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Academic Senate Meeting Apr. 6, 2017

Academic Senate Meeting Agenda

Sam Karas Room

April 6, 2017


Academic Senate Membership

Heather Craig (President)

Abeje Ambaw

Elias Kary

Glenn Tozier (Vice President)

Mark Clements

Amber Kerchner

Sunny LeMoine (ASCCC Rep)

Merry Dennehy

James Lawrence

Lynn Kragelund (Secretary)

Jacque Evans

Susanne Muszala

Kathleen Clark (CTE Liaison)

Adria Gerard

Robynn Smith

Dan Schrum (ASMPC Rep)

Alfred Hochstaedter

Sandra Washington


I. Opening Business

A. Public Comments/Welcome (2:30-2:35)

B. Approval of Minutes from March 16, 2017 (2:35-2:40)


II. Reports

A. President’s Report (2:40-2:45)

B. ASCCC Liason Report (2:45-2:55)

Resolutions for Spring Plenary April 20th

C. Committee on Committees  (2:55-3:00) ACTION

President’s Advisory Group (PAG)

Administrative Services Advisory Group (ASAG)

Learning Assessment Committee (LAC)

Hiring Committee: Dean Gilmartin’s replacement

Hiring Committee:  VP Academic Services


III. Old Business

A. Voting for Cabinet Positions (3:00-3:10) ACTION

B. Accreditation Recommendation on Assessment- What can Senate contribute? Learning Assessment Committee Report and Discussion (3:10-3:30)


LAC Alternative Proposed BP Recommended SLO Policy ACTION

Original LAC Recommendation for SLO Policy

Feedback Letter from Board of Trustees

BOT Alternative Proposed BP

Proposed Administrative Policy

Faculty Handbook Relevant Section (year?)

C. Academic Affairs Board Policies (3:30-3:50) ACTION

BP4021 Program Discontinuance

BP4025 Philosophy and Criteria for Associate Degree & General Education

BP4040 Library Services

BP4100 Graduation Requirements for Degrees and Certificates

BP4220 Standards of Scholarship

BP4260 Pre-requisites and Co-requisites '


IV. New Business

A. New Campus Climate Committee  Proposal- Heather Faust and Dawn Rae Davis (3:50-4:05) ACTION

Procedure for starting new committee from Resource Guide on Institutional Decision Making

Draft of purpose and make up of proposed committee

B. Review Board Policies from Student Services (4:05-4:15) 

BP 4230 Grading & Academic Record Symbols

BP 4231 Grade Changes

BP 4235 Credit by Examination

BP4240 Academic Renewal 


V. Future Agenda Items

  1. Discussion of division restructure and dean of STEM - Dr. Tribley
  2. Further clarifying roles of Academic Senate and Faculty Bargaining Unit
  3. CAC procedures: max course size, reinstating courses, new course request procedure, new program request procedure, updating and review of courses
  4. HR procedures: faculty hiring, adjunct faculty hiring, faculty prioritization, evaluation
  5. New committees: procedure for institution of, CTE committee(s), instruction-counseling collaborative, campus climate, HR procedure review
  6. Categorical funding allocation process
  7. Calendar for review of MPC policies and procedures under 10+1
  8. Review of Resource Guide to Institutional Decision Making
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