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RIVERSIDE CITY COLLEGE ACADEMIC SENATE MINUTES Quad 204 February 23, 2009 CALL TO ORDER President Richard Mahon called the meeting to order at 3:05 p.m. in the Hall of Fame. ROLL CALL Academic Senators: Mike Barnes, Counseling Nikki Bonzoumet, Physical Education Steve Brewster, Library, DAC Liaison Tim Brown, Academic Planning Council Chair Mark Carpenter, Part-Time Faculty Representative Debbie Cazares, Early Childhood Education Jill Christiansen, Nursing (absent) Ross Clark, Applied Technology Richard Davin, Behavioral Sciences, Academic Standards Chair Les Dean, Curriculum Chair (absent) Dorothy Gaylor, World Languages Lewis Hall, PRC Chair (absent) Ted Hewitt, Part-time Faculty Issues Chair Chie Ishihara, Business Admin/IST Mary Margarita Legner, Mathematics Richard Mahon, President Dayna Peterson Mason, Art Rom Masterson, History/Humanities/Philosophy (absent) Kevin Mayse, Performing Arts Lee Nelson, Vice President (absent) William Phelps, Physical Science Nicholas Rodriguez, Cosmetology Mark Sellick, Economics/Geography/Political Science Diane Solorzano, Secretary-Treasurer Susan St. Peters, English & Speech Communication Leo Truttmann, Chemistry (absent) Virginia (Ginger) White, Life Sciences Administrative Representatives: Virginia McKee-Leone, Dean of Instruction (absent) Jan Muto, City College President Patrick Schwerdtfeger, Vice President - Academic Affairs (absent) RCCDFA/CCA/CTA/NEA: Representative ASRCC Representative: Christy Okpo, Student Senate Liaison (attended later) Guests: Marilyn Martinez-Flores, Academic Support Tara McCarthy, Academic Support Trisha Wilgirg, Academic Support APPROVAL OF AGENDA M/S/C Clark/Sellick . Approved by consensus. Riverside Academic Senate Minutes Page 2 February 23, 2009 APPROVAL OF MINUTES December 1, 2008 M/S/C Phelps/Clark. Approved by consensus. December 4, 2008 Special Senate M/S/C Bonzoumet/Davin. Approved by consensus. Meeting OFFICER & LIAISON REPORTS PRESIDENT Announcements distributed. Richard Mahon requested whether or not to keep this meeting minimal with focus on the business items listed. By a show of hands the majority preference was for a succinct meeting. He provided information regarding the state budget. ASCCC President’s Update to be forwarded to senators. Lee Nelson was not present due to illness. SECRETARY-TREASURER No report. COLLEGE PRESIDENT Jan Muto introduced herself and reported as follows: proponent of shared governance; keeping open channels of communication. She will be giving a state of the college address regarding targets and goals, continued strategic planning process on Mar 10, 2009 during the college hour, in the DL Auditorium. DEAN/VP OF INSTRUCTION Pat Schwerdtfeger was off-campus today. Virginia McKee-Leone was not present. RCCDFA/CCA/CTA/NEA Mark Sellick discussed the following: Continued issues noted in the minutes of Dec. 4; modification of review committees; MOU regarding changes in the committees from four members to five; faculty hiring. Administrative Retreat Rights which will be discussed later in the agenda. STUDENT SENATE LIAISON OPEN HEARING The following topics were brought up: Inability to make comments on a new course on Curricunet because it was a Norco-only course; email communication started with disciplines on all three campuses regarding approval for the new course which was still passed by the Curriculum Committee with 10 no votes, 1 yes vote, and 1 no response; taking back control of City College Curriculum Committee; requests to place issue on the agenda have been made for the last year--to be agendized for March meeting; online courses and webadvisor; open classes and waitlist; add-in attempts did not work; lecture and lab sessions; STEM classes overlapping. Richard Davin is to make a report later on. Riverside Academic Senate Minutes Page 3 February 23, 2009 UNFINISHED BUSINESS Chancellor Search Process – Question whether or not the Senate has the capacity and time to make a general recommendation to the Board about the Chancellor selection? Two finalists came last week—Charles Taylor and Wayne Watson. Third finalist will come tomorrow (2-24-09), to Moreno Valley and Norco; and here on Wednesday (2-25-09). Tom Fallo, 4th finalist, withdrew his candidacy. All finalists are out of state. Forums have been taped for viewing by those who could not attend, and will be taped for the upcoming one. Noted that Virginia State faculty is not unionized and without tenure privileges—conversations were guarded; [regarding Gregory Gray] Miami Dade has a campus president and a systems president, the latter had a falling out with the Senate and he disbanded it, the union has authority over some areas; Chicago has both a Senate and union, obtained conversations with faculty in both systems, including one person who was hired in 1981 by Sal Rotella; Board will have closed private meetings with each of the candidate finalists at Ciao Bella. Noted that Wayne Watson also is a candidate for presidency in the Illinois State College system. Concern was raised regarding having had representation on the president search committee and the undermining of the process, as well as issues with the previous chancellor search and the search firm. Questions raised and addressed and further extensive discussion ensued regarding feedback, the process being flawed, and faculty representation with the Board. Noted that there is a Board meeting tomorrow evening (2-24-09). Senate follow-up meeting on Wednesday the 25th at 3:00 p.m., place to be announced. M/S/C Sellick/Davin to approve that the senate resolve to consider new information, discuss it and perhaps modify its position on search outcomes as new information becomes available to members of the senate. 1 abstention. Objection to the words “new information” was raised and an amendment was suggested as additional information in an “ongoing phase in deliberation.” M/S/C Davin/Clark to approve amendment to emphasize members are not looking for new information, but rather “ongoing information.” 2 abstentions. NEW BUSINESS Retreat Rights – Discussion regarding state senate document “Empowering Local Senates.” Cites various Education Code statutes—law passed by the legislature, which is stronger than Title 5 regulations which are typically drafted by the Chancellor’s office in collaboration with, and approved by, the Board of Governors. Education code recognizes Senate Retreat Rights. Full document to be emailed to Senate by Richard. Mark Sellick provided further information. Mark stated he would send the policies of other colleges (Shasta and South Orange) to the senate for review. . Different rights for those who are tenured and those who are not. Document to be read, feedback to be provided, and language to be drafted. To be agendized again for next week. Riverside Academic Senate Minutes Page 4 February 23, 2009 Academic Support – Trisha Wilgirg introduced herself, distributed a newsletter, and gave a presentation regarding the Supplemental Instruction Program. She explained the goal to keep students in classes with use of model students, noting that it has been working since 2007 and is overwhelmingly successful. Tara McCarthy introduced herself as the educational advisor and presented information and distributed USB drives containing a video, “Access to Success.” An email with a web based survey will be sent later. STANDING COMMITTEES Copies of various committee meeting minutes were available at the meeting. ADJOURNMENT Meeting adjourned at 4:50 p.m.
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