Academic Senate


January 28, 2004

3:00 p.m. - BC214



Members Present: Barbara Bell, Susan Broderick, Gary Carroll, Jim Chesher, Esther Frankel, Jack Friedlander, Michelle Fulton, Tom Garey, Peter Haslund (Chair), Tom Mahoney, Kim Monda, Kathy O¹Connor, Peter Rojas, Jan Schultz, Sheri Shields, Bob Stockero, Sonia Zuniga-Lomeli.

Member(s) Absent: Lana Rose

Guest(s): Paul McGarry, Mangai Pitchai, The Channels, Marilynn Spaventa



1.0           CALL TO ORDER


1.1           Approval of Minutes - December 10, 2003 meeting. w/ recommended corrections.

M/S/C To approve the Academic Senate meeting Minutes of 12/10/03 (Schultz/O¹Connor) Unanimous


1.2          Approval of the Agenda.



2.0           INFORMATION  (Announcements, Communications)


2.1                Special Reception:  Faculty & Staff, Atkinson Gallery, January 29, 4-6 p.m. Senators were asked to encourage faculty and staff to attend.


2.2                Rostrum Article on State Academic Senate ³Plan of Action². On page 10 of the December ³Rostrum² you will find the article written by SBCC Academic Senate President, Peter Haslund. 


2.3                Emphasize Academic Senate Website: updated w/ new policies. The Senators were reminded that the website is updated regularly and all are encouraged to visit the site. 


2.4          Policy/Procedures ­ and the separation/overlaps ­ The Senate President reported that John Romo supports not moving forward with the process of separating the two.





3.1           Macro Issues Dialogue. Discussion focused on a 9-page list of issues submitted by faculty through their Senate representatives. The task will be to identify those issues that are Senate related and determining the process by which those issues should be explored.


The following list was then generated:


§          The EVP also added that the Accrediting Commission (ACCJC) has totally revamped its standards for accreditation. Student Learning Outcomes is now the focus and colleges are required to develop a process for identifying, assessing and improving student attainment of learning outcomes. Measuring outcomes is a new standard.



4.0                ACTION


No current action items.



5.0                REPORTS


5.1                Update on FTFO and BOG reduction of our obligation from 21 to 19. (Jack Friedlander)


The EVP reported that since all the conditions had not been met by the State, conditions such as COLA, General Fund monies, no cuts in categorical programs, the Board of Governors decided to retroactively apply an automatic deferral without receiving formal requests because the present situation is even worse than it was last year.  The BOG rewrote what conditions need to be met to require colleges to increase their FTFO.


The SBCC mandated number of FTFO positions now stands at 221. This has resulted in two of the 21 Senate ranked positions being pulled from the open recruitment process currently underway.


The EVP recommended that the Senate respect the ranking and give special consideration to the ESL and English positions pulled for the next round.


If for some reason SBCC is unable to find full time faculty for a position or a temporary contract person that the money would go to the 20th and 21st  Senate ranked position.


M/S To reaffirm the ranking of new positions for English and ESL for the 2004-05 academic year and to recommend that these positions be granted first and second priority for any new position funding that becomes available for the 2005-06 academic year. (Garey/Mahoney)


Those opposed argued that this Senate should not create a rule for a subsequent Senate ­ as the next Senate could overturn a previous Senate¹s decision.


If the bond measure doesn¹t pass there will be no new positions.


5.2                Report from Planning and Resources. There was insufficient time to deal with the report. It will be on the next agenda.



6.0                ADJOURNMENT


The meeting was adjourned at 5:05 p.m.