Minutes of the
MEETING OF THE FACULTY SENATE
PRESENT: Mike Arguello,
Chris Barkley, Bill Bedford, Judy
ABSENT: Mike Byron
GUESTS: Chris Champine, Haryo Praborro
CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by the president, Chris Barkley, at , in Room SU-30.
of Minutes: The minutes of
Electronic Vote for
Faculty President &
President: Stan Levy
announced that a ballot to fill the positions of Faculty President and Vice
President was inadvertently distributed electronically to contract faculty
members earlier in the day. Please disregard. Nominations for those positions
Diversity Award: Anne Voth reported that the two individuals nominated for the Stanback-Stroud Diversity Award did not respond to her request for information to be considered for the award. Therefore, we will not be submitting a nominee to the Statewide Academic Senate this year.
Motion 1 MSC Dowd, Dolan: Faculty Senate approval of the following committee appointments:
Food Services Advisory Committee
Nimoli Khurana, ESL
Human Resource Services Planning Council
Patrick O’Brien, EOP&S
Carolyn Lowther, ESL
Professional Development Review Board
Christopher Lowry, Speech/ASL
Strategic Planning Council
Bonnie Ann Dowd, Business Ed.
Motion 2 MSC Cater, Dowd: Faculty Senate approval of the results of the ballot for the following committee appointments:
Faculty & Staff Diversity Advisory Committee
Cathy Jain, Earth Sciences
Instructional Planning Council
Nimoli Khurana, ESL
Professional Procedures Committee
Marilee Nebelsick-Tagg, Nursing
Lee Chen, ESL
Search Committee for the Vice President for Instruction
P.J. DeMaris, Student Services Division
Gracie Fowler, Business, Media, & Community Services Division
Candi Francis, Math and the Natural & Health Sciences Division
Bruce Gan, Career & Technical Education Division
Stan Levy, Arts & Languages Division
Jem McAdams, Human Arts & Sciences Division
Jennifer Paris, Library
Motion 3 MSC Dowd, Sourbeer: Faculty Senate approval of the run-off ballot for the following committee appointment:
Motion 4 MSC Levy, Spear: To suspend the Agenda.
Faculty Senate Agenda
Distribution: Senate members discussed their recent decision to distribute Senate Agendas and minutes electronically rather than in a hard copy form. Some Senators felt that it would be beneficial for faculty members to continue to receive the Agenda in the hard copy form and keep the procedure in place to distribute the minutes electronically. Providing faculty members with their own copy of the Agenda will assure that they are kept up-to-date on issues currently being discussed at the Senate. Because it is only a one-page document, the cost will be minimal.
Motion 5 MSC Levy, Sourbeer: That a hard copy of the Faculty Senate Agenda be distributed to all contract faculty members via faculty mailboxes each week.
Motion 6 MSC Dowd, Dolan: Faculty Senate approval of the Transfer & Policies Goals.
Proposed BP 1100
Name of District:
Motion 7 MSC Laughlin, Dolan: Faculty Senate approval of BP 1100, Name of District.
Proposed BP 1200
Motion 8 MSC Dowd, Miller: Faculty Senate approval of BP 1200, District Mission.
Proposed Change –
Committee: Chris Barkley reported that the members of the Strategic Planning Council have accepted the Senate’s recommendation to add the following wording to the document:
2 elected faculty members (or designees)
Discussion followed on continuing with the principle of having 7 faculty members on committees to maintain cross representation from all of the divisions on campus. The Senate would like to see an organizational structure of all committees to include the size of the committee membership, how many faculty serve on each committee and the type of committee e.g., planning, operational, etc. The Senate intends to review to determine those committees where 7 faculty members are preferred to ensure adequate faculty input.
MaryAnn Drinan added that the Palomar Faculty Federation will request additional representation on the committee, as well as confirmation in the wording that this committee is not negotiating or making recommendations with regard to increases or changes in the budget that are appropriately made at the negotiations table.
Motion 9 MSC Dolan, Dowd: Faculty Senate approval of the proposed changes to the Revenue Allocation Committee, amended to include a total of 7 faculty members, preferably one from each division, appointed by the Faculty Senate (the 7 to include the President, Vice President, and Secretary of the Faculty Senate or their designees).
Proposed Change –
Safety & Security
Motion 10 MSC Laughlin, Dowd: Faculty Senate approval of the proposed changes to the Safety & Security Committee, amended to include a total of 7 faculty members, one from each division.
Proposed Change –
Motion 11 MSC Spear, Levy: Faculty Senate approval of the proposed changes to the Facilities Planning Committee, amended to include a total of 7 faculty members, one from each division.
CAST Reps: As discussed at the
In response to a question about the status of the Benefits Committee, MaryAnn Drinan indicated that the Palomar Faculty Federation is currently reviewing a proposal to reactivate the committee in order to have access to information that comes to the campus from Kaiser and the JPA.
Senators also briefly discussed the Administration’s recent unilateral imposition of an increase in the amount of co-pay for prescriptions for Kaiser members.
Motion 12 MS Spear, Levy: The Faculty Senate accepts the document listing committees with Administrative Association and Confidential/Supervisory Team Representatives. The Faculty Senate directs its president to request to the members of the Strategic Planning Council that faculty membership on the Institutional Review and Staff Development Committees be increased by one to balance the addition of non-faculty members to those committees.
Discussion followed on whether it was appropriate to have divisional representation on some of the smaller committees where the total membership number may not equal the number of faculty members on the committee. Senate members agreed that Governance Committees in particular should have divisional representation by faculty.
Motion 13 MSC Voth, Sourbeer: To extend the meeting.
Motion 14 MSC Spear, Dowd: To postpone Motion 12
Procedures: Dan Sourbeer
reported that some members of the Professional Procedures Committee met with
Dr. Amador to discuss the proposed changes to the Hiring Procedures. The
appointment of an observer who would sit in with the Superintendent/President
during his or her interviews is currently being discussed, as Dr. Amador has
indicated that she may not wish to keep that part of the procedure in place. It
is hoped that the document can be brought to the Senate for approval on
Motion 15 MSC Dowd, Sourbeer: To table the Hiring Procedures.
Evaluations: Bill Bedford reported that the Administrative Evaluations of deans and administrators would be presented at the February 10, 2003, meeting.
Proposed Change –
Motion 16 MSC Dowd, Miller: Faculty Senate approval of the proposed changes to the Bookstore Advisory Committee.
Motion 17 MS Miller, Cater: Faculty Senate approval of the Budget Cut Criteria and Implementation Plan.
Senate members expressed concern with taking action on a document relating to budget issues, particularly when there is a suggestion to postpone faculty hiring and/or enforce class size guidelines. This document appears to be more management-related. Lengthy discussion followed on many of the recommendations suggested in the document.
The following substitution Motion was offered:
Motion 18 MSCU Spear, Dowd: The Faculty Senate acknowledges the receipt of the Budget Cut Criteria and Implementation Plan and expects that we will be consulted prior to any action that will impact Academic & Professional Matters.
Reorganization: Chris Barkley reported that the members of the Strategic Planning Council will be discussing the proposal for Instructional Reorganization at their February 4th meeting. There does not appear to be resistance to this proposed reorganization, which according to the district is a redistribution of workload among the deans. Chris reminded the senators that at previous discussions of reorganization proposals, the senators and faculty did not object to a reorganization of deans’ workloads. The departments involved in the reorganization have been consulted by administration and there doesn’t appear to be significant resistance. It was also mentioned that administration is still entertaining suggestions for names of the reorganized divisions.
A discussion followed regarding the impact of workload reorganization on faculty workloads as long as the number of deans did not increase and the Senate was considered in any negotiations that increased the number of deans. Because this is a negotiable item with regard to faculty, Senators requested that the members of the Joint Council meet to discuss what appropriate action, if any, the Senate should take on this issue.
Other: Judy Cater announced that former Senator Tamara Weintraub sends her thanks to the Senate for the card welcoming her new baby.
Governing Board: Chris Barkley reported that the Governing Board voted to oppose the proposed student fee hikes and also that any money generated by a fee hike would go directly to the state and not be kept in the Community College system.
ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at
Bonnie Ann Dowd, Secretary