Minutes of the

MEETING OF THE FACULTY SENATE

February 9, 2004

 

APPROVED

 

PRESENT:                             Bill Bedford, Judy Cater, Judy Dolan, Bonnie Ann Dowd, MaryAnn Drinan, Martha Evans, Brent Gowen, Anne Hohman, Barb Neault Kelber, Teresa Laughlin, Stan Levy, Dennis Lutz, Maria Miller, Marilee Nebelsick-Tagg,  Sue Norton, Steve Spear, Sara Thompson, Fari Towfiq, Katie Townsend-Merino, Rocco Versaci

ABSENT:                              

 

GUESTS:                                Elaine Armstrong, Monika Brannick, Julie Ivey, Shannon Lienhart, Susan Snow

                                               

CALL TO ORDER:               The meeting was called to order by the president, Steve Spear, at 2:00 p.m., in Room SU-30.

                                               

Approval of Minutes:         The minutes of February 2, 2004, were approved as amended.

 

Change in Agenda

Format:                                   Steve Spear announced that the format for the agenda will change beginning next week. Because other agenda items have recently been so time consuming, there hasn’t been an opportunity to present reports from the various committees in some time. By moving these items to the beginning of the agenda there will be an opportunity for Senators to hear reports on what issues these committees are discussing, which may also provide background information related to action items.

 

Other:                                     Following up on a discussion which occurred last week on moving items forward on the agenda, Senators asked for clarification on whether an item can be moved from Information to Action at the same meeting. Steve Spear indicated that he was unable to find a policy written on that specific issue. The Senate informally adopted its current procedure of presenting an item as information first and then moving it to action in line with the procedure used by Strategic Planning Council to conduct their meetings. After brief discussion, most Senators agreed that as long as an item is posted on the agenda 72 hours prior to the meeting, it could be acted on at that meeting regardless of whether it’s listed as Information or Action.

Presidential Search

Committee Poll Results:      Stan Levy announced the following results of the recent poll selecting faculty members to serve on the Presidential Search Committee:

 

Arts, Media, Business and Computing Systems

                                                Michael Mufson, Performing Arts

 

                                                Career, Technical and Extended Education

                                                Kevin Barrett, Public Safety Programs

                               

                                                Languages and Literature

                                                Rocco Versaci, English

                                                Mathematics and the Natural & Health Sciences

                                                Shannon Lienhart, Mathematics

 

                                                Social and Behavioral Sciences

                                                MaryAnn Drinan, Economics, History, and Political Science

 

                                                Student Services

                                                Jo-Anne Lesser, Counseling

 

                                                At-large Position

                                                Fergal O’Doherty, English

 

Motion 1                                MSCU Levy, Gowen: The Faculty Senate accepts the results of the poll electing faculty members to the Presidential Search Committee.

 

Other Faculty Senate

Announcements:                 Steve Spear announced that nominations close for the two vacant full-time Senate seats as well as the adjunct seat on February 10.

 

                                                A nomination form will be distributed this week for the additional seat which became vacant last week.

 

                                                The nomination period for the Tenure & Evaluations Review Coordinator closes on Tuesday, February 17th, at 5:00 p.m.

 

                                                The announcement for the position of Academic Technology Coordinator is being prepared and will be distributed soon.

 

                                                In response to a Senator’s question regarding Tenure & Evaluations Review Board (TERB) procedures and changes, Bonnie Ann Dowd indicated that any proposed changes and/or issues relating to TERB should go through the sunshining process to faculty before sending them on to SPC.

 

Motion 2                                MSC Dolan, Laughlin: Faculty Senate acceptance of the vote appointing the following faculty member to the Dean of Counseling Hiring Committee:

 

Disability Resource Center

Jane Mills

 

Motion 3                                MSC Gowen, Nebelsick-Tagg: Faculty Senate approval of the following faculty members to the Dean of Counseling Hiring Committee:

 

Counseling

Rosa Antonecchia

Elvia Nunez

 

EOPS

Patrick O’Brien

 

Katie Townsend-Merino stated that the members of the Committee on Committee have been discussing the distribution of paper copies to faculty members to announce vacancies on committees. Faculty are notified via email when there is a committee vacancy, but at the direction of the Senate, paper copies are being distributed as well. Katie added that all the responses she has received in regard to committee announcements have been in the form of sending a reply to her email. The members of the committee are concerned with the amount of paper being used to send out approximately 1,100 copies for each announcement of a vacancy.

 

Motion 4                                MS Townsend-Merino, Levy: The Committee on Committees will continue to notify faculty members of committee vacancies via email and will no longer send out paper copies for calls for committee volunteers.

 

                                                Senate members discussed ways to keep faculty members informed of committee vacancies, particularly those that don’t have easy access to email. It was suggested that a ½ sheet could be distributed announcing the vacancy and directing faculty members to contact the committee on committees chair. In addition, Faculty members could also be notified of committee needs by including a small announcement at the bottom of the Senate agenda directing the Faculty to a website.

 

                                                Katie indicated that the process will be simplified once the website for the Committee on Committees is finished and faculty members can immediately access specific information on any committee. It is hoped that the site will be up and running in approximately 3 weeks to a month.

 

Motion 4 amended               MSC Townsend-Merino, Levy: The Committee on Committees will continue to notify faculty members of committee vacancies via email and will no longer send out paper copies for calls for committee volunteers once the Committee on Committee website is available for faculty use.

 

Academic Technology

Senate Subcommittee:         Katie Townsend-Merino announced that a Senator is needed to serve as chair of the Academic Technology Senate Subcommittee.

 

Motion 5                                MSC Kelber, Gowen: Faculty Senate approval of Judy Dolan as the chair of the Academic Technology Senate Subcommittee.

 

Curriculum:                            Copies of the following Curriculum items were provided:

 

                A.           New Courses

 

1.                   Course Subject and Number: FIRE 51

Long Course Title:  Physical Fitness for the Fire Service

Short Course Title:  PHYSICAL FITNESS/FIRE SERVICE

Discipline(s): Fire Technology (FIRE)

Requisite(s) validated:  N/A

Discipline for minimum qualification:  Fire Technology – master’s degree required:  No

A.A. degree and certificate program(s):  Elective course in:   Fire Technology

Allow Multiple Enrollments:  No

Distance Learning offering(s):  N/A

Effective Term:  FALL 2004

 

FIRE 51 Physical Fitness for the Fire Service

Four hours lecture/laboratory (2)

Prepares individuals for the physically demanding requirements of the Fire Service and also for the Physical Ability Test that is required to pass the North County Regional Fire Test.  May be taken four times.

 

2.            Course Subject and Number:  FIRE 197A

Long Course Title:  Fire Technology General Topics

Short Course Title:  FIRE TECHNOLOGY GENERAL TOPICS

Discipline(s): Fire Technology (FIRE)

Requisite(s) validated: N/A

Discipline for minimum qualification:  Fire Technology – master’s degree required:  No

A.A. degree and certificate program (s):  Elective course in:  Fire Technology

Allow Multiple Enrollments:  Yes

Distance Learning offering(s): N/A

Effective Term:  FALL 2004

 

FIRE 197A Fire Technology General Topics

Units awarded in topics courses are dependent upon the number of hours required of the student. Any combination of lecture, laboratory, or lecture/laboratory may be scheduled by the department. Refer to Class Schedule. (.5-5) 

Topics in Fire Technology General.  See Class Schedule for specific topic offered.  Course title will designate subject covered.  May be taken four times.  CSU

 

3.                  Course Subject and Number:  FIRE 197B

Long Course Title:  Fire Technology Command Topics

Short Course Title:  FIRE TECHNOLOGY COMMAND TOPICS

Discipline(s): Fire Technology (FIRE)

Requisite(s) validated: N/A

Discipline for minimum qualification:  Fire Technology – master’s degree required:  No

A.A. degree and certificate program (s):  Elective course in:  Fire Technology

Allow Multiple Enrollments:  Yes

Distance Learning offering(s): N/A

Effective Term:  FALL 2004

 

FIRE 197B Fire Technology Command Topics

Units awarded in topics courses are dependent upon the number of hours required of the student. Any combination of lecture, laboratory, or lecture/laboratory may be scheduled by the department. Refer to Class Schedule. (.5-5)

Topics in Fire Technology Command.  See Class Schedule for specific topic offered.  Course title will designate subject covered.  May be taken four times.  CSU

 

4.                  Course Subject and Number:  FIRE 197C

Long Course Title:  Fire Technology Field Topics

Short Course Title:  FIRE TECHNOLOGY FIELD TOPICS

Discipline(s): Fire Technology (FIRE)

Requisite(s) validated: N/A

Discipline for minimum qualification:  Fire Technology – master’s degree required:  No

A.A. degree and certificate program (s):  Elective course in:  Fire Technology

Allow Multiple Enrollments:  Yes

Distance Learning offering(s): N/A

Effective Term:  FALL 2004

 

FIRE 197C Fire Technology Field Topics

Units awarded in topics courses are dependent upon the number of hours required of the student. Any combination of lecture, laboratory, or lecture/laboratory may be scheduled by the department. Refer to Class Schedule. (.5-5)

Topics in Fire Technology Field.  See Class Schedule for specific topic offered.  Course title will designate subject covered.  May be taken four times.  CSU

 

B.         Course Deletions

 

1.            Course Title and Number: CSIS 283

Discipline(s): Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS)

A.A. degree and certificate program (s):  Required course in: Web Developer (Windows Emphasis), Web Server Administrator (Windows Emphasis)

Distance Learning offering(s): N/A

Catalog Page:  123

Reason for deletion: Inactive

Effective Term:  FALL 2004

 

2.            Course Title and Number: FIRE 197

Discipline(s): Fire Technology (FIRE)

A.A. degree and certificate program (s):  Elective course in: Fire Technology

Distance Learning offering(s): N/A

Catalog Page:  153

Reason for deletion: Replaced by other courses

Effective Term:  FALL 2004

 

C.            Program Changes

 

1.                   Program Title:  Photography

Discipline(s):  Photography (PHOT)

Catalog Page(s):  199-200

Effective Term: FALL 2004

 

Photography

 

Courses required for a Certificate or an A.A. Degree Major

In order to earn a certificate, students must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in each of the certificate program courses.

 

Required Courses                                 Units

PHOT 100         Elementary Photography                                     3

PHOT 105         Intermediate Black and White Photography           3.5

PHOT 125         History and Criticism of Photography       3

PHOT/JOUR 140 Photojournalism                                                3.5

PHOT 201         Elementary Color Negative Printing                      3

PHOT 210         Advanced Black and White Photography    3

PHOT 215         Creative Photography                                         3

PHOT 220         Commercial Photography                                     3.5

PHOT 225         Photographic Portraiture                                     3

PHOT 230         Digital Darkroom                                                3.5

GC/RGC 140       Digital Imaging/Photoshop I                                3

JOUR 110L        Journalism Laboratory                                         1

 

Electives (Select a minimum of 6 units)

PHOT 110         Basic 35mm Color Photography                            3

PHOT 115         Creative 35mm Color Photography                       3

PHOT 170         The Photography and Photographers of

                        California                                                          3

PHOT 197A or    Photography Topics: Field Studies or      

PHOT 197B or   Photography Topics: Technical Studies or           

PHOT 197C       Photography Topics:  General                          1,2,3

PHOT 202         Intermediate Color Printing                                 3         

PHOT 203         Color Printing Workshop                                     2

PHOT 209         Photographic Portfolio                                       2

PHOT 212         Landscape Photography                                       2

PHOT 215         Creative Photography                                         3

PHOT 216         Alternative Photographic Processes                      3

PHOT 296         Special Projects                                              1,2,3

TOTAL UNITS   42  38

           

                INFORMATION

 

                A.            Technical Correction to the 2003-04 College Catalog

 

                                PE 83 –Add:   May be taken 4 times.

 

                B.            Technical Changes to Course Descriptions for New Courses

                                Effective Fall 2004

 

1.            AP C 236 Plastic Laminates

One hour lecture-One and one-half hour laboratory (1.5)

Introduction to the manufacture and installation of plastic laminates on horizontal and vertical surfaces to include instruction in cutting and scribing. Blueprint and finish schedules as well as related safety and math will be covered. Blueprint, finish schedules, and related safety and math will also be covered. May be taken two times.

 

2.            AP C 237 Introduction to Door Hardware

One hour lecture-One and one-half hour laboratory (1.5)

Introduction to doors and door hardware schedules, specifications and manufacturer’s catalogs. Fire codes that govern the hardware industry as well as how to identify various door hardware including locksets, closures, hinges, panic hardware and door sweeps etc. Blueprint and finish schedules will be covered as well as related safety and math are included.  Blueprint, finish schedules, and related safety and math will also be covered.  May be taken two times.

 

3.            AP C 238 Wood/Metal Jambs and Pre-hung Doors

One hour lecture-One and one-half hour laboratory (1.5)

Introduction to the various types of metal and wood door jambs and instruction on proper assembly. Shop demonstrations will include proper installation and techniques to scribe a new door to an existing jamb. Blueprints, and finish schedules, and related safety and math will also be covered.   Blueprint, finish schedules, and related safety and math will also be covered.  May be taken two times.

 

4.            AP C 239 Hinge and Door-Closure Hardware

One hour lecture-One and one-half hour laboratory (1.5)

Introduction to the selection and installation of proper hinge and door-closure hardware.  Blueprints, finish schedules, and related safety and math will also be covered.  May be taken two times.

 

5.            ART 249 New Media Studio

Six hours lecture/laboratory (3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment based on portfolio review with list of criteria

An advanced class using digital tools that focuses on collaborative creative projects.  Joint concept development, communication, critical thinking and creative teamwork will be stressed.  Emphasis will be placed on the integration of graphic design, illustration, 2-D and 3-D animation, and fine art components into professional quality multimedia projects.  Students from the Art Department will have the opportunity to collaborate with students from the Music and Computer Science Department.  Students from the Art Department will have the opportunity to collaborate with students from music and computer science.  May be taken three times. CSU

 

Motion 6                                MSC Laughlin, Miller: Faculty Senate ratification of the work of the Curriculum Committee.

 

Course Deactivation

Procedures:                           Copies of the Course Deactivation Procedures Revised Draft were also provided. Teresa Laughlin indicated that the concerns of the Senate which were discussed several weeks ago were echoed by the members of the Curriculum Committee and the appropriate changes were made to the document.

 

D.            Course Deactivation Procedures Revised Draft

 

Active Course:

·          Printed in the catalog

·          Part of the intended course offerings

·          Included in AA, CA, or programs, or transfer patterns

 

Inactive Course:

·          Not offered (scheduled) for four years

·          Not printed in the catalog

·          Removed from any program or pattern

·          Course remains in curriculum inventory

 

Procedures:

Each Spring semester, the Instruction Office will create a list of courses not offered (scheduled) for a four-year period (e.g. Fall 2000 through Summer 2004).  The list will be distributed to deans, department chairs and program directors on hard copy and to all contract faculty electronically.  The department chair/program director will be responsible for returning a list of those courses which the department wishes to remain active.  These will not be automatically deactivated.

 

During the upcoming Fall curriculum cycle, the Instruction Office will place the courses to be deactivated on the Curriculum Committee agenda.  The deactivations will be effective the following academic year.  Departments/programs will not be required to submit paperwork. 

 

Timeline:

March 1 – Instruction Office creates and distributes list

May 15 – Chairs/Directors submit list of courses they wish to remain active

September – Instruction Office includes courses to be deactivated on Curriculum Committee agenda.

 

Topic courses and directed study courses are exempt from this process.

 

An inactive course may be reactivated upon department/program request through the normal curriculum process and timeline.

 

Departments/programs may initiate course deactivations at any time prior to the four-year period of non-offering.

 

Revisions Approved by Curriculum Committee 2/4/04

 

Motion 7                                MSC Laughlin, Cater, To suspend the Agenda to address action item G, Course Deactivation Procedures.

 

                                                Teresa Laughlin indicated that each spring semester, the Instruction office will create a list of courses not offered (scheduled) for a four year period (e.g. fall 2000 through summer 2004). The list will be distributed to deans, department chairs and program directors on hard copy and to all contract faculty electronically. The department chair/program director will be responsible for returning a list of those courses which the department wishes to remain active. These will not be automatically deactivated.

 

                                                During the upcoming fall curriculum cycle, the Instruction office will place the courses to be deactivated on the Curriculum Committee agenda. The deactivations will be effective the following academic year. Departments/programs will be required to notify Instruction of courses that should not be deactivated on the list.

 

                                                Discussion followed on the policy.

 

Motion 8                                MSC Cater, Dolan: Faculty Senate approval of the Course Discontinuance Policy.

 

                                                Sara Thompson requested that the Curriculum Committee consider including a list of inactive courses in the back of the Course Catalog.

 

Motion 9                                MSC Dowd, Levy: To extend the meeting until 3:30 p.m.

 

PD Hours for attending

Board Meetings:                  Steve Spear provided copies of the following email regarding the February 5, 2004, Professional Development Review Board meeting and some issues which were discussed and are being forwarded to the Senate:

 

1.                    A change to the wording in Category 3 – Organizational Dynamics

Category 3. Organizational Dynamics

 

3e. Become informed about, and act on, changing regulations, legislation, and state programs and other issues which affect the College.

 

Attend up to 12 hours of governance meetings including Governing Board, Senate and other governance committees.

 

2.                    Changes to the wording on the back of the PD Contract (changing the final date that contracts are due in the PD office)

 

The confirmation dates that activities are complete have been changed so that the Advisory Board meets after the due date in order to review all completed contracts. Hence, the new dates for confirmation that activities are complete are:

 

                Adjunct – Fall – November 1st

                                Spring – April 1st

                Full-time faculty – April 1st

 

Bonnie Dowd reminded the Senate that any proposed changes to Professional Development procedures are sunshined to faculty for their input before action is taken. She also reported that she and Judy Cater attended the February 5 meeting as directed by the Senate to discuss the number of hours being approved for attending Governing Board meetings.  In addition, Bonnie and Judy discussed the relationship between the Faculty Senate and the Professional Development Review Board based upon the current Board Policy and Procedure 167.

 

Bonnie reported that the PD Review Board asked how many hours the Senate was recommending should be allowed for attending Governing Board meetings.   The Senate had asked Bonnie and Judy to attend the meeting to find out the reason why board attendance was previously accepted at hours greater than the recently recommended limit of 6 hours a year.  Bonnie reported that she personally recommended that the board consider 21 hours a year as the limit and presented rationale for this amount to the PD Board, which Judy Cater supported.  The meeting with the PD Review Board also included discussion about the uniqueness and flexibility of Palomar’s award-winning Professional Development Program. Discussion followed on Item 1 and whether or not the outcome of this meeting resulted in the current recommendation which indicates an increase from the previously stated number of hours of 6 to 12.  

 

Senators expressed concern with the wording following item 2, which states that “confirmation that activities are complete must be received by those dates.” There was some confusion on whether those dates meant activities have to be completed by the date suggested, or whether a faculty member’s intent to complete those activities has to be by the proposed dates.

 

After further discussion, Senators directed Faculty Senate President Steve Spear to contact Professional Development Coordinator Judy Eberhart to receive clarification on all of these issues.

 

Academic Technology:       Senate members briefly discussed the need for the development of an institutional copyright policy and agreed that the issue should be forwarded to the new Academic Technology Senate Subcommittee.

 

Motion 10                              MSC Gowen, Dolan: The Faculty Senate directs the Academic Technology Senate Subcommittee to develop an institutional policy regarding copyright issues.

 

Credit/No Credit

Signature:                              Steve Spear referred to an email he received from Herman Lee about a proposed change to the credit/no credit signature process. The current application process for a change of grading basis from A-F grading to Credit/No Credit requires an instructor’s signature. It has been pointed out that Title V section 55752 does not require an instructor’s permission, as a minimum condition, but allows a student the option to elect the grading basis within the first 30% of a course. Consequently, in the interest of reducing bureaucracy and paperwork, it is being recommended that the instructor’s signature be removed from the form. If a student chooses Credit/No Credit grading, the online class roster will show, like it does now, that Credit/No Credit grading has been selected by the student. The Admissions staff will continue to enforce all catalog course policies where Credit/No Credit is not an option; however, no student will be allowed to select Credit/No Credit when it is not available.

 

                                                Brief discussion followed on the need for students to be aware of the number of courses they can take for Credit/No Credit. It was suggested that information be provided to students when they register. This will be presented for Senate action on February 23.

 

Senate Web Page:                Steve Spear announced that Mike Arguello and Elaine Collins are working to update the Senate web page.

 

Academic Department

Assistant for American

Indian Studies:                     Katie Townsend Merino indicated that the American Indian Studies department’s Academic Department Assistant retired last year.  The retirement resulted in a reduction to .4 for an ADA to American Indian Studies position. They are asking that, in line with other departments on campus, the position be offered at 1.00. Katie indicated that the Instructional Planning Council has expressed its support of this change, and has requested that the Senate supports this request and bring forward a motion on this issue before it is presented to the Strategic Planning Council.

 

Motion 11                              MSC Levy, Hohman: Move Information Item F, Academic Department Assistant for American Indian Studies, to Action.

 

Motion 12                              MSC Townsend-Merino, Levy: The Faculty Senate supports the Instructional Planning Council’s recommendation and asks for the faculty members on the Strategic Planning Council to support the American Indian Studies Department request that the retired position in their department be replaced expeditiously.

 

                                                Judy Dolan indicated that she would attend the Strategic Planning Council meeting for Doug Key.

 

Revenue Allocation

Committee:                            Bonnie Dowd provided the following Revenue Allocation Committee report:

 

·         Primary elections will be held on March 2, 2004. There are two important propositions on the ballot and Jerry Patton is urging everyone to vote.  

 

Proposition 57 in particular is critical to community colleges and to our district to avoid any additional across the board cuts to statewide education and other community service budgets.

 

Other:                                     Sue Norton provided draft copies of the new Rationale Form for Faculty positions. She indicated that the document has been streamlined for simplicity.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:               The meeting was adjourned at 3:30 p.m.

 

                                                Respectfully submitted,

 

                                                Bonnie Ann Dowd, Secretary