Minutes of the

FACULTY SENATE MEETING

February11, 2002

 

APPROVED

 

PRESENT:                            Mike Arguello, Chris Barkley, Monika Brannick, Mike Byron, Judy Cater MaryAnn Drinan, Nancy Galli, Katheryn Garlow, Doug Key, Stan Levy, Mario Mendez, Maria Miller, Suzann Norton, Jose Rangel, Joe Stanford, Rocco Versaci, Anne Voth

 

ABSENT:                              Bill Bedford, Ruben Murcia, Fari Towfiq, April Woods

 

GUESTS:                               Mike Barber, Bruce Bishop, Rebecca Faubus, Lynda Halttunen

 

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

 

Approval of Minutes:          

 

Motion 1                                MS Drinan, Versaci: That the following substitution be inserted into the minutes of February 4, 2002, replacing the current Palomar Faculty Federation update:

 

Mary Ann Drinan described 3 important issue areas that currently require close cooperation between the Faculty Senate and the Palomar Faculty Federation (PFF), if faculty are to be well-represented. They are the calendar, evaluations, and the faculty hiring process, she said. Several state leaders, such as Hoke Simpson, State Academic Senate President and Marty Hittelman, President of the CFT Consultation Council, have made commitments to assist the Senate and the PFF in developing strategies and models of cooperation, she said. The Faculty Senate and the PFF Executive Board are working to establish a series of meetings throughout the semester, she added.

 

In response to questions regarding growth money distribution, Drinan stated that, because enrollments increased beyond the campus cap in fiscal year 2000-2001, there was additional money for faculty. However, if the PFF works with the Faculty Salary Enhancement Plan, written in 1999, this now requires that multiple deductions, potentially as many as 11, be subtracted from the pool of money before any distribution could occur, she said.

 

The PFF is not satisfied with the District’s proposal on benefits, one of these deductions; therefore, we cannot yet accept the package that includes growth money.

 

Bruce Bishop outlined the common procedures relating to amending and approving minutes. Robert’s Rules of Order offers no formal clarity on the issue of additions, corrections, and approval of minutes. He added that minutes of organizations are records of what occurs during each meeting, and considerable latitude is normally given on how much information is included as long as the basic business decisions of the organization are recorded. Minutes should be transcribed based on the actual discussion, not what an individual meant to say or wished they’d said. If approved by a vote of the members of the Senate, significant changes to the minutes should be added as an addendum, rather than a replacement of what is currently written.

 

Discussion followed on the current practice the Palomar College Faculty Senate uses in taking and approving minutes. First tape recording the meeting, then using the tape as well as notes taken during the meeting to create the minutes which are submitted to Senators for approval.

 

MaryAnn Drinan indicated that it was necessary to include the three areas of cooperation between the PFF and the Senate. It is important for faculty to know that the two groups need to cooperate with regard to issues of calendar, evaluations, and faculty hiring. She also stated the need to include references to Hoke Simpson, State Academic Senate President, and Marty Hittelman, President of the CFT Consultation Council, who have committed themselves to giving time to our organization and meeting with the Faculty Senate and the PFF Executive Board in order to work out ways in which we can work together, should be included in the minutes.

 

Additional discussion occurred on Senate members providing and reading written statements, which would assure accuracy and completeness in the minutes.

 

Motion 2                                MSC Cater, Garlow: To amend Motion 1 to include the statement on the Palomar Faculty Federation as an addendum to the minutes of February 4, 2002, rather than a substitution.

 

                                                The minutes of February 4, 2002, were approved as amended.

 

Committee

Appointments:

 

Motion 3                                MSC Mendez, Voth: Faculty Senate approval of the following committee appointment:

 

                                                Educational and Facilities Master Plan Task Force

                                                David Chase, Arts & Languages (replacing Gary Zacharias)

Tom Ventimiglia, Student Services

 

Out of Area Schools:          This item was postponed until the February 25th Senate meeting.

 

Motion 4                                MSC Cater, Versaci: To suspend the Agenda.

 

Motion 5                                MSC Brannick, Cater: Move Curriculum to Action.

 

Curriculum:                         Monika Brannick distributed copies of the following Curriculum items:

 

A.       Changes to Existing Courses

 

1.                    The following grading basis changes to existing courses are effective FALL 2002:

 

a.                    ANTH 205

DELETE:            After the first time, the course will be graded on a

                            credit/no credit basis

 

b.                    DA 47, DA 97

ADD:                   Grading: Credit/no credit only

 

c.                    DA 50, DA 55, DA 56,  DA 60, DA 65, DA 70, DA 71, DA 75, DA 80, DA 81, DA 85, DA 90

ADD:           Graded only

 

d.                    NURS 103, NURS 110, NURS 117, NURS 118, NURS 203, NURS 217, NURS 218

ADD:           Graded only

 

e.                    NURS 295

ADD:           Grading: Credit/no credit only

 

2.                    The following open entry/open exit changes to existing courses are effective FALL 2002:

 

a.                    BUS 165, BUS 170, BUS 171, BUS 175, BUS 180, BUS 190

ADD:           May be open entry/open exit

 

3.                    The following course title changes to existing courses are effective FALL 2002:

 

a.                    DNCE 110

DELETE:    Modern Dance Technique I

ADD:                   Modern Dance I

 

b.                    SPED 10

DELETE:    Educational Assessment and Guidance for the Disabled

ADD:                   Educational Assessment/Guidance

 

c.                    SPED 20

DELETE:    Math Essentials for the Disabled

ADD:                   Pre-Algebra Support

 

d.                    SPED 40

DELETE:    Adapted Computers for Disabled Students

ADD:                   Adapted Computer Skills

 

4.                    The following deletion of an existing course is effective FALL 2002:

 

a.                    Catalog ID: FREN 216

Discipline(s): French (FREN)

A.A. degree/certificate program(s): N/A

Distance Learning offering(s):  N/A        

Prerequisite for: N/A

Catalog page: 159

Reason for deletion: Inactive                  

 

5.                    The following instructional methodology and/or unit changes to existing courses are effective FALL 2002:

 

a.                    CFT 155

DELETE:            Units awarded 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 (2-4)

ADD:                   One or two hours lecture – Three or six hours laboratory (2,3,4)

 

b.                    CFT 169

DELETE:            Units awarded 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 (2-4)

ADD:                   One or two hours lecture – Three or six hours laboratory (2,3,4)

 

c.                    CFT 175

DELETE:            Units awarded 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 (2-4)

ADD:                   One or two hours lecture – Three or six hours laboratory (2,3,4)

 

d.                    CFT 180

DELETE:            Units awarded 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 (2-4)

ADD:                   One or two hours lecture – Three or six hours laboratory (2,3,4)

 

e.                    CFT 195

DELETE:            Units awarded 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 (2-4)

ADD:                   One or two hours lecture – Three or six hours laboratory (2,3,4)

 

f.                     CFT 198

DELETE:            Units awarded 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 (2-4)

ADD:                   One or two hours lecture – Three or six hours laboratory (2,3,4)

 

 

A Senator expressed concern with the item being moved to Action without enough time to review it thoroughly. Monika Brannick indicated that due to the holiday on February 18th, these changes need to be presented to the Governing Board so that changes in the catalog can be made. These are changes that did not come out of course outlines of record, but were initiated by the Instruction Office due to errors in the catalog.

 

Motion 6                                MSF Key, Stanford: That the Faculty Senate postpone ratifying the work of the Curriculum until the next meeting of the Senate on February 25, 2002. Motion failed.

 

Motion 7                                MSC Brannick, Levy: Faculty Senate ratification of the work of the Curriculum Committee.

 

Disciplines List:                  Copies of comments received on the proposed changes to the Disciplines List for the Child Development, ESL, and Foreign Languages departments were provided to Senate members. All three departments strongly oppose the proposed changes and have provided their reasons for opposition. This will be presented for Senate action on February 25.

 

                                                Chris Barkley added that other departments continue to send in their comments to the proposed changes, and these items will also be presented to the Senate for discussion on February 25.

 

                                                Based on the Senate’s recommendations on the proposed changes, Chris will take that information to the Statewide Academic Senate’s session in early April.

 

Governor’s Budget:            Copies of the Governor’s proposed budget were distributed to Senate members on January 28th. The Governor is suggesting significant reductions to CalWORKs, Matriculation, Telecommunications and Technology, Faculty and Staff Development programs, and energy costs. Maria Miller provided a handout on the possible elimination of the CalWORKs program and the possible impact on Palomar’s employees and students.

 

                                                Katheryn Garlow indicated that Palomar College budgeted $109,650 for this year from State Staff Development funds. If those monies are zeroed out, the following funds will be lost: the $18,150 submitted for special projects this year;  $22,000 in travel money for teachers, $10,000 for classified staff, $5,000 for adjunct faculty members; $18,000 for staff development training programs for administrative and classified staff, $16,000 contract and adjunct faculty orientation; $6,500 for classified staff development day; $3,000 for administrative association retreat, $1,000 for department chair development and $10,000 for teaching resources.

 

                                                Lynda Halttunen reported that a 38% cut or $26.8 million reduction to the statewide, California Community Colleges Matriculation Program means:

·         A total cut of up to $107,200,000 due to the 3:1 match provided by the colleges.

·         Returns’ funding for the colleges to 1995-96 levels, while the number of students served has risen to 1.5 million.

·         Elimination of 1,641 full-time matriculation positions.

·         Limits the provision of “direct services” to students, such as orientation, academic counseling and advisement, assessment, and supportive services.

·         Limits colleges’ ability to support transfer and articulation functions.

·         Impairs colleges’ ability to adequately advise, educate and train students, thus limiting students’ ability to attain higher-skills and higher-wages necessary for self-sufficiency.

·         An unprepared workforce affects the advancement of California’s economic growth and global competitiveness.

·         Compromises “equitable access” to higher education by underrepresented students.

 

                                                Chris Barkley added that faculty members are being asked to send letters to the following legislators:

 

                                                Governor Gray Davis                                                               Mark Wyland

                                                State Capitol Building                                                               State Assemblyman, 7th Disttrict

                                                Sacramento, CA 95814                                                            221 E. Main St., #205

                                                (916) 445-2841 (Sacramento)                                                 Vista, CA 92084

                                                (916) 445-4633 FAX (Sacramento)                                         (760) 631-7670

 

                                                Patricia Bates                                                                           Bill Morrow

                                                Assemblywoman, 73rd District                                                  State Senator, 38th District

                                                302 N. Coast Highway                                                             2755 Jefferson St., #101

                                                Oceanside, CA 92054                                                               Carlsbad, CA 92008

                                                (760) 757-8084                                                                       (760) 434-7930

                                                (760) 757-8087 FAX                                                               (760) 434-8223 FAX

 

                                                Ray Haynes                                                                                              Jim Battin

                                                State Senator, 36th District                                                       State Senator, 37th District

                                                6800 Indiana Ave., Suite 130                                                   15708 Pomerado Rd., Suite N107

                                                Riverside, CA 92506                                                                Poway, CA 92064

                                                (909) 782-4111                                                                       (858) 675-8211 (San Diego)

                                                (909) 276-4483 FAX                                                               (858) 675-8262 FAX

 

                                                Dennis Hollingsworth                                                               Ms. Charlene Zettel

                                                State Assemblyman, 66th District                                             State Assemblywoman, 75th Dist.

                                                27555 Ynez Road, Suite 205                                                    15708 Pomerado Rd., Suite 110

                                                Temecula, CA 92591                                                               Poway, CA 92064

                                                (909) 699-1113 (Temecula)                                                    (858) 385-0070

                                                (909) 694-1039 FAX                                                               (858) 385-0179 FAX

 

                                                The Faculty Senate will provide postage for any faculty member who wishes to send a letter, and sample letters are available by contacting the Senate office. Faculty members should also send letters supporting these programs to Joe Madrigal. Senators directed Faculty Senate President Chris Barkley to write a letter of support of SB3 and the reinstatement of the deleted categorical funds.

 

                                                This will be presented for Senate action on February 25, 2002.

 

Holiday Schedule:               Copies of the Palomar Community College District 2002-2003 Holiday Schedule were provided to Senate members. Any proposed changes to the schedule will be directed to the Palomar Faculty Federation.

 

New Accreditation

Standards:                            Chris Barkley reported that discussion has occurred on the new accreditation standards focusing on outcomes. She referenced a report from someone who attended the FACC Accreditation Meeting held at Mesa College. The rationale

                                                given by the Executive Director of the Accrediting Commission for focusing the accreditation standards around student learning and teaching is as follows:

·         Student learning  and teaching is the purpose of higher education

·         All regional acccreditors are making this change (the move toward assessment of learning and more quality assurances of student learning)

·         There is pressure from the federal government to change outcomes in higher education

·         Taking steps now may prevent the federal government in mandating what we should do

·         Provide better guidance for institutional improvement

·         Peer guidance focused on issues of teaching and learning

·         Understand the role faculty plays in this effort

·         Focusing on student learning better enables us to state our mission to the community

                                                Chris Barkley reminded Senate members that this was discussed after the Fall Plenary Session and that this was the direction that the Accreditation Commission was taking. The Statewide Academic Senate has come out against these proposed changes.

 

Addendum:                            The proposed changes reducing the number of standards to 4 are to focus on student outcomes.

 

Educational and

Facilities Master Plan

Task Force:                          A timeline for the development of the Educational and Facilities Master Plan was distributed. Doug Key provided the following report:

·         February, March, and April: the task force will be reviewing local communities’ demographics, growth, road construction, and travel patterns by SANDAG. Receive an update from Facilities Planning Committee. Brainstorm: Programs and services and characteristics of future facilities.

·         April and May: Determination of format and templates for department planning and interviews. Writing teams selected for department narratives and plan descriptions. WSCH projections reviewed - 20 years, for educational programs and services.

·         June, July, and August: Writing teams working on drafts.

·         September and October: Review and make recommendations based on all data, projections and designs.

·         November and December: Review of second draft.

·         January: Review priorities for facilities.

·         February: Review of final draft.

·         March, 2003: Board approval.

 

CTA Report:                         Mario Mendez provided the following CTA report:

 

1.                    Governor Davis – Balanced Budget Proposal

Defer payments to STRS fund for 7 quarters. Dollar amount approximately 1 billion.

a.                    Benefit to STRS

-                      repay all $ deferred

-                      pay 8% on $ deferred

-                      pay 2 billion out of state general fund to enhance retirement benefits.

b.                   CTA priority – change retirement formula.

2.                    AB 2700 implementation.

All extra pay – summer school, hourly for full-time employees to be credited to defined benefit supplemental account. District to pay 8%, employee to pay 8%. No longer pay into social security for these services.

3.                    Social security offsets still on the table at federal level.

4.                    PERS long-term care booklet available in the Senate office.

UNUM – our plan can be converted BUT the cost as an older age?

5.                    Improvement in STRS benefits 1997-2001 – handout to Senators

6.                    “LEDGE” report

A-SB 461 Torlakson – “Catastrophic Prescription Drug Program” out of committee.

 

ASG Report:                         Rebecca Faubus provided the following ASG report:

·         The Legislative Committee is making a banner encouraging students to sign a petition for SB3 and against AB3.

·         Members of the ASG are circulating a petition asking the governor to raise the sales tax.

·         Preparations for Spring Fest are underway.

·         Members of the ASG are meeting with Aramark on Wednesday to discuss potential food services to students.

·         The ASG is attempting to make the ATM machine user-friendly to those students and staff needing information in Braille, as well as adding the option to the machine of making deposits.

 

ADJOURNMENT:               The meeting was adjourned at 3:16 p.m.

 

                                                Respectfully submitted,

 

                                                April Woods, Secretary