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									Cabrillo College Faculty Senate
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sesnon House

In Attendance: Winnie Baer, David Balogh, Virginia Coe, Becka Fortune,
Jean Gallagher-Heil, John Govsky, Steve Hodges, Renee Kilmer, Brian
Legakis, Beth Regardz, Dave Reynolds, Georg Romero, Dan Rothwell,
Letitia Scott-Curtis, Mary Ellen Sullivan, Alex Taurke

Note Taker: Eric Barbour

Guests: Regina DeCosse

1.0 Call to Order
      1.1 – The meeting was called to order at 3:09 PM.

2.0 Minutes
      2.1 – Reviewed both the 12/2/08 and 2/2/09 minutes.
             2.1.1 – 12/2/08 minutes approved without opposition
             2.1.2 – 2/2/09 changes: removal of the words “President &” and “each”
             (5.2.1) change of “President” to “Vice President,” change of “1/2 time” to
             “5 units” ( Approved without opposition

3.0 Reports
      3.1 – President (Steve Hodges)
              3.1.1 – Leticia Scott-Curtis has agreed to serve as Senate VP
              3.1.2 – Motion: approve Leticia-Scott Curtis as Faculty Senate Vice
                      Passed without opposition
              3.1.3 – With Leticia‟s appointment to VP, there is a new opening in the
              senate for a BELA representative
              3.1.4 – The checking account needs to be updated with the new names of
              the executive board. Motion: Update the faculty senate checking account
              to read the following names: Steve Hodges, Leticia Scott-Curtis, Georg
              Romero, Dave Reynolds
                      Passed without opposition
              3.1.5 – The updated senate meeting dates are as follows: Feb 2, 17; Mar 3,
              17; Apr 7, 28; May 12, 26. Cause of adjustment was a schedule conflict at
              Sesnon on March 31st
              3.1.6 – Staff Development committee needs to be filled
       3.1.7 – Title V Proposal Investigation Task Force needs another member.
       The task force goal is to see whether we can qualify for title V grant and
       what it would take. Rachel Mayo will be chairing; representative need not
       be a faculty senator
3.2 – Vice President (Leticia Scott-Curtis)
       3.2.1 – No Report
3.3 – Secretary (Georg Romero)
       3.3.1 – There will be a new datatel update sometime in spring
       3.3.2 – Laptops from the checkout program are no longer able to print
       over WiFi at the Library; flash drives or email are now required to bring
       papers forward for printing. No better solution is as yet available; the old
       solution is no longer compatible.
       3.3.3 – All computers in the library now require CABT 510 logins.
       Because of this requirement, there is a much larger number of students
       getting CABT 510 account but we no longer get state funding for CABT
       510 enrollment.
       3.3.4 – All new campus telephones have a notification function for
       emergency situations installed; this function will become active in spring.
       3.3.5 – A second emergency notification system will be available in the
       spring that works directly with cell phones. The cell phone emergency
       notification system will be run on an opt-in basis. Only IT and president‟s
       office will have access to the cell phone emergency notification system.
3.4 – Treasurer (Dave Reynolds)
       3.4.1 – No report
3.5 – CCFT (John Govsky)
       3.5.1 – There is a salary study from CCFT regarding faculty pay-rates at
       Cabrillo, relative to other CCCs, that will soon become publicly available
3.6 – CCEU (Janus Blume)
       3.6.1 – Not present
3.7 – Watsonville (Eva Acosta)
       3.7.1 – Not present
3.8 – ASCC (Becka Fortune)
       3.8.2 – Student Senate President Rebeca Villafana has resigned from her
       position; Vice President Lupe Ortiz will become the next president;
       appointments for the Vice Presidency, the Legislative Representative, the
       Watsonville Representative, and 3 senators-at-large will happen next
       3.8.3 – ~75 people attended the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration held
       last Friday, which was coordinated and funded by the student senate
       3.8.4 – The student senate has been asked to fund the student activities
       coordinator position $42,000 per year to soften hard times. Present
       funding is 10% coordinator‟s salary; the extra funding will be in addition.
       3.8.5 – The student senate sponsored textbook rental program has been
       completely successful; all of the textbooks in the program have become
       rented out.
            3.8.6 – It is important that textbooks are kept for long circulations by each
            department in order for textbook loans and textbook rentals to be
     3.9 – VPI (Renee Kilmer)
            3.9.1 – No report

4.0 Unfinished or Ongoing Business
     4.1 – Space Planning Discussion
            4.1.1 – The final space planning concept version was taken to SEAC on
            12/15/08 and to the governing board as an info item on 2/2/09. It is
            similar to concept 3 but has some variation
            4.1.2 – The Faculty Senate has several areas of concern including the as-
            yet unresolved inadequacy of facilities, offices, and storage for the dance
            department. The senate is also concerned with Human Services & Health
            Sciences, the possible net contraction of space for some NAS departments
            (Engineering, Engineering Technology, MESA, physics, PLC, CIS, and
            CS) the fusion of DSPS and learning skills space, and location of student
            health services.
            4.1.3 – Dance Program Chair Regina DeCosse addressed the senate
            regarding the specifics of the department‟s concerns. Dance was a part of
            HWPEA when the plans were designed but is now a part of VAPA.
            Dance is not happy with their final concept situation; they have felt that
            the transparency of the final version has been lacking. Storage and offices
            set aside for dance in VAPA complex in concept 3 have been removed for
            the final concept. Facilities have been a major issue for them for decades.
            Generally dance classes are over-packed; they frequently initially enroll
            over cap but students drop because of crowding. Facilities related injuries
            are not uncommon.
            4.1.4 – 300 building construction is on hold because of uncertainties about
            when the state will send funding
            4.1.6 – Distances between offices and classrooms are an ongoing problem
            4.1.7 – Motion: Steve Hodges to bring to the governing board: the Faculty
            Senate is very interested in the space allocation process and will continue
            to vigilantly monitor the space allocation to instructional programs. The
            senate is concerned that some program needs will not be met and points to
            the dance program is a prime example. The senate encourages the
            Governing Board and the Administration to join them in watching the
            evolution of space planning with hope that some minor adjustments might
            make themselves available as time goes on to relieve some of the
            difficulty of the situation.
                    Passed without opposition
     4.2 – Budget Crisis Discussion
            4.2.1 – The Faculty Senate has a voice in the consideration of changes or
            suspensions to instructional programs
            4.2.2 – Several programs are now under review to be altered. The actual
            savings gained from each program alteration can be found on the campus
            website. Total savings for all changes together ~$900K
           – The aeronautics course set is under recommendation for
                    suspension. Courses in aeronautics are available through
                    community education. The program is great but not a part of
                    Cabrillo‟s core mission. The courses are for getting a pilot‟s
                    license, not for aeronautical engineering.
           – The architech program is under recommendation for
                    merge with anthropology. This decision would eliminate the
                    Career Technical Education portion of archaeology but current AS
                    seeking students would be allowed to complete their program.
                    Final summer dig would be that of 2010. The cost of architech per
                    FTES is ~$5660 relative to ~$1000-$1500 / FTES cost for average
                    programs. The college gets less money per student than it pays.
                    Transfer applicable architech classes would merge with
           – Women‟s Studies is under recommendation for
                    suspension. Not a lot of universities have a WS major for transfer
                    into. Not all classes would necessarily be cut but the AS degree
                    would be eliminated. “La Mujer” is fairly ensured to survive. The
                    Faculty Senate has major disputes regarding whether WS should or
                    should not be under recommendation for suspension. High class
                    enrollment was cited as one example for why the program should
                    be kept.
           – Real Estate is under recommendation for suspension. RE
                    classes also generally have high enrollment. Some classes might
                    be kept for the next couple of years so that students can complete
                    their licensing. Would be effective fall „10
           –The CTE (AS degree) program for journalism is under
                    recommendation for discontinuation; this would form about a 50%
                    cut in the overall program but would include funding for the voice
                    (part of CTE journalism). The voice may find some other way to
                    stay active.
            4.2.3 – 2 full time Children‟s Center teachers have been given “notice.”
            They would be the 6th & 7th teachers let go in past few years; lost around
            ½ staffing total. ECE is concerned about the “ancillary” designation of the
            children‟s center. ECE uses the children‟s center in almost every of its
            classes as a learning tool, so it is concerned about maintenance of staffing.
            4.2.4 – Program elimination requires a process that takes lots of time and
            discussion. Suspensions are easier to do in emergency situations.

5.0 New Business
     5.1 – No items
6.0 Open Forum and Agenda Building
     6.1 – No items
7.0 Adjourn
     7.1 – The meeting was adjourned at 5:06 PM.

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