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” (188.8.131.52). 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 President 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 week. 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 successful. 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 184.108.40.206 – 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. 220.127.116.11 – 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 anthropology. 18.104.22.168 – 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. 22.214.171.124 – 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 „10 126.96.36.199 –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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