August 27, 2009
Fall 09 Flex Day
-Thank you to everybody for a successful flex day event.
Comments were, for the most part, overwhelmingly positive. Special thanks to
Steve Albert, Tom Logan, Jeanne Costello, Kevin Raskoff, the IT folks, John
Gonzalez, Todd Weber, Louann Baker, and Nancy Harray for keynotes and breakouts.
-I believe continuing to provide opportunities for faculty
and staff to engage intellectually with each other is an important task for the
Academic Senate Representatives
-Welcome Steve Albert from Social Sciences and Welcome Back
Stephanie Tetter from the Library.
-Lauren Michel has resigned her at-large F08-S11seat. We need
to give divisions and areas the opportunity to nominate candidates and then have
an election. We have two nominations: Mila MacBain, director of the ESL learning
center, and Brian Brady, an adjunct in ESL. Suggestion: now until next
Friday (Sept 4) for elections, seating the winner at the Sept 10 Academic Senate
Academic Senate Budget
Travel and conferences has been cut 45% to $1780. Ideas on
how to spend it?
-Board Policy on EEO Plan and Commitment to Diversity in
employment was approved by the CC and has gone to the board.
College Council Representative
Richard Abend, ESL
Carolyn Hansen, World Languages/ASL
Alan Haffa, Social Sciences/Humanities
Nancy Goehring, Business
Alethea DeSoto, Counseling/Matriculation
Current College Council Faculty members:
Mark Clements (MPCTA Prez)
Fred Hochstaedter (Academic Senate Prez)
Bernie Abbott (Co-chair)
Debbie Anthony to represent Counseling
(Karen Engelsen was the previous Counseling rep)
Academic Senate Goals for the 2009-10 Academic Year
Board Policies? -- need a "point person"
Technology in general?
Let's Talk About Teaching and Student Learning?
Faculty Hiring Procedures