Blinn College Faculty Council Meeting
Jan. 9, 2006
Outlined below are the minutes from the Blinn College Faculty Council meeting held on
Monday, January 9, 2006. The meeting was held in the W.O. O’Donnell Center on the
Brenham campus and recorded by Karen L. Anglin, Faculty Council Secretary
At 1:07 p.m. the spring meeting of the Blinn College Faculty Council was called to order
by Faculty Council President Charles Heller.
There were 34 members from the Bryan campus and 21 members from the Brenham
The Faculty Council approved the minutes of November 18, 2005 as published on the
Faculty Council webpage with the correction of spelling Kristin Stoley’s name correctly.
President Charles Heller presented the current status of old business as follows:
Charles Heller asked for the committee report on Full-time Work Load for Four
Credit Lab Courses and Part-time Pay. Terry Honan reported that the committee
was not prepared to give a report at this time and would provide a written report at
a future date.
President Heller asked for any further instructions for the faculty council
members who are on the Attendance Committee. The consensus of the faculty
council was that the instructions given to the members at the November meeting
The WebCT Classroom Site for the Faculty Council was approved by the
administration. It was suggested that once the classroom has been created, brief
instructions and a link to WebCT be included on the Faculty Council webpage.
A motion was made and seconded to establish a committee to study the
implementation of Sabbaticals at other colleges and to prepare a proposal for
consideration by the Faculty Council in the fall of 2006. Volunteers for this
committee are Margarita Gangotena, Smiley Flores, and Raul Aparicio.
President Charles Heller led the faculty council in discussion of new business.
The Honors Program has been in place for 4 or 5 years and the number of students
participating in the program have been low. Jeff Scott will be stepping down
from serving as the Program Coordinator. Dr. Johnston asked that the Faculty
Council discuss the effectiveness of the Program. There was an agreement that
any students currently in the honors program should be allowed to continue in the
program. A motion was made and seconded that the program be continued. An
amendment was made to the motion that an honors section be offered in various
disciplines. Both the motion and the amendment passed unanimously.
An election of officers resulted in the following slate of officers for the ’06-’07
President – Sandra Chumchal
President Elect – Raul Aparicio
Secretary – Kristin Stoley
The meeting was adjourned at 2:01 p.m.