A World of Cultures United in Learning
November 1, 2006
Senate Representatives: Kay Harrison, Alan Kirshner, Bunny Klopping, Victoria Loukianoff,
Susan Myers, Carolyn
Strickler, and Barbara Tull.
Ron Travenick, Kimberly Robbie, Mark Lieu, Leta
Stagnaro, Jim Wright, Angela Jemmott,
2. Approval of
Minutes accepted with changes.
3. No Shows & Title V - Kimberly Robbie and Ron Travenick
Travenick complimented faculty on getting No Shows submitted so that
list students could be added to classes.
is up by 12%.
have also decreased.
Ed. Code encourages colleges to update enrollment records whenever
possible. It is the students’ responsibility to drop
classes; however, the
Admissions and Records office encourages
faculty to “clean up” rosters as the
- WebAdvisor changes (some are positive):
1. WebAdvisor no longer gives the number of the student (i.e.
this feature return.
this point, it is not possible to drop students from the roster and wait-list
same page in WebAdvisor. This possibility is being discussed.
3. Transferring from WebAdvisor to
Excel is problematic
will send information from Ed. Code regarding the number of absences
required to drop students.
Transfer Programs - Ron Travenick
Jemmott, transfer coordinator from Alliant
University, will start
on-campus Bachelors degree program.
and Senior years are to be offered at Ohlone. Degrees in Business, International
Business, and Psychology will be offered.
arrangement is to be called “University Within a
College” and will begin in Spring 2007.
can complete 4 semesters. with each semester to
consist of two 8-week
sessions. It will be offered
Tuesday or Thursday evenings or online.
cost for students is $14,000 per year, $28,000 total for 2 years.
Ohlone faculty will be hired as adjuncts.
size will be 5-8 students, enrolled via Fast-Track Admissions. They will be admitted on-the-spot on
November 16th or November 29th in the Students
- Question: Can students complete the program
without taking an online course? Response:
Students will have some online coursework.
5. NCHST (NewarkCenter for Health
Sciences and Technology) Team - Leta Stagnaro
The Newark Ohlone
Center is expected to open Spring, 2008. Leta Stagnaro went over
blueprints for the Newark Center. There is a lot of flexibility of use within
the rooms. Sustainability is the
6. Accreditation Self Study Team Proposal-
Tabled. Moved to next meeting.
like several faculty to go to the Accreditation
Institute in January 2007.
faculty should take charge of Standard Two.
7. Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment Committee -Wright
task force was formed under Rob Smedfjeld and
Deb Parziale to define SLOs. The "SLOPE" committee no
longer exists. SLOs
have been incorporated into the Program Review Process conducted by each
Committee is now overseeing the function of Program Review
Wright is recommending that the Curriculum Committee create a 5th
standing committee (SLO and Assessment) to provide leadership on
integrating SLOs/Assessment into the program
recommends membership be a cross-section of those who are done, those who are
in progress, and those who are set to carry out program review in a few
time has been available for program review in the past; may be considered
for new position of SLO Coordinator.
8. Reassigned Time - Tull
- There are many models of allocation of
reassigned time; one model has a fixed amount of time given to Faculty
Senate to allocate as needed.
Barbara Tull is raising this issue for
discussion regarding the role of Faculty Senate in providing input.
- Jim Wright would like to see information
on reassigned time for senates and curriculum committees across the state.
- Alan Kirshner
would like Jim Wright to disseminate information on the current
distribution of reassigned time (approximately 9.5 FTEF currently)
9. President's Report - Myers
- Faculty committee membership is being
collected. Please ask constituents
to respond to the email request asking for current committee
membership. Once the information is
compiled, we can have the committee on committees send out a sign-up sheet
for faculty to sign up for the committees that need members.
- The Foundation received a $300 anonymous
donation to upgrade faculty ID cards.
Susan will talk to Rob Smedfjeld, as he
looked into updating faculty IDs in the past.
- Susan is attending the deans meeting on
November 8th to discuss faculty hiring prioritization
- Susan has been invited to meet with
FACCC on November 13. She may not
be available this day. If any
faculty member is interested, please contact Susan or Bill Parks.
10. All Other
Alan Kirshner requests that one meeting per month include no
external reports. This will be an agenda
item at the next Senate meeting.