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Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Room 7102


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.  


1. Approval of Minutes


Minutes approved as corrected.


2. Announcements


A card will be sent to Gloria Kuhlman from Faculty Senate.  Barbara Tull has sent flowers to Lydia Garcia on behalf of Faculty Senate.  Bunny Klopping is working with Simon Barros on getting a keypad installed in 1402 allowing access from the elevator hallway.


3. Fall 2006 Enrollment Update - (I) Ron Travenick (10 minutes)


As of  8/21/06 there was a spike in enrollment unlike previous years when enrollment typically leveled off about that time.  Enrollment is currently up 10.5%; headcount is up over 4%, indicating an increase in full time students.  There are also more part time students and fewer less-than-part-time students.  Growth is spread over many departments.  Current figures do not include high school and short term courses.  There is good reason to consider the calendar change as a major factor in this increase.


There remains the need for a 10.4% increase in the spring to remain stable and reach target enrollment.


Other interesting findings:  Ethnicity studies indicate that Ohlone is moving closer to a representative population.  The 18-29 age category is the largest.  There has been an increase in evening students and day/evening students, and a decrease in day-only students.


The spring tuition decrease to $20 per unit may have a further impact on enrollment.



4. Senate response to Board of Trustees - (I/A)- Myers (30 minutes)


Motion:  The Faculty Senate shall forward immediately to the Board of Trustees a Resolution in support of Dr. Treadway and a Resolution stating a Vote of No Confidence in Board President Robert Brunton with copies to the faculty; faculty will submit electronic signatures to Susan Myers and those signatures will be presented to the Board at the Board meeting, an indication that the resolutions have the support of the greater Ohlone faculty.  (Kirshner)    Second:  Barbara Tull


Motion passed.


Draft resolution in support of Dr. Treadway edited.


Motion: Accept revised resolution and pass on to the faculty for electronic signatures.  (Kirshner)   Second: Kay Harrison


Motion passed.


Draft resolution stating Vote of No Confidence in Board President Brunton edited.


Motion: Accept revised resolution and pass on to the faculty for electronic signatures.  (Kirshner)   Second: Barbara Tull


Motion passed.


5. Restructuring Athletics and PE - (I) Wright (10 minutes)




6. Consultation on Faculty Positions - (I) Wright (10 minutes)




7. Basic Skills Coordination Team - (I) Wright (10 minutes)




8. Presidents Report - (I) Myers (10 minutes)




9. All other Business


Sarah Zentner asked whether there is a need to change the location of the Board meeting to a larger room to accommodate large attendance.  Senate agreed not to request a room change.

Motion:  Establish a telephone tree to contact faculty and encourage participation at the next Board meeting.   (Kirshner)     Second:  Victoria Loukianoff


Motion passed


Adjourned: 5:15 p.m.




Senators for 2005 - 2006

Building 1 & 5                                                   Bunny Klopping

Building 2 & Hyman Hall                                   Kay Harrison             Committees Chair

Building 4 & SmithCenter                                 vacant

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