Notes - January 12, 2004
De Anza Academic Senate
Approved Notes for the meeting of
Senators and Officers present:
Araki, Bresnan, Bryant, Castaño, Cordero, Dolen, Fisher, Goodwin,Guitron, Hearn, Illowsky, Joplin, Kline, Logvinenko, Lopez-Morgan, Mitchell, Pierce, Rashall, Salah,Setziol, Sheirich, Tavernetti Weisner, and Winters
January 12th, 2004
Senators and Officers absent:
Annen, Cole, Hertler, Olson, Schafer-Braun, and Tipton
DASB Student Representatives:
Administrative Liaison: Christina Espinosa-Pieb
[NOTE: Item numbers are reflective of agenda numbers in the order they are actually taken up at themeeting.]
The meeting was called to order in the Don Bautista room at 2:33, a quorum being present.
I. Approval of Agenda and Notes:
The agenda was approved as distributed with the addition ofState Budget Proposal to item VI. The notes were approved as distributed.
II.Needs and Confirmations:
There is still a need for the Human Resources Advisory Council.That group’s first meeting is due to be January 27th. There were no confirmations.
III and VII.Legislative Committee draft document and Mission Statement:
Individualresponses to the draft mission statement were still encouraged. A group response is due to bediscussed at the January 27th meeting. Mitchell distributed a draft Legislative Relations Plandocument.
Senators were asked to inform the full time faculty in their divisions about theFebruary 15th deadline for faculty to claim additional FSAs. This year, the FA and the DistrictHuman Resources department are relying on the Senates to get out the reminder to faculty.
The item will be going to the board for first reading January 20th and for actionFebruary 2nd. Mitchell will report as appropriate.
VI.Committee Reports and State Budget Proposal:
Mitchell reported that a complete analysis ofthe implications of the governor’s budget message was not yet available but gave the group someof the highlights of the message that would affect community college funding. The governor has proposed: Growth funding, Equalization funding at a surprisingly high level (not that it means netadditional dollars to the system), a partial restoration of the statutory Proposition 98 split betweencommunity colleges and K-12, and a 44% fee increase, including a return to the previously problematic Differential Fee for baccalaureate degree holders.
VIII.Final Exam Schedule Proposal:
The group was reminded of the topic and potential alternative actions to be taken. One idea not yet discussed is any alternative to the current schedule other than the McNamara proposal.
Other Stuff for the Good of the Order:
Setziol told the group that the Senate office has beenusing letterhead stationery which says “Faculty Academic Senate” instead of the now official “DeAnza Academic Senate” and which is in short supply. The group will consider action January 26th.
Bryant brought a message from the Auto Tech department thanking the Senate for it’s support for the hiring of full time Auto Tech faculty, now complete.
The Martin Luther King Jr. birthday special observance will be held Thursday, January 15 th thisyear (as it is his actual birthday instead of on the holiday, Monday the 19th). There will be aspecial showing of an “Eyes on the Prize” segment. This will be followed by a presentation on the ramifications of Dr. King’s work on pedagogy and other aspects of the college experience sincehis death. In a number of observances this year, the direction is away from the famous “I have adream” speech of 1963 and towards his work between the passage of the civil rights act in 1964 and his death in 1968.
It was announced that, contrary to the general lack of parking on campus, numerous spaces are routinely available in Staff Lot C (Formerly called Compact C).
The Senate was asked if it wanted to acknowledge formally recent dissertations by De Anza people.
Mitchell reminded the Senators that, owing to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the next Senate meeting would be January 26th.
Mitchell also told the group of three documents on the Senate website, Legislative Relations Guidelines and Plans (Draft), Reviewing Our Mission, and Revisiting the Mission of the District.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:25