The De Anza Academic Senate
Approved Notes for the meeting of
April 26th, 2010
Senators and Officers present: Anderson, Annen, Argyriou, Botsford, Chang Cordero, Glapion, Goodwin, Guevara, Hanna, Kragalott, Larson, Lathers, Lee-Klawender, Maynard, McNamara, Mjelde, Nickel, Norte, Schaffer, Setziol, Singh, Stockwell, and Swanner
Senators and Officers absent: Beckum, Brennan, Nengo, and Tao
District Senate President:
DASB: Classified Senate:
Administrative Liaison: Rich Schroeder Guests: Christina Espinosa-Pieb, Jackie Reza, and Andrew LaManque
SLO coordinators/Staff Development: Jim Haynes and Coleen Lee-Wheat
Curriculum Co Chair: Anu Khanna
[NOTE: Item numbers are reflective of agenda numbers in the order they are actually taken up at the meeting.]
The meeting was called to order at 2:34 a quorum being present.
I. Approval of Agenda and Notes: The agenda was approved as distributed
The draft notes of April19th were approved as distributed with a minor correction to an item title.
II. Needs and Confirmations: There were none. However, it was noted that with 16 Search and Selection Committees in the works, there will be many confirmations coming for Search and for tenure review.
III. Senate President's Report: Argyriou began by alerting the group to pending legislation (SB 1143) which would switch community college funding from enrollment to numbers of completions of things like degrees attained and transfer.
She also mentioned a distribution of funds from the ending balance which included items apparently not coming from any college budgeting process. Argyriou will investigate. Other developments of note were projected to be covered under items VI and VII below.
IV. IPBT Update: Lee-Klawender reported that the group is working on the Program Review Update Form as well as preparing for the requirements of accreditation. These topics are covered in items VI and VII.
V. Spring Plenary Report: The officers reported on a variety of items from the session. Of primary interest were accreditation controversy, pending legislation, and the efforts of the Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) and the Department of Finance (DoF) to defund various activities of the community colleges. Regarding accreditation controversy, Argyriou reported that the session withdrew the resolution calling for an immediate vote of no confidence in the ACCJC agency and in its President Barbara Beno in favor of one calling for cooperation with Consultation Counsel colleagues on efforts possibly including a vote of no confidence but perhaps more likely an abandonment of the ACCJC as the CCC’s accrediting agency of choice. Regarding legislation, SB 1143 and SB1440 were said to pose serious problems with SB1440 being much closer to becoming a reality. Setziol will give a detailed account in writing. Regarding the LAO and DoF, the focus was on the relationship of the preferred and actual qualifications of faculty teaching in non master’s disciplines to the qualifications of non credit and apprenticeship instructors and the potential for funding certain non master’s disciplines at a lower level than currently.
VI. Accreditation Institute Report: Argyriou distributed a document which she then led the group through. She was careful to point out that it appears De Anza, while not in a good position with regard to accreditation, was not in a terrible position either , especially given its administration and Board of Trustees.
VII. Program Review Update Form: Lee-Klawender presented a new version of the form presented by the SLO coordinators and Jackie Reza April 19th. The focal point of the new version and the debate was the removal of numbers and percentages of faculty used to account for “widespread faculty involvement”. After a long and contentious debate, it was MSC(Hanna/Anderson and Kragalott) to include the percent of department faculty participating in departmental SLO activities and to add a column identifying the number of courses scheduled at the time of SLO assessment. During the discussion of the motion, it was MSCU(Anderson/Norte) to extend the time of the meeting by five minutes.
VIII. Proposed College Mission Statement: The item was not taken up.
IX. Educational Master Plan: The item was not taken up.
X. Wrap Up
XI. Good of the Order and Announcements:
The meeting was adjourned at 4:37