Notes - January 10, 2005
De Anza Academic Senate
Approved Notes for the meeting of
January 10th, 2005
Senators and Officers present: Argyriou, Bresnan, Bryant, Chenoweth, Cole, Cordero, Dolen, Dunn, Fritz, Goodwin, Hearn, Hrycyk, Illowsky, Jensen Sullivan, Joplin, Logvinenko, Mitchell, Moreno, Pierce, Salah, Sheirich, and Winters
Senators and Officers absent: Lopez-Morgan, Mosh, Mujal, Schafer-Braun, and Setziol
DASB: James Liang
Classified Senate: Dennis Shannakian
Administrative Liaison: Christina Espinosa-Pieb
Guests: Karl Schaffer, Jeanine Hawk, Nicky Gonzalez-Yuen, Janice Winkel, Linda Conroy, Carol Lovvorn, Suzanne Bernardi, Ross Rushton, Thai-Ry Chang Urena
[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 2:40, a quorum being present after a brief talk by Tom Dolen about his experiences during the tsunami.
I. Approval of Agenda and Notes: Mitchell announced one change. In place of VIII Textbook Policy, Jeanine Hawk will come and give an update on discussions involving the Oaks shopping center across Stevens Creek Boulevard from the college. If there is remaining time after Jeanine, then the Textbook Policy will be discussed. The agenda was approved as amended. The notes of the last meeting had already been approved. Mitchell welcomed Catherine Hrycyk as a new senator, replacing Vicky Annen.
II. Needs and Confirmations: Scott Hefner was confirmed as the Etudes Alliance representative to Foothill College.
III. Campus Cleanup Day: Janice Winkle and Thai-Ry Chang Urena (DASB senator) came and asked faculty to assist and clean up litter on campus. This will be a joint DASB, Classified Senate, and, hopefully, Academic Senate activity called Campus Pride Day and will be Friday, April 15th, 9 am – 1 pm. It was MSCU (Illowsky/Sheirich) to allocate $30 towards costs and to actively participate in Campus Pride Day.
V. Diversity Leadership Training Program: Nicky Gonzalez-Yuen founder of the Diversity Leadership Program, introduced Linda Conroy the current director, of the program and a faculty member in Child Development. Linda then spoke about the program and invited the faculty to participate in the 11th annual retreat: Feb. 3rd-5th. PAA or PGA credit is available for faculty who attend. Students, faculty and administrators may earn 2 units of De Anza credit.
IV. Plagiarism Detection Services: Nicky Gonzalez-Yuen spoke about plagiarism and TurnItIn.com. The cost to make the service available to both colleges in the District is $14,500. A discussion followed about the pros and cons of the using such a service.
VI. Phase 2 Tenure Review Committee pool: Illowsky announced that we are in need of a pool of tenured faculty to serve as At Large members for Phase 2 tenure committees. The commitment is from April through March 2006. Illowsky reminded the Academic Senate that At Large members only serve for one year. Interested faculty should contact Rich Schroeder (x8951 or email@example.com ) or Barbara Illowsky (x8211 or firstname.lastname@example.org ).
VII. Enrollment Update: Christina Espinosa-Pieb gave an update for Winter 2005 enrollment. As of this morning, we are down 0.4% from last year on the same date, without the Job Corps input whose names are in are in the midst of being put in. Foothill is down 4.1% in enrollment from last year on the same date. The District is down 1.9% as of today. Last fall, De Anza was down almost 9% from Fall 2003. Mitchell commended the classified staff, especially those in A&R and Marketing, for helping to increase enrollment from last term to this term. He encouraged faculty to do as much as we can now to retain those students and help them succeed.
VIII. Oaks Shopping Center: Jeanine Hawk first gave a quick update to the Governor’s budget just released at 1:30 pm today. There is currently a 3% built into growth (meaning about 1.2% for FHDA), 3.93% COLA, but no equalization money (less $3,000,000 from an expected increase for next year) for next year. Also, there is potential to restore PFE funding and the governor is proposing shifting State contribution to STRS and turn that into District responsibility. Our Prop. 98 share improves from 10.25% to 10.35%, but the overall Prop. 98 funding went up $2.9 billion, instead of $4 billion.
Jeanine’s main presentation was about the FHDA discussion with the new owners of the Oaks about De Anza’s potential use of the Oaks. She passed out a draft of the major functions that could move across the street. The discussions must move very quickly as the owners are eager to get started on plans. The District does not have capital funding to build and/or lease at the moment. However, the owners are anxious to work on a public/private project. Jeanine said that the ultimate vision is that by 2025, FHDA would own the entire property. Jeanine should have an update in about a month. She will keep us informed.
IX: Subcommittee on Scheduling Issues: Mitchell asked about the interest of this subcommittee. He suggested that at the next meeting, we confirm a committee and develop their charge. Three issues for subcommittee: how to react to scheduling that leaves a gap, how to deal with scheduling of block vs. hourly, should we deal with Finals Week scheduling issues.
X. For the Good of the Order:
- There are many activities this week in celebration of MLK Jr. Please attend and take your students to them.
- The annual Lunar New Year Scholarship Luncheon will be held on Feb. 3rd by APASA. Scholarship applications are in the Financial Aid Office.
- No school, therefore, no Academic Senate meeting Monday, January 17th.
- The Student Nurse Organization at De Anza is raising money this term for UNICEF.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:28 p.m.