ACADEMIC SENATE 4/23/2015

This is the Academic Senate agenda for April 23, 2015. Academic senate is open to the public and held in room 414 of the Cypress College Complex from 3:30 to 5:00 P.M. Click the link bellow to the live broadcast that will start at 3:30 P.M.

I. CLOSED SESSION: (3:00 to 3:30) – Senate will meet to decide Faculty Awards

II. Establish Quorum and Acknowledge Alternates

III. Adoption of the Agenda

IV. Approval of Minutes from April 9, 2015

V. Public Commentary (3 minutes per speaker)

VI. Faculty Announcements and Invitations (2 minutes per speaker)

VII. Special Reports (3 minutes per Report)
A. Associated Students      Tanya Washington
B. United Faculty       Randa Wahbe
C. Staff Development      Peggy Austin
D. Curriculum Committee      Mark Majarian
E. Academic Senate Treasurer’s Report   Laurie Morvan
F. Cypress College Foundation     Lynn Mitts
G. Basic Skills Committee      Cindy Shrout
H. Student Learning Outcomes Assessment   Sarah Jones
I. Program Review and Department Planning   Kathleen Reiland
J. District Council on Budget and Facilities   Jolena Grande

VIII. President’s Report and Committee Appointments (15 min.)       There will be reports on information received from PBC, PAC, and the Board. The Senate will be asked to vote on the proposed Faculty Awards discussed during Closed Session. There will be an update/reminder on Senate elections. Donations for the post-graduation party will be collected.  The Senate will need to appoint a representative to the following committees
1. District Instructional Effectiveness Coordinating Committee
2. District Technology Coordinating Council (TCC)
3. Educational Master Plan Task Force (5 members)

IX. Faculty Issues – Unfinished Business
A. Distance Education Coordinator Position (10 min.)           Jolena Grande The sub-committee will provide an update on their work in helping decide if the coordinator position should be limited to instructional design and another classified support position for IT should be established, and whether a more formal distance education program should be created.

B. Professional Development Coordinator Selection Process (10 min.) Jolena Grande The Senate will review the amended proposed process for selecting a coordinator. The Senate is expected to vote on the proposed process.

C. Committee to Revise By-Laws Update (10 min.)       Bryan Seiling The Committee to Revise the By-Laws will be presenting a second read of proposed changes to the Senate By-Laws. A vote on the revisions is expected.

D. Student Use of Instructional Space without Supervision (10 min.)    Michael Klyde The sub-committee will present a draft of a policy that allows for students’ use of instructional space. This will be a second read with discussion and proposed changes. The Senate is expected to vote on the item.

E. Student Use of Electronic Devices (5 min.)              Jesse Saldana There will be a preliminary discussion of the use of electronic devices by students in the classroom. The policies of the various divisions will be discussed.

F.  Appeal of Proposed English 99 Course (5 min.)       Bryan Seiling  The Senate will be asked to hear an appeal to a decision made in the Curriculum  Committee regarding the proposed English 99 course. The Senate will be asked  to examine the issue and instruct the Curriculum Committee to allow the course to go through the normal curriculum processes. No vote will be taken.

G. Campus Reassigned Time Discussion (15 min.)       Jolena Grande  The sub-committee on this issue will report on the work they’ve done thus far.

H. Campus Maintenance Hour (5 min.)         BryanSeiling  The sub-committee will report on the work done in examining the concept of a  campus-wide maintenance hour.

X. Faculty Issues – New Business
A. Professional Expert Pay for Curriculum Committee Work (10 min.)  Bryan Seiling The Committee to Look at Committees will be asking the Senate to support professional expert pay be provided for summer work on the Curriculum Committee website and handbook.
B. Special Rules for Senate Procedures (15 min.)       Bryan Seiling The Senate will be asked to consider two proposed Special Rules governing

XXI. Adjournment

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