RIVERSIDE CITY COLLEGE ACADEMIC SENATE MINUTES Hall of Fame. 3:00 p.m. April 18, 2011 CALL TO ORDER President Richard Davin called the meeting to order at 3:05 p.m. in the Hall of Fame. ROLL CALL Academic Senators: Mike Barnes, Counseling, APC Steve Brewster, Library Mark Carpenter, Part-Time Faculty Representative Debbie Cazares, Early Childhood Education (absent) Jill Christiansen, Nursing (absent) Richard Davin, President Jim Elton, Riverside Assessment Dorothy Gaylor, World Languages Edgar Gutierrez, History/Humanities/Philosophy Lewis Hall, Program Review Chair Mark Lehr, Business Admin/IST Mary Legner, Planning & Budget Chair Marilyn Martinez-Flores, Student Success Co-Chair Dayna (Peterson) Mason, Art Richard Mahon, Curriculum Chair Kevin Mayse, Performing Arts (absent) Lee Nelson, Vice President William Phelps, Physical Science Marc Sanchez, Mathematics Victor Sandoval, English Ward Schinke, Secretary-Treasurer (absent) John Smith, Physical Education (absent) Yuri Ulloa, Applied Technology Peter Westbrook, Cosmetology Virginia (Ginger) White, Life Sciences Jarrod Williamson, Chemistry (absent) Administrative Representatives: Cynthia Azari, City College President Virginia McKee-Leone, Dean of Instruction (absent) Patrick Schwerdtfeger, Vice President - Academic Affairs (absent) RCCDFA/CCA/CTA/NEA: Mark Sellick, Economics/Geography/Political Science ASRCC Representative: Rikki Hix Recorder of the Minutes: Fröke D. Blessum Guests: Steve Fox, student Janet Lehr, BUS/CIS chair APPROVAL OF AGENDA M/S/C Brewster/Sellick. Question (Mahon) regarding quorum raised and addressed. Riverside Academic Senate Minutes Page 2 April 18, 2011 APPROVAL OF MINUTES M/S/C Sellick/Brewster. Richard Davin clarified “[no] overloads April 4, 2011 and [no] part-timers left,” #2 under President’s Report. Amendments: Under President’s Report, guiding “pedagogical” principles [for enrollment management]; under Administrative Representatives, “Cynthia Azari”, City College President. M/S/C Sellick/Mahon to approve with amendments. OFFICER REPORTS PRESIDENT Richard Davin discussed the primary concern being the budget, and the $18.4 million for 2011-12 is being handled (but possibly not to everyone’s liking). No additional information/knowledge, at present, where we go from here. VICE PRESIDENT Lee Nelson discussed his spring 2011 plenary attendance, which covered repeatability amendments and legislative analysts office recommendations. Richard Mahon, who also attended, added information and clarification of three recommendations of which one was for the system to address question of repeatability, legislature deciding to fix things. Proposal and Consultation Council next week to address reducing repetition. Chancellor’s recommendations of changes that are effective next January. He noted that voting on resolutions was most divided at this session. Further discussion included elimination of all repeatability where appropriate; strain in collegiality among faculty; resolutions 9.03 (eliminate repeatability for activity courses) passed; 9.04 & 9.05 (defining repeatability for PE and Performing Arts courses) failed; 9.06 considered mute because of passage of 9.03; 9.07 (course repeatability and Title 5 changes) failed. Lee Nelson stated he has document copies available for viewing and stated that the RCC Academic Senate election is on target as scheduled with online voting to be handled by Michael Juan. SECRETARY-TREASURER Ward Schinke was not present. ADMINISTRATIVE & City College President Cynthia Azari discussed implementing a LIAISON REPORTS reorganization of the instructional units beginning July, would like (First monthly meeting only.) to send the chart out to deans and faculty, various departments for which the deans are responsible. Issue will be brought back to the next senate meeting, if necessary. Mark Sellick, Mike Barnes and Dorothy Gaylor raised concerns and questions involving, but not limited to, administrative issue, languages and educational arts. DISTRICT AND LOCAL A. Curriculum – Richard Mahon reported there was no meeting STANDING COMMITTEE during spring break. At the previous meeting the committee REPORTS approved the revised new program process with new (Second monthly meeting only.) resources; discussed revision of curriculum handbook. He stated that Norco successfully contracted grant funding for Riverside Academic Senate Minutes Page 3 April 18, 2011 their CTE initiatives. Hopes to have a guide by the end of the semester for doing curriculum work and understanding the process. B. Academic Standards – Mike Barnes stated there was no meeting before the spring break vacation; approved change in residency. C. PG and SL – Discussion involved approval and denial of faculty requests/applications for full professor which went through the process. Richard Davin provided background regarding the approval/disapproval process. Issue is to be sorted out. Send reminder to Cyndi Gobatie & Tami DiBenedetto that they are PGSL representatives. Noted that committee representatives attendance should be mandatory at the beginning of fall semester. Sellick, Davin, Mahon and Carpenter added further commentary regarding the following: department and committee chairs as senators count against quorum; suggestion made that someone be commissioned to check the constitution regarding absences. Mark Sellick read information noted in the constitution. Committee representatives are to be contacted directly by Richard Davin regarding under-representation/attendance by PG&SL, Faculty Development, Planning & Budget, and Student Success. D. Program Review – Lewis Hall stated there has been no meeting since his last report at the District meeting. E. Assessment (Riverside) – Jim Elton reported on the following: meeting on April 8, before the spring break; unit plan document due May 16th, Assessment was moved to the front of the document; spreadsheet due, available through Denise in Dr. Pat’s office; Assessment spreadsheet basically lists courses in the catalog by discipline; CurricuNet assessment module is up and going but with some problems; SurveyMonkey link is still available for assessment reporting, or paper copies to assessment reps may be used; GenEd workgroup to see if SLO needs redefining, realigning, etc. May 13th meeting with CTE reps, workgroup in Heritage Room 204 follows meeting; Richard Mahon added commentary regarding degree patterns being out of compliance with Title 5; slow migration toward inclusion in GenEd. Richard Mahon and Richard Davin commented regarding course criteria having been in place for three years, six criteria for courses applying for GenEd status. Extensive discussion followed. F. Faculty Development – Mark Carpenter stated there will be a meeting on May 5 to finish up the budget issues; the Glenn Hunt building now has the faculty lounge on the 4th floor and a meeting room with books on tape, as well as a patio. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, Connie Hagar from Open Riverside Academic Senate Minutes Page 4 April 18, 2011 Campus is present to help with computer online use and issues. G. Planning & Budget – Mary Legner stated there isn’t much to report, budget or otherwise, except the district is talking about a plan B; meeting June 30, Thursday at 2:30 p.m.; Dr. Buysse still out due to knee surgery so there has been no meeting. Questions raised and addressed regarding additional $5-million and/or $12-million funds. Press- Enterprise article stated $5 million. Students will be having a meeting with Aaron Brown, Dr. Pat, and Norm Godin. H. Student Success – Marilyn Martinez-Flores was present, but had to leave early. I. Associate (PT) Faculty – Mark Carpenter discussed a bill in Sacramento putting part-time faculty on appropriate salary schedule, backing away from the “dual labor market” that exists and recognizing it is “borderline legal”; various scenarios including raising student fees, ($36/unit already approved). Powerpoint budget report by Budget Analyst Allen Fry is available online on the CCA4.org website. J. Academic Planning Council – Mike Barnes stated the meeting was canceled due to lack of quorum. He discussed budget and decisions regarding longer term cuts that have been made, reiterated cuts in administration are needed as well. OPEN HEARING Ginger White gave a reminder of the continuation of Women in Academia series, Wednesday 1-2 in PS 202. Richard Mahon stated that he ran for vice president in the state academic senate on Saturday, came in second out of the three candidates, chose not to “trickle.” His formal involvement will end in June, giving him more time in the classroom and more time to stir the post locally. He also discussed the fall 2010 staffing report, created spreadsheet in faculty forum, PT and course cutting, 50% law, six 3-college districts in the state, educational administrators hired, FTES numbers. Mark Lehr commented on cutting sections, distributed a handout “The Case for Substantially Increasing Sections” and discussed its contents regarding reducing the number of class units and thereby increasing the number of classes taught. Richard Mahon commented regarding unit changes; Ginger White questioned how the number of units for a class is determined. Steve Fox and Rikki Hix added commentary regarding Mark Lehr’s presentation, Title 5, educational codes, transfers; extra units and decisions made by curriculum, senate or district; community and Riverside Academic Senate Minutes Page 5 April 18, 2011 student concerns regarding California students not getting classes, assembly bills; RCC allocated too much measure C monies, MVC and Norco did not get appropriate allocations, but did get new buildings; at information booth students complimented Dorothy Gaylor’s and Mark Sellick’s classes. UNFINISHED BUSINESS A. If not covered in previous reports: updates on budget, accreditation, assessment and reorganization. B. Revised Program Approval Process (2nd reading) – Richard Mahon stated that language was drafted by a task force consisting of faculty members from the three colleges, including himself. Requesting acceptance and approval of improvements and clarification in language. M/S/C Mahon/Hall, 1 abstention. NEW BUSINESS A. Proposed motion to rescind decision made on March 13, 2011 to accept retreat rights policy [and item B following]. Mark Sellick distributed a handout and discussed its contents B. Consideration of new retreat rights policy. Mark Sellick stated Norco and MVC have passed it. Contents discussed. Noted language that was taken out has been put back in. M/S/C Sellick/Mahon. C. Student Registration Priority Policy (update and discussion) M/S/ Sellick/Brewster to postpone until next Academic Senate meeting. Richard Mahon provided background information and discussed issue extensively. Rikki Hix and Ginger White added commentary. Richard Davin was asked to convey to Sylvia Thomas that Senate has an interest in reconsidering the Student Registration Priority Policy. Additional commentary regarding a more stringent repetition policy for Anatomy & Physiology. Richard Davin responded and commented on the issue being a faculty-wide input problem that should be brought to the faculty’s attention. . ADJOURNMENT Meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.
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