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and Minutes


Sept 6, 2007


Draft Minutes



Agendas and

Minutes from





September 20, 2007

2:30-4:30 in the Sam Karas Room

Agenda in printable form



I.  Opening Business

A.  Call to order and roll call

Alfred Hochstaedter (President)

Mark Clements (Vice President)

Stephanie Tetter  (Secretary)

Alan Haffa (COC Chair)

Anita Johnson (ASCCC rep)

Terria Odom-Wolfer

Jamie Dagdigian

Heather Faust

Debbie Anthony

LaRon Johnson

Jon Mikkelsen

Laurie Buchholz

Susan Joplin

Laura Loop

Jonathan Osburg

Marguerite Stark

Eleanor Morrice



B. Acknowledgement of Visitors

  Visitors may address the Academic Senate at this time.


C. Comments from Visitors

D. Approval of Draft Minutes from the September 6 meeting


II. Reports

A. President/SLO committee Report (Notes)


B. COC Report (Possible ACTION item)


C. CAC Report (information item)

The state of California has mandated the levels of competency in English (Freshman Composition) and Math (Intermediate Algebra).  The departments have since determined how students will meet the competency requirements (courses/tests).

New English and Math proficiencies for graduation (beginning with the 2008-09 catalog)


D. ASCCC Report


E. Ed Center Report


G. Flex Day Committee Report


III. Old Business

A. Academic Freedom

Background Material


IV. New Business

A. Repeatability of non-credit classes

Background Information

Current Title 5 does not limit repeatability of noncredit courses

Proposed new wording--to be voted on in November (my current understanding)


B. Distance Education

-Gail Fail will join us to explain some DE issues that involve working conditions and compensation (Union) and Academic and Professional Matters (Academic Senate and Curriculum Advisory Committee).

-Note from Gail Fail

-CAC DE Recommendations (accepted May16, 2007 by the CAC)

-As a product of this discussion we hope to do what we always do: form a committee.