Minutes of the
MEETING OF THE FACULTY SENATE
PRESENT: Chris Barkley, Bill
ABSENT: Stan Levy, Anne Voth, Tamara Weintraub
GUESTS: Dan Finkenthal, Bruce McDonough, James Palen (Telescope)
CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by the president, Steve Spear, at , in Room SU-30.
Approval of Minutes: The minutes of
Motion 1 MSC Townsend-Merino, Dowd: To suspend the Agenda and move to Executive Session.
Open Session resumed at
Motion 2 MSC Cater,
Motion 3 MSC Laughlin,
Changes to Existing Courses
The following course change from the November 20, 2002 Curriculum Committee Meeting Minutes had contradictory paperwork which omitted the request to offer this course as repeatable two times. There are currently three students enrolled in this course for the second time who will be dropped if the repeatability is not approved for the FALL 2003 semester.
1. Catalog Number: PHOT 230
Requisite validated: Yes
A.A. degree/certificate program(s): required course in: Photography, Graphic Communications – Digital Imaging
Distance Learning offering(s): none
Catalog Page(s): 200
Effective term: Fall 2003
230 Digital Darkroom
Seven hours lecture/laboratory (3.5)
Prerequisite: GC 140 and PHOT 100
Introduction to the technology of digital (electronic) photography using traditional and digital cameras, the computer, and industry standard imaging software as the primary photographic processing and manipulation tools. Continuing instruction in digital image processing directed toward photographic output. Exploration of capabilities and use of the digital darkroom. May be taken two times. CSU
Senate Email Voting: This item was postponed.
Committee on Committees –
Terms and Service: This item was postponed.
Task Force on Senate
Motion 4 MSC
Dowd, Laughlin: WHEREAS the
WHEREAS there have been concerns brought to the Senate with regard to Senate operations and procedures, and
BE IT RESOLVED that the
Discussion followed on the motion. Although some Senators have expressed reluctance at forming a task force, it was expressed that perhaps the Senate has been burdened because it is doing much of the work that could be done within the Senate sub-committees. If committees were doing some of this work, many issues would come to the Senate with either a consensus or pro and con recommendations. Also, it was suggested that a review of the Senate existing procedures might help to restore trust. Dan Finkenthal questioned limiting the membership for the task force to just Senators. He stated that inviting other faculty members to participate in the process and provide possible recommendations could be effective.
Motion 5 MSC Thompson, Nebelsick-Tagg: To extend the meeting.
College/Digital Campus: This item was postponed.
Reconfiguration of the
Student Equity Committee:
Motion 6 MSC
Bond Issue: Steve Spear announced that Jerry Patton will be invited to attend the Senate meeting of October 13th to discuss the bond issue.
Sabbatical Leave Replacement
for Committee Membership: This item was postponed.
Teach 2002 Act: Steve Spear reported that the Teach 2002 Act relates to faculty members and their use of copyright materials.
Senate members agreed that this issue should be forwarded to the Academic Technology Task Force and that their recommendations should be brought back to the Senate at a later date.
Selection of Senate
Committee Chairs: Steve Spear reported that all of the Senate subcommittees need Chairs. Senate members were asked to review the list of committees and submit their name for consideration. This also applies to those Senators wishing to be reconsidered for another term. This will be presented for Senate action on October 6.
Faculty Hiring for 2004-05: Steve Spear reported that a copy of the Faculty Hiring
Recommendations for Fall 2004, was provided to Senate
members on September 22nd. The positions were approved by the
Instructional Planning Council on
The proposed faculty hires for this upcoming year are based upon past requests for positions that were not filled due to the financial conditions of this last year. It was agreed that after this round of faculty hires that each department should be able to submit information to substantiate the need for additional faculty. At the October 6th Senate meeting, a motion will be brought forward requesting that future faculty hiring be handled this way even if all of the positions currently listed are not filled this year due to budget constrictions such that all departments have an opportunity next year to make a case based on current needs.
Wellness at Palomar: Bonnie
Dowd reported that JoAnne Giese, a member of the
Palomar College Wellness Team asked her to request that the
Faculty Manual Revision: This item will be addressed at the October 1st Faculty Meeting.
Dr. Amador’s Evaluation
Criteria: Discussion occurred on the issue of the confidentiality of Dr. Amador’s Evaluation Criteria. MaryAnn Drinan stated that The San Diego Union Tribune did a brief story on this issue. That article identified several of the local community colleges as having as a matter of course the criteria for evaluation available to the public.
There was also some discussion on recent editorials by board members in the North County Times and San Diego Union Tribune and its appropriateness.
Senate members requested that this item be brought back for Senate action on October 6.
Rules of Order/Standing
Rules: Senators agreed that the issue of Rules of Order for Senate meetings will be one of the issues forwarded to the Task Force on Senate Subcommittees.
Constituent Lists: Steve
Spear asked for a Senate volunteer to work with Terry Gray in Academic
Technology to update the
To provide clarification, this item will be brought back for Senate action on October 6th.
Spring Break 2004: In
response to questions by some faculty members regarding Spring Break placement
on the academic calendar, Steve Spear indicated that the
Steve Spear suggested that for clarity, PFF should send out a memo to all faculty members on the status of this issue.
Staff Development Funding: Steve Spear reported that at a recent Strategic Planning Council meeting it was recommended that the Staff Development Committee be eliminated because the district had not received staff development funds for the past two years. Steve reported that he had discussed the issue with Judy Eberhart, current Professional Development Coordinator and she thought that the committee could be eliminated.
Bonnie Dowd reported that she voiced concern at the SPC meeting about eliminating the committee. Senate members discussed the need for the Staff Development Committee and suggested that rather than eliminate it perhaps it was best to label it as “inactive” to be revitalized if/when funds again become available.. A formal recommendation on this issue will be brought back for Senate Action on October 6.
Committee: This item was postponed.
Personnel Standards &
Practices Committee: Bill
Bedford reported that the original members of the Personnel Standards &
Practices Committee have received a copy of the transcript of their meeting of
President Amador: Steve Spear reported that he and Dr. Amador have been discussing the importance of governance training. Beginning in October, training sessions will be held for those serving on all governance councils.
Other: Steve Spear stated that he, MaryAnn Drinan, Sara Thompson, Maria Miller, and Bill Bedford met with Dr. Amador on Friday, September 26, to discuss faculty morale. Each individual gave their input during the two-hour meeting and all agreed that the lack of a faculty contract is a big factor contributing to low faculty morale. The Senate’s recommendations for convocation and returning to the old format were also presented to her.
Strategic Planning Council: Steve Spear indicated that the members of the Strategic Planning Council are currently reviewing the committees that have not been adjusted to the new governance structure.
Council: Maria Miller reported that Berta Cuaron discussed the Academic Department Assistant issue at the recent Instructional Planning Council meeting. She has stated that this will likely be a long process, and has requested input from each department before a decision is made.
Proxy Votes: Bonnie Dowd announced the following proxy votes had been received:
Judy Cater holding a proxy for Anne Voth
Judy Cater holding a proxy for Tamara Weintraub
Committee: Sara Thompson asked for a Senator to volunteer to be her designee on the Revenue Allocation committee this semester due to scheduling difficulties.
ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at
Bonnie Ann Dowd, Secretary