

May 5, 2009

Members Present:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members Absent:

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

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

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

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

Alternates Present:

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

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

Language Arts..................................................................... Leona Fisher

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

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

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

Guests:

         Hany Talya

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of April 28, 2009, and consent agenda were approved 20-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Student Learning Outcomes Committee

Dan Kern, SBS

 

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  Joy Haerens announced that David Karp was elected by acclamation as the Alternate Senator representing Business & Applied Technology.

§  President Alger reminded Senators that next week’s meeting is in the Staff Dining Room at 12:30 pm for the presentation of scholarships and the Installation of New Senators/Acknowledgement of Outgoing Senators.

·      Curriculum

§  Adopt and Implement the California Community College General Education AP Test Equivalency List—Marie Boyd reported that we have been asked by the State Academic Senate to adopt the system. Advanced placement scores of 3, 4, or 5 are required for general education certification. Senators were given copies of the list. Senate approved.

·      Committees

§  Multi-Campus Task Force—Jim Kerr reported that the task force met and discussed video conferencing, human resources, staffing, the faculty, adjunct ratio, and some of the programs that will be over at Chino, such as Aeronautics, Hospitality, and Criminal Justice, and the ratio of faculty to adjunct. Chino campus is 75% adjunct. We talked about reporting lines of who reports to whom at the campus. We will work out video-conferencing between the campuses. The coordinators will give input to the deans, who will meet with the vice presidents on scheduling, which will then come down from the coordinators to the faculty. There will be a flow chart made. The reporting issues have not been worked out yet.

§  Tree—Ardon Alger reported the Tree Committee meets every Friday at 8:00 am. All the landscaping plans are brought to the Tree Committee. The general plan is to have grass and parkland down the middle of campus and sustainable landscaping for the rest of the Rancho Campus. The users of each building will or have had a chance for input on the landscaping in each area. This includes Chino and Fontana. Raul Alvarado and crew have been doing a great job. We are finally making progress on the Aviary landscaping as well.

§  Art Committee--Senate commended the Art Committee for the outstanding work they have done this year.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Professional Relations Committee—The membership and structure of the new Professional Relations Committee was discussed. This discussion will be continued at the next meeting.

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Distance Education Update—Carol Hutte and Terri Helfand, Co-Coordinators, Distance Education, presented a DE update to Senate.  Terri and Carol were asked to take over as faculty coordinators of Distance Education after the departure of Susan Lucas. In addition, Kim Noseworthy, Blackboard administrator, became the new classified tri-chair of the DE Committee.  As a first step, services for faculty such as archiving and course rollover were reinstated. Some issues the DE Committee has addressed include faculty assistance with technical problems and faculty training.  District-mandated training for new DE instructors started in fall 2008.  They are planning 5-6 workshops related to DE issues at Fall Flex 2009. They hope to podcast or videotape some of these sessions for adjunct faculty.  They asked us to please look for their workshops at fall flex.  These workshops will also be applicable to instructors of hybrid courses as well as enhanced courses. There are issues that affect Distance Education at all colleges which include regular and effective faculty-student contact and identification of students taking exams by 2012. They have been working with the counselors to come up with guidelines for assisting students to determine whether they are good candidates for DE courses.  They have also been working with Institutional Research to look at factors contributing to student success in DE courses.  Their current Blackboard system is not meeting instructors’ needs.  They are having demonstrations of the learning management systems including Angel, E-college, and Desire to Learn. All DE Committee members and DE instructors have been invited to attend these sessions. After these demonstrations have been completed, all DE instructors will be invited to take part in online discussions evaluating these products. These discussions will be part of the selection process to determine if they want to move to a new learning management system or stay with Blackboard. They are also working on a community-wide best practices discussion forum for all Distance Education instructors. A 24/7 help desk will soon be available for all online students. Terri and Carol are also taking part in the Web Portal Task Force that has been formed, representing Distance Education. The web-site for Distance Education has been revised as well. 

·      Purchasing Update—Michael Jung, Director of Purchasing Services, presented a purchasing update to Senators. Isabel Trevino, one of the buyers in purchasing, accompanied Michael. Change, Communication, Collaboration, and Customer Service were the main topics. Some of the changes that have already happened include the following: a new director has been hired; the warehouse has been reorganized and optimized for processing shipments, storing files, handling surplus inventory, delivering mail more timely, and using buyer credit cards. As a result of the changes, the warehouse performance has greatly improved. We get our products much more quickly. The warehouse typically delivers goods within 24-48 hours of their arrival, unless the department is not available to receive the products. Purchasing is aligning their practices to better support instructional programs. Some of the tasks purchasing does besides buy products is to negotiate contracts with vendors, and to process contracts for independent contractors, professional services, and construction. The warehouse does more than just receiving. They process deliveries, coordinate shipping, sort and distribute mail, maintain the College equipment inventory, and handle long-term file storage. Instructional programs can expect more collaboration and better communication from Purchasing. They state that we should already be experiencing better customer service from them.

As part of their customer service they will try to demystify or better explain the Purchasing process “black box.” One of their goals is to explain to the faculty and staff how to use Purchasing to get their requests for goods and services through the system more quickly. Purchasing has already modified their communication style, using e-mail and telephone more effectively. And Purchasing is piloting a new look to their website. The website will highlight access to forms without having to go to the Z-drive; the website will be easy to move around.

Another customer service feature of Purchasing which was highlighted was the Buyer credit cards. All the buyers have credit cards to deal with vendors on the behalf of staff. Instead of the Faculty spending their own money for instructional materials, they should use the College requisition system to order their items, and the buyer will make the purchase with the credit card. It was mentioned that in the past, education was compromised because instructors could not get needed equipment or goods timely. However, members of the Senate indicated that goods and equipment are being received by the departments more quickly. Purchasing has re-formed its mission and philosophy to provide service that will better meet the needs of the College.

VIII.    ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.     FLOOR ITEMS

X.     SUMMARY


XI.  ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 2:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________

Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer

 




FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

April 28, 2009

Members Present:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members Absent:

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

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

Alternates Present:

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

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

Language Arts..................................................................... Leona Fisher

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

Guests:

         Hany Talya

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of April 14, 2009, and consent agenda were approved 21-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Director of Financial Aid Screening Committee

Chris Flores, SS

 

§  GEM Committee

Stephanie Rioux, Adjunct/LA

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Cinema Instructor Screening Committee

Misty Burruel, VPCA

Laurie Pratt

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  Academic Senate Plenary Session—Ardon Alger, Marie Boyd, and Sherrie Guerrero attended the Fall Academic Senate Plenary Session April 16-18 in San Francisco.

§  Faculty Get-Together—Senate discussed the next Faculty Get-Together and agreed to host the next get-together in the Fall as a welcome back.

§  California Faces Shortage of College Graduates for Workforce, Study Finds—A copy of this Los Angeles Times article dated April 16, 2009, was included in this week’s Senate packets. The complete article can be accessed at http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-college-gap-17-2009apr17,0,7457322.story.

§  Senate sends get well wishes to Mike Eskew in Language Arts who recently had surgery.

·      Vice President

§  Senate Elections—In the absence of Vice President Keenan, Secretary/Treasurer Cosand announced that the Faculty Senate ballots have been tallied and the 2009-2010 Faculty Lecturer of the Year will be Orville Clarke. Secretary/Treasurer Cosand also announced that Gail Keith-Gibson was reelected as the Adjunct Senator, and Arnaldo Ferreira was elected as the Alternate Adjunct Senator. Congratulations to all of the candidates.

Secretary/Treasurer Cosand announced the following election results for Faculty Senate seats: Cathie Keenan was reelected for another term as the Mathematics & Science Senator; Angela Sadowski was reelected as the Senator representing Social & Behavioral Sciences; Bob Baiz was reelected as the Student Services Senator; Will Carrick was elected as the Alternate Senator for Student Services; Tom deDobay as Senator for Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts (VPCA); and John Machado as the Alternate Senator from VPCA. The latter four were reelected by acclamation.

·      Committees

§  Student Learning Outcomes—Marie reported that they are getting the SLO website ready for housing the course and program level SLOs. The program level SLO section of the Programs and Services Review worked very well.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Curriculum Committee Chair—Senate unanimously approved Marie Boyd as the Curriculum Chairperson for 2009-2011.

·      Professional Relations (PR)—Marylee Requa, Sue Bartell, Renee Ketchum, and Alif Wardak reported that they are recommending that the draft given to Senators be approved as a Working Document outlining the procedures for the Professional Relations Committee, with the following minor revisions: Under Initial Procedure item a. Change the last sentence to read—It is recommended that this occur during the same week of the alleged act or incident that is the subject of the dispute. In the same section add an item e. to read—NOTE: In some cases, a faculty member may elect to start the process with phase II after an initial discussion with a member of the PR Committee. It was reiterated that the committee needs broad and diverse representation. The subcommittee requests that a call go out for new members for this committee to enable them to receive mediation/conflict resolution training early in the fall, possibly during Flex. The Senate approved the draft with the stated revisions as the Working Document for the PR Committee and approved that Senate will put out a call for representatives to serve. The timelines for Professional Relations conflict resolutions are not constrained by those for grievances. Those timelines are mentioned only to make all faculty cognizant that if a dispute could potentially become a grievance, it will need to be referred to the CCFA grievance officer in a timely fashion. The deadline for nominees interested in serving on the newly reconstituted PR committee will be 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 5, 2009.

·      High School Petitions Committee—Senate approved Pak Tang and Tamari Jenkins to serve on the High School Petitions Committee while Cathie Keenan is on medical leave.

·      Program and Services Review Committee—Senate approved Phil Roberts and Donna Colondres to serve as faculty representatives on the Program and Services Review Committee.

·      Sign Committee—Senate approved Ardon Alger and Rod Elsdon as faculty representatives on the Sign Committee with Cathy Decker serving as the Alternate faculty representative.

·      Faculty Lecturer of the Year/Change is Groovy Retirement Celebration— Senate sends a special thank you to those individuals and departments that put forth the extra effort to make this year’s Faculty Lecturer of the Year and the Retirement Celebration a huge success. The lecture wouldn’t have been possible without the extraordinary group efforts of:

§  Ardon Alger, Dolores Martinez, and Donna Walker in the Faculty Senate/Curriculum Office

§  Shirley Emilio and Senators Tom de Dobay and Orville Clarke

§  Debbie Van Dyke, Max Prieto, and the Lithography Department

§  Cherie Ventola in Graphic Services

§  Peggy Cartwright and the Marketing Department

§  Gary Reinschmidt, and the Theatre assistants

§  Michael O’Bannon and Tim McClaury in Information Technology Services

§  Chaffey College Student Ambassadors Julian Vasquez and Vanessa Herberger and of course our lecturer, Dan Loomis.

Thanks to those individuals above and the following people for assistance beyond the call of duty with the Retirement Celebration:

§  Dr. Henry Shannon

§  Our Emcees Ardon Alger and Lissa Napoli

§  Presenters Muriel Zimmermann, Lori Waite, Mary Thomas, Vic Oliva, Deb Reed, Maggie Vizio, Debby Van Dyke, Candice Tinsley, Eva Rose, and Karen Pender.

§  Chaffey College Student Ambassadors Lindsay O’Bannon, Vanessa Herberger, Julian Vasquez, Amelia Holani, and Joshua Garcia

§  Retirement Committee members Ardon Alger, Peggy Cartwright, Jared Ceja, Tim McClaury, Nick Nazarian, Lissa Napoli, and Chair Sharon Schroeder

§  Chaffey College Audio Visual Department

§  Chaffey College Foundation

§  PE/Athletics Department

§  S&B Foods

§  Chaffey College Bookstore/Auxiliary Services

§  Campus Safety

§  Everyone in Maintenance and Operations that assisted with set-up and clean-up

§  Anyone else we may have missed.

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Withdrawal Limitations Task Force—Laura Hope, Interim Dean, Instructional Support, reported the law has changed in regard to Title 5.  Title 5 will restrict students to no more than four (4) Ws for a given class, and applies to all courses, including open-entry and pass/no pass classes.  It is being driven by the Department of Finance.  Every time a student withdraws and reenrolls, we are paying for each student.  Four Ws is the maximum that the law will allow.  We are talking about treating a W the same as an F, as an unsuccessful attempt, so that once a student has three (3) unsuccessful attempts in any combination of Fs and Ws, he or she has to petition, and the last time the course may be repeated is the fourth.  The law also talks about exceptions to that policy, so a student could petition if the student had taken the course many years ago, on the basis of recent knowledge, or under what is called extenuating circumstances.  Extenuating circumstances may be determined in each school by the dean and the coordinator.  The task force could also come up with a Primer for the deans and coordinators to use suggesting what extenuating circumstances might be defined as.  Chaffey can also be more restrictive than Title 5 actually requires.

·      Key Issuance Procedures—Robin Ikeda reported that the task force is addressing the dual issues of key tracking and issuance. The patents to the old master keys has expired, and those keys can be easily duplicated. Although new masters have been purchased, and electronic access is becoming more widespread, the college still needs a more efficient means of distributing and tracking keys. The college has purchased software that will simplify tracking. In order to track keys effectively, the college needs a means to regain the keys that are issued to faculty who are not returning. The task force has discussed the return and redistribution (as necessary) of keys to adjunct instructors, at the close and start of each semester (or summer school).

The Senate responded that faculty (including adjunct instructors) have 24/7 access to spaces in which they have district business (e.g., instructional, prep, office, and restroom spaces).  It is not uncommon for instructors to wait 1-2 months for a key, the request for which was timely made; that is not acceptable. Further, the Senate feels strongly that adjunct instructors should not relinquish their keys unless they are not returning for the following semester, and that keys must be available to faculty on an emergency basis.

The Senate is particularly concerned about the impending need for hundreds of keys that will occur as Summer Sessions begin, and instructors are distributed all over campus due to construction, remodeling, and roof repair.  The Senate strongly encourages the task force to continue in its efforts to resolve these issues.

·      Dean, Instructional Support Screening Committee—Faculty Senate discussed the committee composition on this important screening committee and approved Greg Creel, Terri Helfand, Eva Rose, Amy Nevarez, and Emily Avila as faculty representatives.

·      Inaugural President’s Dinner—Senators Requa, Cosand, and Ketchum will attend the Inaugural President’s Dinner with President Alger on May 5, 2009, at the Ontario Doubletree Hotel.

VIII.    ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.     FLOOR ITEMS

X.     SUMMARY


XI.  ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 2:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________

Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer

 




FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

April 14, 2009

Members Present:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members Absent:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alternates Present:

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

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

Language Arts..................................................................... Leona Fisher

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

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

Guests:

         Hany Talya

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of March 31, 2009 and consent agenda were approved 20-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Program & Services Review Committee

Cathy Decker, LA

 

§  Health and Safety Committee

Russ Baty, BAT

 

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  Update on Cathie Keenan—President Alger visited Cathie Keenan last week and reported that she looks good and is looking forward to coming back to work.

§  State Academic Senate—Accreditation Update—Included in the Senate packet was the state Academic Senate’s President’s Update for April 2009. This update included an article on accreditation that Senate discussed regarding the SLOs and the need for them to be included in the course outline of record and class syllabi. The Academic Senate has interpreted from the beginning, with no firm disagreement from the Commission, that the decision on these issues rests with the individual colleges and what works best for them. However, recommendations from visiting teams have been inconsistent regarding these issues, and the Commission has been requested to clarify these issues. In the Commission’s March 2009 newsletter, the Commission has stated firmly that SLOs must be on both the course outlines of record and each class syllabus. The Academic Senate is not at all happy with this interpretation, and the Executive Committee will begin discussions of how to respond to this interpretation. You can access the April 2009 President’s Update at http://www.asccc.org/Publications/Upd.htm.

§  Vice President of Instruction Open Forum—President Alger stated that representation from Faculty Senate was very good at the open forum on Wednesday, April 1, and thanked Senators for their participation.

§  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 12, in the Staff Dining Room. Lunch will be catered by S&B Foods.

§  Senate will not meet next week in lieu of the Faculty Lecturer of the Year.

·      Vice President

§  Senate Elections—In the absence of Vice President Keenan, Secretary/Treasurer Cosand announced that Joy Haerens was reelected for another term as the Business & Applied Technology Senator by acclamation. Senator Neil Watkins was reelected by acclamation for another term as the Language Arts Senator. Beverly Cox was elected as Health Sciences Senator, and Sue Bartell was elected as Alternate Health Sciences Senator; both positions were elected by acclamation. Elections are still pending for Mathematics & Sciences; Social & Behavioral Sciences; Student Services; and Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts. Senator Cosand reminded Senators that elections for expired Senate seats need to be completed no later than thirty days before the end of the Spring semester, April 21, 2009.

Senator Cosand reminded faculty that if they haven’t voted in the Faculty

Senate Elections, there is still time. Faculty members have received ballots via email. Ballots can be returned to the Faculty Senate Office through

campus mail, U.S. mail, e-mail, or in person. The deadline for voting is Monday, April 27, at 4:30 pm.

·      Curriculum

§  Basic Skills Competency for Graduation in Reading—There is a need to tighten up language on graduation requirements, and we have started with reading.  The current catalog says: The student must pass, with a minimum grade of C, any course in literature, anthropology, economics, sociology, psychology, history, philosophy, or political science that is applicable to the General Education requirement of the Associate Degree.

The new language states: Reading proficient or placement into Reading 1 as determined through the Chaffey assessment process or successful completion of Reading 550 or a more advanced reading course.

Reading proficient = Higher than Reading 1 (above grade 12 reading level)

Enter into Reading 1 = reading at grade 11.5+

Pass Reading 550 = read at grade 11.5+

Senate motioned to approve and was unanimously passed.

·      Committees

§  Datatel Colleague Steering—Bob Baiz reported from the Datatel Steering Committee.  Effective this semester they split the screens on ChaffeyView so if a class is graded by letter, the p/no p will not be available on the drop-down menu.  They are trying to set up a system, so instructors who need more add codes can get them.  They will email instructors when students drop classes, but 25% of faculty do not have a Chaffey College email address.  It only works for students that drop online so far.  They are adjusting the payment screen to try to help with the payment.  Many students forget to pay and are deregistered if they don’t pay by the deadline.  The process is being adjusted.  They are working on starting to flag some programs for early alert.  Students can now pay by e-check.  There was a lengthy discussion of the deregistration process and giving students a more concrete deadline for students to pay fees before getting deregistered.  There was discussion of having a concrete deadline versus having a rolling deadline.  Senators commented that they preferred the concrete deadline.  By summer there will be no more paper rosters.  There is discussion about putting together a web portal task force.  There will be discussion of whether we want a web portal for Chaffey.

§  Student Learning Outcomes

§       Items from Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (CCJC)—SLO Co-coordinator Marie Boyd reported on new announcements from ACCJC regarding SLOs in the syllabi and CORs. More details on this will be obtained from Academic Plenary Session this weekend.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Administrative Procedure 5.6 Speech: Time, Place, and Manner—Senator Bartlett updated Senators on Administrative Procedure 5.6. Senators reviewed and discussed the updated draft and approved the revised procedure. Senate thanked Senators Bartlett and Ikeda and former Senators Hope and Toister for their excellent work on this procedure.

·      Senate ScholarshipsScholarships—Senate reviewed and discussed the scholarship applications and selected Benjamin Lucas and Monica Avalos as this year’s Faculty Senate Scholarship recipients. Each recipient will receive an $800 scholarship, which will be presented at the Installation of Officers luncheon on Tuesday, May 12, 2009.

·      Faculty Get-Together—President Alger announced that the Faculty Get-Together at Marie Boyd’s house last week was a tremendous success. Over 40 faculty attended from various disciplines across campus. Senate expressed their gratitude to Marie Boyd for providing such a lovely forum for this activity and for the delicious food she prepared.

·      Campus Police Incident Notification Task Force—Senate reviewed the list of nominees and selected Bruce Osburn, Michael Fong, Darcel Woods, and Julia Karet to serve as faculty representatives on the Campus Police Incident Notification Task Force.

·      Call for Faculty Representatives

§  Distance Education—Senate approved Catherine Bacus and Daniel Valdez as faculty representatives on the Distance Education Committee.

§  Early Alert Planning Committee—Senate approved the continuation of Will Carrick, Linda Mundy, Tim Arner, Ricardo Diaz (Chair), Cheryl Gilbert, Deckard Hodge, Linda Marcotte, Kipp Preble, Jeff Brouwer, and Jeff Moser as faculty representatives and also approved Marc Meyer as a new faculty representative on the Early Alert Planning Committee.

§  President’s Equity Council—Senate approved the continuing membership of Ardon Alger, Charles Williams, Tamara Jenkins, and Cathy Decker.

§  Program and Services Review Committee (PSRC)—Senate approved Sue Herman, Joyce Oakdale, Maria Fitzpatrick, and Robin Ikeda to serve on Program and Services Review Committee.

§  Student Success Initiative Steering Committee—Senate approved the continuation of Vanessa Thomas, John Fay, Melissa Utsler, Emily Avila, Jeff Moser, Carmen Navarro, Kyle Pennett, Judith Weingartner, Len Crow, Renee Ketchum, Robin Witt, and Maria Cuevas as faculty representatives on the Student Success Initiative Steering Committee. Senate approved Donna Colondres, Teresa Williamson, Mary Jane Ross, Robin Ikeda, and Monica Alexander as new members of this committee.

§  Technology—Faculty Senate approved Steve Siedschlag as the Technology Committee Tri-Chair and approved Sariwan Tjandra and Candice Piper as faculty representatives on the Technology Committee.

·      Faculty Screening Committee—Faculty Senate approved a motion to clarify the composition of faculty screening committees. The term faculty-at-large in a faculty screening committee means a faculty member who is not in the School that the screening committee is screening for. The motion was passed 20/0.

·      Meritorious Service Award Luncheon—Senate sends a special thank you to Jared Ceja, Auxiliary Services Director, and Cafeteria Supervisor Connie Fung, for all of their efforts in coordinating and staging of the luncheon so beautifully. Senate would also like to thank Photographer Sheryl Herchenroeder, Technical Support Specialist Bill Stanford, Facility Maintenance Attendant Joe Ramnarian, and Ambassador Jackson Miller for their help with this event. Once again the Meritorious Service Luncheon was a huge success thanks to the extraordinary efforts of Jared Ceja and S&B Foods. Over eighty-eight faculty, administrators, staff and community members attended to honor Francois Briot, Deborah Davis, and Mary Ellen Montgomery. Francois, Deborah, and Mary Ellen have a combined 88 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.

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Campus Signage—Peggy Cartwright, Director, Marketing & Public Relations—The Sign Committee has been working hard on campus signage and together developed college sign standards.  A challenge is that we have to deal with a new sign manufacturer for each new building.  We do our best to communicate with the project manager; having written sign standards are valuable.  Way-finding signs don't exist on the Rancho and Fontana campuses, so we have made this our top priority.  There is no money in sign budget, so the Sign Committee proposes changing existing green parking signs in each parking lot to way-finding signs.  The green signs will be painted red and grey and will direct people around the campus.  We will refurbish 16 signs and remove and replace 5 of these signs which we have secured funding for.  Our goal is to have these refurbished by late June or early July.  Senators suggested that temporary event signs might help students find classes in the first few weeks of school.

·      Adjunct Commencement—Due to the importance of the inclusion of all faculty in commencement, Student Activities has once again agreed to offer thirty seats to part-time faculty on a first-come-first-served basis at this year’s commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 21, 2009. In addition, Faculty Senate has purchased regalia that will be available on loan to adjunct faculty participating in the commencement ceremony who do not have their own cap and gown. Adjunct faculty interested in participating in this year’s commencement ceremony must contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965 by May 1, 2009.

·      Student Success Centers—Test Proctoring—Rob Rundquist—Historically, the Success Centers have offered make-up testing as a professional courtesy to instructors.  Demand in certain areas now exists for test proctoring of entire classes or large groups of students (in particular distance education and hybrid courses). The Success Centers remain willing to provide make-up test proctoring to individual students; however, current staffing and facilities do not allow the Success Centers to function as primary testing locations without negatively impacting core services.

·      Grading Fast Facts—President Alger distributed copies of Grading Fast Facts, which will be provided to the deans and coordinators as an orientation tool for new faculty, especially adjuncts. Faculty Senate reviewed and approved the document.

VIII.    ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.     FLOOR ITEMS

X.     SUMMARY

XI.  ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 2:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________

Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer





FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

March 31, 2009

Members Present:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members Absent:

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

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

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

Alternates Present:

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

Language Arts..................................................................... Leona Fisher

Guests:

         Denise Bermudez, Interim Bookstore Operations Supervisor

            Sylvia Martinez, Textbook Buyer

            Marcia Dubois, Assistant Textbook Buyer

            Tara Johnson, Assistant Textbook Buyer

            Hany Talya


      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of March 27, 2009 and consent agenda were approved 19-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Academic Accommodations Committee

Charles Williams, LA

 

§  Chemistry Instructor Screening Committee

Angela Sadowski, SBS

Tuyet Ta, M&S

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  Faculty Hiring Committees—Senate discussed the definition of a faculty member outside the discipline. Senate decided that this should mean out of the school, not out of the discipline.

§  Campus Police Incident Notification Taskforce—Campus Police is required by law to report certain types of crimes. At a recent Faculty Senate meeting, it was agreed that a task force be formed to develop guidelines for reporting crimes and incidents which are not required to be reported by statute. Senate put out a call for a faculty representative to serve on this taskforce. The goals of this taskforce include: providing guidelines for the types of campus incidents and crimes that should be reported, the method of reporting (email, flyers, etc.), and methods for follow-through in cases where further action is warranted (ex. increased surveillance, changing locks, improved lighting, etc.). This taskforce will coordinate with the Health and Safety Committee. Interested faculty are urged to contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965 and ask to be added to the list.

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

·      Vice President

§  Senate Elections—In Cathie’s absence, Secretary/Treasurer Cosand 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 22, 2009.

Senator Cosand announced that Mary Jane Ross was elected as the Instructional Support Senator.

·      Curriculum

§  Chair Boyd reported that there are 161 courses in CurricUNET at this time. If you are changing a title or content to your course, it must be through CurricUNET by April 8. If you have a COR in the queue right now and you want it ready for next fall, please let Marie know right away. If you are doing a hybrid to your distance education course, there is a distance education addendum and there is a hybrid addendum to the COR.

·      Committees

§  Student Learning Outcomes—Marie Boyd reported we are soliciting input on adding an SLO addendum to the COR. It would not have to go through the updating process that the COR has to go through. Some other colleges that are on CurricUNET are doing this.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Senate Elections—Call for Nominations—Secretary/Treasurer Cosand announced that Ardon Alger was nominated as President Elect and elected by acclamation and Robin Ikeda was nominated as Senator-at-Large and elected by acclamation. Nominees for the 2009-2010 Faculty Lecturer of the year are Orville Clarke, Art History; Michelle Dowd, English; Sergio Gomez, Sociology; and Kipp Preble, Communication Studies. Congratulations to all of the nominees. Ballots will be distributed on April 3. The deadline for voting is 4:30 pm on Monday, April 27, 2009.

·      Faculty Get-Together—Senate had a nice party at Marie’s house on February 19. Senate is planning another get-together at Marie’s on Thursday, April 9.

·      Senate Scholarships—President Alger reminded Senators that the application deadline for Senate scholarships is Monday, April 13, 2009.

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Bookstore Update—Jared Ceja, Director of Auxiliary Services, introduced the following members of his staff to Senators: Denise Bermudez, Interim Bookstore Operations Supervisor; Sylvia Martinez, Textbook Buyer; Marcia Dubois and Tara Johnson, Assistant Textbook Buyers. Jared updated Senate on the following progress over the past year:

§  On-time requisitions for fall ’08 were 75%; summer ’09, 88%

§       This was a huge contribution to our biggest buyback ever! Thanks!

§       Fall ’09 requisitions are due April 22nd

§       On-time requisitions maximize the availability of used books

§  Year-round buyback

§       We are now buying more often and utilizing additional wholesalers

§       Students now have a viable option for their textbook if they withdraw, move, have abbreviated classes, or otherwise do not need their book

§  50% of new book value at buyback for adopted titles

§       A $100 new book, purchased used at $75, can be sold for $50 ($25 total net cost)

§  Textbook low price guarantee

§       We will beat any other college bookstore, Borders, Barnes & Noble, etc.


§  All three bookstore locations now open until 7pm, Monday-Thursday

§       Position us to better serve our evening students

§  Getting “greener”

§       Cafeteria replaced Styrofoam products with paper and offer an eco-friendly cup made from corn products (discounted refills)

§       Vending misers were installed in some beverage machines to save energy and more energy efficient LED lighting replaced older bulbs in all supply vending machines

§       Bookstore has posted signage promoting recycling, numerous recycled products are available for purchase, textbook buyback has a huge “green” impact, and eco-friendly shopping bags are available at cost

§  Enhanced Chino food offering per the request of Chino faculty/staff/students

§       Sandwiches, burritos, Hot Pockets, Lunchables, fruit cups, veggie plate, etc.

§  Gift cards available

§       Allows friends and family another avenue to financially support the education of students

§       The cards are available and accepted at all three bookstore locations

§  Continued financial & merchandise donations to many Chaffey programs such as next week’s Meritorious Service Award Luncheon

Bookstore Programs in Progress:

§  Rentals for English 001A & Math 410/425 begins Fall ’09 with the financial support of ASCC

§  Textbook reservations

§       Students can reserve inventory stock during registration, even well before textbook requisitions are submitted

§  HEOA 2008 (effective 7/1/10)—Auxiliary Services is currently working on compliance with the Internal Auditor

§       Publisher requirements:

·      Make sure faculty are aware of net price, copyright date history, and alternative formats and net prices of those alternatives

·      Bundles must be available in parts, each separately priced, except for integrated textbooks

§       College requirements:

·      ISBN and retail price information must be available with the college’s Internet course schedule via a bookstore website link or direct listing (author, title, & copyright date if ISBN is unavailable)

·      Supply the campus bookstore with the course schedule, all adoption information, the number of students enrolled, and the class maximum enrollment


§       College encouraged to:

·      Publicize existing rental programs, textbook buyback, institutional alternative content delivery programs (e-books, databases, library reserve), and other available cost savings strategies

·      State Academic Senate Resolutions—President Alger provided a table of contents with the web address for all the resolutions that will be discussed and voted on at the Spring Plenary session April 16-18, 2009. Resolutions can be
accessed at the following web site: http://www.asccc.org/Events/sessions/spring2009/Final%20Pre-Area%20Meeting%20Resolutions.pdf.

Senate discussed some of the Academic Senate Resolutions and gave direction to President Alger on how he should vote at the Academic Senate Plenary Session, April 16-18, 2009. The remaining issues will be discussed at the April 14 meeting.

VIII.    ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.     FLOOR ITEMS

X.     SUMMARY

XI.  ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 2:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________

Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer




FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

March 27, 2009

Members Present:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members Absent:

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

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

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

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

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

Alternates Present:

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

Guest:

            Hany Talya

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER – Thank-you to Dr. Howdyshell

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of March 10, 2009 and consent agenda were approved 18-0 as amended.


IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  English Instructor Screening Committee

Robert Nazar, LA

 

§  Math Instructor Screening Committee

Maria Cuevas, EOPS/SS

 

§  Reading Instructor Screening Committee

Cheryl Neece, Chair/LA

Melanie Olivera, LA

Judith Weingartner, LA

Cecilia Best, IS

Marie Boyd, LLR

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Chemistry Instructor (Chino) Screening Committee

Susan Herman, HS

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—English Instructor Screening Committee

Bonnie Spears, LA

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Math Instructor Screening Committee

Pak Tang, SBS

 

§  Student Learning Outcomes Committee

Shelley Eckvahl, HS

 

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  Senate thanked Linda Howdyshell for hosting the first ever Faculty Senate meeting at the Chino Campus and providing lunch and a tour.

§  2009 Alumni of the Year & Athletic Hall of Fame—Ardon polled Senators on their interest in attending this year’s Alumni of the Year & Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet on Thursday, April 16 at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario.  Senators Bob Baiz and Renee Ketchum will represent Senate at this event.

§  First Census Enrollment Report—President Alger shared first census enrollment information with Senators. The complete report can be accessed from the Chaffey College Governing Board website at http://www.chaffey.edu/governingboard/3_26_09_board_agenda.pdf.

§  Summer Sections—President Alger announced that Chaffey is offering 480 sections this summer, which are 70 sections less than last year. Because of growth and efficiency, this should address enrollment issues.

§  Curriculum Chair/Program & Services Review (PSR) Chair—President Alger announced that recruitments will open soon for Curriculum Chair and PSR Chair. The application deadline is Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at noon.

§  Roll Sheets—Marylee will test the roll sheets to see if they work for her electronically and report back to Faculty Senate; she is working with Becky Karcic.

§  Distance Education (DE)—Senate put out an open call for a faculty representative to serve on the Distance Education Committee replacing Beverly Cox whose term ends June 2010. The purpose of the DE Committee is to evaluate and test DE products and services, develop and conduct faculty training in DE, consult regarding District qualifications for DE faculty, solidify DE student services, and address emerging issues in DE. The DE Committee meets on the third (3rd) Wednesday of the month in the Faculty Success Center Meeting Room (ATL-109) from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm. Interested faculty are urged to contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965 and ask to be added to the list.

§  Senate sends its condolences to Donna Walker on the recent loss of her mother, Edna Eno, and authorizes a donation in her memory to the Visiting Nurses Association & Hospice of Southern California.

·      Curriculum

§  Chair Boyd reported 154 courses are in the queue for CurricUNET. Please remember that faculty are responsible for faculty updates and modifications.

·      Committees

§  Maintenance & Repair Projects—Ardon Alger passed around the Maintenance Repair Projects Committee Executive Summary.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Sabbatical Report—Sergio Gomez—Senators Ikeda, Best, Wilson, and Clarke have reviewed Sergio’s revised sabbatical report and recommend approval as revised; Senate concurred 18/0. The revised sabbatical report will be forwarded to the Office of Instruction.

·      Administrative Procedure 6.3.1.B Use of District Property—Senate approved the procedure with the change that addresses the issues of concern by both the Senate and CCFA.

·      Expired Committee Terms—Senate continued its review of expired committee terms. After discussion, Senate put out open calls for expired terms on the following committees: Program & Services Review, Technology, Early Alert Planning, Sign, and Student Success Initiative Steering Committees. Faculty whose terms will expire in June will be contacted to see if they wish to continue to serve. Open calls will go out via email and faculty are urged to contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6966 and ask to be added to the list.

·      Health & Safety Committee—Senate reviewed the list of interested faculty and approved Sara Seol, Sharlene Smith, Bob Carlson, Robin Ikeda, Joyce Oakdale, and Cheryl Hodge to serve on the Health & Safety Committee.

·      Instructional Equipment Committee—Senate approved Joyce Oakdale, Daniel Jacobo, Vera Dunwoody, and Bob Baiz as faculty representatives on the Instructional Equipment Committee. A Language Arts representative was still needed. Cathy Decker volunteered to serve as the Language Arts representative, and Senate approved.

·      One Book, One College Committee—Senate reviewed the list of nominees and approved Angela Bartlett, Cathy Decker, Sandy Hardie, Deckard Hodge (Co-Chair), Julia Karet, Mercedes Limon, Robert Nazar, Cheryl Neece, Robert Rundquist, Maggie Vizio, Neil Watkins (Co-Chair), Judith Weingartner, and Candice Tinsley as faculty representatives on the One Book, One College Committee.

·      President’s Equity Council—Senate to put out a renewed call for faculty representatives to serve on President’s Equity Council. Senate approved continuing members Ardon Alger and Cathy Decker.

·      Tenure Reception—President Alger reported that the 3rd Annual Tenure Reception was a tremendous success. Faculty Senate sends a special thank you to Cid Pinedo and the Foundation; Connie Fung in the Cafeteria; Student Ambassadors Lindsay O’Bannon, Ruby Alcazar and Mia Holani; and our Senate volunteers Neil Watkins, Katherine Wilson, Tom de Dobay, Diana Cosand, Robin Ikeda and Greg Creel. Senate would also like to thank those who attended. There was a tremendous turn out from faculty and staff in support of this event—we were at room capacity. Congratulations again to the newly-tenured faculty:  Jo Alverez, Rachel Arciniega, Jackie Boboye, Abel Chen, Beth Child, Asiris Cruz, Nicole DeRose, Shelley Eckvahl, Ryan Falcioni, Stan Hunter, David Karp, Mark Lewis, John Machado, Robert Nazar, Amy Nevarez, Phil Roberts, Pak Tang, Alif Wardak, Judith Weingartner, Teresa Williamson, Robin Witt, and Cathy Zmudka.

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Professional Relations Committee—Senate discussed issues of concern regarding the Professional Relations Committee. Marylee Requa, Sue Bartell, Renee Ketchum, and Alif Wardak will report back to the Senate on solutions on what action(s) should be taken. Senate passed a motion to put the election for new Professional Relations Committee members on hold until the issues are clarified.

Motion: Faculty Senate will send out an announcement to faculty that due to legal issues, elections for Professional Relations Committee members will be temporarily put on hold. When those issues are resolved, Senate will resume the election process. Motion unanimously passed.

VIII.    ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.     FLOOR ITEMS

Faculty Senate toured the Chino Campus.

X.     SUMMARY


XI.  ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 2:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________

Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer




FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

March 10, 2009

Members Present:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members Absent:

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

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

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

Alternates Present:

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

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

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

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of March 3, 2009 and consent agenda were approved 20-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Commencement Committee

DE Creasy Valdez, SS

Robert Nazar, LA

Tim Arner, M&S

 

§  Dean, Social & Behavioral Sciences Screening Committee

Charles Williams, LA

 

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

Tamari Jenkins, LA

 

§  Student Activities & Student Government Faculty Advisory Committee

Arlene McCall, SS

Beth Child, M&S

DE Creasy Valdez, SS

Deckard Hodge, LA

Marie Boyd, LLR

Mercedes Limon, LA

Michele Jenkins, VPCA

Mo Tavakoli, M&S

Monica Molina, SS

Sherm Taylor, BAT

Tim Arner, M&S

Vanessa Thomas, BAT

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Catalog & Schedule of Classes Advisory Committee

Beverly Cox, HS

 

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

Victoria Tirado, LA

 

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  President Alger announced that Peggy Cartwright will be visiting Senate on March 24 at 1:00 pm to address campus signage.

§  Multi-Campus Task Force—President Alger announced that Dr. Shannon has convened the Multi-Campus Task Force, and they will meet for the first time today from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm in BEB-204 to begin their exploration of the relevant issues related to a multi-campus.

§  Senate Scholarships—President Alger distributed scholarship applications to Senators. Senate will award two student scholarships in the amount of $800 each for academic achievement and service to the college community. Application deadline is Monday, April 13, 2009.

§  Tenure Reception—President Alger reminded Senate that the tenure reception is tomorrow, Wednesday, March 11 at 12:30 in the Staff Lounge, and the following Senators have volunteered to serve: Watkins, Ikeda, Wilson, deDobay, Creel, Cosand, and President Alger.

·      Committees

§  Marketing—James Kerr reported that the Marketing Committee meets once a month. It is about spending money on marketing the multiple campuses, with a focus on the Chino Campus. They are also focusing on increasing daytime attendance at the IT Center. They get involved with high school visits. Jim has visited half a dozen high schools in the last year. Programs that have special marketing needs might want to contact the Marketing Committee.

§  President’s Cabinet—Ardon Alger reported that David Ramirez talked about the “Lockdown emergency” safety drill that the campus will be conducting on April 2, 2009.  There will be one drill at 10:10 am and a second at 7:10 pm.  There will be an announcement via our Berbee emergency telephone system announcing the drill and the all-clear signal at the end of the exercise.  There will be a 20-minute video that will be downloaded to the classroom computers to show your classes on the day of the drill, and there will be a 5-minute safety exercise.  The video features subject matter experts going over safety precautions and how to react in case of a shooting on campus.

Summer hours will be 10 hours a day, four days a week, except the week of July 4, beginning June 1 through July 31.

Classified position replacements are being hired on a temporary basis to add flexibility because of the budget situation.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Sabbatical Report—Sergio Gomez—Faculty Senate extended the Sabbatical deadline to April 1, 2009.

·      Senate Elections—Call for Nominations—Secretary/Treasurer Cosand announced that nomination memos will go out today for President Elect, Senator-at-Large, Faculty Lecturer, and Professional Relations Committee. Please forward all nominations to Secretary/Treasurer Cosand no later than 4:30 pm on Monday, March 30, 2009.

§  Adjunct Senator ElectionsCall for Nominations—Secretary/Treasurer Cosand also announced that nominations are now open for Adjunct Faculty Senator-At-Large and Alternate Adjunct Senator. Nomination memos will be distributed to all adjunct faculty via email and hardcopy tomorrow. Please forward all nominations to Secretary/Treasurer Cosand no later than 4:30 pm on Monday, March 30, 2009. Candidate statements are also due at this time. For additional information please contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965.

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

§  Automotive Technology

Sherm Taylor, BAT

Bruce Osburn, BAT

Laurie Pratt, VPCA

Jane Warger, M&S

§  History

Asiris Cruz, SBS

Vince Nobile, SBS

Bob Carlton, SBS

Tim Greene, SBS

Kathy Brindell, SBS

Tom Vitzelio, IS

§  Interior Design

Karen Encinas, VPCA

Vera Dunwoody, SBS

John Machado, VPCA

Jo Alvarez, VPCA

Penny Marino, Consultant

 

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Honors Program—Eva Rose, Chair of the Honors Program, visited Senate to give a brief report on the Honors Program. She just returned from Spokane, Washington where our Chaffey honor students presented papers on universal health care, Hamlet, and emotional intelligence. There was a keynote speaker on nanotechnology. Senators were given a copy of the Chaffey College Honors Program Newsletter. We took 30 students to the Chaffey production of the Vagina Monologues and out to dinner. We will have a graduation banquet on May 6, 2009. Chaffey has about 720 students in the Honors Program. Our students are commonly picked up by UCs before they finish the Chaffey Honors Program. We just got accepted to the Stanford Honors Conference this June.

VIII.    ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.     FLOOR ITEMS

X.     SUMMARY

XI.  ADJOURNMENT

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

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________

Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer

 




FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

March 3, 2009

Members Present:
 

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

Secretary/Treasurer—Mathematics &

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members Absent:

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

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

Alternates Present:

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

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

Language Arts..................................................................... Leona Fisher

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

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of February 24, 2009 and consent agenda were approved 21-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Approval of funds not to exceed $300 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 a plaque for this year’s Faculty Lecturer.

§  Approval of funds not to exceed $200 for miscellaneous supplies for this year’s Faculty Lecturer.

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  Meritorious Service Award—President Alger spoke to Maura O’Neill and she was extremely honored to have been selected as one of this year’s Meritorious Service Award recipients. However, Maura will be giving a lecture in Utah and will be unable to attend. Senate will honor Maura next year.

§  Faculty Positions—Advertisements will go out for the new faculty positions next week and recruitment should be concluded in early to mid April. Senate approved the following faculty representation:

·      Cinema Instructor Screening Committee

Daniel Jacobo, VPCA

Gus Gil, VPCA

Misty Burruel, VPCA

Laurie Pratt, VPCA

Orville Clarke, VPCA

Greg Creel, SS

Vera Dunwoody, SBS

 

·      Chemistry (Chino) Screening Committee

Cathie Keenan, M&S

Mamta Agarwal, M&S

Sariwan Tjandra, M&S

Sue Herman, HS

Dale DesLauriers, M&S

Joyce Oakdale, Alternate/M&S

·      Counselor Screening Committee

Katherine Wilson, SS

Toks Oduwole, SS

Ricardo Diaz, SS

Angela Sadowski, SBS

DE Creasy Valdez, SS

Wendy Whitney, SS

·      English Screening Committee

Deckard Hodge, LA

Charles Williams, LA

Bonnie Spears, LA

Melissa Utsler, LA

Charmaine Phipps, LA

Rob Rundquist, IS

·      Mathematics Screening Committee

Bob Toister, M&S

Len Crow, M&S

John Fay, M&S

Pak Tang, SBS

Angela Leontas, M&S

Lisa Padgett, M&S

Jeff Brouwer, M&S

 

§  Add Codes & Waitlist Functionality—President Alger distributed a copy of an email from Cecilia Carrera regarding Add Codes and Waitlist Functionality. The issues with Add Codes will be discussed at the next Datatel Colleague Steering Committee. Waitlist functionality is already on the Datatel project list, but a college-wide decision needs to be made prior to proceeding with this change.

§  Governing Board Report—President Alger’s February report was included in Senate packets.  This report detailed a number of faculty accomplishments.  Faculty members who would like to be featured in an upcoming Board Report should email pertinent information (who, what, when, where, why, and please spell out all acronyms) to ardon.alger@chaffey.edu in the Faculty Senate Office.  Please remember that incomplete reports cannot be included.  Faculty Accomplishments can now be viewed on the Faculty Senate website at http://www.chaffey.edu/facsen/announcements.html.

·      Curriculum

§  Chair Boyd reported almost 25% of curriculum that needs to be revised is in CurricUNET.  If courses needing updating are not in the CurricUNET queue by the end of May, they will not be taught during 2009-2010.

·      Committees

§  Student Learning Outcomes Task Force—Marie Boyd reported that all program-level SLOs are done, which is quite an accomplishment. Everyone has a set of program SLOs and now we are working on course SLOS, particularly in the area of general education pattern of courses.  Faculty should focus on having at least one course-level SLO per General Education course by the end of May. These course-level SLOs should be more specific, content-directed statements of the broader program-level SLOs.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Enrollment & Growth Management Committee—Senate reviewed and discussed the nominees for the Enrollment & Growth Management Committee and selected Ricardo Diaz and Erik Jacobson to serve.

·      Withdrawal Limitations Task Force—After review and discussion of the nominees, Senate appointed Will Carrick, Ricardo Diaz, and Victoria Tirado to serve on the Withdrawal Limitations Task Force along with Senators Cosand and Ketchum.

·      Tenure Reception—President Alger asked for volunteers to help serve at next week’s Tenure Reception. Senators Watkins, Clarke, Ikeda, Wilson, deDobay, Creel, Cosand, and President Alger volunteered to serve at the reception on Wednesday, March 11, 2009.

·      Professional Development Committee—Senate selected Jacqueline Wall as the faculty representative to serve on the Professional Development Committee.

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Senate Elections—In lieu of Vice President Keenan’s medical leave, Senator Cosand will officiate over the Faculty Senate elections this year. President Alger 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 13, 2009.

·      Datatel Colleague Steering Committee—Senate appointed Senator Baiz to serve as the Faculty Senate designee on the Datatel Colleague Steering Committee in Cathie Keenan’s absence, and Senator Ikeda offered to attend as well.

·      Expired Committee Terms—Senate reviewed the list of expired committee terms and decided to announce open calls for the following campus committees in order to have faculty representatives in place at the beginning of the Fall semester: Instructional Equipment, College Book, Health & Safety, and President’s Equity Council. In a couple of weeks, Senate will follow with open calls for expired terms on Program & Services Review, Technology, Early Alert Planning, Sign, and Student Success Initiative Steering Committees.

·      Committee Responsibilities/Reports—Senate reviewed and discussed the committee reporting responsibilities, reporting liaisons, and the committee reporting tracking table. Senate updated the list of reporting liaisons and selected committees that Senate would like to hear reports from. Senate to contact the reporting liaisons from those committees and invite them to future Senate meetings.

·      Adjunct Faculty Picture Directory—The Senate moved to support the adjunct faculty in the development of an adjunct faculty picture directory.

VIII.    ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.     FLOOR ITEMS

X.     SUMMARY

XI.  ADJOURNMENT

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

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________

Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer





FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

February 24, 2009

Members Present:
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members Absent:

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

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

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

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

Alternates Present:

Language Arts..................................................................... Leona Fisher

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

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

Guest:

Hany Talya

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of February 10, 2009 and consent agenda were approved 20-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Program & Services Review Committee

Karen Encinas, VPCA

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Enrollment & Growth Management Committee

Kathy Brindell, SBS

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Professional Development Committee

Cecilia Best, IS

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Technology Committee

Jonathan Ausubel, LA

 

§  Student Learning Outcomes Committee

Shelley Eckvahl, HS

 

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  Faculty Positions—President Alger announced that Chaffey is going to move forward with nine faculty positions: History (already in recruitment), Chemistry, Cinema, Counseling, English, Math, Interior Design, Automotive Technology, and Reading.

§  Accreditation—Ardon reported that the Accreditation first draft looked very good. The first draft master copy is being distributed to the Accreditation Tri-Chairs. Staggered second drafts will be accepted four weeks after the standard tri-chairs receive the draft master copy. An Accreditation Steering Committee meeting has been scheduled for Friday, February 27 from 9:00 – 10:00 am in SSA-227 for all Accreditation Tri-Chairs and researchers.

§  Graduation—will be scheduled for five days after the last final.

§  California Community College Facts—President Alger shared the following California Community College facts with Senate:

§      Colleges: 110 Colleges

§      Full-time Equivalent Students (annual): 1,297,600 (+10.2% Fall 2008)

§      Headcount Enrollment (term): 1,823,600 (+6.2% Fall 2008)

§  March in March: Rescue Education in California—President Alger announced that the rally organized by the Student Senate for California Community Colleges will hold the March in March: Rescue Education in Sacramento on March 16, 2009. The rally begins at 10:00 am from Raley Field and will move to the steps of the Capitol. More details are posted on the Student Senate website at www.studentsenateccc.org.

§  One Book One College (OBOC)—Neil Watkins reported that the OBOC Committee meets three times per semester on Wednesdays during college hour, and it is an interesting open committee. We are currently voting for next year’s college book. The movie The Call of the Wild, a documentary about the Into the Wild journey, will be shown on the Rancho Campus on Tuesday, February 24 at 3:30 pm in WH-112; Fontana Campus on Wednesday, February 25 at 5:00 pm in FNFLC 120; and at the Chino Campus on Thursday, February 26 at 3:30 pm in CHMB 160.

§  President Alger spoke to Vice President Cathie Keenan on the phone today, and she has been released from Kaiser and is undergoing physical therapy/rehabilitation at the Community Extended Care Hospital of Montclair located at 9620 Fremont Avenue, Montclair, 909.621.4751. Senate is thinking about Cathie and sends speedy recovery wishes.

§  Senate offers its condolences on the passing of Robert Davis, a long-time history instructor at Chaffey College, and authorized a donation in his memory to the Inland Valley Humane Society.

·      Curriculum

§  Chair Boyd reported that we are the first community college in California to do PSR with SLOs on CurricUNET, so we should be pretty proud of our process, and we have a good model for the future.

·      Coordinators

§  Budget—Dr. Shannon, Earl Davis, and Anita Undercoffer reported that the state budget approved this week was close to what the College had expected. It is a budget that is not bad for Community Colleges or Chaffey. The budget does not address all of our needs, but given the current economic situation it does show a level of respect for the work we do. (Budget update attached.)

The Labor Management Committee Joint Statement on SLOs (draft) was distributed. There is still some work to be done on the wording, but it does make it clear that Chaffey will not use the SLO performance indicators for individual evaluations. Faculty are still expected to participate in the SLO process. The final language will be shared with all faculty.

Sherrie Guerrero stated that management is working on a process much like the hiring process for full-time faculty for classified hiring. This process uses a number of factors to rank the hiring needs. The basis for these factors is a Core Value Statement that Dr. Shannon presented at Convocation.

·      Committees

§  Technology—Ardon Alger reported that individuals due for a new computer should have received an email. If you have not and think you are due or your computer needs have changed, please contact Information Services.

§  Welcome Back Task Force—Ardon Alger reported that at the last Welcome Back Task Force meeting David Ramirez stated that another traffic officer will be hired for the first two weeks of each semester to help with traffic flow and there will be more security for staff parking during the first few weeks. David is working with the Sign Committee to put up more signs during the first two weeks of each semester and stated that he is committed to having a tram for the Rancho Campus.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Meritorious Service Award—Senators reviewed nominations, discussed, and approved Francois Briot, Deborah Davis, Mary Ellen Montgomery, and Maura O’Neill as recipients of the Meritorious Service Award. The luncheon to honor this year’s recipients will be held on Tuesday, April 7 at 12:30 pm in the Staff Lounge Dining Room provided courtesy of Jared Ceja in the Bookstore. The luncheon will be followed with a campus-wide dessert reception from 2:00 pm‑2:30 pm. The Senate looks forward to honoring these truly outstanding faculty.

·      Faculty Get-Together—President Alger announced that the Faculty Get-Together at Marie Boyd’s house was a wonderful success. Over 35 faculty attended from various disciplines across campus. Senate sends a special thank you to Marie Boyd for providing such a lovely forum for this activity. Senate discussed the next get-together and decided that the Tenure Reception will serve as the next Faculty Senate Get-Together.

·      Add Codes—Will Carrick attended a recent Datatel Colleague Steering Committee to address the issue related to Add Codes and Add Cards. He had problems because he had an open entry and open exit, large class. Melanie informed Will that Add Codes were not necessary in his case because students can add open entry/exit classes without an add code through the last day to add. Also, Cecilia stated that Admissions and Records would honor Add Cards for large classes if the instructor wrote on the Add Card that they had used up all their Add Codes. Additional options discussed included increasing the number of Add Codes from 30 to 50 and/or allowing Add Codes to be used prior to the first day of instruction. These changes could resolve the issue of Instructor Signature Required for classes such as Nursing, LVN, Puente, etc.

The Steering Committee also is considering the option of implementing Datatel’s waitlist functionality, which would allow students to be enrolled from a waitlist automatically into a particular section.

·      Art Committee—Senate reviewed the nominees and selected Sue Bartell as the faculty representative on the Art Committee.

·      Enrollment & Growth Management Committee—Senate to put out a renewed call to fill the vacancies on the Enrollment & Growth Management Committee.

·      Withdrawal Limitations Task Force—Senate to put out a call for faculty representatives to serve on the Withdrawal Limitations Task Force. Senators Renee Ketchum and Diana Cosand have agreed to serve. Effective July 1, 2009, the district policy shall establish the number of times (not to exceed four times) that a student may withdraw and receive a “W” symbol on his/her record for enrollment in the same course. The Withdrawal Limitations Task Force is charged with developing procedures to address the new Title 5 regulations. Interested faculty are urged to contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965 and ask to be added to the list.

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Classified Senate Scholarship Award Committee—Senator Marylee Requa volunteered to serve as the faculty representative on the Classified Senate Scholarship Award Committee. Classified Senate will award six scholarships in the amount of $250 each.  Five 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 25, 2009 by 5:00 pm.

·      Tenure Reception—This year’s tenured faculty members will go to the board for approval on February 26, 2009. Faculty Senate will host the annual Tenure Reception after board approval on Wednesday, March 11 from
12:30 – 1:30 pm in the Staff Lounge Dining Room
. Newly-tenured faculty being honored this year are Jo Alvarez, Communication Studies; Rachel Arciniega, Nursing; Jackie Boboye, Counselor; Abel Chen, Business Administration/Business Law; Beth Child, Biology; Asiris Cruz, Chicano History; Nicole DeRose, Biology; Shelley Eckvahl, Nursing; Ryan Falcioni, Philosophy; Stan Hunter, Art/Ceramics; David Karp, Business Administration/Business Law; Mark Lewis, Multimedia/Digital Media; John Machado, Art History; Robert Nazar, English; Amy Nevarez, Counselor/EOPS; Phil Roberts, Physical Education; Pak Tang, Political Science; Alif Wardak, Mathematics; Judith Weingartner, Reading; Teresa Williamson, Business & Office Technologies; Robin Witt, Mathematics; and Cathy Zmudka, Nursing. Please stop by to congratulate our newly-tenured faculty and enjoy the delicious appetizers prepared by Impressions Gourmet Catering and served by Faculty Senators. Senate approved funds for this annual reception.

·      Professional Development Committee—Senate put out a call for a faculty representative to serve on the Professional Development Committee. The purpose of the Professional Development Committee is to provide opportunities for improvement for Faculty and Staff that enhance student learning and student success. The intent is to improve the overall effectiveness of the institution by providing professional development opportunities that encourage innovation, stimulate continued professional growth, and enhance the learning and working environment of Chaffey College. The Professional Development Committee meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 3-4:30 pm in SSA-227. Interested faculty members are urged to contact their Senator or email the Faculty Senate Office at d.walker@chaffey.edu and ask to have their name added to the faculty interest list.

VIII.    ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.     FLOOR ITEMS

X.     SUMMARY

XI.  ADJOURNMENT

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

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________

Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer





FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

February 10, 2009

Members Present:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members Absent:

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

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

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

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

Alternates Present:

Language Arts..................................................................... Leona Fisher

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

Guests Present:

Julia Karet

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of February 3, 2009 and consent agenda were approved 20-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  One Book One College Committee

Misty Burruel, VPCA

Cynthia Hamlett, LA

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—One Book One College Committee

Eric Odegaard, LA

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Program & Services Review Committee

Dan Loomis, SBS

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Study Abroad Committee

Ted Jenkins, M&S

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Student Learning Outcomes Committee

Theresa Williamson, BAT

 

§  Student Learning Outcomes Committee

Victoria Tirado, LA

Cynthia Parker, SBS

Erik Kostiuk, Adjunct/SBS

Jill Murphy, Adjunct/LA

Gail Keith-Gibson, Adjunct/SBS

 

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  Change in Chino Campus Meeting Date—Senate will meet for a regular Senate meeting in Chino at the Main Instructional Building on March 27, 2009 at 12:40 pm.

§  Chaffey Community Art Association (CCAA)—CCAA is housed in the Fillippi Winery in Rancho Cucamonga and currently has an exhibition on display featuring some former Chaffey College faculty including Bob Smith, Andree Mahoney and Martha Underwood. The exhibition is called The Chaffey College Professors’ Show and the exhibition runs through February 22, 2009. In addition to the exhibition, they held a President’s Dinner on Sunday, February 8 honoring former Chaffey faculty members Bob Smith and Andree Mahoney.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Art Committee—Senate to put out a renewed call for a faculty representative. The Art Committee evaluates and assists the College in locating artworks throughout the various college campuses and meets on the second Thursday of the month from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm in BEB-204. Interested faculty are urged to contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965 and ask to have their name added to the list.

·      Enrollment & Growth Management Committee—Senate put out a renewed call for a faculty representative to serve on the Enrollment & Growth Management Committee. This committee meets on a regular basis to discuss enrollment strategies and make recommendations to President’s Cabinet. The committee meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 3:00 pm -4:30 pm in the SSA Board Room. Interested faculty are urged to contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965 and ask to be added to the list.

·      Classified Employee Selection Procedures Draft—Senators were given the draft document. A task force will be formed, with Senate and Classified representatives, to review the document. Ardon Alger, Renee Ketchum, and Orville Clarke volunteered to serve on this task force.

·      Meritorious Service Award—President Alger reminded Senators that the deadline to submit nominations for the Meritorious Service Award is Friday, February 20, 2009. For guidelines, please visit the faculty handbook at http://www.chaffey.edu/fac-handbook/ under Faculty Senate and CCFA, Meritorious Service Award.

VII.        NEW BUSINESS

·      Safety and Security for Faculty/Staff on Campus—David Ramirez, Director of Campus Police, visited Senate to address safety and security for faculty and staff on campus. The Police Department patrols the campus and satellite centers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is always one police officer on duty to handle your calls. We are actively pursuing recruitment for three (3) vacant positions. These sworn police officer positions are difficult to fill as there is a great demand for police officers throughout California. We have eight (8) officers right now, seven (7) full-time, and one (1) permanent part-time. Chino has one (1) full-time officer. The Chino IT and bank building have one (1) part time officer and there is a vacancy at Fontana, which is currently being covered by contract security. In comparison, Cal State San Bernardino has 15 sworn police officers. We have about 12-18 cadets. Additional security was hired to direct traffic and ensure staff parking stalls were available during the first week of the spring semester. Crime prevention is every employee’s job and David suggests that staff be vigilant about locking offices and classrooms and use best practices on securing facilities that was developed by the CCFA/Labor/Management Committee.

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

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

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

§  Secure work rooms when not in use.

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

Public Safety investigates each on campus incident fully. David was asked whether there was a system for notifying faculty of incidents. Crime incidents and statistics used to be published in the campus newspaper, but the newspaper lost interest in the process. We do not currently have a record management system that provides a report that can be used for public notification of crimes and incidents. We do send out campus-wide notices on more serious incidents, and we are required by law to do so. We also send out notices if there is a higher frequency or pattern of crimes occurring. Senators mentioned that they would like to know about thefts that have occurred in their areas. David said that maybe Public Safety will send out the crime-watch emails with an opt-in notice; so that faculty and staff can choose to receive regular email updates if they wish.

Security cameras are being installed in new building projects. All three (3) buildings at Chino have digital video surveillance systems. We have some here on campus in the business education area. They film 24-hours per day. Our new security access control system (key cards) also activates and deactivates the burglar alarm and is tied in to video surveillance. It allows us to track unauthorized access. Public Safety can override security systems when needed.

There are concerns about being able to contact our office on weekends. Our office is not staffed 24/7. The 6911 calls are diverted to a cell phone, which is not always reliable. We are looking at contracting with an answering service that will answer each call and send the officer on duty a text message We are trying to have this in place by the end of the spring semester. Julia Karet is willing to put together a Public Safety Task Force to deal with employee notification. Senators asked if the notices could be regionalized building by building.

·      Sabbatical Report—Sergio Gomez—After reviewing the sabbatical readers tracking table, Senate appointed the following readers for Sergio’s sabbatical report: Senators Orville Clark, Robin Ikeda, Katherine Wilson, and Cecilia Best.

·      Task Force—Title 5 Regulation, Section 55024, Withdrawal (a)(9)—Effective July 1, 2009, the district policy shall establish the number of times (not to exceed four times) that a student may withdraw and receive a “W” symbol on his/her record for enrollment in the same course. Faculty Senate named the task force Withdrawal Limitations and put out a call for faculty representatives to serve. The Withdrawal Limitations Task Force is charged with developing procedures to address the new Title 5 regulations. Interested faculty are urged to contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965 and ask to be added to the list.

·      We Are The Key—Community College Rally—The rally will take place on Friday, February 27 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Pasadena City College at the Mirror Pool Area. President Alger spoke with ASCC and the students feel that this is their project, so Faculty Senate will not put out a call for faculty to go.

·      Academic Senate Spring Plenary Session—Ardon polled Senators on their interest in attending this year’s Plenary Session, April 16-18 in San Francisco. Marie Boyd 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/tc_01_26_09.pdf.

·      Senate Scholarships—Senate discussed and reviewed the Faculty Senate Scholarship criteria and application form and agreed to award two scholarships in the amount of $800 each.

·      Program & Services Review Committee (PSRC)—Senate approved Maria Fitzpatrick to replace Dan Loomis on PSRC.

VIII.    ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.     FLOOR ITEMS

X.     SUMMARY

XI.  ADJOURNMENT

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

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________

Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer





FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

February 3, 2009

Members Present:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members Absent:

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

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

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

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

Alternates Present:

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

Language Arts..................................................................... Leona Fisher

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

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

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of January 27, 2009 and consent agenda were approved 20-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  Chino Campus Meeting Date—Due to a scheduling conflict, Senate needs to reschedule their Chino Campus meeting on March 6. Senate discussed alternate dates and times and decided to hold their meeting at the Chino Campus on Friday, March 27 from 12:40 – 2:00 pm. Ardon announced that a Chaffey van will be provided for Senators that would like to vanpool, and Senator Requa volunteered to drive. The Chaffey van will leave from behind the Campus Police building at 12:00 pm.

§  Admissions Add Codes Issue—It would be good if Datatel could work it out for special classes and that Admissions and Records will accept Add Cards for classes that are adding students and have run out of Add Codes. Instructors need to state they have run out of Add Codes on the Add Cards.

§  Academic Calendar—Senate is not completely comfortable with the transparency of the decision on the academic calendar. Senate expressed concern about the calendar because it affects student success.

§  Safety and Security for Faculty/Staff on Campus—President Alger announced that David Ramirez will be addressing Senate next week to discuss safety and security for faculty/staff on campus.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Equivalency Revisions—Senate was given a draft of revisions to the Equivalency Determination for Faculty Applicants. The language was changed so that for full-time faculty positions, minimum qualifications and equivalency may be determined by the selection committee members and confirmed by the first-level manager. Some redundant language was removed. For part-time applicants, the coordinator and a faculty member possessing discipline expertise shall evaluate the equivalency of a part-time applicant. It will be forwarded for the dean to confirm the decision. Senate approved the revisions.

·      Parking—Senators were given a revised parking expansion plan and the new bus stop on the Rancho Campus (Omnitrans Transit Stop). The Senate thinks this is an intelligent solution for the parking problems. Senate has two concerns: First, the Rancho campus needs trams for students, faculty, and staff who may have difficulty walking from the far eastern side of the campus or are carrying large amounts of material. Secondly, we need to be expanding parking at least at the rate of growth.

·      Faculty Get-Together—President Alger announced that the Faculty Get-Together on January 28 was a success. Approximately 45 faculty members participated in this blended event with the Faculty Success Center poster session on Culturally Responsive Teaching. The Faculty Get-Together provides a useful forum in which to connect with colleagues from across disciplines, share ideas and strategies, and build collegiality and community. The next Faculty Get-Together is scheduled for Thursday, February 19 at 4:00 pm at the home of Marie Boyd.

·      Multi-Campus Task Force—Senate reviewed and discussed the nominees for the Multi-Campus Task Force. Senate approved Kate Alder, DE Creasy Valdez, Sarah Cotton, Dale DesLauriers, Tim Greene, Carol Hutte, James Kerr, Terri Ann Linn-Watson, Neil Watkins, Lisa Padgett, Joy Haerens, Karen Encinas, and Ardon Alger (Alternate) as faculty representatives to serve on the Multi-Campus Task Force.

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Textbook Rentals—Jared Ceja, Director, Auxiliary Services; Susan Stewart, Director, Student Activities; Jason Wright, ASCC President/Student Trustee; and Daisy Dean, ASCC President Pro-Tempore presented Senate with an overview on Textbook Rentals.  Jared had recently set up a textbook-rental program at Santa Ana College.  Lack of textbooks can be a barrier to academic success.  We plan to bring a textbook-rental program to Chaffey by Fall 2009.  The textbook for Math 25 was mentioned with an approximate rental fee of $45 vs. $150 for a new textbook purchase.  For English 1, rental would cost approximately $25 vs. $83 for a new textbook purchase.  A paper textbook is a traditional learning tool, and rental offers a 70% savings.  Books could be shared unlike ebooks.  A disadvantage would be that students would be unable to write in the rental books.  The book has to have at least a 2 or 3 year adoption.  About 2.5% of schools are offering a rental program (as of Spring 2008).  Startup funding is crucial, and we have talked to ASCC about startup funding. ASCC could provide $31,000 startup as a part of the annual class gift.  This would pay for the first two-years of the pilot program.  We are looking at approximately 20% of the textbook stock being offered as rentals.  The rental fee is meant to cover shipping, freight and handling of the rental texts, theft, and any labor involved.  The residual that would go back into the program is if there is any value in the books after 2-3 years of use as rentals.  

Senators commented that problems could occur if a workbook was required for the book or if an access code for website use was needed.  In some cases, access codes could be purchased separately from the rental textbooks.  Jared would be willing to work together with involved faculty to solve such problems.  If books go into a new edition within the 2-3 year period, we could plan accordingly.  At this point the process would work best with large sections.  We will start with one or two large sections and go from there.  The Senate resoundingly supports the idea of Chaffey College using rental textbooks and hopes that the program will continue to grow.  The Senate thanks the ASCC for their support of this project.

·      Self Evaluations—Some Senators thought it would be a good idea to have some good examples of faculty self-evaluations on the Senate web-site. Several faculty members were suggested, and Ardon will find out if they are willing to have their self evaluations posted to the website to help others.

VIII.    ANNOUNCEMENTS

IX.     FLOOR ITEMS

X.     SUMMARY

XI.  ADJOURNMENT

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

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________

Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________

Diana Cosand, Secretary/Treasurer






FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

January 27, 2009

Members Present:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members Absent:

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

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

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

Alternates Present:

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

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

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

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

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

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

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of January 20, 2009 and consent agenda were approved 19-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Approval of funds not to exceed $150 for faculty incentives for Curriculum Committee.

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Instructional Assistant III Job Coach, Disability Programs & Services

Bonnie Fuller, SS

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Art Committee

Sandra Collins, M&S

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Enrollment & Growth Management Committee

Sandra Clay, HS

 

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  Summer School—Dr. Guerrero, Interim Vice President of Instruction, updated Senate on summer term planning.  The College will have 27 fewer classrooms to use this summer because of the roofing project in PHLS and the HVAC project for SBS and LA.  Additionally, because the state budget is still unsettled, a slightly smaller summer schedule was planned (about 30 sections fewer than last summer).  The Deans and Coordinators conducted an efficiency analysis prior to planning that allowed them to maximize resources.  By working collaboratively, the Deans, Coordinators, Faculty, and the scheduling AA II’s were able to place all 530 sections into the remaining classrooms in just two meetings.  Dr. Guerrero congratulated all parties for their hard work.

§  Faculty Senate Presidents/Lecturers Commemorative Wall Display—The commemorative wall displays have been installed outside the Faculty Senate Conference Room and Office. Senators were very impressed with the outcome. The Faculty Senate has been working on this project for several years. Senate sends a special thank you to Cid Pinedo and the Foundation for their generous donation to help defray the costs of this beautiful wall display.

§  Spring Enrollment—President Alger announced that Chaffey expects to enroll 21,000 students this spring when Distance Education is counted. This is an historical high for Chaffey. The following update on Spring 2009 semester unduplicated student headcount and enrollment after the second week of instruction (through Saturday, January 24) was shared with Senate:

§      Our unduplicated student headcount stands at 20,143. This is 1,335 students (7.10%) higher than at a comparable point in the Spring 2008 registration period (1/26/08).

§      Enrollment stands at 58,648. This is 4,248 enrollments (7.81%) higher than at a comparable point in the Spring 2008 registration period (1/26/2008).

§      Students were actively enrolled in 170,206.75 units. This is 14, 449.50 units (9.63%) higher than at a comparable point in the Spring 2008 registration period (1/26/2008).

§  Accrediting Commission—Currently 17 colleges are on warning, three colleges are on probation and one college has been de-accredited.

§  Budget Update—President Alger stated that we still don’t know the exact dollar amount for the mid-year budget cuts, but each time we’ve been given a tentative figure it is less than originally projected.

§  Update on Colleague/My ChaffeyVIEW System Performance Degradation—President Alger distributed an update on Colleague/My ChaffeyVIEW system performance degradation the College experienced on January 5, 2009. January 5 was probably the highest resource utilization period the College has experienced for the current configuration of the Colleague system. In fact, on more than one occasion that day, the College reached its maximum user license limit for Colleague and maximum logins for My ChaffeyVIEW. Because of the volume of users and the types of transactions that were occurring simultaneously, a significant slow-down of the system occurred. The ITS staff has taken several steps to mitigate any future degradation in Colleague/My ChaffeyVIEW system performance. These steps were shared with Senate.

§  Art Committee—A faculty representative is needed on the Art Committee to replace Sandra Collins, whose term ends June 30, 2010. The purpose of the Art Committee is to evaluate and assist the College in locating artworks throughout the various college campuses. The Art Committee meets on the second Thursday of the month from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm in BEB-204. Interested faculty are urged to contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965 and ask to have their name added to the list.

§  Enrollment & Growth Management Committee—President Alger announced that a faculty representative is needed on the Enrollment & Growth Management Committee for Sandra Clay, whose term ends June 30, 2010. The Enrollment & Growth Management Committee meets on a regular basis to discuss enrollment strategies and make recommendations to President’s Cabinet. The committee meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 3:00 – 4:30 pm in the SSA Board Room. Interested faculty are urged to contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965 and ask to be added to the list.

§  Senate sends its congratulations to Pak Tang and his wife on the birth of their son, Ethan Lim Hsieh Tang.

§  Senate also sends its congratulations to Daniel Kern and his wife on the birth of their son, Henry.

§  Senate sends speedy recovery wishes to Diana Cosand on her recent surgery.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Academic Calendar—Dr. Guerrero explained that Dr. Shannon’s charge to her was to create a roll-over calendar for 2009-2010.  Additionally, he asked that we look at two years’ worth of calendars since they do not change very much.  However, because of the discussions about the 2009-2010 calendar, the calendar for 2010-2011 will be addressed at another time.  Dr. Guerrero distributed both the 2008-2009 and proposed 2009-2010 calendars and walked the Senate through a comparison.  Fall, holidays, spring break, and spring lecture occur at essentially the same points in the semester.  Spring finals will begin Friday, May 14, 2010 and finals for MTWTH students will start the following Monday.  Senators suggested starting finals on the 12th which is a Wednesday to make semesters more even, and Dr. Guerrero said she would ask Dr. Shannon.  Dr. Guerrero added that Dr. Shannon is open to any variation of the calendar; however, he wants an open exploration of all calendar options before changes are made in the calendar.

·      Compression of Calendar—Dr. Guerrero explained the history of the compressed calendar discussions.  She reported that the Alternative Calendar Task Force was created to explore the idea of compressing to a 16-week calendar.  While that committee was collecting research and conducting its own research, the Calendar Committee—without the collaboration of the Alternative Calendar Task Force presented a 17.5-week calendar that was adopted.  The Alternative Calendar Task Force ultimately recommended not to compress the calendar.  The two decisions were made in parallel and non-intersecting processes.  Dr. Guerrero added that the Alternative Calendar Task Force worked extremely hard to ensure that their recommendations were grounded in research and not merely opinions.  Dr. Guerrero explained that all documents relating to this discussion can be found on the Z-drive under “Compressed Calendar” should anyone wish to review those materials.

Dr. Guerrero’s recommendation was that the proposed 2009-2010 calendar move forward and that a group be created to again explore the compression issue.  Because all of the research, surveys, deliberations, etc. are available on the Z-drive, this new committee could review those materials and continue the discussion from that point.  She added that there is also a new paper that was written jointly by the CIO organization and the System Office that is available.  Dr. Guerrero reiterated that Dr. Shannon is open to any variation of the calendar provided it has been explored through an open process. 

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Program and Services Review Training—Sherrie Guerrero, Interim Vice President of Instruction and Program & Services Review Committee (PSRC) Co-Chair; and Hope Ell, Administrative Assistant, Office of Instruction visited Senate to address the changes in PSR. Senate thanked Dr. Guerrero and Hope Ell for the excellent training session they conducted for Senate on the new PSR program.

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

____________________________________

Cecilia Best, Secretary/Treasurer for Diana Cosand






FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

January 20, 2009

Members Present:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members Absent:

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

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

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

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

Alternates Present:

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

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

Language Arts..................................................................... Leona Fisher

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

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

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

Introduction of Leona Fisher

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Consent agenda was approved 21-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Approval of funds not to exceed $100 for New Faculty/Faculty Connections Photo Shoot and prints.

§  Approval of funds not to exceed $100 for coffee for the Presidential Inauguration Viewing in the theatre. 

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Budget Advisory Committee

Marylee Requa, SBS

 

§  Faculty Success Center Work Group

Melissa Utsler, LA

 

§  Green Earth Movement (GEM) Committee

Nicole DeRose, M&S

 

§  Professional Development Committee

Erik Jacobson, VPCA

 

§  Study Abroad Committee

Melissa Utsler, LA

 

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

Melissa Utsler, LA

Beverly Cox, HS

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Professional Development Committee

Melissa Utsler, LA

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Study Abroad Committee

Vera Dunwoody, SBS

 

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

December 9, 2008 Minutes—Clarification to Add Codes:

o   Admissions and Records will be providing a supply of Add Code instruction pads (each pad contains approximately 30 sheets of instructions) to the Administrative Assistants for distribution to students.

o   Instructors can print their list of Add Codes beginning on the first day of Walk-in Registration (January 5, 2009).

o   Add Codes can be used by students beginning on the first day of instruction.

o   Add Codes cannot be used for high school students, Substandard Grade petitions, and other general petitions.

o   Additional information on the use of Add Codes will be distributed to all faculty the week of January 5.

§  Program & Services Review Training—President Alger announced that Program & Services Review (PSR) training has been arranged for Faculty Senate to address the changes to the PSR module.  The training will be held during Senate’s regular meeting time next Tuesday, January 27, 2009.

§  Kudos to Faculty—Office of Instruction sends kudos to faculty for their excellent response relative to grade submissions and their patience with the system.  Issues were encountered with the heavy use of the system.  System maintenance is reviewing these issues to see what action is needed to resolve future issues especially as we continue to grow.  For the first time, No student was dropped because of delayed grades.  Moreover, Admissions & Records was able to process 621 drops in just six hours because all grades were in. 

§  Veterans Club Advisory—President Alger announced that the advisor to the recently-formed Veterans Club will not be returning to Chaffey this semester, leaving the Veterans Club without an advisor.  The club has been suspended until another advisor can be found.  Faculty interested in serving as the advisor to the Veterans Club should contact Susan Stewart at Extension 6591. 

§  Spring 09 Enrollment Update—President Alger shared the following data with Senators on the latest Spring 2009 semester unduplicated student headcount and enrollment after the first week of instruction (through Saturday, January 17, 2009):

o   Our unduplicated student headcount stands at 19,872.  This is 1,337 students (7.21%) higher than at a comparable point in the Spring 2008 registration period (1/19/2008).

o   Enrollment stands at 58,143.  This is 4,260 enrollments (7.91%) higher than at a comparable point in the Spring 2008 registration period (1/19/2008).

o   Students were actively enrolled in 169,064.25 units.  This is 14,416.00 units (9.32%) higher than at a comparable point in the Spring 2008 registration period (1/19/2008).

§  Accreditation—President Alger urged Senators to read the information presenting the results to the accreditation survey.  It is very important that all of us be able to respond to the issues presented in the occasional e-mails for the self-study process.

§  Senate sends its congratulations to Deckard Hodge and his wife on the birth of their son Archer on January 11, 2009. 

§  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 sent thoughts and prayers to retired faculty member Jan Raithel, whose daughter was recovering from a serious automobile accident and received a lovely thank you that was shared with Senators. 

§  Senate sends its condolences to Henry Shannon, whose sister-in-law recently passed away. 

·      Curriculum

§  Chair Boyd reported over 300 courses need to be in the queue for CurricUNET by the end of May.  Modifications usually include:

o   a review of prerequisites and co-requisites

o   a review of course content

o   a review of course objectives

o   a review of methods of instruction

o   a review of Out-Of-Class assignments to reflect critical thinking

o   a review of textbooks

1.   Review of what’s new in your field and community college teaching trends

2.     Lit review

3.     Check out Open Source materials from MIT and Merlot to mention a few

4.     Checking in with librarians for information competency and collection development possibilities

·      Committees

§  Student Learning Outcomes—Marie Boyd reported the following:

o   Core Competencies are on the agenda for the board meeting this week.

o   Focus this calendar year on course levels.

§  Spring 2009  

·       Finish program level assessment

·       Focus on writing course-level outcome statements

·       Establish assessment schedule for courses under the General Education pattern

·       Critical Thinking Assessment (across the campus)--Look for email for more information.  To be administered in mid April.

·       SLO Committee will review the program SLO’s in this year’s PSR early to mid March.

§  Fall 2009

·       Fall Flex activity on Spring 2009 Critical Thinking Assessment

·       Initiate assessment schedule as established by the departments

·       Commence with course-level assessments

§  January Flex 2010

·       January Flex activities regarding Fall 2009 course assessments

o   Next SLO Committee meeting February 2, 12:30–1:30 pm in BEB‑204.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Withdrawal Process—Ali Rahmani, Vice President, Student Services addressed the Title V regulations requiring California Community Colleges to notify faculty before students complete a withdrawal.  Dr. Rahmani informed the Senate that only two community colleges of those surveyed meet this requirement and they use a paper process.  He stated that all of the campuses surveyed that are technologically advanced and use real-time technology, as does Chaffey, do not meet the requirement to inform faculty “prior to” withdrawals.  When the Title V regulation was written, the goal of this process was to catch students who were dropping out of class that might need help finding a way to stay in class while maintaining the right of the student to withdraw.

Dr. Rahmani felt that Chaffey has a way of addressing that goal by emailing faculty, once a student has successfully completed dropping a course via My ChaffeyVIEW.  If the faculty member wished to contact the student to see if something would work to help the student complete the class, there are three (3) ways for the student to return to class:

1.      Reinstatement by faculty before 75% of the semester

2.      Student-initiated reinstatement (with faculty consent only)

3.      Supplemental grade given at end of class (a supplemental grade is processed if the instructor inadvertently dropped the student on error, and discovered the error after the last day to drop) 

Senate felt that this addressed the spirit of Title V and approved a motion that stated that the College needs to move to a real-time email system to notify faculty at the same time students drop with a “W” grade via My ChaffeyVIEW as soon as possible.  Dr. Rahmani stated the request for this modification would need to be taken through the shared governance process via the Datatel Colleague Steering Committee and reviewed/prioritized appropriately and that the earliest implementation if all goes well would be this summer.   In the mean time, faculty are currently able to view a comprehensive list of students who have dropped from a given section by selecting the “Drop” roster type accessible via the “Class Rosters” link on My ChaffeyVIEW.  They could then follow the same process for reinstating students to class. 

Curriculum Chair Marie Boyd proposed a motion to summarize and finalize Faculty Senate’s position and progress regarding the withdrawal issues in terms of the College’s overall Academic Integrity and Student Behavior policies:  “propose that the Academic Senate summarize its position on the withdrawal and academic integrity issue thusly:

§  The Senate acknowledges Title V legal interpretation that faculty cannot prevent a student from withdrawing from a class because of academic integrity violations.

§  The Senate acknowledges Title V legal interpretation that the College and/or faculty can not require a student to take a course on academic integrity as a result of academic integrity violations.

§  The Senate adopts a wait and see policy regarding anticipated Title V revisions regarding academic integrity

§  The Senate acknowledges completed preparation of such a course (Marie Boyd’s curriculum suggestions based on the course created by Dr. Helene Marcoux from Kansas State U, who has given us permission to use her syllabi and other course materials) pending future revisions of Title V regarding academic integrity violations.

The motion was seconded and unanimously approved by Senate.  President Alger will talk to the Deans and Vice Presidents regarding some clarification of the enforcement process of the Student Integrity Code and the Student Behavior Code.

·      Faculty Get-Together—President Alger presented several dates for the next Faculty Get-Together.  Senate decided to sponsor the first Faculty Get-Together on Wednesday, January 28 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm in the Faculty Success Center.  Senate also discussed dates in February and decided on February 19 at 4:00 pm at Marie Boyd’s home.  This activity provides faculty an opportunity for faculty from across campus to get-together informally to exchange ideas and experiences.  Food will be provided by Faculty Senate. 

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Faculty Senate By-Laws Minor Revisions—Senate discussed and approved the revisions to the Senate By-Laws to bring them in line with current practice and with the recently adopted constitutional changes. 

·      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 20, 2009.  Senators are urged to voicemail their constituents with details and deadlines.  Recipients will be honored at a luncheon in April.

VIII.    ANNOUNCEMENTS

·      Senator Clarke reported that the Study Abroad Committee is working to establish a standard set of operating procedures and guidelines and is encouraging faculty interested in teaching study abroad in the future to contact Orville Clarke or Laura Hope with proposals.

IX.     FLOOR ITEMS

X.     SUMMARY

XI.          ADJOURNMENT

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

Respectfully submitted by,

____________________________________

Donna Walker, Recording Secretary

____________________________________

Cathy Decker, Secretary/Treasurer for Diana Cosand




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