Sept 16, 2010
Next meeting October 7. No meeting Sept 30.
Remember the "extra meeting" October 28. Please put it on
Library Data Bases
There will be upcoming dialog about databases that the library will have to cut.
The library spent just over 70K last year. This year they have ZERO. Painful cuts are
They have a deadline and donít have time to get to all Division meetings, even if
they could get on the agendas. Stephanie talked to Rosaleen about a survey of faculty but
she said a survey wonít get what they want/need. (too many options, too many
The library doesn't want to rely solely on usage statistics to make the decisions.
This may be a future Academic Senate agenda item.
The College Council Report
The College Council had an excellent dialog about the analysis of progress on
the Institutional Goals over the last few years. Alan read the document and made
several excellent suggestions for improvement, some of which have been
implemented. There was also excellent dialog about future direction. My crystal
ball says that the Academic Senate will soon be asked to recommend Institutional
Goal(s) on the general topic(s) of academic excellence and SLOs.
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
Guide to Implementing the SLO-GEO Plan -- Also now on the
An e-mail will be sent out from Fred and Mike Gilmartin asking for
acknowledgment of program-level SLOs for transfer programs. An e-mail has been
drafted, reviewed by AAAG, and revised. Please expect this e-mail soon and help
your colleagues understand it. 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.
From Jon Drinnon, Area B ASCCC rep:
I'm writing to
ask for your help in identifying faculty for our upcoming C-ID meetings and to
ask you to encourage faculty to sign up for our intersegmental discipline list-servs.
The upcoming C-ID meetings are one-day meetings that will focus on finalizing
existing descriptors in the following disciplines: Psychology,
Biology, Chemistry, Math, Criminal Justice, Physics, Art History, Geology,
History, Kinesiology, and Theater. If faculty are interested but are
unavailable they can still participate by visiting www.c-id.net to
offer their feedback on the descriptors currently available. In addition, please
encourage your faculty to sign up for the appropriate discipline list-serv(s)
at www.c-id.net/listserv.html to
ensure that they are informed of discipline-based progress, events, and
year, the focus of C-ID is on the implementation of its numbering system. The
foundation of C-ID is a set of descriptors for courses that commonly transfer
from a California community college to baccalaureate-granting institutions,
which were developed by a team of intersegmental faculty. Most of these course
descriptors are currently in draft form. In order to move forward with
implementation, we need faculty from the community colleges, CSU, and UC to
attend the ***October
7th and 8th Discipline Input Group (DIG) meetings to review and provide feedback
on the course descriptors. In addition, if time permits, faculty will begin
to discuss the composition of the major/area of emphasis component of CCC
degrees. As it is presumed that SB 1440 will pass, there will be a need to
identify the courses that would compose a CCC degree in order to best prepare a
student for the major at any CSU and, hopefully, any UCs that offer a comparable
The October 7th
meeting will be held in Northern California at the Sacramento Radisson Hotel,
Input Group (DIG) Meeting Goals
1) Review and
provide feedback on existing C-ID course descriptors.
2) Review (and
modify, if necessary) CSU LDTP course descriptors, which will be incorporated
and develop, additional descriptors as needed.
permitting, the discipline groups will discuss the composition of the major/area
of emphasis component of CCC degrees. As it is presumed that SB 1440 will pass,
there will be a need to identify the courses that would compose a CCC degree in
order to best prepare a student for the major at any CSU and, hopefully, any UCs
that offer a comparable major.
open to articulation officers and any faculty in the disciplines listed above
from the CCC, CSU, and UC who are willing to attend.
To register for
one of the meetings, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with
the following information:
discipline, phone number, email address, and mailing address
- Indicate that
you would like to attend the ***Oct.
7th meeting in Sacramento ***Oct.
8th meeting in Orange County
- Indicate if
you have any special dietary needs.
register, you will receive additional information and updates via email. A
folder will be mailed to you prior to the meeting with important materials -
please review the information before the meeting.
travel and logistical notes
We have planned
for one meeting in the north and one in the south to accommodate more faculty
and to reduce travel time as much as possible. Registration for both meetings
will begin at 9:30 a.m., the meeting will begin at 9:45 a.m., and the meeting
will adjourn at 5:00 p.m. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided and
parking will be hosted. Due to a limited budget to convene these meetings,
C-ID is not able to provide hotel accommodations the night before the meetings; however,
hotel accommodations may be provided for those traveling more than 130 miles
round trip or 2.5 hours in one direction, at the discretion of C-ID management.
Per diem mileage reimbursement and dinner reimbursement will not be available
for these meetings. By registering for the meetings, you are acknowledging these
If you have any
questions regarding the DIG meetings, please feel free to contact C-ID staff email@example.com or
Michelle Pilati, the C-ID Faculty Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Area B Representative,Executive Committee
Chair, Faculty Development Committee
for California Community Colleges
Mall, Suite 525, Sacramento, CA 95814
916.445.4753 fax: 916.323.9867
||Breakfast-New Faculty & Admin.
||7 luches-New Faculty & Mentors
||Flex Day-Full Breakfast & Lunch
||Spring Flex Day Breakfast & Heavy Snack
||New Faculty Breakfast with Admin &
||New Faculty Lunch w/mentors (12)
||Fall Flex Day light breakfast & heavy snack
||Supplies for New Faculty & mentors
||Follow up meeting for new faculty & mentors
||Follow up meeting for new
faculty & mentors
||Total so far
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 todayís meeting.
Sue Hanna, MA, RN