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Chaffey College
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Ardon Alger
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Spring Semester 2010


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FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

March 9, 2010

Members Present: 

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

Vice President—Language Arts....................................... Neil Watkins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructional Support......................................................... Mary Jane Ross

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members Absent:

Mathematics & Sciences..................................................... Cathie Keenan

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

Alternates Present:

Business & Applied Technology....................................... David Karp

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

Language Arts/Fontana Campus.................................... Leona Fisher

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

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

Guests:

Terry Brusselle

            Steve Menzel

            David Ramirez

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of March 2, 2010, 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.

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  President’s Cabinet—President Alger reported that Cabinet is moving forward on resolving the issues regarding classroom visitations.

§  Tenure Reception—President Alger confirmed Senate volunteers for tomorrow’s Tenure Reception: Senators Boyd, Requa, de Dobay, Cosand, Fisher, Clarke, Wardak, Rundquist, and Decker.

·      Vice President

§  Senate ElectionsCall for Nominations—Vice President Watkins announced that nomination memos will go out today for Senator-at-Large and Faculty Lecturer of the Year. Please forward all nominations to Vice President Watkins no later than 4:30 pm on Monday, March 29, 2010.

§  School Elections—Vice President Watkins announced that the following Senate positions expire in June: James Kerr and David Karp (Alternate), Business & Applied Technology; Renee Ketchum, Health Sciences; Cecilia Best, Instructional Support; Cathy Decker and Leona Fisher (Alternate), Language Arts; Alif Wardak and Diana Cosand (Alternate), Mathematics & Science; Marylee Requa and Tim Greene (Alternate), Social & Behavioral Sciences; Katherine Wilson and Maria Cuevas, Student Services; and Orville Clarke, Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts. Senators not up for re-election to conduct elections for expired Senate positions.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Post Accreditation Campus Get-Together—President Alger encouraged faculty to attend the Post Accreditation Celebration this Friday, March 12, at the home of Marie Boyd from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. This campus-wide get-together is sponsored by Faculty Senate, Classified Senate, Chaffey College Faculty Association (CCFA), and California School Employees Association (CSEA), and everyone is invited to attend. Please BYOB (bring your own beverage). Senate sends a special thank you to Marie Boyd for volunteering to host this event at her lovely home. Senate also sends a special thank you to our co-sponsors, Classified Senate, CCFA, and CSEA.

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Officer Response Time & Campus Safety—Steve Menzel, Vice President of Administrative Services, and David Ramirez, Director of Campus Police, visited Senate to discuss issues related to Officer Response Time and Campus Safety.  We’ve been working on identifying the issues and have developed a paper on these issues, such as communications, traffic control, and crisis intervention.  We added a category of potential resolutions or actions planned.  We will revisit the committee structure and come back to Senate.  Communication:  6911 is not answered on a consistent basis.  David put the blue phones in the parking lots which increased the availability.  We put phones in the classroom at the teacher’s station.  We have many calls that go out because a phone got knocked off the hook.  Immediate solutions:  We have two full-time and two part-time vacancies, and we will fill them.  We adjusted the officer schedules, so we have two officers here when the students are here.  David has been reviewing the electronic log of 6911.  We are working on getting a dispatcher who always answers the 6911 calls personally.  Someone will answer that phone call and redirect it as needed.  In newer construction, we can hang phones on walls.  We are working on a way to keep the handset from falling off the hook.  During the time it is off the hook, it ties up the 6911 line until we can send an officer to verify the emergency.  Could phones get an emergency sticker?  Could we train faculty to not bump the emergency phone?  Will there be a general announcement suggesting that in a real emergency people just dial 911?  Campus Safety has been silent on that.  Suggest we send out a simple document, saying to just dial 911 in a real emergency.  Our outside contractor will develop a procedure and have a dispatcher answer all the 6911 calls.  We will have the answering service contact the officer via the officer’s radio, instead of the Verizon cell phones, which do not work well on campus.  911 can be reached with the emergency phones.  When will the 6911 contract be put into place with the outside vendor?  David stated it should go into place in early April.  There is currently no night dispatcher, and the calls are forwarded to the officer’s cell phone, so the calls may not go through. 

·      Building Security Access—Keys and access cards are not issued promptly.  We are moving to a new keying system.  We had a lot of frustration with the new arts center keys.  The issue is being reviewed by the Key Access Control Committee.  Responsibility for distribution of keys and access cards will be reassigned to the schools as recommended by the Key Access Control Committee.  They have bought a key maker so they can make keys on the spot.  There are also key fobs available.

·      Parking and Traffic Overflow—There are concerns with officers issuing traffic citations in the neighborhood.  It evolved as a good neighbor policy in which officers drive through the neighborhood.  Recently the neighbors to the west started to get inundated by student parking in the area.  It’s not our mission to patrol the neighborhood and issue citations.  The District entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the city for the San Felipe Court.  We are not required to cite outside cars if we are busy on campus.  We will patrol one north-south street with 13 homes.  Senators: there may be parking problems already there that are more related to high density than Chaffey students.  We also will use the segways to beef up parking lot control.  We will attempt to have two of these when the students are here.  We will also introduce segways at the other campus.

·      Crisis Intervention—We are taking a more structured look at these.  David, Lisa Bailey, and Monica Hernandez, the risk manager, have put together a crisis intervention response team.  It is part of the workplace violence prevention plan.  We meet whenever an issue arises, potential violence, harassment, or student discipline.  We have a contract with a Threat Assessment Group staffed with forensic psychologists.  We have been very successful with their counsel in the past.  We refer incidences to police, student discipline, or the threat assess group.  We should have the workplace violence plan out to you very soon.  On the campus safety web page, we have guidelines for psychiatric emergencies.  It’s also in the faculty handbook.  The person who is following up will be Lisa Bailey or Monica Hernandez.  Senators:  a student threatened someone in the classroom, went out and came back with something in his pocket that could have been a gun or a can of Pepsi.  The officer did not search the student.  The officer left and went back to his trooper.  If that happened today, is the training different?  Has there been a change in protocol?  We have dealt with that issue with that officer.  There should have been a search.  What about a fight in the library where they try to call 6911 and no one answers?  At Fontana we have an unarmed officer.  Do we still use the same protocol or call 911?  Call 911.  It is faster than 6911 which reaches campus safety at the Rancho Campus.  How should we deal with bizarre behavior by students?  David stated if behavior is unusual you need to go through the student discipline office and contact Eric Bishop.  How can student discipline help with bizarre behavior?  We can have student discipline refer students to outside help and not return to campus until they get it. 

·      Questions from CCFA for David and Steve:

§  What type of training is required of Campus Police Officers before they are hired?—They are sworn peace officers.  They have to have gone through the police academy.

§  After an officer is hired what type of additional training is required for campus police officers to retain their positions?  How often is such training done? And by what method is it determined that such training has been successful?—They have a 6-month training program and a list of training steps that each officer must perform.  We may have to simulate high risk incidents.  They are still on probation for a full year.  They are required to do 32 hours of training per year through San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Academy.  They go to firearms training every three months.  They are tested to make sure they retain firearms and defensive skills.  

§  After a complaint is made in terms of the behavior of a campus police officer, what are the steps taken by the district?—We have a complaint procedure in place.  Citizens are entitled to make complaints.  There is a formal process that must be followed.  David can send that information out as requested.   Do you tell the officer he is annoying people? We tell them to smile and be friendly.

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 2, 2010

Members Present:

 

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

Vice President—Language Arts....................................... Neil Watkins

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

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

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

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

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

Instructional Support......................................................... Mary Jane Ross

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members Absent:

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

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

Mathematics & Sciences..................................................... Cathie Keenan

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

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

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

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

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

Alternates Present:

Business & Applied Technology....................................... David Karp

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

Language Arts/Fontana Campus.................................... Leona Fisher

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

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

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

Guests:

         Dr. Celia Barberena

           Terri Helfand

            Ms. Georgine Hodgkinson

            Carol Hutte

            Dr. Bill Scroggins

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of February 23, 2010, and consent agenda were approved 16-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Police Officer Screening Committee

Thierry Brusselle, CCFA/BAT

 

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  Correction to the February 9, 2010 minutes—Summer Sections—President Alger announced that we are offering 165 summer sections.  This is the lowest we have ever offered in recent times.  It is one third of what we normally offer.

§  Datatel Colleague Steering Committee—Bev Cox is unable to attend the Datatel Colleague Steering Committee on March 12. Robin Ikeda will serve as the alternate and attend in Bev’s absence.

§  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. 

§  Accreditation—President Alger encouraged faculty to attend the Accreditation Open Forums. The first one will be held this evening from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the Staff Dining Room, the second one will be held on Wednesday, March 3, from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm in the Staff Dining Room, and the Exit Interview will be held on Thursday, March 4, from
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm in the Staff Dining Room.

§  Senate sends its condolences to Sandy Hardie, whose mother recently passed away.

·      Vice President

§  Senate ElectionsVice President Watkins announced that Senate needs to notify the Electorate of an election for Senators-at-Large and Faculty Lecturer of the Year. Nominations must be made no later than sixty days before the end of the spring semester, March 22, 2010. Senator-at-Large Jeff Brouwer’s term expires at the end of this year.

Vice President Watkins also announced that e
lections for expired Senate seats need to be completed no later than thirty days before the end of the Spring semester, April 21, 2010. Senators whose terms are expiring at the end of this year are: James Kerr and David Karp (Alternate), Business & Applied Technology; Renee Ketchum, Health Sciences; Cecilia Best, Instructional Support; Cathy Decker and Leona Fisher (Alternate), Language Arts; Alif Wardak and Diana Cosand (Alternate), Mathematics & Science; Marylee Requa and Tim Greene (Alternate), Social & Behavioral Sciences; Katherine Wilson and Maria Cuevas (Alternate), Student Services; and Orville Clarke, Visual, Performing, & Communication Arts. School elections will be conducted by the continuing Senators.

·      Curriculum

§  We are nearing the publication for the summer/fall schedule and nearing the end-of-May deadline for the catalog.  The deadline for 2011 Spring will probably be September 2010.

·      Committees

§  Outcomes & Assessment—Marie Boyd—There are 255 courses in CurricUNET with course level SLOs.  In January, there was 128.  Impressive progress has been made.  We are doing a PowerPoint presentation on SLOs from 4:00 -5:00 pm in the Staff Dining Room today. 

§  Accreditation team members, Chair Bill Scoggins, Celia Barbarena, and Georgine Hodgkinson attended today’s Senate meeting.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Sabbatical Report—Ken Koenigshofer—Senators Greene, Requa, and Sadowski have reviewed Ken’s sabbatical report and recommend approval as revised; Senate concurred 16/0. Ken’s approved sabbatical report will be forwarded to the Office of Instruction.

·      Faculty Area Get-Together—Marie Boyd has offered to host a post accreditation faculty get-together at her home on Friday, March 12. Julia Karet has offered to host the next area Faculty Get-Together for the Claremont Group on Sunday, April 11, from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Cathy Decker has volunteered to host the Riverside faculty get-together in April. President Alger will send out email invitations and directions to the Chaffey Claremont and Riverside groups. Senate also discussed a campus-wide Faculty Get-Together in April and decided on Wednesday, April 28 during college hour in the Faculty Success Center, Daniel Swift and the HOTFS students will cater this event.

·      Tenure Reception—Senate will host its annual Tenure Reception next Wednesday, March 10, during college hour in the Staff Dining Room. This year’s reception will honor the following newly-tenured faculty: Emily Avila-Teeguarden, Biology; Angela Bartlett, English; Lynn Breegle, Pharmacy Technician; Baron Brown, Administration of Justice; Angela Burk-Herrick, Biology; Kevin Cameron, Political Science; Sandra Freeman, Nursing; Cheryl Gilbert, Vocational Nursing; Christa Havenhill, Theatre Arts; Candice Hines-Tinsley, Nutrition & Food; Meng Khou, Mathematics; Mercedes Limón, Spanish; Jack Little, Aeronautics; Shelley Marcus, Librarian; Bruce Osburn, Automotive Technology; Candice Piper, Vocational Nursing; Laurie Pratt, Communication Studies; Daniel Swift, Hotel/Food Service Management; and Sherm Taylor, Automotive Technology. Please stop by to congratulate the newly-tenured faculty and enjoy the delicious appetizers.

President Alger asked for volunteers to help with food preparation, set-up, and to serve at next week’s Tenure Reception. Senators Cosand, Fisher, Clarke, Requa, Boyd, Machado, Rundquist, de Dobay, and Decker volunteered to assist.

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Distance Education—Moving to Moodle—Terri Helfand and Carol Hutte, Co-Coordinators, provided Senate with a Distance Education (DE) update.  DE had vendor presentations to all instructors of various learning management systems, and Moodle was the best.   Information about Moodle may be found at moodle.org.  Chaffey’s contract with Blackboard ends on Dec 31, 2010.   DE was not happy with Blackboard and decided to use something else.  We are moving to Moodle.  Terri Helfand attended 80 hours in Moodle instruction and 24 hours in Moodle administration training. DE has set up a remote contract with Remote-Learner.  Terri Helfand is teaching online and hybrid classes using Moodle.  Senators were given a demonstration of Moodle and talked about Moodle training.   DE has not had any student test taking problems in the new system, and the grade book is incredible.  It will also save Chaffey a lot of money.  Moodle was demonstrated.  It is very different from Blackboard.  It has many additional features.  One of the extras that DE bought was email, at $150 per block.  When you give a test, the instructor can view the result for every student for each question.  DE is also going to buy the course manager.  It has enough storage.  A storage system will be bought that is based on the number of users.  It is also much cheaper than Blackboard.  It is an open source and is written by teachers.  We can buy a portfolio system if we want. 

There is a limited Fall Pilot Program that is being planned.  Instructors currently teaching online/hybrid courses or that wish to teach online/hybrid courses will need to go through 10 hours of Moodle training.  We will have a kickoff orientation session for faculty in late March, with two 4-hour sessions on Fridays in mid-April, and two full sessions over summer with some compensation, and at least one during the Fall.  The priority will go to instructors currently teaching online and hybrid courses.   People in the Fall pilot group will need to be active participants in the Moodle users group.  Instructors wishing to use Moodle to enhance their course(s) will also be required to go through training, a minimum of four hours. We will also be offering resources for people who want to teach an enhanced course.  The first opportunity for training for enhanced courses will be during Fall Flex.  Instructors with previous experience in Moodle will be able to apply to waive part of the training requirement. Moodle will be hosted on their servers.  Moodle will cost about $30,000 compared to Blackboard’s cost of approximately $60,000.  We can take the tests out of Blackboard, turn them into Respondus, and move them into Moodle. 

·      Senate Scholarships—Senate discussed and reviewed the Faculty Senate Scholarship criteria and application form and agreed to award two scholarships in the amount of $600 each. The due date for Senate to receive scholarship applications is Monday, April 12, 2010.

·      Building Update—President Alger presented the following building update to Senators that was presented at President’s Cabinet on February 9:

§  VPCA North Fire Lane—Construction is scheduled to begin mid March 2010.

§  VPCA Landscape Addition—This project is currently in the bid process with construction tentatively scheduled to begin mid April 2010.

§  Fontana Phase III Academic Building—Bid review and recommendations will be ready for Board approval on February 25, 2010. Prime contractor mobilization scheduled for early March 2010.

§  Campus Center West—DSA has approved the project with construction tentatively scheduled to begin by late May 2010.

§  Omnitrans Transit Center—This project is in the pre-design development/pre-construction phase with construction tentatively scheduled for summer 2010.

VIII.    ANNOUNCEMENTS

·      Chaffey College Theatre Department will be presenting the play, All in the Timing, directed by Christa Havenhill, March 4-7, 2010.

·      David Ramirez and Steve Menzel will be visiting Senate next week for a discussion on campus safety.

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

February 23, 2010

Members Present:

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

Vice President—Language Arts....................................... Neil Watkins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructional Support......................................................... Mary Jane Ross

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

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

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

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

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

Members Absent:

Mathematics & Sciences..................................................... Cathie Keenan

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

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

Alternates Present:

Business & Applied Technology....................................... David Karp

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

Language Arts/Fontana Campus.................................... Leona Fisher

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

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

Guests:

            Ricardo Diaz

            Jamie Herrera

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of February 9, 2010, and consent agenda were approved 16-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Facility Maintenance Attendant Screening Committee

Jacqueline Wall, BAT

 

§  Instructional Assistant IV, Fontana Screening Committee

Robert Rundquist, IS

Mary Jane Ross, IS

§  Outcomes & Assessment Committee

Lynn Breegle, Alternate/HS

 

§  Police Officer Screening Committee

Henry Rivas, SBS

 

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

Wendy Whitney, SS

 

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  Cathie Keenan Update—She came home for a few days but had to return to the hospital.

§  Accreditation—The Accreditation Committee will be having open meetings next week on Tuesday, March 2, 6:00-7:30pm.; Wednesday, March 3, 12:30-2:00; and an Exit Interview on Thursday, March 4, at 1:00p.m.

§  Police Officer Screening Committee—Faculty Senate to approve an additional CCFA representative to serve on the Police Officer Screening Committee.

§  President Alger announced that Steve Menzel and David Ramirez will be visiting Senate on Tuesday, March 9 to address officer response time and campus safety.

§  President Alger announced that due to the accreditation site visit next week, the Faculty Senate meeting will be moved to the new Center for the Arts Building A, Room 218.

§  Senate sends its congratulations to Gail Keith-Gibson on the birth of her grandson, Johnathan Gregory.

§  Senate sends its condolences to Ken Koenigshofer, whose father recently passed away.

·      Vice President

§  The OBOC Battle of the Books is Wednesday, February 24, with The Mistress’s Daughter and The House on Mango Street.  Students who attend the event can vote, and faculty and staff can vote until March 1. 

§  There is a lot of grumbling about floors not being vacuumed or cleaned.  Faculty suggested that we make plans to get more cleaning done before accreditation occurs. Faculty also suggested doing their part by cleaning up after each class and so forth.

·      Curriculum

§  The current prerequisite challenge process has some problems.  The instructor for the course has always signed the challenge waiving the prerequisite.  The Curriculum Committee is recommending that the decision involving interdisciplinary prerequisites should be evaluated by the coordinator/designee of the discipline of the prerequisite rather than the coordinator/designee of the course being challenged.  Senate approved. 

§  There are 238 courses in CurricUNET that already have course-level SLOs, an outstanding effort on the part of the faculty

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Meritorious Service Award—Nominations—President Alger reminded Senators that Maura O’Neill was nominated and approved last year but was unable to attend due to a speaking engagement, so she will be honored this year. Senators reviewed and discussed the nominations and approved Maura O’Neill, Gary Aurouze, Jan Raithel, and Wes Tom as recipients of the Meritorious Service Award. Senate also approved Karen Lyman for a Meritorious Service Award for next year. The luncheon to honor this year’s recipients will be held on Tuesday, April 6 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.

·      Sabbatical Report—Ken Koenigshofer—President Alger reminded the sabbatical report readers that Ken’s approved sabbatical report needs to be submitted to the Office of Instruction no later than Friday, March 5.

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Early Alert Planning Committee—Ricardo Diaz, Chair, and Jaime Herrera, Counselor Apprentice, presented an Early Alert Planning Committee Update. Early Alert is a program in which faculty identify students that are having academic difficulty. They notify students by email using the Early Alert Program and make recommendations. The student gets an email right away. Within a few days an actual letter is sent to the student’s address, and counselor apprentices make a follow-up phone call. Students are invited to check ChaffeyView to see instructor’s recommendations for improvement. Senators were given a handout which summarizes the ways to use the system. Instructors who have gone through the training have their early alert button activated. Spring 2009 was the first full implementation with 75 instructors participating; 88.3% said the program was user-friendly; 86.7% experienced an increase in the number of students who met with them as a result of the procedure; 80% thought it improved student performance; 88.2% would continue to participate; and 88.2% would recommend the program to colleagues and other faculty. Some instructors felt that they were not sure what kind of impact the program had on student performance. We’re experimenting with the idea of giving students the alert by text-messaging. Keith Wurtz did the analysis on the performance data. He incorporated early alert success and success and retention of students. The earlier in the semester the process begins, the more successful the students will be. Student responses seemed to indicate that they value the process. We sent out 760 letters last semester. We give them time to talk to their instructors and then we call them all. We reached 501 students by phone. We make suggestions and then we call them again just before the drop date. There were 107 students that dropped, 54 right away with over 400 students that stayed. Ricardo invites all interested instructors to activate their early alert function on MyChaffeyVIEW for fall 2010 by emailing him before the end of July 2010.  He will provide training and support for participating instructors.

·      Student Publications Advisory Committee Update—Angela Bartlett and Neil Watkins presented an update on the Student Publications Advisory Committee.  This is the advisory board for the Chaffey BreezeThe Breeze is a student-run paper, and the journalism faculty provide guidance and insight allowing the students to put together the paper themselves.  They are putting together a lot of multimedia material. A Perkins Grant allowed us to purchase multimedia packs, so the students can go post short videos online.  We have Ben Bull, journalism instructors, and some people from industry on the advisory committee.  We are also trying to develop internships at different newspapers.  One student is already interning at the Claremont Courier on an informal basis.

·      Floor Cover for the New Sports Center—The College is buying a mat/cover to cover the floor in the New Sports Center so that we can make other uses of the room when needed. When the College finishes remodeling the old gym a floor cover will be purchased for the remodeled gym.

·      Enrollment Growth & Management Committee—A faculty representative is needed on the Enrollment Growth & Management Committee to replace Wendy Whitney whose term ends June 2010. The purpose of this committee is to discuss enrollment strategies and make recommendations to President’s Cabinet. The committee meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm in the SSA Board Room. Interested faculty are urged to contact their Senator or the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6965.

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

February 9, 2010

Members Present:

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

Vice President—Language Arts....................................... Neil Watkins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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................................................................. Angela Bartlett

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

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

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

Members Absent:

Instructional Support......................................................... Mary Jane Ross

Mathematics & Sciences..................................................... Cathie Keenan

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

Alternates Present:

Business & Applied Technology....................................... David Karp

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

Language Arts/Fontana Campus.................................... Leona Fisher

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

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

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

Guests:

         Laura Hope
            Monica Hernandez

            David Ramirez

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of February 2, 2010, and consent agenda were approved 20-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Honors Program Committee

Emily Avila-Teeguarden, M&S

 

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  Sabbatical Report—Ken Koenigshofer—After review of the sabbatical readers tracking table, Senate appointed the following readers for Ken’s sabbatical report: Senators Tim Greene, Marylee Requa, and Angela Sadowski.

§  Budget—President Alger distributed the following Expenditure Reduction Summary that was presented at President’s Cabinet this morning:

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§  Summer Sections—President Alger announced that we are offering 102 summer sections. This is the lowest we have ever offered in recent times. It is one third of what we normally offer.

§  Meritorious Service Award—President Alger reminded Senators that the deadline to submit a nomination for this year’s Meritorious Service Award is noon on Tuesday, February 16, 2009.

§  Tenure Reception—Faculty Senate will sponsor this year’s Tenure Reception on Wednesday, March 10 during college hour in the Staff Dining Room. A flyer announcing this event will be distributed soon.

§  State Academic Senate—President Alger announced that the Academic Senate is offering a unique opportunity for faculty. This is a chance for faculty to get involved at the state level by representing CCC faculty in CSU’s GE course review. President Alger will forward the following faculty nominations to the State Academic Senate: Marie Boyd, Curriculum Chair; Ted Jenkins, Mathematics; Carmen Navarro, Communications; Emily Avila-Teeguarden, Life Science; Baron Brown, Humanities; and Nicole Farrand, Arts.

§  Disciplines List—President Alger announced that it is time again to begin the formal review of the Disciplines List, which establishes the minimum qualifications for the faculty of California Community Colleges. This review occurs in a two-year cycle. The State Academic Senate has provided resource materials that will be useful in submitting changes. These materials can be downloaded from the front page of the Academic Senate’s website at www.asccc.org. A copy of the current Disciplines List is also available on the Academic Senate’s website at http://www.asccc.org/Publications/Papers/downloads/PDFs/minimum_quals_jan2008.pdf.

§  March in March—This year’s March in March to rescue education will take place on March 22 in Sacramento. Twenty-seven Chaffey students will be participating along with faculty member Diana Sanchez and two classified staff members, Ernesto Rivera and Sonia Juarez. The cost is approximately $160 per person. Senate agreed to sponsor two additional faculty members, Ardon Alger and Ryan Falcioni.

§  Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act—The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act was passed by the House on September 17, 2009 (HR 3221) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes. This Act will help us reach President Obama’s goal of producing the most college graduates by 2020 by making college accessible and transforming the way our student loan program operates. It will save money on student loans by getting them directly from the federal government rather than the banks. The money saved could be used for additional loans and other things. For additional information about the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, please visit the website at (http://edlabor.house.gov/blog/2009/07/student-aid-and-fiscal-respons.shtml).

President Alger shared an article that appeared in the New York Times on February 5, 2010, entitled Industry Lobbying Imperils Overhaul of Student Loans about an aggressive lobbying campaign by the nation’s biggest student lenders to keep student loan programs primarily in the hands of private lenders/banks. This article is a reason why you may want to consider contacting your Senator; Senator Boxer (202) 224-3553 and/or Senator Feinstein (202) 224-3841. The complete article can be found at the following website: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/05/us/politics/05loans.html.

§  President Alger announced that Cid Pinedo and Paul Gomez are going to Washington on different days to meet with people who may be able to help community colleges.

·      Curriculum

§  March 3 deadline for classes to appear in summer/fall schedule of classes. Even though your course is in the CurricUNET queue, PLEASE do not assume it will be addressed before March 3 unless you have called Melissa or Marie to have your course placed on the priority list. The next deadline coming up is mid-May for catalog and a mid-September deadline for spring 2011.

·      Committees

§  Outcomes & Assessment—Marie Boyd expressed her appreciation to Neil Watkins, Rob Rundquist, and Angela Bartlett for reading the Pathways to Proficiency SLO/AUO Handbook.  They reported that the guiding principles are faculty-driven and constantly changing, and we should say that this is worth the effort, and it will make us better teachers and the students better learners.  Marie and Tom were asked if we have evidence to support this conclusion, and how will the evaluation process take place.  Marylee Requa replied that institutions back East have been doing evidence-based assessment for some time. It was suggested to place some of this evidence on the SLO website.

Neil remarked that the Pathways to Proficiency is strong because there are a lot of visual processes that are included.  Rob replied that he has seen many examples of SLO handbooks at other colleges and that ours looks very professional. It is a clear plan with specific goals that seem reasonable. Marie will make this new handbook available to Senators if needed.  Discussion was heard regarding the need to have program AND certificate SLOs.  A motion was made to approve the handbook with a second. The motion passed unanimously.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·       Health & Safety Committee Update—Monica Hernandez and David Ramirez, Co-Chairs, gave a committee activity report for 2009-2010.  Our committee exists to make recommendations on health and safety.  There are fifteen members.  They do training and workshops.  They have sent out 15 safety bulletins, for instance recommendations to stay hydrated in hot weather.  This year there was focus on the H1N1 virus precautions.  They put the “There’s a mystery on your hands” stickers in the bathrooms at Chaffey.  They are working on monthly fire extinguisher inspections and found out-of–date fire extinguishers during the process.  There is Target Safety, an online safety training program, including on-site training procedures that people can do during work hours.  Monica has a list of the courses available through Target Safety.  They also do building safety inspections.  They do six buildings per year.  They did Campus Center East, Center for the Arts ABCE, and Fontana Center Buildings. They also do campus emergency preparedness.  There was an earthquake drill.  The next one will be the third annual California Community Colleges earthquake drill.  There was also the active shooter drill last year.  Community Emergency Response Team trained faculty by C-CERT to do emergency response.  CPR and First Aid are paid through the district.  There is an emergency organization chart, revised after 22 years.  There is a work order to have them installed in all classrooms and work areas.  A Senator raised the issue of the campus emergency number 6911 and police response time.  David said that we are aware of some of the issues and are in the process of a permanent fix.  In a true emergency such as if you or someone else is in danger, please dial 911.  In the interest of time, David will return at a later date to discuss the police issues.  

·       Professional Development Committee Update—Laura Hope, Chair, presented an update on the Professional Development Committee.  She reported that it is not just a faculty committee but also represents classified professionals.  The Center is about maintaining an enriching work environment that supports faculty and classified staff.  We have tried to be much more assessment driven.  We have conducted comprehensive assessments for classified and faculty, and we need to make sure everyone gets a place in the planning process.  Flex is the most visible aspect of professional development.  We try to make sure that the diversity of offerings reflects what we need.  We are trying to get away from the one-hour workshop and move towards strands of workshops to get deeper into topics and a full day devoted to SLOs.  We want to make sure that people are engaged and have something that can be applied as a result of the workshops.  We have gone to an online verification and survey program.  Before the presenters and deans were not getting the workshop survey information.  We now have an online survey form, so faculty can easily give feedback.  It’s quick and green, and we are still working out a few bugs. 

The last piece is the Faculty Success Center activities.  A tentative schedule was passed out to Senators.  We have planned seminars on creatively engaging students, detecting domestic violence in students, Generation 1.5 issues, and a service-learning panel.  There is a summer institute to focus on under-prepared learners planned.  What serves under-prepared students serves all students.  There is nothing else like this in the state of California right now.  We have had 400 uses of the center in one term.  We also have faculty inviting other faculty to come into their classes and observe the great things that Chaffey faculty can do.  If you would like someone to come in and watch your class, you can give your availability to Eva Ross.  We are doing rigorous evaluations of the success center programs, using multiple post-use evaluations.  The Faculty Success Advisory Committee is an open group, and Laura invited anyone interested to join. 


The Faculty Success Center is funded by basic skills funding which has also taken a 30% cut; however, the reductions should not impact the sustainability of the Faculty Success Center. There is a move afoot in Sacramento to de-categorize the funds for these programs as well as EOPS.  There has been some concern over the way prerequisite challenges are currently managed.  If you have a prerequisite in your discipline, the challenges are going to you.  A successful history challenge, for instance, could allow a student to skip the next level of reading.  These should be routed back to the discipline coordinator.  By fall, content review will be the only thing that is required to set a prerequisite, though our college could set the standard higher.  Half of our population has already met the reading prerequisite, but more schools are considering using the reading prerequisites.  About 30% of our students assess into English 1A.  The Chancellor’s Office is considering exploring ways to force students to take developmental coursework if there is an indication that they need it.

·      Classified Senate Scholarship Award Committee—Senator Ketchum volunteered to serve as the faculty representative on the Classified Senate Scholarship Award Committee. Classified Senate will award ten scholarships in the amount of $300 each.  Nine 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 24, 2010 by 4:00 pm.

·      Dean, Instructional Support Screening Committee—Senate reviewed and discussed the recommended committee members and Senators suggested that the committee might need additional members. The following faculty were recommended and approved to serve on the Instructional Support Dean Screening Committee: Jeff Brouwer, Ricardo Diaz, Carol Hutte, Carmen Navarro, Angela Sadowski, Cindy Walker, and Joanne Osgood.

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

February 2, 2010

Members Present:

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

Vice President—Language Arts....................................... Neil Watkins

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructional Support......................................................... Mary Jane Ross

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

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................................................................. Angela Bartlett

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

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

Members Absent:

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

Mathematics & Sciences..................................................... Cathie Keenan

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

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

Alternates Present:

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

Language Arts/Fontana Campus.................................... Leona Fisher

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

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

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

Guests:

            Carmen Navarro

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of January 26, 2010, and consent agenda were approved 19-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Budget Advisory Committee

Dan Loomis, SBS

 

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  President Obama’s Budget—President Alger distributed a document from the Community College League of California with President Obama’s just released proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2011. For higher education, the budget continues the path identified in the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (passed by the House as H.R. 3221).

§  Meritorious Service Award—President Alger reminded Senators that the deadline to submit nominations for Meritorious Service Awards is noon on Tuesday, February 16, 2010.

§  Parking—The Governing Board and the City of Rancho Cucamonga entered into a Cooperative Agreement for Parking Enforcement Services. This agreement allows campus police to give parking tickets to Chaffey students who are parked in the area neighborhoods near the Rancho Campus that restrict student parking. The college is not obligated to provide a minimum number of parking enforcement hours, and they have been patrolling these areas in the past.

President Alger expressed concerns to the Board that since the number of officers is limited and there was already concern about Chaffey’s officer response time and campus safety, this new agreement would make these problems worse. The Board approved the agreement, but at Kathy Brugger’s suggestion, the Board agreed to ask for a report on campus safety, response time, and keys at the March board meeting.

§  Accreditation Meeting on Campus—The leader of the accreditation team toured campus on Friday.

§  18+1—President Alger has requested a study on the success of students taking more than 18 units plus one PE course.

§  Frontier Project—President Alger encouraged faculty to visit the Rancho Cucamonga green demonstration building and grounds called the Frontier Project. For more information about this project, please visit the website at www.frontierproject.org.

§  Senate sends its condolences to Robin Ikeda on the recent loss of her father.

§  Senate also sends its condolences to Sandra Freeman, whose mother recently passed away.

·      Vice President.

§  At the Educational Master Plan meeting, faculty brought up the point that the expected retirement rate for the next decade or so needs to be part of the Educational Master Plan.

·      Curriculum

§  There is a March 3 deadline for courses that need a change to the description or the unit value for the summer/fall schedule.

·      Coordinators

§  Math Coordinators and faculty expressed concerns that there was a lack of input from the users of the Math Success Center in the remodel planning. There are also concerns about a back-up plan if the Center is not ready for fall.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Faculty Get-Together—President Alger announced that the Faculty Get-Together at the home of Angela Leontas was a wonderful success and the Greek food was delicious. Over 45 faculty and guests attended from various disciplines across campus. Senate sends a special thank you to Angela Leontas for providing such a lovely forum for this activity. Senate discussed the next get-together and decided that the Tenure Reception on March 10 will serve as the next Faculty Senate Get-Together.

·      State Academic Senate Resolutions—President Alger reviewed with the Senate some of the Fall State Academic Senate Resolutions.
Resolution 9.04 Incorporating Civic Engagement in Curriculum
Whereas, Student activism in civic activities can play a major role in the development of students into well-rounded citizens;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to work with their faculty and local student leaders to identify means of incorporating civic engagement in curriculum and assignments.

This resolution lines up with one of the college’s core competencies, Community/Global Awareness and Responsibility.
Students will demonstrate knowledge of significant social, cultural, environmental and aesthetic perspectives. Examples will include, but are not limited to the following:

§  Identify the social and ethical responsibilities of the individual in society.

§  Demonstrate commitment to active citizenship by recognizing and evaluating important social, ecological, economical and political issues.

§  Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for individual, social and cultural diversity.

Given the state of the world and the state, this competency takes on even more importance.


Resolution 13.04.01 Amend Resolution 13.04 Class Caps Based on Pedagogical Factors
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend that discipline faculty at local colleges determine class caps for each of their courses based solely on pedagogyical and other factors such as, but not limited to, the methods of instruction, course modality, objectives and outcomes of the course, and the assessment methods as established on the Course Outline of Record (COR).

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Honors Program Committee Update—Carmen Navarro, Chair, presented an update on the Honors Program Committee.  The honors committee has 620 students in the program and more diverse representation.  Honors students may now be put into datatel.  We are waiting for results on pre and post SLO results for honors students.  On Thursday, we will ask for honors students to get priority registration.  We had a gathering with faculty from 30 disciplines. We will be sending students to the honors transfer council. We have 78 new students as of November, and we have 70 honor students receiving awards in April.  We had a dinner theatre night in fall 2009.  This semester we are planning to do a show and luncheon during the daytime.  We are working on the new honors program brochure.  Our newsletter will be available in late February.  We continue to put information on the new Honors website, http://www.chaffey.edu/honors .  We may partner with the museum and have honors students work there.  Faculty members may nominate students for the honors program.  There is an existing form that may be used or a letter of recommendation from a faculty member.  You can get the form from the Chaffey College Honors Website, or from Peg Slagel in the Honors Office.  We are trying to go green by using the website instead of paper documents.  Our honors graduation banquet will be at the Ontario Marriot on May 5, 2010.

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

January 26, 2010

Members Present:

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

Vice President—Language Arts....................................... Neil Watkins

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

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

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

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

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................................................................. Angela Bartlett

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

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

Members Absent:

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

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

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

Instructional Support......................................................... Mary Jane Ross

Mathematics & Sciences..................................................... Cathie Keenan

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

Alternates Present:

Business & Applied Technology....................................... David Karp

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

Language Arts/Fontana Campus.................................... Leona Fisher

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

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

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes of January 19, 2010, and consent agenda were approved 19-0 as amended.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Distance Education Committee

Daniel Valdez, M&S

 

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Perkins Grant Advisory Committee

Angela Leontas, M&S

 

§  Student Government & Faculty Advisory Committee

Sergio Gomez, SBS

 

    V.    REPORTS

·      President

§  Chancellor’s Circle Luncheon—President Alger reported on the Circle Luncheon he attended last Tuesday hosted by Chancellor Jack Scott at the Chino Community Center. The Chancellor’s Circle visits a different campus monthly and invites college representatives from the surrounding area to attend. The luncheon included business leaders, college presidents, Foundation for California Community Colleges executives, and members of academic senates.

§  Chancellors & Senate Presidents Meeting with Accrediting Commission—President Alger reported that Chancellor Jack Scott met in closed session with the Accrediting Commission on Friday, January 8, 2010. President Alger shared with Senators Chancellor Scott’s remarks, which were focused on the recommendations formulated by the Consultation Accreditation Task Force and its effort to improve the accreditation process. President Alger also shared the seven (7) recommendations to the ACCJC to enhance the process, especially as it applies to the California Community Colleges.

§  Chaffey College External Community Scan—As part of the information gathering for the Educational Master Plan (EMP), Chaffey College will conduct an external scan to provide an opportunity for community participation and input. The community scan is being coordinated through the office of the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent/President, Cid Pinedo. Included in the Senate packet was a copy of a memo which provided the following information on the external community scan: overview, community categories, schedule, online survey, one-to-one interview focus, and draft survey questions. Summary results will be presented to the EMP Committee at the end of February. Senate is concerned about cost effectiveness of the scan. The survey will be conducted online, and there will be a public forum with the president to review the results. Community members will also have an opportunity to visit the campus.


§  Open Registration—President Alger polled Senators on the issue with open registration to see if faculty had any confusion/problems with the change in the date. There were minimal problems with the process that will be remedied in the future.

§  MOU Voluntary Retirement Plan—Senate clarified the section on backfilling positions in regard to shared governance: “CCFA understands and agrees that in order for the District to achieve significant expenditure reductions needed during the next two to five years, the District will not fill behind most of the resulting vacancies. CCFA agrees that during this time frame, it will refrain from requesting that the District fill behind full-time faculty positions that are vacated due to this early retirement incentive.” As soon as board approves the MOU, the details will be shared. Senate encourages faculty members to consider the incentive based on their individual situations.

§  Agreement for Parking Enforcement Services—Chaffey police can now ticket cars illegally parked in surrounding community areas. Senate is concerned that this will overload our already overburdened police force.

§  75/25 and Class Section Reductions—The percentage of class sections cut in the fall was 2% and in the spring it was 12%. However, the change of FTES generated was very small primarily because faculty added even more students to their already full classes. The FTES generated in fall 09/10 were 7,012 compared to 6,771 FTES in fall 08/09; and for spring this year, we generated 6,419 FTES versus 6,653 FTES in spring 08/09. The yearly numbers were 14, 840 FTES generated in 08/09 compared to 14,283 generated in 09/10, a difference of 557 FTES.

The fall percentage of full-time faculty was 48.89%. We lost 12 full-time faculty from the previous year. The spring percentage of full-time faculty is 55.95%. This change is due mostly to the loss of part-time faculty.

·      Vice President

§  Neil Watkins noticed that students are more determined to succeed in classes because there is more incentive due to section cuts.

·      Curriculum

§  Marie Boyd asked faculty to remember the March 3 deadline for Curriculum for any course modifications which need to be reflected in the Summer/Fall 2010 Schedule of Classes. Faculty must contact the curriculum office to get on priority list for approval in time for this deadline. For modifying programs of study, Chancellor’s office is experiencing some issues while changing to CurricUNET. If there is a program change that needs to be done for the catalog, the deadline is in June and Curriculum can send items to the Chancellor’s office in March/April.

·      Coordinators

§  There are some difficulties with scheduling for fall and summer in Chino.

·      Committees

§  College Council—Ardon Alger reported the following:

¨  Budget Update—The Governor’s proposed budget for 2010-11 is a good starting point but expect it to go down from here. Overall, it tries to protect education. There are no new reductions for Community Colleges other than negative COLA. The state budget shortfall over the next 28 months is estimated at $19.9b (was $21b), $6.6b for 09/10, and $13.3b for 10/11. For 11/12 and 12/13, the shortfall is estimated at $15b each year.
Chaffey College Budget

§  Adopted year-end reserve is $8.1m; the District will need more to cover the 10/11 year.  We targeted an additional $4m in savings for 09/10, so the ending reserve is $12.1m.

§  Midyear budget reductions of $2.7m are proposed.

§  The VPs are working on staffing plans for their areas to plan on how to maintain services with fewer staff and less budget. 

§  We will continue to not refill vacant permanent positions with permanent staff.

§  Categorical accounts will continue to struggle.  They were reduced by $2.5m in 09/10, and no Federal backfill in 10/11.

§  We will continue to review the budget for cost savings.

§  The 10/11 budget development process is beginning.  Budget workshops for all interested staff, faculty, and managers are scheduled for February 23 and 24.

¨  Enrollment Management—The Enrollment Management plan involves shifting from an enrollment growth mode to a retention and success mode. Recommendations include tighten substandard grade policies consistent with new Title V changes, reduce the amount of time students have to add classes (from 3 to 2 weeks), impose application deadlines, move to a “rolling de-reg” process, make waitlists more viable, compress summer and fall schedules into one document, increase the amount of student orientations for Distance Education students, and move to a new course management system for Distance Education.

§  Outcomes & Assessment—Marie Boyd is requesting volunteers to read the “Pathway to Proficiency.” Neil Watkins, Robert Rundquist, and Angela Bartlett volunteered. Marie thanked everyone for completing the most recent SLO Monitoring Report.

§  President’s Cabinet—Ardon Alger reported that there are 150 more parking spaces this semester. The softball field parking area will be paved this summer for additional parking. The walkway connecting the disabled ramp near the Language Arts building is out to bid.

§  Technology—Ardon Alger reported that we have a grant for gigabyte service to the Rancho campus. Fontana will also get wireless Internet.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Perkins Grant Advisory Committee—Senate reviewed the list of interested non-occupational faculty members and selected Rob Rundquist to replace Angela Leontas on the Perkins Grant Advisory Committee.

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

·      Meritorious Service Award—Call for 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 noon on Tuesday, February 16, 2010. Senators are urged to voicemail their constituents with details and deadlines. Recipients will be honored at a luncheon in April.

·      Senate Resolution—Minimum Qualifications for CTE Instructors—Senate unanimously approved the resolution to maintain local Senate control for setting minimum qualifications for Teaching in Career Technical Areas.

WHEREAS, A major part of the mission for California Community Colleges is to foster a skilled technical workforce and increase students’ professional development by awarding degrees and certificates, and competition with the private sector limits the current availability of well qualified Career Technical Education (CTE) instructors; and

WHEREAS, Raising the minimum qualifications to teach may disqualify highly skilled and experienced individuals from being potential instructors, further limiting available CTE-enrollment courses; and

WHEREAS, Experience in the field can be an indicator of an instructor’s level of skill or knowledge equivalent to that of a higher degree, and higher degrees are not commonly available or accessible for CTE instructors, especially in rural areas.

BE IT RESOLVED, That the local Senate maintains control of setting minimum qualifications to best serve the local colleges’ needs.

·      Core Values Draft—Senate reviewed the Core Values Draft and approved as written.


·      Rancho Success Center—No More Test Proctoring—Senate discussed the issue of test proctoring in the Student Success Centers. Laura Hope and Lori Waite are working to resolve this issue. Senate requests that this is done before mid-semester.

·      Tenure Reception—This year’s tenured faculty members will go to the board for approval in February. Faculty Senate will host the annual Tenure Reception after board approval on Wednesday, March 10 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm in the Staff Lounge Dining Room.

·      Post-Accreditation Party—Friday, March 12 at Marie Boyd’s house.

VIII.    ANNOUNCEMENTS

·      The Educational Master Plan process is moving forward. Another internal scan is in progress. The whole plan should be finished by the time the accreditation team arrives.

·      Reception for “Haute” at the Wignall tonight at 6pm.

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

January 19, 2010



Members Present:

Vice President—Language Arts....................................... Neil Watkins

Secretary/Treasurer—Mathematics &

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members Absent:

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

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

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

Instructional Support......................................................... Mary Jane Ross

Mathematics & Sciences..................................................... Cathie

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

Alternates Present:

Business & Applied Technology....................................... David

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

Language Arts/Fontana Campus.................................... Leona Fisher

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

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

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

Guests:

         Eric Bishop

            Bruce Osburn

            Inge Pelzer

      I.    P.E.

    II.    CALL TO ORDER

   III.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND CONSENT AGENDA

Consent agenda was approved 19-0.

IV.      CONSENT AGENDA

§  Approval of funds for reimbursement for Senate and Curriculum end-of-year activities in the amount of $239.34.

§  Faculty representatives have been requested to serve as follows:

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Outcomes & Assessment Committee

Erik Kostiuk, Adjunct/SBS

Jill Murphy, Adjunct/LA

Julie Song, SBS

Jo Alvarez, VPCA

§  Resigned—Unable to Serve—Professional Development Committee

Deborah Holmberg, LA/Adjunct

 

    V.    REPORTS

·      President—President Alger is attending the Chancellor’s Circle luncheon today hosted by Chancellor Jack Scott at the Chaffey College Chino Campus. Vice President Neil Watkins presented the following report in President Alger’s absence.

§  State Academic Senate—The Stanback-Stroud Diversity Award—The State Academic Senate and the Foundation for California Community Colleges are sponsoring the Regina Stanback-Stroud Diversity Award. This is an opportunity to acknowledge a fellow faculty member who demonstrates commitment to the equity and diversity goals of the college. Each local academic senate may nominate one faculty member to receive this prestigious honor, which includes a cash award of $5,000. This award is open to all faculty, both inside and outside the classroom. Completed applications must be received in the Academic Senate Office in Sacramento by 5:00 pm, Tuesday, February 2, 2010. For application or additional information, please contact the Faculty Senate Office at Extension 6966.

§  Governing Board Report—President Alger’s December 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.

§  Senate sends its condolences to the family of retired faculty member, Dr. Leonard Shaw Mather, Counselor, who recently passed away and authorized a donation in his memory to the Retired California Teachers Association from the faculty of Chaffey College.

§  Senate sends its condolences to the family of retired faculty member, Paul Iaeger, Physical Education Professor, who recently passed away and authorized flowers from the faculty of Chaffey College.

§  Senate sends its condolences to the family of adjunct faculty member Glenn Edwin Hunt, Mathematics Professor, who recently passed away.

§  Senate also sends its condolences to Darryl Parker, Maintenance & Operations, whose brother recently passed away.

·      Curriculum

§  Because of the combined summer/fall schedule of classes, Curriculum has a March 3 deadline for course modifications affecting any description of a course which appears in the schedule of classes. Please contact the Curriculum Office if you have a course in the queue for which this applies. 

§  In CurricUNET, on the Course Checklist, there is a new item called Learning Outcomes that must be filled out before each course gets 2nd and final approval by the Curriculum Committee, effective Spring, 2010. 

§  PSR is expected to be a rollover of last year’s PSR, and then we will go to a three-year cycle. 

§  The SLO Monitoring Report that went out to coordinators will serve as a working document to prepare for PSR.  The purpose of this report is to capture a snapshot of the current state of progress at Chaffey College regarding SLOs.

·      Coordinators

§  Coordinators met to talk about scheduling.

VI.    OLD BUSINESS

·      Faculty Get-Together—Angela Leontas, Mathematics Professor, has offered to host the Rancho Cucamonga Area Faculty Get-Together at her home on Friday, January 29, at 4:30 pm. This activity provides faculty an opportunity for faculty from across campus to get-together informally to exchange ideas and experiences. Come and enjoy homemade Greek food provided by Faculty Senate. Senate to send out an email flyer inviting all faculty to attend.

·      Perkins Advisory Committee—Senate reviewed the list of interested faculty and selected Larry Hultgren and Renee Ketchum as the occupational faculty representatives and Vera Dunwoody and Angela Leontas as the non-occupational faculty representatives.

·      Accreditation—Inge Pelzer, Executive Assistant to the President, presented an accreditation update to Senate. She reminded the Senate to remember that the self study is based on the years 2004 to November 2009 and that we functioned based on what we have written. For example, we have shown how we are linking budget to PSR, so let’s not say that we are not doing that because we are designing a new PSR process. PSR is a dynamic, evolving process that has served the college well through the years. The educational master plan is good from 2000 to 2010. We are starting a new educational master plan, but in the self study we were still using the older one. We have a new 2009-2010 catalog. We worked with the older catalog, so the citations in the self study refer to the old mission and the old catalog. We will point out how the new catalog is different. Peggy Cartwright is going to print out and email the mission statement. We can post it everywhere. Seven members of the accreditation team have been identified, five men and two women. The team chair, Bill Scroggins, will be here Thursday. When the team comes, you will know whether you are in the interview block or not, but regardless, you could still be interviewed. Be aware that a team member might walk into a classroom. Please read the “Did you Know” articles that you are getting in your email. All 12 team members will be given a flash drive with links and references to the self-study. We especially would like the adjunct faculty to feel like they are part of the process and know that they are getting these emails. Coordinators please complete the SLOs survey that Marie Boyd and Tom Vitzelio are sending you.

·      Professional Relations Committee—Bruce Osburn, Chair, reported that after further investigation by the Professional Relations Committee the procedural details have been resolved, and he distributed the revised ‘working document’ for Senate’s review and approval. Committee procedures will follow established college policies.  Document was approved.

·      Student Discipline/Integrity Policies & Procedures—Eric Bishop, Director, Fontana Campus, provided an overview of Student Discipline/Integrity Policies & Procedures and provided the Senate with copies of the Student Academic Integrity and Behavior Code Violation Forms.  It is important to have early documentation of the violation and a written description of the violation when it is needed.  Faculty should also initiate conversations with students with minor offenses to show a pattern when appropriate.  The written statement is public record, and the student has a right to read it.  The student has a right to due process, and Chaffey must be sure that the student is given that right.  Stephanie Moya in the office of the vice president for instruction and student services is the person to whom forms can be directed.  If Eric is out of the office, Stephanie can direct people to the correct contact.

VII.      NEW BUSINESS

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



   

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