Academic Senate


Student Learning

Let's Talk About
Teaching and Learning

Board Policy

The Ed

Flex Day


Oct 7, 2010


Next meeting October 21.

Remember the "extra meeting" October 28. Please put it on your calendars.



The College Council Report




Ed Code Background for the status of the Faculty Hiring Procedure

Section 28

Chapter 2.5 Qualifications for Community College Personnel

Article 3 Hiring Criteria

  1. (a) In establishing hiring criteria for faculty and administrators, district governing boards shall, no later than July 1, 1990, develop criteria that include a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  2. (b) No later than July 1, 1990, hiring criteria, policies, and procedures for new faculty members shall be developed and agreed upon jointly by representatives of the governing board, and the academic senate, and approved by the governing board.
  3. (c) Until a joint agreement is reached and approved pursuant to subdivision (b), the existing district process in existence on January 1, 1989, shall remain in effect.


Title 5 Background for "Monitored Groups"


From Barbara Lee:

Monitored Group: means those groups identified in section 53004(b) for which monitoring and reporting is required pursuant to section 53004(a).


CCR Title 5:

§ 53001. Definitions.

(f)(1) Ethnic Minorities. "Ethnic minorities" means American Indians or Alaskan natives, Asians or Pacific Islanders, Blacks/African-Americans, and Hispanics/Latinos.

(2) Ethnic Group Identification. "Ethnic group identification" means an individual's identification in one or more of the ethnic groups reported to the Chancellor pursuant to section 53004. These groups shall be more specifically defined by the Chancellor consistent with state and federal law.


§ 53004. District Evaluation and Report to Chancellor.

(a) Each district shall annually survey its employees and shall monitor applicants for employment on an ongoing basis in order to evaluate the implementation of its equal employment opportunity plan and to provide data needed for the analyses required by sections 53003, 53006, 53023, and 53024. Each district shall annually report to the Chancellor, in a manner prescribed by the Chancellor, the results of its annual survey of employees at each college in the district. Each employee shall be reported so that he or she may be identified as belonging to one of the following seven job categories:

(1) executive/administrative/managerial;


(2) faculty and other instructional staff;


(3) professional nonfaculty;


(4) secretarial/clerical;


(5) technical and paraprofessional;


(6) skilled crafts; and


(7) service and maintenance.

(b) For purposes of the survey and report required pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, each applicant or employee shall be afforded the opportunity to identify his or her gender, ethnic group identification and, if applicable, his or her disability. A person may designate multiple ethnic groups with which he or she identifies, but shall be counted in only one ethnic group for reporting purposes. Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, Koreans, Vietnamese, Asian Indians, Hawaiians, Guamanians, Samoans, Laotians, and Cambodians are to be counted and reported as part of the Asian/Pacific Islander group as well as in separate subcategories. However, in determining whether additional steps are necessary to ensure that monitored groups have not been excluded on an impermissible basis, analysis of the separate subgroups is not necessary.



Title 5 Background for Bylaws Revision



(a)(1)At least 72 hours before a regular meeting, the legislative body of the local agency, or its designee, shall post an agenda containing a brief general description of each item of business to be transacted or discussed at the meeting, including items to be discussed in closed session. A brief general description of an item generally need not exceed 20 words. The agenda shall specify the time and location of the regular meeting and shall be posted in a location that is freely accessible to members of the public. If requested, the agenda shall be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with a disability, as required by Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 12132), and the federal rules and regulations adopted in implementation thereof. The agenda shall include information regarding how, to whom, and when a request for disability related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services may be made by a person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in the public meeting.


Follow-up: Implementing the SLO-GEO Plan


A Guide to Implementing the SLO-GEO Plan -- Also now on the home page!


An e-mail has been sent out from Fred and Mike Gilmartin asking for acknowledgment of program-level SLOs for transfer programs. The e-mail was reviewed by AAAG, and revised. Please ehelp your colleagues understand this issue. Please refer them to me or Mike with any questions. Main point: we view the entering of transfer-level SLOs into CurricUNET as an administrative step of a plan we have already spent a great deal of time on and agreed upon.




Background info for the Flex Day Food vs Staff Development Conversation


Date Event Cost
8/19/2009 Breakfast-New Faculty & Admin. 133.96
8/19/2009 7 luches-New Faculty & Mentors 82.97
8/20/2010 Flex Day-Full Breakfast & Lunch 2700.84
1/27&28 Spring Flex Day Breakfast & Heavy Snack 2800
Total 5717.77
8/18/2010 New Faculty Breakfast with Admin &
New Faculty Lunch w/mentors (12) 206.76
8/19/2010 Fall Flex Day light breakfast & heavy snack 1948.5
Aug-10 Supplies for New Faculty & mentors 100
Oct-10 Follow up meeting for new faculty & mentors 150 projected
spring 2011 Follow up meeting for new faculty & mentors 150 projected
Total so far 2555.26
Funds remaining: 3444.74


From Sue Hanna:

On the topic of the Staff Development Fund that is currently used for lunches for flex days, nursing faculty had some input: they felt that the food (in some form) was very important to the networking benefits of flex days, that is, the chance for faculty from different departments to gather around the coffee and doughnuts to meet, greet, and share ideas. Their suggestion was to move away from cafeteria-catered food which is expensive. Deb suggested that she has cut the cost of certain lunch meetings in half by purchasing food at Costco rather than having it catered on campus.

These ideas were discussed at our Monday Faculty meeting in response to the request from Doug for input on the use of the funds. Faculty felt some food was very important in order to draw people. One suggestion was to trade the AM and lunch option for a mid-morning snack between speakers. This coincided with discussion about the need for a break between morning speakers and how this might be facilitated with food. Anyway, wanted to provide that input and to apologize for missing today’s meeting.



Sue Hanna, MA, RN