Minutes of the
FACULTY SENATE MEETING
PRESENT: Mike Arguello, Chris Barkley, Bill Bedford, Monika Brannick, Mike Byron, Judy Cater, MaryAnn Drinan, Nancy Galli, Katheryn Garlow, Doug Key, Stan Levy, Mario Mendez, Maria Miller, Ruben Murcia, Suzann Norton, Jose Rangel, Joe Stanford, Fari Towfiq, Rocco Versaci, Anne Voth, April Woods
GUESTS: Rebecca Faubus
CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by the president, Chris Barkley, at , in Room SU-30.
Approval of Minutes: The minutes of
Motion 1 MSC Woods, Levy: Faculty Senate approval of the following committee appointment:
Pat Mills, Speech/ASL
Lori Waite, DSP&S (Chair)
Hiring Committee for the Dean of Media, Business, & Community Services
Kathleen Clyne, Nursing (Outside Member)
Judy Dolan, Business
Grace Fowler, Graphic Communications
Walter Pistone, CSIS
Paul Stachelek, Communications
Classified Employee of the Year Task Force
Motion 2 MSC Cater, Galli: Faculty Senate approval of the results of the ballot supporting the following appointments:
Anne Voth, Tenure & Evaluations Review Coordinator
Phil deBarros, Co-Chair, Curriculum Committee
Michael Mufson for the Stanback-Stroud Diversity Award
Faculty Senate Meeting, March 4, 2002
Out of Area Schools: Copies of a letter to Dr. Amador expressing the Senate’s concern about the disadvantage placed on our students by our “out of area” designation placed by SDSU was distributed for review. Brief discussion followed on the contents of the letter. It was suggested that because the designation has already been changed, the letter should focus on the need to relax the entrance requirements.
Senate members also agreed to add a request in the letter to Dr. Amador asking her to formally protest these changes by sending a letter to Dr. Weber, President of San Diego State.
Governor’s Budget: An updated summary of the
Governor’s proposed 2002-03 Community College budget reductions and their
Disciplines List Action: Comments received on the proposed changes to the Disciplines list were presented to Senate members last week. The English and Family & Consumer Sciences departments outlined their reasons for opposing the proposed changes, and the Life Sciences and Chemistry departments approved the proposed changes.
Motion 3 MSC Cater, Key: The Faculty Senate directs its president to present departmental views and vote based on these departmental recommendations from the English, Family & Consumer Sciences, Life Sciences, and Chemistry departments on the proposed changes to the Disciplines List at the Statewide Academic Senate meeting in April, 2002.
Information: Copies of the comments received on the
proposed changes to the Disciplines List for the Math, Nursing, and Economics,
History, & Political Sciences departments were distributed. The Math &
Nursing departments outlined their reasons for opposing the changes, and the
EH&PS department indicated their support of the changes. This will be
brought back for Senate action on
Also distributed was a memo from Bonnie Ann Dowd, Chair of the Business Department, stating that their department has reviewed its minimum qualifications for the Business department and do not have any proposed changes.
Strategic Planning: Chris Barkley reported that the
members of the Strategic Planning Committee met on
membership, the wording should be changed to add “Faculty” Coordinator, Professional Development. The document will also be sunshined to faculty
members for their input. This will be presented for Senate action on
The Senate’s recommendation to add an item to the strategic plan survey identifying the participant as “faculty” or “staff” or “other” was accepted.
Strategic Planning Committee members also discussed
and chose a new logo for
& Practices Committee: Joe Stanford reported that a presentation will be made at the Wednesday, March 6th Faculty Meeting on the proposed changes to the Faculty Hiring Policy. Ways of speeding up the hiring process without compromising our commitment to diversity, including moving from the three-tiered system to a two-tiered system with the dean at the last tier, are some of the items being discussed. Also noted was the need for more timely hiring and speeding up the time period in which position announcements are sent out, sometimes months after positions become vacant. Brief discussion followed.
Committee: Reporting on the recent meeting of the
Technology Committee, Mike Arguello indicated that the committee has approved
two pilot projects for academic computing on campus: initiating this summer a wireless
project in the library which will involve a wireless internet network available
to all faculty, students, and community members. It is hoped that this project
can be implemented in other areas on campus as well, such as the new
He added that there has been a process occurring across the country of the folding of Academic Technology and Information Systems into one unit to save money. The result would be taking from funds away from Academic Technology in favor of General Administrative Technology. Senators expressed their concern.
Faculty Meeting: Doug Key reminded those present of the Faculty
Meeting scheduled for
ASG Report: Rebecca Faubus provided the following ASG report:
· Members of the ASG will pick up letters from faculty members who write to legislators about the proposed budget cuts. Call ext. 2605 for more information.
· Vacancies exist on the Chancellor’s office for students on Advisory Committees due to lack of travel funds.
· Women’s History will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 13th.
· Donations are being accepted for “Becky’s House,” an abuse shelter for women and their children. Items such as toothpaste and other toiletry items are needed. Bring all items to the Student Activities Office or contact Marilyn Lunde at ext. 2595.
ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at