Academic Senate


March 24, 2004

4:00 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, Lana Rose, Jan Schultz, Sheri Shields, Bob Stockero, Sonia Zuniga-Lomeli.


Guests: Kevin Hughes, Art Olguin



1.0          CALL TO ORDER


                  1.1          Approval of Minutes

                  M/S/C To approve the Minutes of the Academic Senate, 3/17/04 (Garey/Monda)

                  3 abstentions


                  1.2          Approval of the Agenda ­ the Agenda was approved



2.0                INFORMATION  (Announcements, Communications)


2.1          It was announced that an Area C State Academic Senate Meeting is to be held March 27, 2004 at Moorpark College, 10 a.m. ­ 3 p.m.  The Senators were encouraged to attend.


2.2          Policy #1914 Underload/Overload ­ non-substantive corrections were made in time for the Board Agenda. It was determined that the base number of 42 hours was incorrect. The base number is now 41 hours and the results have been recalculated and adjusted accordingly. There were also two sentences struck due to redundancy and not being as accurate in comparison to the remainder of the text in the policy. The Senate unanimously agreed to the corrections made to Policy #1914.



3.0                REPORTS


3.1                Jack Friedlander ­ Concluded his report on ³Student Learning Outcomes.²  Upon review and reflection the Scoggins model is extreme and possibly unattainable. What needs to be done is determine what is being asked in terms of improving our processes. How do we design a method that achieves ³Student Learning Outcomes² that is streamlined, efficient and doable yet achieves the objectives in a significant manner. The EVP suggested two 8:30 a.m. ­ Noon study groups: One focused on Student Learning Outcomes and meet Tuesday, June 1 through Friday June 4; the other to address the needs of under-prepared students and meet Monday June 7 through Thursday June 11. The EVP also suggested that one or two faculty members from other community colleges be invited to the study groups to give their perspectives. To hear from those that have gone through the new process would be very beneficial.


The EVP would like the groups to have good representation and not be too large. Senators were asked to send suggestions to Peter Haslund, by April 21, as to who might be interested from their Division to be in the workgroups. There will be a stipend for participation.


Excellent suggestion from guest, Art Olguin, for the broad introductory courses; look at outcomes that have already been derived from other sources i.e. AP exam in psychology ­ where the background criterion has already been done. We¹d be much further ahead to look at what others have in place.


3.2                President¹s Report

3.2.1         Sabbatical Leave Status.

The intent is to restore the sabbaticals. Those approved for sabbaticals should plan for it ­ however a contingency plan should also be made in the event there is a budgetary setback preventing the restoration of funds.


3.2.2         Academic Senate VP Gary Carroll is going to State Academic Senate meeting April 14-17 rather than the Senate President who scheduled to head a Model UN Conference at that time.


3.2.3         Continuing conversation with faculty/staff at UCSB:

Two highlights ­ the first a conversation with Tom Roberts, Director of Transportation at UCSB, who suggested that there be a reciprocal agreement between UCSB and SBCC to honor each others parking permits. Second, Peter discussed his concern that if we receive a substantial increase in the number of first-year students who might otherwise have been admitted to UCSB, we should receive assurances that the university will expand the number of transfer spots available to accommodate these new students as well as those who traditionally transfer.


3.2.4         The appointment of John Kay as State Academic Senate Liaison to

Assembly-member Hannah-Beth Jackson was announced. This appointment was in response to a request from the State Academic Senate President.



4.0                HEARING/DISCUSSION


4.1                Proposed Constitutional Amendment:

At the last meeting the Senate moved to create a Committee on Constitutional Revision and meet as a committee of the whole to craft the wording for the ballot, the pro and con statements and to establish the Ballot Schedule.             


M/S/C Recess the Academic Senate and reconvene as the Committee on Constitutional Revision (Garey/Carroll) Unanimous


The Committee on Constitutional Revision was convened and discussed the merits of the proposed amendment, the result of which was inconclusive.


At the end of the discussion, the Senate was reconvened for the purpose of adjourning.


M/S/C Propose that the meeting be adjourned (Garey/Schultz)




5.0          ADJOURN ­ The meeting adjourned at 5:20 p.m.



Next meeting scheduled for April 14, 2004.