World of Cultures United in Learning
A World of Cultures United in Learning
Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes
Senate Representatives: Lottie Bain, Kay Harrison, Alan Kirshner, Bunny Klopping, Victoria Loukianoff, Susan Myers, Nancy Pauliukonis, George Rodgers, Heidi Story, Carolyn Strickler, and Barbara Tull.
Others present: Marge Segraves, Ralph Kindred, Rob Smedfjeld, Jim Wright,
1. Announcements (5 minutes)
Transfer Day will be held September 19 in Building 1. Representatives will be in the lobby from that day. Other events will follow. Also remember that until then, Tuesdays are "T-shirt" Tuesday. Faculty are encouraged to wear a t-shirt with a university logo.
Ron Travenick was not able to attend the meeting, as he is in interviews all day. However, he wants to share the good news that enrollment that we are 10% over last year's enrollment and 3% over in headcount. In the last 10 days we have grown by 1,742 new students and more than 300 FTES. If these figures hold for the next 10 days we may be looking at the highest Fall enrollment that Ohlone has ever seen.
Curriculum Committee will hold a Workshop on October 2nd at focusing on
2. Approval of the
No changes. Minutes approved.
3. Committee Reports (10 minutes)
By-Laws & Constitution: Alan Kirshner, Nancy Pauliukonis, and Susan
Myers will meet to review and recommend changes to the By-laws.
4. "Collaborative Initiative, 06-07"- Jim Wright (10 minutes)
Dr. Wright introduced the Learning College Dialogue Weblog, promoting
dialogue and engagement with fewer meetings. Faculty are encouraged to
participate in dialogue on topics including Academic Freedom and International
Education. Links are provided to sites of importance.
5. Election of Governing Council/Officers (10 minutes)
5a. 2005-2006 officers are: President, Susan Myers; Vice/Past President, Barbara
Tull; Treasurer, Victoria Loukianoff; Secretary, Nancy Pauliukonis; Committee
on Committees, Kay Harrison (Spring); CCLC, Carolyn Strickler; AFCCC, Susan
Myers. No President-elect at this point.
5b. Susan Myers will ask newly tenured faculty to fill governing council
vacancies replacing Teresa Sutowski (Building 4 & Smith Center), Marge
Segraves (Building 6 & 7) and Janel Tomblin-Brown/Tim Roberts (Fine Arts,
Business, & Broadcasting)
6. Senate Dues (5 minutes)
6a. Senate is short on funds needed to pay the Best House for last spring’s
retirement party. Susan Myers will ask Josephine Ong-Hawkins with the Foundation for a donation.
6b. Victoria Loukianoff will send
out a request to faculty for Senate dues with options to pay an annual payment
by check or one-time payroll deduction of $12 or set up monthly $1 payroll
deductions. In previous years the annual
deduction had to be requested by September 10;
include information concerning how the money is used (retirement party, flowers
for sick or bereaved, scholarships for books, etc.)
7. Plaques (5 minutes)
Plaques for deceased faculty and Senate presidents need to be updated. Barbara
Tull will follow up and provide a list of names and dates to Susan Myers.
8. Call for Committees (10 minutes)
8a. Susan Myers approved requests for Pilar Lewis to serve on the State
Academic Senate and Wayne Takakuwa to serve on the WebAdvisor
Implementation Committee. The state of the task force/committee structure were
not discussed at the College Council Retreat, but will be discussed at the College
Leaders meeting in October. Many task forces are not currently meeting although
some are still viable. Some new committees have begun or will form.
8b. Susan Myers will send a message to Kay Harrison asking her to send out to
faculty a call for committees.
8c. Motion: Until changes in the committee structure are worked out, Susan
Myers will approve faculty appointments to committees as they are
requested. (M) Kirshner (S)
8d. Ralph Kindred
Requested Faculty Senate to provide faculty to each of 3 new groups:
Technology Master Plan Task Force, Instructional Technology Advisory
Committee, and Administrative Technology Committee. He suggested that the
faculty include a mixture of those who use technology and those who don’t.
9. Senate Goals for 2006-2007
Full discussion tabled. Suggested topics for consideration:
10. President’s Report—Myers (10 minutes)
10a. Leadership Institute- An accreditation Institute will be offered through the
state Senate at the SFO Westin on January 5 & 6.
10c. Board of Trustees meeting
Board carried out self-evaluation. Newark Mayor Smith provided Board with
good input. Extended Board provided feedback, seeking improved
relations between the Board, administration, and faculty.
10d. At Faculty Senate Meeting during Flex, Susan Myers polled faculty
regarding May 2006 graduation. A small majority favored keeping graduation on
the Thursday of finals week. Susan took this result to ASOC, CSEA, and SEIU
for their input. There were no objections to the faculty recommendation, so
graduation will be held on
11. Any other business (10 minutes)
Meeting adjourned at
Senators for 2005 - 2006
Building 1 & 5 Bunny Klopping
Building 2 & Hyman Hall Kay Harrison Committees Chair
Building 4 &
Building 6 & 7 vacant
Building 8 Carolyn Strickler Rep to CCLC
Building 9 & NOC vacant
Counseling and LR&IT Susan Myers President
Deaf Studies & Special Services Nancy Pauliukonis Secretary
Exercise Science & Wellness Lottie Bain
Fine Arts, Business, & Broadcasting vacant
Health Sciences Heidi Story
Lang. Arts & Soc. Sci. (English & ESL) Barbara Tull Vice-President
Lang. Arts & Soc. Sci. (other depts.) Alan Kirshner
Math, Sci., & Tech. (ASTR, BIOL, BIOT,
CAOT, CHEM, CS, & PHYS) George Rodgers
Math, Sci., & Tech. (other depts.) Victoria Loukianoff Treasurer