This is the Academic Senate for April 9, 2015. Academic senate is open to the public and held in room 414 of the Cypress College Complex from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M.. This time, Student use of Instructional Space, item 8E, will be have a resolution and be voted on, hopefully the senate will actually get to this item. Click the link bellow to the live broadcast that will start at 3:00 P.M.



I. Establish Quorum and Acknowledge Alternates

II. Adoption of the Agenda

III. Approval of Minutes from March 26, 2015

IV. Public Commentary (3 minutes per speaker)

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

VI. 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

VII. President’s Report and Committee Appointments (15 min.)
There will be reports on information received from PBC, PAC, and the Board.
–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)
—-4. Graduation Readers for Commencement (2 membeers)

VIII. Faaculty 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. Staff Development Coordinator Position (15 min.)–Jolena Grande

The Senate will need to determine whether the proposed process for selecting a coordinator is acceptable and review the proposed changes suggested by the Staff Development Committee, including changing the name to Professional Development. A vote on the proposals is expected.

C. Staff Development Administrative Assistant II (10 min.)–Jolena Grande

Staff Development needs to reinstate the Administrative Assistant II classified position that was cut during the budget crisis in 2008. This will give the office the staffing it needs to create a robust, effective Professional Development Program. The Senate will be asked to support reinstating the position.

D. 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.

E. 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.

F. 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.

G. Baccalaureate Degree Subcommittee (5 min.)–Jolena Grande

The Senate will need to direct the Curriculum Committee to create a subcommittee to work over the summer drafting the proposed criteria for the baccalaureate degree (graduation requirements, GE courses, etc.).

H. Resolutions and Funding for Spring Plenary Sessions (10 min.)–Jolena Grande

The Senate will be asked to comment on the resolutions that came out of the Area D meeting. The Senate will also be asked to choose the number of attendees and level of funding for the Spring Plenary Sessions.

I. 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 proceed through the normal curriculum processes. No vote will be taken.

J. Campus Reassigned Time Discussion (15 min.)–Jolena Grande

The sub-committee on this issue will report on the work they’ve done thus far.

K. 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.

IX. Faculty Issues – New Business
A. Cypress College 50th Anniversary Celebration (10 min.)–Jolena Grande

Cypress Foundation Director Raul Alvarez will address the Senate on the 50th Anniversary Celebration planned for the 2016-2017 school year.

B. Student Success Elevated (15 min.)–Jolena Grande

Vice-Chancellor of Instruction Dr. Cherry Li-Bugg will address the Senate on Student Success Elevated: a proposal for a District-wide Student Success Initiative. The Senate will be asked to give feedback.

X. Adjournment

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