Feb 5, 2015
24th Annual Lobo Hall of Fame
Honoring Dave Clemens, among others
Elections of Division Representatives -- All division chairs have been notified at the last AAAG meeting
Terms that end in Spring 2015; there are no term limits.
Senate Representatives must be elected by March 1 of each year.
Election of At-large Representatives
The Academic Senate will oversee a campus election of two at-large seats.
At-large -- Heather Craig
At-large adjunct -- currently vacant
Election of Executive Committee members
Will occur at the second meeting in March.
Both newly elected and "old" Academic Senate Representatives may participate in the election
Committee On Committees Chair (currently vacant)
Aside from the implied duties, the main job of the Executive Committee is to approve the agenda.
Elections of Representatives and Officers.
College Council -- January 27
Endorsed a Community Services board policy to be forwarded to the S/P to be presented to the board.
Heard the same AB86 Adult Ed Regional Plan that we will hear today.
Heard about a long list of under-enrolled courses
Heard an update from the SLO Coordinator about progress on Instructor Reflections.
ASCCC President's Update:
Spring Plenary is April 9-11.
Planned topics for general session include the Obama Plan as well as the BOG Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation, and a Strong Economy.
Sponsoring regional faculty meetings for the Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation, and a Strong Economy.
Solano College Feb 27
Palomar Feb 28
Clovis College March 13
It would be great to send a faculty member to one of these.
On the Obama Plan:
On January 9, 2015, President Obama announced his new America’s College Promise proposal, which includes, among other things, making the first two years of community college tuition free for “responsible students”—those who “attend at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA while in college, and make steady progress toward completing their program.” Full details of the proposal can be found here. While many of the details of the president’s proposal are very attractive and are consistent with ASCCC positions, including the concept of eliminating tuition fees, other aspects of the plan are cause for concern, such as his featuring of Western Governors University as a positive model and the requirement that states must “allocate a significant portion of funding based on performance, not enrollment alone.” Much discussion of the president’s proposal will take place over the next few months, and we will hope that the more problematic aspects will be addressed. The Academic Senate will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated on developments.
More details on all of these