Minutes of the
MEETING OF THE FACULTY SENATE
PRESENT: Bill Bedford, Judy
ABSENT: Stan Levy, Dan Sourbeer
GUESTS: Mike Arguello, Monika Brannick, Daniel Finkenthal, Terry Gray, Julie Ivey, Shannon Lienhart, Susan Snow
CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by the president, Steve Spear, at , in Room SU-30.
of Minutes: There was discussion
regarding a Senator’s concern with the wording relating to using the
terminology, “stolen emails” in the minutes of
The minutes of
Other: Copies of data sheets providing information on the number of transfer students to UC San Diego and SDSU were distributed. Steve Spear indicated that representatives from those campuses as well as from Cal State San Marcos attended the January 27 board meeting.
Resignation: Steve Spear announced
that a resignation from the
Motion 1 MSC Dolan, Dowd: To suspend the agenda to address item G, Academic Technology Task Force Report.
Report: Judy Dolan, co-chair
of the Academic Technology Task Force, introduced Terry Gray, Academic
Technology Supervisor, so that he could discuss the Teach Act. The Act requires
Because copyright is such an important issue, a Senate committee is being formed to specifically address the issues to bring us into conformity with the Teach Act. The Academic Technology Committee will coordinate faculty interests in all areas of academic technology and advise the Senate on issues relating to pedagogy, training, and the faculty’s use of copyrighted materials in instruction as well as the use of their own materials.
The committee will meet at least once per semester and as issues arise. Its members will be:
One Faculty Senator as Chair
Academic Technology Coordinator
Coordinator of the
One faculty member from the Library
One faculty member of the Technology Committee
One faculty member of the Computer Allocation Committee
One representative appointed by the PFF
Two other faculty at
large appointed by the
The following issues were discussed at length:
· MaryAnn Drinan indicated that there is a tentative agreement between the district and the PFF on Intellectual Property Rights which essentially says that anything that faculty produces is their own property. Unless faculty are under contract with the district and have a specific contract with a faculty member, the Intellectual Property Rights may have to be shared. In the absence of that, if a faculty member has developed something for use in their classroom that is their own personal property. This gives the greatest range of freedom to faculty to create their own materials and to use them without the district claiming ownership to them.
· The current Board Policy is vague in relation to guidelines for teaching on-line courses.
· Pedagogical issues and issues of training should be somehow tied to Professional Development because it relates to the issue of faculty development.
Motion 2 MSC Hohman,
The following proposed board policy and procedure for copyright were distributed:
Possible Board Policy 3710
in conjunction with the Faculty Senate , relying primarily on the
Possible Board Procedures 3710
The Technology Committee will organize Palomar’s copyright procedures, designating which campus governance committee is responsible for developing, revising, and monitoring which aspects of the copyright procedures, and coordinating these procedures into one copyright manual. The Technology Committee will review all these procedures at least once a year for compliance with law, enforcement procedures, and safeguards for the college. It will report to SPC on this review.
Spear indicated that after
Motion 3 MSC Bedford,
Dowd: To postpone action of Board Policy and Board Procedures 3710 until
Motion 4 MSC Dowd,
Motion 5 MSC Thompson, Norton: To extend the meeting.
Email Addresses for
Part-Time Faculty: Bill Bedford reported that former Senator Perry Snyder is still obtaining information on email addresses for part-time faculty. This issue will be brought back for further discussion in the next few weeks.
Senate Email Voting:
Motion 6 MSC Cater,
TERB Election 2002: Sara Thompson provided a report based on her findings following up on discussion held at last week’s Senate meeting regarding a TERB election which occurred in the fall semester of 2002.
· The election for a position on the Tenure & Evaluations Review Board (TERB) was not held in accordance with the Faculty Manual because no alternates were solicited or appointed. According to Procedure 173, alternates should be appointed for each division; however, no senator could recall a time when TERB alternates were actually appointed. There was agreement that this issue should be discussed by the TERB board and a recommendation should be made to the Senate to be voted upon by the faculty either to begin adding alternates to the election process or change the Faculty Manual Procedure 173 to reflect practice.
· The elections for TERB should occur in the spring rather than the fall semester as stated in Procedure 173. They have been occurring in the fall for the past few years.
· Because the second faculty member in the election resigned from the election, Dan Finkenthal should have been confirmed to serve his division’s term. According to the Faculty Manual (Procedure 173), terms are staggered such that half of the board is replaced in odd-numbered years and the other in even-numbered years.
· The faculty member who was subsequently elected to the TERB should immediately be replaced by Dan Finkenthal with the Senate confirming the results of the previous elections.
Discussion occurred on whether the position of an alternate is an elected position or if the next highest vote-getter automatically receives an alternate position after the votes are counted.
Dan Finkenthal indicated that when this issue arose approximately one year ago, he requested that another election occur appointing an alternate but it was never held.
It was suggested that the divisions be regrouped to make sure that we have them correct according to the district’s reorganization last year and that the terms be checked to make sure they’re accurate. TERB members should be notified of any changes to their terms with the apologies of the Senate.
discussion followed on the role and reporting responsibility of the Tenure
& Evaluations Review Board with regard to the
Senate members asked that MaryAnn Drinan provide a copy of the Tenure & Evaluations Tentative Agreement between the district and the PFF.
members agreed that further review is needed on the many committees that are
not meeting. Bonnie Dowd added that the
Motion 7 MSC Dowd,
A roll call vote was requested:
Judy Cater: No
Bonnie Ann Dowd: Aye
MaryAnn Drinan: Aye
Martha Evans: Aye
Brent Gowen: Aye
Anne Hohman: Aye
Barb Neault-Kelber: Aye
Teresa Laughlin: Aye
Dennis Lutz: Aye
Marilee Nebelsick-Tagg: Aye
Sue Norton: Aye
Steve Spear: No
Sara Thompson: Aye
Rocco Versaci: Aye
Senators Bill Bedford, Judy Dolan, Maria Miller, and Fari Towfiq had already left the meeting.
ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at
Bonnie Ann Dowd, Secretary