Notes - November 17, 2003
De Anza Academic Senate
Senators and Officers present:
Annen, Araki, Bresnan, Bryant, Dolen, Fisher, Goodwin, Hearn, Hertler, Illowsky, Joplin, Kline, Logvinenko, Lopez-Morgan, Mitchell, Rashall, Salah, Setziol, Sheirich Tavernetti, and Tipton
Draft Notes for the meeting of
November 17th, 2003
Senators and Officers absent:
Castaño, Cole, Cordero, Guitron, Olson, Schafer-Braun, Weisner, and Winters
DASB Student Representatives:
Judy Miner, Robert Griffin, and Letha Jeanpierre
[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 in the Don Bautista Room A at 2:30 p.m., a quorum being present.
I. Approval of Agenda and Notes:
The agenda was approved with a minor correction. The notes of November 4th were approved with minor corrections.
II. Needs and Confirmations:
All those proposed for confirmation were confirmed
III. Joint Development Items:
Judy Miner began by focusing on events or meetings on certain dates in the near future at which or by the time of which jointly developed materials are needed. Those dates were said to be: November 24th, December 2nd, December 8th, and the first JDG meeting in January. The times and, in some cases the agendas of these events are available on the President’s website. Mitchell advised that people can get there via a link from the Senate website.
Miner proceeded to iterate the program review criteria being used to identify programs for potential elimination or disproportional reduction. She and Illowsky also outlined the steps used in the Instructional Planning and Budgeting Team’s analysis. Divisions were asked to describe their consultation processes and who participated, items for reduction or elimination, and, if course sections are involved, a specific listing of the sections proposed. She then told the group that it appears unlikely that De Anza can cut $6,000,000 without also failing to reach the enrollment target for the year, creating a universally dreaded downward enrollment spiral guaranteeing the need for further cuts in the following year. She also said that she felt it to be the duty of administration to “outline a first look at potential cuts.”
Brainstorming ideas are being kept on an evolving list by Mike Brandy, who is chairing a group looking at the practicalities and possibilities of follow up on brainstormed ideas.
Robert Griffin told the group that the Student Services areas were concentrating on a description of the effects of reductions and eliminations and that a document from Student Services will be the product of a back and forth collaboration between the SSPBT and the Student Services Council.
IV. Plus/Minus Grade Ballot:
Mitchell went over last minute modifications to the Frequently Asked Questions document sent to all faculty. Senators were given one final chance to fill in gaps in times needed for poll sitting.
V. Spring/Summer Break Proposal:
The proposal will be going forward as previously presented.
VI. Senate Dues:
Illowsky distributed some copies of a dues deduction form. The item was otherwise held over.
VII. Other Stuff for the Good of the Order:
Stephanie Sherman has expressed a desire to speak to the group about the workforce preparation function of the college.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:35