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Notes - April 12, 2004

De Anza Academic Senate
Approved Notes for the meeting of
April 12th, 2004

Senators and Officers present: Araki, Bryant, Clavijo, Cole, Cordero, Dolen, Fisher, Goodwin, Guitron, Hearn, Illowsky, Joplin, Kline, Linthicum, Logvinenko, Lopez-Morgan, Mitchell, Mujal, Rashall, Salah, Setziol, Sheirich, Singh, Tavernetti, Weisner, and Winters
Senators and Officers absent: Olsen, Pierce, and Tipton
DASB Student Representatives:
Classified Senate: Cyndy Dowling
Administrative Liaison: Christina Espinosa-Pieb
Guests: Sarah Gahan, Tim Shively, Anne Argyriou, and Karl Schaffer

[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 2:33

I. Approval of Agenda and Notes: Mitchell began by saying that there might not be enough time to get to all of the items on the agenda. He then proceeded to announce that item VII (Board Policy on Relations With Campus Community) would be removed from the agenda, item IX (Multiple W/D/F Grades and Course Enrollment) would be held over, and that an item IIB (Golden Handshake Request) would be added to the agenda. After several expressions of concern regarding discussion of item X (Textbook Policies), Mitchell agreed that the topic would, at a minimum be item III on the agenda for April 26th.

II. Needs and Confirmations: All those proposed for service in writing (both those printed in the agenda packet and those distributed at the meeting) by Illowsky were approved.

IIb. Golden Handshake Request: Mitchell distributed a formal request to the De Anza and Foothill Academic Senates from Jane Enright to authorize the temporary deferral of the full time hiring obligation. After Setziol apparently said things he did not intend to say and inferred what he did not intend to infer and after much discussion including nearly all present, it was clear that, for the Senate to grant the deferral, there would need to be a strong guarantee that the deferred positions would be refilled as indicated. III. Redirection of Food Budget: Clarification was sought as to whether Linthicum's 2002 resolution to redirect the amount of money previously spent on refreshments by the executive committee to the Senate's scholarship fund was intended to be a one time expenditure or an annual one. Linthicum said it was intended to be an annual one. Without objection, the officers will add the amount and the purpose to the proposed by law changes to be voted on this quarter and will send the appropriate amount of money to the Senate's foundation account.

IV. Scholarship Review Committee Membership: Without any discernable arm twisting, Clavijo, Cole, and Illowsky volunteered to read the applications for the two Senate scholarships.

V. Update on Plus/Minus Issue: The Faculty's long battle may be getting closer to an end since the Board is due to take action Monday, April 19th.

VI. State Academic Senate: Setziol announced several topics up for action and discussion at the Spring Session April 15th -17th. Mitchell asked if anyone was interested in attending the Thursday afternoon breakout sessions. No one volunteered.

VII. Board Policy on Relations With Campus Community: The item was removed from the agenda.

VIII. Elections Committee Update: Nothing to report.

IX. Multiple W/D/F Grades with Course Enrollment: The item held over.

X. Textbook Policies: Several people wanted to begin with textbook choice but it was determined that the item would not be reasonably discussed in the time remaining. Beginning with faculty authored texts, the group discussed two issues a) restricting student exposure to the author's view and b) profit per se and how much profit an author gained from those in her or his classes. NO conclusions were reached.

XI. Other Stuff for the Good of the Order:

  • Hearn announced an APASA workshop titled "How do I pronounce this name".
  • The ETAC subcommittee working on undoing the spam blocking problem explained by Mitchell says that, if you receive a spam message, forward it to thisisspam@fhda.edu and, if you receive a message from a valid address marked "blocked" or "bulk", forward it to thisisnotspam@fhda.edu.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:35 p.m.
 Updated Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 4:36:10 PM by Academic Senate - academicsenate@deanza.edu
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